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93% with parents over 60 have no plans for their future care

Two thirds of adults worry about the future care of their parents, yet most refuse to discuss the topic with them – and even less have made any plans, a survey has revealed. Despite their concern, 66% of adults have never discussed the issue with their parents as either side may refuse to talk about [...]


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Ill health dominates fears of growing older

Health issues, a failing mind and the loss of independence are among our biggest fears about getting old, a new study has revealed. Loneliness, being a burden to others, having little money to fund their social care or being forced out of their home also feature among the top ten. It also emerged that the [...]


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Seeing the Northern Lights and cruises top the travel bucket list for retirees

Seeing the Northern Lights, travelling around the country by train and going on safari are just some of the things on the average retiree’s holiday bucket list. A survey of 2,000 people has revealed a top 25 list of all the travel ambitions people have for the years after they leave work. Despite moving into [...]


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The ultimate retirement Bucket List – getting a dog, starting an allotment, and seeing the Northern Lights

Seeing the Northern Lights, buying a dog and travelling around the country by train are just some of the things on the average retiree’s bucket list. A survey of 2,000 people has revealed a top 50 list of all the ambitions people have for the years after they leave work. As well as hiking around [...]


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Mid-fifties are ‘richest’ years of our lives

British adults aged 55 and over are enjoying the richest years of their lives, according to new study. The findings emerged in a detailed study of 2,000 people aged 18 and over, looking at outgoings and expenditure across the years. Researchers found that currently, people entering the final phase of employment or starting retirement are [...]


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‘Retirement glow’ fades after less than a year

The average retiree suffers from an attack of boredom just ten months after giving up work, it has been revealed. Researchers, who carried out a detailed study, found the early stages of retirement are crammed full of a dizzying round of visiting friends and family and getting stuck into new hobbies. But the retirement glow [...]


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Retirees now ‘earning’ 6k less than graduates

The average retiree banks less than £16,000-a-year – almost £6,000 LESS than a graduate’s starting salary, it has been revealed. Researchers found despite working for up to 50 years, those entering the ‘golden years’ are struggling to make ends meet on a wage they previously earned up to 25 years ago. The staggering findings showed [...]


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60 is the perfect age to retire

60 is officially the perfect age to retire, according to a study. Researchers found the majority of adults believe 60 is a decent time to step away from the world of work because they are still fit enough to enjoy a more relaxed lifestyle. It also emerged quitting work at 60 means retirees are able [...]


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Men happier in retirement than women, more financially secure

It’s official – men are happier in their retirement than women. A new study has explored all aspects of retirement and found that for men, the twilight years are amongst the best of their life. Men thoroughly enjoy getting their teeth into new hobbies and interests, and are happy to spend time chilling out at [...]


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Green fingered-family – we’re clueless about gardening, so rely on mum and dad

Millions of Brits admit they are clueless about gardening – so rely on mum and dad for help, a study has revealed. Research showed that six out of ten of us now regularly stand at the kitchen window on a weekend and watch mum or dad toiling away at lawns or flowerbeds. A third also [...]


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