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  • Your Generation by the Numbers

    Photo: Charriau Pierre

    Your Generation by the Numbers

    A few key stats to guide you on your path into the golden years.

    Erin Beresini

  • $143,964

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    $143,964

    Average net worth of those ages 55 to 64. Stretch it out by getting a little creative.

  • 16

    16

    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.

  • 52

    Photo: Backcountry Access

    52

    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.

  • $135,500

    Photo: Jay Krajic

    $135,500

    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).

  • 50

    Photo: Olinchuk

    50

    “You’ll feel a little pressure now.” This is the age to get your first colonoscopy.

  • 55

    Photo: Charriau Pierre

    55

    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.

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