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boomer

Austral a large male kangaroo
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boomer

[′büm·ər]
(engineering)
A device used to tighten chains on pipe or other equipment loaded on a truck to make the cargo secure.
(mining engineering)
In placer mining, an automatic gate in a dam that holds the water until the reservoir is filled, then opens automatically and allows the escape of such a volume that the soil and upper gravel of the placer are washed away.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Gen Xers and boomers love tried-and-true shopping methods.
By the time World War Two baby boomers were the same age, just nine per cent of women were childless.
Seventy-two percent of boomers in the poll said they felt financially prepared for retirement, up from 58% who said this in 2010.
The good news for boomers who have worked with a financial advisor is that while their confidence may have taken a hit, their actual preparedness is solid.
Despite their numbers, which peaked at 78.8 million in 1999, Baby Boomers today are largely being overlooked by many companies.
"We've been designing and offering products for boomers for decades, but we don't specifically target boomers with programs," Spilman said.
Boomers also have evolving tastes and eating habits that match their changing health and wellness needs.
These results are based on surveys of 30,562 baby boomers employed for an employer from Jan.
Two-thirds (62 percent) of middle-income boomers doubt they will have enough money to live comfortably throughout retirement.
When asked why they left the workforce, nearly four in 10 of these boomers (36 percent) say they reached retirement age and wished to retire.
"Boomers will experience a broad range of lifestyle changes in the coming years that will dramatically change where and how they shop for consumer packaged goods and what they buy," said Susan Viamari, editor, Times & Trends, SymphonyIRI.
The reason why this generation is so scrutinized is obvious, as boomers are estimated to control 70% of the total net worth of American households, to the tune of $7 trillion.