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  • What’s made Gen X so world weary?
  • What’s made Gen X so world weary?
    Janssem Cardoso, Creative Commons (2014) ©

What's got Gen X so worried?

As Gen X reach middle age, they’re growing more concerned about their finances yet remain unprepared for retirement. Additionally, they’re setting off alarm bells with their health problems and heavy drinking. How did they get in such bad shape? And what can be done to address their varied crises?

Location North America / Northern Europe

“I worry about a lot of things,” says Matt, 37, London. “Work, money, relationships. It worries me that I don’t currently pay into a pension. I’m worried that it will be difficult to afford a family, and that I don’t currently own a large property. It’s all a bit uncertain at the moment.” [1]

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