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  • You may think you are doing great, but how do your achievements compare to others your

  • age?

  • Have you peaked too early?

  • Or are you way ahead in the game of life?

  • Let's find out.

  • Besides getting rid of acne, there is one thing on every teen's mind: getting a driver's

  • license.

  • Depending on where you live this can happen between the ages of 16 and 18.

  • So if you haven't gotten your driver's license by the time you're 18, you're

  • falling behind.

  • In recent years more than 60% of people received their driver's license in their teenage years.

  • That is around 13 million teens in the U.S. alone.

  • Now based on where you live, and life circumstances, you may not have the opportunity to get a

  • license.

  • But it is definitely something you should consider doing as soon as possible, because

  • having a driver's license allows for freedom from the parental units.

  • No matter who you are, as a teen you need to do this next thing.

  • Your future could literally depend on it.

  • 18 year olds have an opportunity, and duty, to register to vote.

  • If you don't like the way your town, state, or country is being run, you have no right

  • to complain about it if you don't register to vote.

  • Each year more and more 18 year olds register to vote with 2020 being the highest turnout

  • for teenage voters this century.

  • If you are not registered to vote in your late teens, you are quickly losing points

  • against others in your age group.

  • If you don't register to vote, you can't be upset with how elections turn out, so what

  • are you waiting for?

  • As a teenager you probably have heard of another important responsibility that is expected

  • of you, getting a job.

  • In 2021 around 50% of teenagers started working their first, second, or even third jobs.

  • And although this is only half the eligible teenage population, those with jobs- even

  • something as menial as working the register at a fast food joint- still have a leg up

  • on other teenagers who have never worked a day in their life.

  • So, if you are still receiving an allowance from mom and dad it might be time to join

  • the other teens who have taken the leap into the world of making their own money.

  • One last thing you should do in your teenage years is open a bank account and get a credit

  • card.

  • Whether you like it or not, you need to have money in order to survive in this world.

  • 53% of 15 year olds have a bank account of some sort, while around 20% have a credit

  • card.

  • This is often cosigned by a parent or guardian, since teenagers are a high risk category for

  • banks, but that's okay.

  • If you are a teen who hasn't opened some kind of checking account, or started to build

  • credit, it is time.

  • The sooner you get into the financial system, the sooner you can become more financially

  • independent.

  • Something to keep in mind is that as you grow older money is going to play a big role in

  • your life.

  • If you are 21, or close to it, these next few life achievements are for you.

  • Let's see where you stand.

  • And if you are past this point in your life, let's see if you did it right.

  • The average yearly salary for a 21 year old is around $30,000.

  • This may seem high, but by 21 you should have a few things going for you.

  • At this point you could have been at the same job for multiple years, and if that's the

  • case, you should be getting a raise each year.

  • Even if you started at minimum wage, by the time you're 21 it is time to either ask

  • your boss for more money, or find a higher paying job.

  • Like most people your age you're either in college or at least have a few college

  • courses under your belt.

  • But what else should you have achieved by the age of 21?

  • Well for one thing you are now of legal drinking age, so maybe you should grab a drink.

  • Over three quarters of Americans have had a drink before the age of 21.

  • We are not condoning underage drinking by any means, but if you are 21, and haven't

  • tried your first alcoholic beverage yet, you are part of the minority.

  • This next achievement for a 21 year old may seem like a no brainer, but the amount of

  • 21 year olds who still don't make their own doctors appointments is staggering.

  • The vast majority of 21 year olds still have their dentist, optometrist, and doctor appointments

  • made by their parents.

  • If you really want to be a high achieving 21 year old you should be making your own

  • appointments.

  • Most pediatricians stop seeing patients when they become 18, however, some may keep you

  • on until you're 21.

  • If you are too old for a pediatrician, you are definitely too old to have someone else

  • schedule your doctors appointments.

  • Technically, you can stay on your parents health insurance until you're 26, but there

  • is no minimum age to make your own appointments.

  • And if you are a 21 year old who wants to be really far ahead of your peers, you need

  • to accomplish this next achievement.

  • Over 52% of people around 21 years of age still live with their parents.

  • If you are going to be a high achiever you should have your own place, pay your own rent,

  • and maintain a somewhat clean apartment by the age of 21.

  • It is not an unrealistic goal to have, and something worth considering if you are 21...

  • or older.

  • We are now going to leap into the next decade.

  • What should you have accomplished by age 30 that everyone else already has?

  • Well this is when most people start considering themselves adults, so let's see how grown

  • up you are.

  • If you're currently 30, or close to it, think about how much money you make each year.

  • Is it more than $41,000?

  • If so, you're doing better than the average 30 year old.

  • To be fair, salary is highly dependent on where you live.

  • For example, someone who lives in a small town in Texas is most likely going to make

  • a lot less money than someone who lives in New York City.

  • But the cost of living in the big city will almost certainly be much higher.

  • There is something much more important than salary that every 30 year old should have.

