Financial pressures are common and maybe a particular source ofworry, stress, depression, and potential heart problems in people who are about to retire or who have retired. This is because they may not have a pension or an insufficient pension to survive. The problem has become worse because life expectancy has increased over the last generation.
Most people who do not have major cardiovascular risk factors, apart from age, can expect to live well into their 80s or 90s. Young people, who adopt a healthy lifestyle, have a high chance of living into their 90s.
Children and young adults should be taught about financial matters and discipline, so that they can manage their affairs when adults. This may avoid problems and stress later in life.
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