Boomers aim for the good life

By Gary Linnell

ProWEB Wire (Industry News)

Entitled the "Boomer Retirement Lifestyle Study," a new study from Mainstay Investments and Harris Interactive indicates that today's boomers have different priorities then their parents did in retirement.

Although 98 percent of Boomers surveyed find health care coverage to be their top priority, an internet connection came in second, with 84 percent of boomers listing it as a basic a need.

Meanwhile, 57 percent of boomers consider a professional haircut and coloring a luxury, but 43 percent consider it a basic need. And 66 percent of boomers say that ordering takeout is a luxury, but for 34 percent this is a basic need.