  • If you are 30, and have not started a retirement account, you are definitely behind.

  • But don't worry there is still time!

  • Think of it this way: you can start your own retirement account at any point, regardless

  • of what job you have.

  • Many of these accounts have a return of around 7%.

  • If you start a retirement account right now at the age of 30, put $3,000 in it a year

  • for 10 years, and then stop contributing at the age of 40, by the time you're 70 years

  • old you will have close to $340,000 in the retirement account.

  • That is a good chunk of change.

  • So, as soon as you're done with this video you'll probably want to get started on that.

  • Surprisingly, this next life achievement may be something that we thought was more common

  • than it actually is.

  • If you have a Bachelor's degree by the time you're 30, you are one of the 37% of people

  • your age that have accomplished this achievement.

  • This means that over 60% of all 30 year olds have not yet received an undergraduate degree.

  • In terms of life achievements this puts you way ahead of other members of your age bracket

  • when searching the job market.

  • But everyone also seems to have a side hustle.

  • 64% of 30 year olds report that they have a side gig, or another way of making income

  • other than their regular job.

  • If you are making around $10,000 just on your side hustle alone, you are about average for

  • a 30 year old.

  • So, although around 60% of people who are 30 do not have a college degree, that same

  • percentage seems to be making a good chunk of change doing other things on the side.

  • One of the main achievements in life that ushers someone into adulthood is getting married.

  • If you are 30 and not yet married don't worry too much.

  • However, since the average age of marriage is 32, it may be time to start thinking about

  • buying a ring for that special someone.

  • At the age of 40 you're probably cruising.

  • You're in a sweet spot in your career, and hopefully are working someplace that makes

  • you happy.

  • This means if you are making around $52,000 a year you are on par with your age bracket.

  • However, if you are making less than that, and are miserable at your job, it may be time

  • for a midlife crisis.

  • Some benchmarks for being 40 have to do with loans and family.

  • It is around this age that the average American has finally paid off their student loan debt.

  • This is quite the achievement as getting a college degree is not cheap.

  • It takes on average 18.5 years to pay off student loans, so if you did this before you

  • turned 40, you're ahead of the game.

  • And it's a good thing too, because the next life achievement is not cheap either.

  • At the age of 40 most people have started a family, or are very close to starting one.

  • Around 86% of women are mothers by the time they're 40, and more than 60% of men were

  • fathers by that age as well.

  • If you don't have kids by the age of 40 you are in the minority, which might not be

  • a bad thing depending on the lifestyle you want to live.

  • By 50 the end of work might be in sight for you.

  • Or perhaps you are so in love with what you do that you never want to stop.

  • Either way, the average salary for someone who is 50 years old is around $50,000 a year.

  • But many 50 year olds report finding happiness in things other than money.

  • This is a common point in life to start mentoring others.

  • Maybe it is someone at work, or through volunteer work.

  • At 50 years old you have learnt a lot about life, so why not share it with someone else?

  • It is also normal at this age to have all debts and loans paid off.

  • Most people who are 50 have paid off the mortgage on their house.

  • If you still have massive amounts of credit debt, or loans, at this age you may be working

  • longer than some of the other people in your age bracket.

  • Again, everyone is different, and has different life circumstances, but most people who have

  • planned ahead find themselves all caught up on bills, or relatively close to it by the

  • age of 50.

  • However, it is the next age that many life achievements are reached, and the living gets

  • good.

  • At age 65 things begin to shift.

  • Whether it is your personal choice, or your body's choice, you just can't work as

  • much anymore.

  • This is why certain programs were set up for people of this age to take advantage of, and

  • why retirement normally occurs for people around the age of 65.

  • For your entire career you have been paying into the social security and the medicare

  • system, and now you finally have the chance to reap the benefits.

  • At 65 you are eligible for Medicare, which may not be the best insurance out there, but

  • since you've been paying into it since your first job, you might as well take advantage

  • of it.

  • Also at 65 many people start planning for social security, which you will be eligible

  • for the following year.

  • It is at 66 that you have reached full retirement age in the eyes of the government, and can

  • collect your benefits without penalty.

  • So, if you are 65 and not starting to collect on the benefits you've contributed to your

  • whole life, you should most definitely look into that.

  • On a more somber note around 76% of people 65 and over have a will.

  • This is not just because they are getting older, but because they want to ensure their

  • final wishes are carried out, and their assets and money go to the right place; whether that

  • be family, friends, or into a trust.

  • Regardless of how you feel about retirement, or getting older, 65 seems to be the time

  • that your legal documents should be in order so you can have some peace of mind.

  • Lastly, let's talk about what achievement you have reached at the age of 80.

  • First of all if you are 80 and watching this Infographics Show video right now, we are

  • honored.

  • At 80 years old you have seen and been through a lot.

  • You've worked hard and beaten the odds, because you are a couple years older than

  • the average life expectancy.

  • So, just reaching this age is a life achievement in and of itself.

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