This Is the Hottest Travel Destination for Seniors Right Now

Unencumbered by work and kids, many retirees are upping their travel game. An analysis by Priceline found that boomers book the longest average length of stay on their vacations, relative to other age groups, and spend significantly more on flights and hotels than younger travelers. “Baby boomers are active travelers,” says Kevin O’Leary, senior analyst at Priceline, via email. So where are seniors headed? To find out, MONEY teamed up with Priceline to get information on travelers aged 60 and over; the company analyzed millions of bookings across all age groups, spanning thousands of…

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Volvo XC40: Can this rival the BMW X1, Audi Q3, Mercedes GLA ?

Volvo is all set to launch the XC40 on 4th July and this SUV will rival the likes of the Audi Q3, BMW X1 and the Mercedes-Benz GLA. The XC40 will be imported as CBU (completely built unit) and will only be offered in one trim, the R Design. Expected to be priced around Rs 35-40 lakh, ex-showroom, the XC40 will be fully loaded and will also get Volvo’s semi-autonomous driving tech. We drove the car in and around Hyderabad recently and came back impressed. It is the largest among…

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Skoda Kodiaq review: better than the larger Toyota Fortuner and smaller Audi Q3?

SUVs are the flavour of the season, no two ways about it. But surprisingly, this is not limited to mass-appeal segments like compact SUVs or 7-seater family options in the Rs 15-20 lakh bracket. Even the premium space is witnessing newer options and the latest entry in the Rs 30-40 lakh segment comes from Skoda. It’s their first try at a 7-seater full sized SUV and they seem to have got it right. Why? Read on… The Kodiaq looks smart. If you want muscles and bulk, look elsewhere. This one…

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85% of Small Business Owners Say They’re Living the Dream

“The American Dream” is a concept that can vary from person to person and seem almost impossible to really achieve. However, the vast majority of small business owners seem to feel that they’ve already reached that lofty goal. American Dream Statistics According to recent findings from Kabbage, a financial services and data platform, 85 percent of small business owners believe that being your own boss and owning a business is achieving the American Dream. In addition, 84 percent said they hope their children will also one day become small business owners. The…

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54% Working in the Gig Economy Say It Takes Too Long to Get Paid

Gig economy workers and freelancers make up an increasingly larger percentage of today’s workforce. But when it comes to getting paid, a new survey from Bill.com says 54% of them feel it takes too long. Freelancers Are Not Being Paid Fast Enough The freelance workforce is a connected demographic using digital technology to work, play, shop and carryout financial transactions. And the survey says they are great supporters of digital payments. More than four in five or 86% say they prefer to receive payments electronically, while 41% say they require electronic payments to…

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Shall I buy the HDFC AMC stock or mutual fund?

HDFC AMC shares listed on Monday and ended the day with gains of 65%. Photo: HT The HDFC Asset Management Co. Ltd stock closed 65% up on the first day of listing over its IPO price of ₹1,100 per share. Investors who sold on day one, saw ₹1 lakh investment turn to about ₹1.65 lakh over a 10-day period. HDFC AMC’s business is to offer its investment management service to investors—both retail and institutional. It’s performance track record as an asset manager is mixed. For example, investors into the best equity scheme over a…

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Family finance: Why Pune-based Agarwals are on the right track to achieving their money goals

Sahil Agarwal, an IT consultant, stays with his homemaker wife and one-year-old child, in Pune. He stays on rent, even though he has his own house, which provides a rental income of Rs 12,000 a month. Combined with Agarwal’s monthly salary of Rs 91,000, his total income comes to Rs 1.03 lakh. The household expenses amount to Rs 57,000, insurance premium accounts for Rs 4,583, and Rs 25,000 is put into investments. This leaves Agarwal with a surplus of Rs 16,417. His portfolio comprises a house worth Rs 70 lakh, cash of…

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Maruti S-Cross selling 4 times the Renault Duster: Here’s why

Maruti Suzuki S-Cross has picked up the pace on the sales chart after a facelifted version of the car was launched. The S-Cross is sold as a premium crossover on the market and the car has picked up a lot of buyers in the past few months. The S-Cross has become so popular on the market that it is now outselling the once-popular Renault Duster by four times on an average. In the month of June, Renault sold 1,165 units of the Duster, while Maruti sold as many as 4,128…

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Tata Harrier (H5X) SUV: Watch the brand new official video

Tata Motors has just revealed that the H5X code-named SUV will be called the Harrier. The Tata Harrier will be put into production by the end of this year, and will be officially unveiled by November 2018. Official sales will commence only next year though, within March 2019. For now, Tata Motors has revealed a brand new video that shows what the Harrier (H5X) will offer. Here is the video. The Tata Harrier (H5X) will use a new OMEGA platform, which is actually a re-engineered LS550 platform that Tata Motors…

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The lunar landscapes of India’s Great Rann of Kutch

Rann of Kutch: As India’s largest salt marsh, the Rann of Kutch draws travelers from all over the world. The Great Rann is home to surreal, silvery landscapes and the Little Rann is a hub of wildlife and salt farming. We asked travelers, tour guides and residents to share their favorite experiences in the region. (CNN) — On the edge of western India, a pure white desert seems to shimmer under the blazing sun. This is the Rann of Kutch, home to India’s largest salt plain, in the Kutch district of the westernmost…

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