These Are The "Right" Ages To Reach Significant Life Milestones

Growing up, a lot of us have this idea about what our future life is going to look like, and a lot of us set expectations for big life events to happen by a certain age. Well, we all know that isn’t likely going to happen, but now a new survey reveals what most people feel is the "right" age for big life milestones, like getting married, having a kid, etc., and they definitely seem a bit idealistic.

According to a survey by H&R Block, the average ages people expect certain huge milestones to be reached, include:

  • Get married – 26
  • Start a family – 27
  • Buy a home – 29
  • Expand family – 30
  • Reach financial independence – 32
  • Build a forever home – 37
  • Feel the most content – 38
  • Retire - 63

Now if you haven’t even come close to reaching these milestones by that age, don’t worry, you aren’t alone. The survey notes that 49% of respondents say their financial issues have kept them from reaching these milestones by these ideal ages. And apparently a lot of people are stressing out about it, with 36% of folks saying they put pressure on themselves to reach them.


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