UK adults ‘really feel outdated’ of their 50s or 60s

How outdated do you are feeling? Brits are probably to begin feeling outdated after they attain their 50s or 60s, in keeping with new analysis revealed at present.

The Aegon Monetary Priorities Survey 2024 confirmed that 20% of individuals begin ‘feeling outdated’ of their 60s. That was carefully adopted by 19% feeling outdated of their 50s.

In opposition to that, 14% of young-at-heart respondents claimed that they have been nonetheless feeling youthful into their 70s. In the meantime, a surprisingly excessive variety of 9% of constructive folks mentioned they don’t assume they may ever really feel outdated.

Steven Cameron, director of pensions at Aegon, mentioned: “Not so way back, folks tried to consolation themselves that relatively than being previous your greatest, ‘life begins at 40’. Then there was a interval once you’d hear ‘50 is the brand new 40’ – so maybe one other method of this analysis is that 60 is now the brand new 40.”

With the truth that, on common, folks within the UK reside longer, there could possibly be a grain of fact in what he mentioned. It’s now estimated {that a} quarter of all youngsters born at present will dwell to virtually 100.

Mr Cameron mentioned that no matter how outdated or younger you are feeling, “it’s important that we individually and collectively think about in the direction of how we plan for and navigate this section of life.”

Jonathan Bland, head geek at Pension Geeks, mentioned: “In our expertise of going into workplaces and doing a whole bunch of dwell TV reveals, we’ve by no means ever met somebody who has any remorse of saving an excessive amount of into their pension on the time of retiring or getting close to to it.”

The survey additionally checked out what recommendation we might give our youthful self if we might journey again in time. Given a spread of choices, greater than half – 51% – mentioned they’d inform themselves to “begin saving as early as potential.”

Different standard recommendation included taking good care of our well being, at 42%, and to fret much less about what others assume, at 33%.

* The analysis was performed amongst 2,000 UK adults, weighted to be nationally consultant standards. Fieldwork dates twelfth – seventeenth January 2024 by Opinium.


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