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Over 60s: main concern is money

The top concern of people over 60 is finances, according to a survey by Sixtyplusurfers magazine website, with 35 per cent of senior citizens saying this worried them most, pipping health concerns to the post by one per cent.Furthermore, 51 per cent of over 60s said they had difficulties managing to get by on their wage or pension packet, with 28 per cent of respondents saying they were 'just about able to manage', and 23 per cent claiming they could not manage at all.Some people over 60 said they had to rely on savings to supplement their income or simply curtail their spending to a substantial degree.One anonymous OAP complained: "The pension has dropped so low it's ridiculous and I'm a carer for my daughter 24 hours a day. They stopped my carers allowance so I get nothing for caring. I couldn't work much because I was a carer and so they pay me a very low pension."Older people were incredibly much more concerned out their finances than even about crime and violence, with only 14 per cent of respondents feeling the latter was a bigger worry.Murray Jacobs, editor of Sixtyplusurfers, commented: "It is rather sad that such a high proportion of our readers do seem to be struggling to manage on their finances."

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