People are feeling youthful longer, a change in perception about aging that has implications for retirement planning, new research reveals.
UBS Wealth Management Americas published this finding in a quarterly survey of 2,319 U.S. investors who have $250,000 or more in investable assets. The report, “UBS Investor Watch,” explores investors’ financial sentiments, economic outlook and concerns, personal goals and concerns, plus key topics like aging and retirement.
Most investors do not feel “old” until they are in their 80s, the report reveals. Only 31 percent who are in their 60s and 47 percent who are in their 70s feel old, while 77 percent of those in their 80s feel old.
“This demonstrates a notable shift from prior generations, as investors believe on average that their parents were old at age 62, a number that also coincided with when people retired,” the report states. “But today, retiring from work does not equal old.