John N. Migliaccio

Heather Fletcher is senior content editor with Target Marketing.

Jan Brady may finally have come into her own. Research just out from the MetLife Mature Market Institute takes a closer look at what it terms the "middle boomers," comparing them to middle children who've long lived in the shadow of the older boomers. Much like Jan Brady, the character from the '70s ABC sitcom "The Brady Bunch," whose angst-ridden exclamation "Marcia, Marcia, Marcia" was felt by middle children everywhere, middle boomers need to be taken seriously as having needs of their own.

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