Known as part of the baby boomer generation, today's 50-somethings have a reputation for being financially savvy and secure. Yet in reality, many Britons in their 50's are still renting, have little savings and spend their time worrying about their kids' futures.
So what's life really like for this age group? How has the extended retirement age and elevated housing market impacted their future plans? And just how much free time and money do they have to enjoy this stage of their lives?
Previously in this series, we've looked at the lives and habits of people in their 20's, 30's, 40's, 60's and 70's. Now, we delve deep into what makes those in their 50's tick.