There's a saying that suggests youth is wasted on the young. While this is probably true for a couple of pop stars we won't name, it doesn't mean you can't live it up in your retirement as if you were enjoying the blossoming years of your 20s.
Here are three things Gen Ys do that when you are a retiree you could consider to a) enjoy your retirement that little bit more, and b) show 'em how it's done.
Take an overseas experience
The first time round, it's called backpacking. When you do it as a retiree with years of hard work and a healthy superannuation fund under your belt, it's called flashpacking.
No more grubby hostels, no more dodgy side-street meals, no more snoring travellers in crowded bunk rooms. An overseas experience in retirement is a completely different beast – one with real meals, real accommodation and the best part? Two words: Room. Service.
Perhaps more than anything else, Gen Y kids are known for their adeptness with technology. It's as if they were born with a music player in one hand, a smartphone in the other, and a brain that's wired the same way as the back of the TV.
Once you get to the golden years, get yourself the latest gadgets and take the time to learn how to use them. There will no doubt be mind games available on new phones, amazing new laptops, and other easy-to-use gadgets.
Stop worrying about your waistline
Remember the late night takeouts, snacking constantly and barely noticing how tight your jeans are? With a roaring metabolism your 20s were a great time to not fuss too much over what you eat. When it comes to retirement though, after years of keeping an eye on your figure, why not consider cutting yourself, and your jeans, some slack?
Food is to be enjoyed, especially delicious meals at long lunches with friends and during dinner parties. While health should always be on your mind, life is simply too short to deny yourself that piece of chocolate cake.
What else do you think Gen Ys do that retirees could love?