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Aging has a bad rap. A recent Forbes Health poll reveals that the 47% of U.S. adults who fear aging are most concerned about declining health, losing loved ones, money, giving up their independence, and loneliness, in that order. That same poll, though, reveals that as Americans get older, they become less afraid of aging. Perhaps they realize that it’s not all doom and gloom after all. In fact, many documented benefits of aging can give the 18- to 25-year-olds who most fear aging something to look forward to in their golden years.
Here are seven things that get better with age.
This isn’t to say that aging doesn’t bring challenges. But the benefits of aging can prepare us to cope with issues better than we might have when we were younger.
“Sure, death is just around the corner, but what else is new? In the meantime, we can enjoy our grandkids, or at least the freedom to spend most of our time in the pursuit of comfort,” says Tholen.
This article is intended for general informational and educational purposes only, and should not be construed as financial or tax advice. For more information about whether a reverse mortgage may be right for you, you should consult an independent financial advisor. For tax advice, please consult a tax professional.
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