BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., Oct. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Think parents are depressed because the kids have left the nest? Think again.
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Empty nesters are enjoying better social lives, traveling more frequently and have more financial freedom, according to the most recent Del Webb Baby Boomer Survey from national homebuilder PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE: PHM). The survey asked 509 adults age 40-70 throughout the country about their feelings on being an empty nester and the effect it is having on their lives and future plans.
As a whole, nine out of ten empty nesters, defined as those whose children have permanently moved out of the home, indicate they are happy and look forward to more social and personal time now that the kids are gone. The top responses included:
- Having more personal time (95 percent)
- Lower grocery bills and fewer expenses (91 percent)
- Spending more time with their significant other or dating (85 percent)
- Going on a dream vacation (80 percent)
- Socializing with friends (80 percent)
- No longer attending school-related functions (68 percent)