The Absolutely Best Age to Be Is...
...46. Why? It's considered the gateway to a golden age when you have everything you want. Check it off: a loving spouse, a beautiful home, a great career and wonderful children.
While most people dread turning 40, that milestone is actually on the cusp of the best part of life, according to researchers from the British insurance company More Than.
London's Daily Express reports that the late 40s also mark the time when people have acquired the most stuff, such as household gadgets and valued personal possessions. And that's because they have the most money. The average wealth for this age group is 40 percent higher than that of 20-year-olds and 35 percent higher than those in their 70s, who have retired and are living on savings.
How much we have in terms of money in the bank and possessions in our home depends in great part on our age. The research showed that this amount increased and then decreased as the decades ticked by and circumstances changed.
How can you get rich quick? The best way to dramatically and quickly increase your monetary value is to move in with a romantic partner or get married. This ups the average value by 65 percent. Having a child also adds value to the number of possessions you have. On average, we spend nearly $26,000 every five years on things we keep in our home.
--From the Editors at Netscape