Growing up most people have thought about the day they’ll get married, have babies, or buy a home, but a new report suggests those milestones aren’t as important as they once were.
According to a study conducted by OnePoll, on behalf of Life Happens, the new survey finds:
- 61% of Americans agree that milestones like marriage, having kids and buying a house are no longer important.
- More people say having financial security is a more important milestone than marriage,or having a child.
- In fact, 24% of people say having a career is a more important milestone.
- The biggest life milestones folks are delaying include:
- Saving for retirement (54%)
- Getting married (53%)
- Having children (50%)
- Buying a home (44%)
- Getting engaged (38%)
But there are plenty of folks who are worried about how it looks to delay these milestones.
- 63% of people say they feel judged because they haven’t accomplished such life milestones.
- 77% say they worry about delaying certain life milestones.
- Those in Gen Z feel most judged by not getting married (77%), while Millennials and Gen Xers feel most judged for not having retirement plans.
- As for the milestones they worry most about, they include:
- Retirement (43%)
- Buying a home (39%)
- Having children (35%)
- Getting married (32%)