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Approaching midlife, GenX cautioned to watch spending
Approaching midlife, GenX cautioned to watch spending

They are well educated with good full-time jobs and are socially and environmentally conscious. These descriptions make Generation X sound like they have the recipe for a successful retirement. But they don't tell the bigger picture of what the generation looks like headed for middle age. Gen X is roughly defined as those born between 1965 and 1980 — making them 34 to 49 years old. So, the front end of the generation is just approaching their 50s with retirement beginning to come into view ... maybe. "Generation X" was the 1991 novel by author Douglas Copeland about the contradictions of the generation and the name stuck. Originally, the generation was cast as slackers too slow to grow...

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