I'm 54...I'm told I don't look it. I sure don't feel it most of the time. Except when I think about my 53 year old sister who is currently in the hospital and has breast cancer.
I weigh less than I did when I was 19 years old (by 50 lbs!). I have three grown children and though I've been going through some job frustrations lately, I'm fairly comfortable and extremely comfortable compared to my childhood, and the life my parents lived. It is not just about the money, jobs and retirement though, there are many many reasons I have deliberately made every effort NOT to live life the way my parents did.