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What Baby Boomers' Retirement Means For the U.S. Economy

By BEN CASSELMAN, from fivethirtyeight.com.

For decades, the retirement of the baby boom generation has been a looming economic threat. Now, it’s no longer looming — it’s here. Every month, more than a quarter-million Americans turn 65. That’s a trend with profound economic consequences. Simply put, retirees don’t contribute as much to the economy as workers do. They don’t produce anything, at least directly. They don’t spend as much on average. And they’re much more likely to depend on others — the government or their own children, most often — than to support themselves.

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Topics: Baby Boomers, US Baby Boomers, Baby Boomers Real Estate

Marketing to Baby Boomers

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Topics: inbound marketing, free seminar, Baby Boomers, Social Media Seminar, Socail media Marketing, Baby Boomers on Social Media, CBC News

Boomers Flooding Social Media

Demand for Condominiums among baby boomers has led boomers flocking to social media tools in staggering numbers.

A recent article in Zoomer Canada cites statistics that show that people over the age of 65 are adopting Facebook faster than any other age bracket. Further, the largest demographic cohort on Twitter is what we call the junior baby boomers - those aged 35 to 49. According to another survey, nearly half of Canadian boomers now utilize at least one social networking tool, and the number is growing rapidly.

The boomers truly are never a group to do things halfway, are they?

As the Zoomer article points out, the opportunity afforded by the boomers' increasing engagement with social media is huge for anyone hoping to market products (like, say, condos) to the group:

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Topics: condo investments, social media, facebook, Canada, Baby Boomers

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