Welcome to Fifty Not Out.com!
FiftyNotOut.com is a resource for discerning people aged fifty or over. We feel you are never too old to take on new challenges.
By now you will have the experience to know what you want and what you are good at.
On this site you will be able to find out information on health, travel at home and abroad, finance and investments, business and leisure all aimed at this most discerning of age groups.
As the Canadian actress Marie Dressler (1868-1934) said “By the time we hit fifty, we have learned our hardest lessons. We have found out that only a few things are really important. We have learned to take life seriously, but never ourselves.”
Over 30% of the Population of the United Kingdom
Over 30% of the population in the United Kingdom is over 50 years old and the figure is continually rising. Expect the retailers and marketeers to take you very seriously indeed.
The Prince of Wales, Prince Charles, once a champion of young people becoming entrepreneurs and founding their own businesses also put his weight behind the over fifties doing the same by developing the Prime Organisation. Formerly known as the Prince’s Initiative for Mature Enterprise, this has now been taken over by Business in the Community but you can still see their website here.
Adults who are over the age of 50 account for 43% of the adult population – an age group growing faster than any other.
Of course this is an age group which normally knows what they like after years of trying out things but for some it is time to try new ventures, experience new places and try new cultures. Many have more disposable income in this age group not because the Baby Boomers had it easy, far from it, but because they used what they had wisely, saved money and didn’t expect the State to provide.