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Over 50s just as adventurous on holiday as the young’uns

The average 50-something holidaymaker is as much of a thrill-seeker as someone half their age, research has revealed. Experts, who studied the holiday habits of 2,000 over 50s, found the stereotypical image of a couple in deckchairs with hankies atop their heads to keep the sun away couldn’t be farther from the truth. The report [...]


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Golden years- 60% of over 60s plan to spend, rather than save for the family

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Six out of ten over 60s plan to ‘spend, spend, spend’ during their retirement- and leave nothing for their family in their will, it has been revealed. A detailed study into the financial stability of 1,000 adults over the age of 60 found many have a ‘live for today’ attitude to their twilight years. Only [...]


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Older people excluded at Christmas

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British families admit they feel burdened by older relatives, including at Christmas, research has revealed. Despite 87% of people feeling it is the responsibility of family to look after older relatives, worries about the financial burden (19%), being too busy (45%) and living too far away (36%) mean that families can’t take the strain. In [...]


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A Good Innings- Average Brit aspires to live to 83 years old

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The average Brit now wants to live until the age of 83, as a study has found that the majority of us would be grateful to reach our early eighties, with any time after that being hailed as ‘a bonus’. The study of 2000 Brits found most of us would rather pass away long before [...]


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