The Charmed Generation

According to a media release from Royal Mail this week, I am a member of “the Charmed Generation” – said to be “a group of two million over 55 year olds with the highest disposable income of any other consumer age group”.
Royal Mail states: “This group of cash-rich consumers has evolved as a result of affordable housing in the 1960s, with properties significantly appreciating in value over the decades, defined-benefit pensions, family legacies and prudent spending during their youth, including little reliance on credit.”
There is definitely something in this analysis. Indeed people of my generation are fortunate in so many respects and this is why I compiled a section of my web site called “Why It’s Fun To Be In One’s Fifties In Britain”.