We’re all used to hearing that our twenties are the best years of our lives, but maybe that’s not entirely true. Our forties are a very strong contender of being some of the best years of our lives, as they can be happier and even richer. We can find more time for hobbies and do things that we want without stressing about work as much as we used to.
zgrnews is here to prove these claims to you and to hopefully make you a little extra optimistic about the big 40. We’ve also prepared a few bonus pictures that show how you can look your best in your forties.
1. You’re better with money.
Money can be the cause of a lot of stress and problems for people, but thankfully, at the age of 40 and older, that’s something you might worry less about. According to data from the Federal Reserve, the median net worth of adults between the ages of 45 and 54 is $130,000 and rising. What’s even more curious is that according to data from PayScale, women start to reach their peak earnings at the age of 44, while for men, it’s at 55.
2. You spend less time on social media and make better use of time.
Everybody knows how time-consuming social media can be and how easy it is to spend hours upon hours scrolling through the same few apps. People in their forties, however, tend to do that a lot less and can manage their time better and make good use of it. According to data from Pew Research Center, adults in their forties tend to use social media a lot less than younger people, and 56% of them also said that it wouldn’t be hard to give it up for good.
3. You have a better work-life balance.
Work-life balance comes up in pretty much every conversation nowadays, and someone saying they have the perfect work-life balance is a rare thing. But it turns out that it isn’t that rare if you’re between the ages of 34 and 44, according to a poll by YouGov. It shows that 57% of professionals between these ages are happy with the balance of their work and personal lives.