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The Baby Boomer Generation: Boomers Abroad

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Boomers Abroad - We don't all have to wither up and move to Florida. And, in fact, many of us couldn't afford to anyway. But, taking a page from The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, there are unconventional international retirement ...
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The Dark Side of the Expat Life - NYTimes.com

The Dark Side of the Expat Life - NYTimes.com | Empty Nest Expat News | Scoop.it
An American reader living overseas writes: “I've watched as peers back home have married, had children, bought houses, advanced in their careers.” He, meanwhile, finds himself living a Peter Pan-like existence, neither here ...
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Downtowns enjoying robust population growth

Downtowns enjoying robust population growth | Empty Nest Expat News | Scoop.it
Areas grew at double-digit rates from 2000 to 2010 in metro cities.

 

Government incentives such as giving land away to encourage redevelopment lured investors. At the same time, the Millennial generation of young professionals and empty-nester Baby Boomers created powerful marketing demand for housing in urban neighborhoods where they could walk to work or entertainment. 


"People recognize the lower cost of living near things," says Ilana Preuss, vice president and chief of staff at Smart Growth America, a national group that fights suburban sprawl. "The trend toward downtown living is both in big cities and small cities. ... Suburban tracts have lost a huge amount of their values."


Downtown populations grew 13.3% in the largest metros. But downtown populations remain a small part of overall populations in metro areas.

 

Downtown gentrification is not likely to have displaced many minority residents, Lang says.


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Is car-sharing in your future? - Christian Science Monitor

Is car-sharing in your future? - Christian Science Monitor | Empty Nest Expat News | Scoop.it

In the case of car sharing, a few factors have contributed to its rise. "Re-urbanization is a big trend," says Mark Norman, president and chief operating officer of Zipcar, based in Cambridge, Mass. "Lots of people are staying in cities, raising their kids there. Empty nesters are returning to walkable communities."

 


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College Advice for Parents: Dealing with Empty Nest Syndrome - StateUniversity.com Blog

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How To Cook As An Empty Nester

How To Cook As An Empty Nester | Empty Nest Expat News | Scoop.it
After 20 years of grocery shopping an average of 2.2 times a week, preparing family meals 3.5 times a week, many of us are, frankly, happy to say goodbye to the stage in our lives where we logged 2,300 trips to the store to cover over 4,000 dinners!
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Even with an empty nest, a mom is always the mom

Even with an empty nest, a mom is always the mom | Empty Nest Expat News | Scoop.it
In a recent letter to "Dear Abby," a woman who'd been a mom for more than two decades made the mistake of looking ahead a couple of years, beyond the time when she figured her kids would likely move on.
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4109 miles from home, expat couple in Norway role plays each other's family ... - Christian Science Monitor

4109 miles from home, expat couple in Norway role plays each other's family ... - Christian Science Monitor | Empty Nest Expat News | Scoop.it
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Marketers Should Micro-Target 'Mass Affluents' | MediaPost

...Two-thirds in this group are more than 55 years old, and most are couples without kids or empty nesters who own their homes. An estimated aggregated value of their assets totals more than $7.5 trillion.

 

Nielsen says they often live in suburbs and are adopters of high-end technology, and many have both a bachelor’s and post-graduate degrees and do not think of themselves as rich.

 

But not all these higher-income homes are created equal. Nielsen says marketers need to work harder to micro-target new products and services -- especially when it comes to financial companies-- with more segmented messages.

 

Here's why: They tend to tune out traditional marketing strategies. Good news for marketers: They are avid consumers of media....


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In China, Growing Old Isn't What It Used To Be

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In China, Growing Old Isn't What It Used To Be. More and more elderly Chinese people are living far awar from their children, bringing the reality of aging "empty nesters" to the country. The social impact is huge. @Worldcrunch


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The People | Fair, Frank and Fearless - Haunted By Eerie Silence Of The Empty Nest

The People | Fair, Frank and Fearless - Haunted By Eerie Silence Of The Empty Nest | Empty Nest Expat News | Scoop.it
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