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Americans just starting out are approaching their life goals in different ways than older Americans, and they’re prioritizing differently, too—with retirement unsurprisingly just a distant blip on the screen.

That’s according to the 23rd annual Allstate/National Journal Heartland Monitor Poll, which looked at the responses from young people aged 18–24 and respondents 25–29 who consider themselves still to be just starting out—then compared their answers with those of older adults and those in the 25–29 age group who consider themselves to be past the starting-out stage.

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