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Key To Long Life?

June 29, 2018

Optimism appears to be a key element to living longer, according to a study cited in this post. It focuses on the recent decline in life expectancy for a specific group of Americans: middle-aged whites with less than a college education. Some analysts have attributed the higher death rate to addictions and financial distress, both […]

9 Ways to Live Longer – Longevity Research

January 2, 2018

Here’s a link to a summary of research on longevity by an investor in investments related to increasing life spans. It’s a good, readable summary of a lot of the key research. Unlike most write-ups you’ll see in the media, this one focuses on the shortcomings and qualifications in a lot of the research. That’s […]

Answering the Important Longevity Question

May 23, 2017

Most people shortchange one of the most important issues in their retirement plans. The result can be a wildly inaccurate plan. A goal of every retirement plan is to ensure your income and cash flow last at least the rest of your life. To meet that goal, you need a reasonable estimate of your life […]

Living Longer and Better

March 20, 2017

This article discusses the research that shows not only has life expectancy increased considerably over the years, but the extended years also are high quality years for most people. Disability now occurs much later in life than in the past, and the rates of disability are down. But the article also argues that the rate […]

Who Wants to Live a Long Life?

August 30, 2016

I used to think everybody wanted to maximize their living years. It turns out that research over the years found out that’s not the case. The latest research is here. Many people want to live less than life expectancy. The responses also vary by factors such as race, sex, current age, and other factors. Apparently, […]

The World’s Oldest Person Keeps Dying

May 28, 2015

Here’s an article with some interesting facts about those who have become the world’s oldest living person. It has interesting points about how many people have been verified as the oldest, how long they lived, and why they often die shortly after being verified as the world’s oldest living person. Weaver’s five-day run as the […]

Health and Longevity Updated

May 22, 2015

The Weekend Essay for The Wall Street Journal (subscription might be required) reports on a detailed study of  people on the island of Sardinia off Italy who have extraordinary longevity. At first, researchers assumed genetics played a major role. After further research, they concluded genetics weren’t a factor. Instead, diet, exercise, family, and community played […]

Getting Longevity Right

May 1, 2015

Underestimating longevity is one of the most common and costly retirement planning mistakes. People consistently underestimate how long they are likely to live. Your plans should have a realistic estimate of life expectancy. You should be conservative, meaning have a bias in favor of a longer life span. The Life Expectancy tables from the Society […]

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