En español | Like everyone else who's jumped the fence into "later middle age," I have senior moments. Words and names flow to the tip of my tongue and stop. I can't add and subtract in my head as readily as I used to. We may grow wiser with years, thanks to the lessons we reap from experience, but we aren't as quick. A 2009 study on financial decision-making called "Age of Reason" put our mental sweet spot — knowledge plus agility — at an average age of (are you ready?) 53.
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