This article from Boomer Cafe is really interesting. While we have easily notice the differences between the Boomers and Generation X, this is one of the few stories about the similarities. Best to read the article, but here are a couple of quick highlights:
Size & Spending Power
There are 40-million trailing-edge Baby Boomers, and they have the highest household income among all Americans. There are 50-million Gen Xers, and they rival younger Baby Boomers in household income. Combined, these two groups represent the largest, highest-spending consumer block in America.
Both groups refuse to define themselves by their age, and they ignore traditional limitations our society has placed on its aging citizens.