For families headed by forty-somethings
, the median was $79,000 in 1989, $54,000 in 1999.
But today, it was more a case of "credit and champers" as crowds of forty-somethings
flocked to Hyde Park for the first rock concert there in 20 years.
Damon, Graham, Alex and Dave looked in better shape than they did even in their mid-90s heyday.
Sophie Marceau and Monica Bellucci were radiant in red at the Cannes film festival.
Weir still hoping to join the list of forty-somethings
such as Dino Zoff, Peter Shilton and Roger Milla who have appeared in the World Cup finals.
A lot of forty-somethings
and those even older who have lost jobs because of their age and feel consigned to watching day-time television are being wasted at a time when businesses are seeking reliability and quality among their employees to make the bottom line glow.
Thirty and forty-somethings
shared a preference for a position of power in a sturdy 4x4 rather than squashing into their family hatchback.
Today's forty-somethings are still listening to their Morrissey CDs and thanking God that Jonathan Ross is on Radio Two.
Help is at hand in the form of Forty-fied, a new book which looks at the life of a forty-something, presented in a handy A to Z guide.
Forty-something women, seeing Christmas being kept alive by their mothers, dread the time when it'll be their turn.
British female forty-somethings
are quicker to jump into bed with a new partner than women in their twenties, a poll found yesterday.
The audience was composed largely of nostalgic forty-somethings
, the odd bemused tourist and costumed children.
With Nick Faldo and Sam Torrance both missing in Bordeaux though, the frantic scramble for places to face the Americans in Boston among Europe's forty-somethings
will be limited to just Woosnam and a hearteningly back-to-form Seve Ballesteros.
Bill Longmuir, Billy McColl and Mike Miller spearhead the tartan assault on the Ivory Coast Open today at Abidjan.