The average millennial expects to retire at age 56. A TD Ameritrade survey found that the average millennial male expects to retire at 53. For millennial females, that figure is 59.
However, 28 percent of millennials don’t expect to retire at all.
The following list shows the average age at which millennials expect to achieve other life milestones:
- First career job: 25
- Move in with a serious partner: 26
- Marriage: 28
- First child: 28
- Purchase a house: 30
- Pay off student loans: 31
- Begin saving for retirement: 36
Twenty-five percent (25 percent) don’t ever expect to marry, and 30 percent don’t expect to have children.
Twenty percent (20%) don’t think they’ll ever pay off student loans, and 24 percent don’t expect to purchase a home.
For purposes of this study, millennials were defined as those currently 21-37 years old.
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