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Grandmother Lives On Cruise Ship For $164,000 A Year, Sails Through Golden Years Beautifully

An 86-year-old grandmother is living the good life on the high seas.<p>Florida widow Lee Wachtstetter has lived the last seven years on the luxury cruise ship Crystal Serenity, shelling out $164,000 annually for her state room and all the perks, the Asbury Park Press reported.<p>Wachtstetter and her …

A new startup called Honor just raised $20 million to provide in-home care for seniors

"I could never trust my mother to the current state of the industry," Sternberg, who lives across the country from his mother, told Business Insider.<p>"If I wanted to set up in-home care for my mom right now, I'd have to fly to Connecticut, interview 20 home-care providers, pick the one I thought was …

Startups

Silicon Valley looks to ‘disrupt’ elder care

As Apple and IBM use technology to check on the elderly in Japan, they join a growing segment of Silicon Valley taking interest in elder care.<p>Though …

The New Pace of Retirement

Today's seniors are working more than every before — and transforming the workforce in the process.

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Zipcar is kind of confused about why more and more of their users are Baby Boomers

Others may have used the extra off-time to squeeze in a few overdue errands. And in either case, if you live in a large city, there's a chance you called on the services of Zipcar.<p>We tend to think of car-sharing as the province of the young or youngish - Millennials mostly, who've eschewed vehicle …

Startups serving senior market see big opportunities, challenges ahead

The average age of the Breezie customer is 86, says Jeh Kazimi, founder and CEO of a British company that provides a simplified tablet interface for …

From elder care to entertainment, start-ups serving the 60+ age-group are coming up fast

But not fast enough as India's 100 million senior citizens are expected to double by 2030 and treble by 2050.<p>When Ganesh Subramanian crossed the …

India

F-U-N-D-E-D: Startups for seniors raise cash to give grandpa options

The famously youth-focused tech industry has written big checks recently to companies built around the problems of aging.<p>Startups are practically synonymous with youth. Unsurprisingly, companies run by the younger generations were also created with them -- and their problems -- in mind.<p>So it might …

Can An iPad Heal Loneliness? Barcelona Wants Its Senior Citizens To Give It A Try

The city is distributing tablets with apps that will connect senior citizens to the outside world.<p>Like many cities, Barcelona has a growing elderly population that is increasingly isolated. About a quarter of its senior citizens live alone, many going through the day without ever having the …

Get Ready to Live a Long, Long Time

Two of the leading scientists at the edge of the medical revolution believe that our life expectancy could start creeping up toward the triple digits.<p>…

There are 3 distinct phases of retirement to plan for

If the absurdity of those questions made you laugh, you're like a lot of Americans whose financial habits have evolved over time. The same goes for your retirement years. Although you have probably calculated the value of your nest egg in terms of annual retirement income, what you will be spending …

25 fun, affordable places to retire around the world

Retirement means more than golf and gardening for an increasing number of Americans looking for fun outdoor activities, international adventures and cutting-edge cuisine later in life.<p>And while there are countries, cities and states that offer more affordability for retirees, the best place to …

Meet the Couple Who “Retired” to Airbnb

Courtesy of the Campbells<p>When they quit their jobs and used the homesharing service to travel, this couple fell even more deeply in love with the …

Airbnb

If You Want to Live Longer, Keep Working, Study Suggests. Or, You Know, Start a Business After You Retire.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Not retiring anytime soon? A new study suggests that could be a good thing.<p>The study, conducted by Oregon State University, says working past the age 65 may lead to a longer life. On the flip side, retiring early could be a factor in an …

These 6 charts explain the world's looming demographic crisis

Those changes will broaden the scope of our study of economics and investing; they will alter our understanding of sociology; and they will radically affect politics and governments.<p>Precisely what these changes will be is difficult to discern and predicting them requires some guesswork, but the one …

We're about to see a mind-blowing demographic shift unprecedented in human history

The world is about to see a mind-blowing demographic situation that will be a first in human history: There are about to be more elderly people than young children.<p>For some time now, demographers and economists have observed that the proportion of elderly adults around the world is rising, while …

How to retire like you're rich, even if you're not

Imagine retiring to a high-rise apartment where a doorman greets you and a concierge arranges for tickets to the latest show along with complimentary transportation. Or perhaps you'd rather spend your retirement enjoying European river cruises or golfing at the best courses in the country.<p><b>See: How</b> …

TOP 10 CRAZY CRUISE TIPS FOR BABY BOOMERS #10

Baby Boomers,<p>Today is our final stop on our <b>"Crazy Cruise Tips"</b> voyage. I hope you have found a few of my irreverent tips useful if not slightly funny. You know, before I started this series of cruise tips I used to have a real fear of traveling by boat <i>but that ship has sailed.</i><p>Back in the old days …

Couples who get drunk together, stay together, according to a new study

Drink up, couples of the world — it may save your relationship.<p>People are constantly trying to find new methods and hidden secrets behind the success …

Research

Thailand Vs. Vietnam: Which Is Better for Retirees? | Investopedia

Living comfortably in a tropical locale is a dream scenario for many people approaching retirement age. With proper planning, this dream is …

Rise of the Seniorpreneur – why 55+ is an advantage

What do you see in the image above? A retiree out fishing? Probably a man who owns a caravan and spends his Saturdays polishing his Corolla?We live …

Entrepreneurship

The World's Best Retirement Havens in 2017

For just over a quarter of a century, International Living has ranked, rated, and named the best retirement destinations in the world. Each year we've refined and improved the process, bringing new categories and considerations into play, gathering new data, and asking more and better questions of …

How To “Flow” from the Trot to the Walk

It sounds simple, doesn't it?<p>Just pull back on the reins and the horse will stop trotting. But there are a lot of small details in there that might …

Genome shows macaw is one smart bird - Futurity

TEXAS A&M (US) — By sequencing the complete genome of a Scarlet macaw, researchers hope …

How Can Identical Twins Turn Out So Different?

A study of genetically identical mice is providing some hints about humans. How can one identical twin be a wallflower while the other is the life of the party?<p>The study of 40 young mice found that their behavior grew increasingly different over three months, even though the mice shared the same …

Could You Talk To A Caveman? Scientists Say It's Possible

In 1961, Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner came up with some basic theories of caveman linguistics in their 2,000-Year-Old Man skit. Most of them had to do with rocks, as in, "What are you doing with that rock there?"<p>Now, a professor in England has questioned the validity of the famous caveman's …

Success at 'three Rs' leads to better job

Excelling at the 'three Rs' in primary school is the key to having a well-paid job in adulthood regardless of your family background, according to a new study.<p>Children's ability at reading and mathematics at the age of seven has a significant impact on their future job and income prospects even …

Education

Bunk Beds For Four – Wonderful Space-Saving Additions To The Kids’ Rooms

When you hear someone saying they want to buy a bunk bed, you instantly assume it’s for the kids’ room. It’s true that bunk beds could also be used …

5 Hill Stations in India worth rediscovering this summer

Whenever the ‘mountain getaway’ topic comes up during my conversations with pals from outside India, the term “Hill Station” pops out of my mouth …