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Top 20 Most Popular Things To Do Before You Kick The Bucket
With work and family commitments guiding our day-to-day lives, many of us find that our passions and dreams get put at the back of the queue. Rertirement offers an ooportunity for us to re-visit our ‘bucket list’ and tick off those things we’ve never had a chance to do. But what would you most like to do with all that spare time when you retire? Haynes asked that very same question to 55+ year ols from across the UK and this is what they said!
50.5% See the world
Traveling in search of new experiences can be a great way to keep the mind and body active.
41.2% See my grandchildren grow
Sometimes the most exciting moments in life are also the simplest and easiest to arrange
Not surprisingly, ensuring our loved ones are financially secure is high up on the list of things we’d all like to achieve
34.4% Ensure my relative’s life security
33.2% Buy a place by the sea
25.2% write my will
We don’t like to dwell on it, nut planning for death is an essential part of life
21% write a book
Some say we all have one book in us. But wouldn it be “War & Peace” or “Mr. Men”?
20.4% take a ride in a hot air ballon
A majestic way to fly and an opportunity to observe the world from a different perspective
20.4% learn a new language
Ditch the phrase book and turn that pigeon French into something a little more useful
15.4% learn an instrument
Strumming your favorite tune can be very rewarding experience
No.10 volunteer or fundraise
Make more than a financial contribution to those in need offer your time and skills
No. 11 get a pet
A pet can make a loving companion once the kids have flown the nest.
10.6% host a reunion
Catch up and remember the good ol times
10.4%…and why not join the mile high club
9.2% take revenge
Obviously some people like to hold a grudge
8.4% invest in property
Still a good way to secure your family’s future in the long term
7.4% meet the queen
Dust off the best china – the Queen is coming to tea!
3.4% go skydiving
Why not seek some new thrills?
3.2% join a social media network
Keep your mind active as well as your social life
2.4% have cosmetic surgery
Smooth over the wobbly bits!
1.4% do a bungee jump
Like sky-diving- only bouncier!