I just turned 45, I started a few months ago playing guitar.
I just started about 4 months ago myself and I just turned 45.. I got the stop dreaming, start playing package with the 15w amp. I love it. I just bought an epiphone sg that was a lot more expensive and I like the squier better. I think you will be happy with the squier.
and I to go to utube, there is a lot of free video lessons on there that has really helped so far. I dont want to spend a lot of money on lessons and where I live I would have to do a lot of traveling for the lessons so I go to the internet for help. good luck.