Your Generation by the Numbers
A few key stats to guide you on your path into the golden years.—Erin Beresini
Average net worth of those ages 55 to 64. Stretch it out by getting a little creative.
Annual vacation days you’ll have, on average, after 25 years of employment. In Germany they get 30. Depressing, right? Squeeze the most out of them.
Bruce Edgerly founder of Backcountry Access, sold his gear company to K2 skis in January 2013. The 52-year-old then spent roughly 50 days skiing in the backcountry and at resorts. It’s time to cash out.
Median price of a home near Idaho’s Payette River, which offers world-class trout fishing and whitewater kayaking. Other sweet vacation-home locations that won’t destroy your nest egg: taos, new mexico ($239,900); Southport, north Carolina ($189,500); and Marquette, Michigan ($166,700).
“You’ll feel a little pressure now.” This is the age to get your first colonoscopy.
Average age of visitors at the 260 nudist clubs in the U.S. It’s also the average age of American Birding Association members. Point being: the kids are getting older. Time to find a hobby.
Next Up: Vital Stats: Ages 65-plus