Survey shows life regrets can shape later years
USA Today reports that voices tinged with regret are echoing in the minds of many aging Americans today who know that getting older offers fewer opportunities for “do-overs” to course-correct their lives.
And now, findings from a new nationally representative survey, exclusive to USA TODAY, suggest that while some do have regrets, many older adults also have some lessons to offer those who are younger — and aging, as well.
When asked about a preselected list of steps they wish they had taken “to plan and prepare for your senior years,” the most-cited responses illustrate just how regret also plays a role in getting older. Among them are saving more money and making better investments, taking better care of health and staying closer with family. Of the respondents, 17% said “none of the above.” Read more