What's The Ideal Age To Get Married? Buy A House? Retire?

Growing up people have this idea about what their future life is going to look like, and a lot of people set expectations for big life events to happen by a certain age. Well, we all know that isn’t likely going to happen, but now a new survey reveals what most people feel is the "right" age for big life milestones, like getting married, having a kid, etc., and they definately seem a bit idealistic.

According to a survey by H&R Block, the average ages people expect certain huge milestones to be reached, include:

Get married – 26

Start a family – 27

Buy a home – 29

Expand family – 30

Reach financial independence – 32

Build a forever home – 37

Feel the most content – 38

Retire - 63

Now if you haven’t even come close to reaching these milestones by that age, don’t worry, you aren’t alone. The survey notes that 49% of respondents say their financial issues have kept them from reaching these milestones by these ideal ages. And apparently a lot of people are stressing out about it, with 36% of folks saying they put pressure on themselves to reach them.

Growing up, I never actually THOUGHT about an ideal age to do things. I just believed that opportunities would present themselves at the right time (as a person of faith, I believed on God's timing). Life has, in fact, turned out pretty good for me! As for the "ideal age to feel most content," well, that's always my CURRENT age!!!!!

Source: Money

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