Time is hitting us hard, and before you know it, you’re close to your 50s, while some of the plans you had for yourself left unrealized. However, this doesn’t mean that you should stop investing in yourself, as you live your life only once and it’s of the utmost importance to make the best of it. So, if you’re in your 50s, and don’t know what to invest in next, take a look at this list as it will give you a couple of great ideas to help both yourself and the people around you:
One of the most important investments that you should not run away from when you hit your 50s (let’s be honest – you shouldn’t run away from these even if you’re in your 20s or 30s) is definitely connected to your health. Since your main goal in life is to stay alive and healthy, investing in regular medical checkups should be your number one priority. That way, you’ll stay one step ahead of any illness that, God forbid, comes your way, and make sure your body stays in perfect condition. Always do the regular checkups (at least 3 times a year), and don’t procrastinate.
Yes, of course you don’t have to move to a retirement home right now, but you should definitely start thinking about it, just to make it easier for your future self. That being said, investing in retirement villages in NSW or any other place in Australia might be a great idea for the present. That way, once the time comes for you to move to such a place, you won’t have any financial difficulties, nor will you pose an obligation for your kids or grand kids. There are excellent places for the elderly, so choosing one that fits you best now should be your next move. After you’ve invested in a retirement home, you can freely continue your great life until that moment comes, knowing you have everything settled.
Mental health and a great body
Just because you hit your 50s doesn’t mean that you cannot enjoy some things that you enjoyed while you were younger. One such thing is definitely working out, as there are plenty of people your age who work out regularly and pay special attention to the way they look. First of all, this will help your mental health as you will stay more focused and concentrated in the long run. Getting your blood flowing properly through all of your body does not only affect your body, but also your mind. So, invest in a gym membership, find a friend who is a fitness addict or get a fitness coach to help you, start eating differently and achieve in your 50s something that maybe you’ve wanted for a long time.
Become a landlord
A thing that will always bring you at least some profit is renting property. So if you have enough of a budget for that, this could be a great investment idea. Even though the prices of real estate properties are very high, there are some places in your city where it really pays off to invest in. Just make sure you calculate everything – the number of people living there, the actual demand for that specific part of the city or if there are universities around. You really want to get something in an area with big rental demand, and afterwards, you can use that money to invest in something else or help out your kids or grand kids with their student loans or college fees.
Make yourself happy
Last but not least; you should invest in your own happiness. Even though it won’t bring any monetary profit, doing the things that you’ve wanted to do during your life should be done right now. For example, if you’ve always wanted to buy a good car, now’s the time – why not? Also, investing in a great cruise around the world might be an excellent idea – you get to travel around the globe and see places that not many people saw. If that is what makes you happy, you should definitely go for it.
Hitting your 50s doesn’t mean you’re old, it only means that you should start doing things for yourself. All of your life you worked and worked to live, and this is the time to be satisfied with yourself, comfortable in your own skin and not have any fears or regrets about the things you want to do. If not now, then when?
Peter is a men's grooming and health writer at The Beard Mag & High Style Life magazines, living between UK and Australia. Beside writing he worked as a grooming consultant for many fashion events around UK & Australia too! Follow Peter on Twitter for more men’s grooming tips.