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Archives for August 14, 2017

Innovations in the Baby Boomer Tech Market

Today, technology companies boast a rapid-fire pipeline of new innovations designed to help consumers in the home environment. While many are designed to help elderly people around the house, in some cases, it’s boomers who buy, install and help monitor those devices for their retired parents.

The baby boomer generation is the fastest-growing segment of technology consumers. Various technology applications have made it easier for them to juggle family and career responsibilities while also keeping track of elderly parents. It’s a good thing, then, that boomers control 70 percent of disposable income spending decisions and, collectively, are expected to inherit more than $15 trillion over the next 20 years.

Boomers also will be the first generation to fully benefit from high-tech age-at-home innovations. These range from home stair lifts to wearable fitness devices that transmit data directly to their electronic health records to GPS-based devices to track when the dog escapes the backyard. While the downsides of aging are often emphasized, technological advances have the potential to provide more conveniences for boomers going forward.

Ryan Keapproth

Ryan Keapproth

Retirement Planner

Ryan is dedicated to serving clients to achieve their retirement goals. Ryan’s holistic approach centers on wealth management strategies with a focus on income planning throughout retirement. As a Financial Advisor, Ryan is an Investment Adviser Representative (IAR), life and health insurance licensed and a Certified Tax Preparer. Ryan is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, with an Accounting and Finance major.

Ryan is a lifelong Minnesotan originally from Woodbury and currently residing in Bloomington with his wife, Riamae, and their rescue Terrier Beagle mix, Douglas. He and his family are avid travelers in their free time. Ryan enjoys playing golf and poker, and describes himself as a major foodie enjoying new restaurants around the cities whenever possible. He is a sports fan especially when the Vikings and Timberwolves are playing.