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The Richest Generation in U.S. History Just Keeps Getting Richer

Even after they retire, affluent Americans are growing wealthier, thanks to the strong stock market.
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Baby boomers started turning 65 in 2011, marking the unofficial beginning of their retirement years. The timing could not have been better for older boomers, who are already part of the wealthiest generation in U.S. history. Since then, the broad S&P 500-stock index is up 91 percent, including dividends. U.S. stocks hit a record high yesterday.

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