TRAVEL tops the over 55s bucket list

Retirement is not all about taking time with the grandchildren and slowing down. A recent study showed over 55s are planning to realise their long awaited bucket list, post lockdown!

The recent study by Royal London revealed how people over the age of 55 intend to spend life after lockdown and, as restrictions continue to lift, we take a look at their top ten bucket list items.

Top ten bucket list for 55+

  • Seeing the Northern Lights – 53%
  • Travelling on the Orient Express – 42%
  • Visiting one of the Seven Wonders of the World – 35%
  • Moving or purchasing a home abroad – 25%
  • Going on safari – 22%
  • Taking a hot air balloon ride – 20%
  • Going to a major sporting event – 20%
  • Driving a supercar – 16%
  • Volunteering for charity – 13%
  • Going to a festival – 13%

Travelling to see the Northern Lights and enjoying breath-taking experiences are high up on the agenda. It is clear to see lockdown has made an impact on people wanting to get out and see the world with 42% dreaming of a trip on the Orient Express.

Will you achieve your bucket list?

By far the biggest reason holding people back from not accomplishing their goals is finances. In fact, 33% are yet to realise their lifelong goals because they didn’t make financial plans to support them.

Whether you want to travel, experience new things or achieve lifelong dreams you’re more likely to succeed if you have a plan in place.

Financial planning can give you the confidence to take control, map out your retirement goals and actually reach them. A huge 43% of over 55s regret not achieving their goals in retirement, make sure yours become a reality.

Plan and make it happen

Our clients share so many wonderful, unique ideas for their retirement, a huge reminder that life doesn’t have to slow down. We truly enjoy helping people to attain lasting memories and create financial plans that support personal goals throughout their retirement.

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This article is not personal advice

Source: Royal London

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