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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]