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Boomers love to do everything their own way, and they are out in front on divorce, too.
The fact that onetime legally bound partners have gone their separate ways later in life — or are single by choice or circumstances — has many personal and societal ramifications.
Paying on your own Even if not divorced, older adults can be vulnerable financially in today's economy. "You end up with only half of what you had when you were married, and half can feel like nothing," says Ginita Wall, a San Diego CPA and certified divorce financial analyst.
And helping others takes your mind off your own problems for a while.
Read about how helping others can be incredibly rewarding. A good start is simply to stop and talk to an elderly neighbour if you pass them on the street.