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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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Pushy salespeople and spam e-mails top the list of 50 bugbears of modern life

Pushy sales people, spam emails and foreign call centres have topped a poll of the biggest ‘bug-bears’ of modern life, according to new research. Other irritants include having to stand on the train when you’ve paid for a ticket, deliveries getting lost in the post and PPI calls and texts. Grumbles slightly closer to home [...]


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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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Brits still expect hefty £78k inheritance from parents – but 40% won’t receive a thing

The majority of Brits ‘expect’ to receive inheritance from their parents – but in reality four in 10 won’t get a penny, according to new research. The findings emerged in a study of 2,000 adults, and show that while 75% of people aged 20 to 35 hope to receive a windfall when their parents pass [...]


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Retirees are rediscovering their youth (and are fitter now than in their 20s)

The average retiree enjoys three holidays a year – and is fitter than they were while working, research has revealed. Experts found that far from adopting a ‘One Foot in the Grave’ attitude, most pensioners are ignoring traditional retirement expectations and  rediscovering their youth instead. The statistics revealed over half of those polled are now [...]


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Austerity tacticians- the money saving measures we use at home

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Millions of Brits have adopted a war-time style ‘rations’ mentality in order to save money amid the continuing economic downturn, has been revealed. Researchers found common austerity tactics include sitting in the dark rather than putting the lights on, moulding old bits of soap together to create a new bar and only flushing the toilet  [...]


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Retired romance- millions of couples suffer in old age

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Millions of couples find it impossible to live with each other during retirement, it has been revealed. The findings emerged in a study of 660 retired people still in relationships, which also showed many find their old spark has gone after giving up work. Instead of celebrating their new found freedom together, a massive 80% [...]


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Baby-sitting grandparents save families £4330 a year

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Hands-on Grandparents save their children a staggering £4,330.92 in childcare fees every year, research has revealed. The detailed study of 1,298 parents shows they rely on the grandparents to look after the children for 1,122 hours a year while they go out to work. But if parents were to pay for 1,122 hours at their [...]


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