What to consider when calculating your life expectancy
- The 60-year-old man will live to age 80,
- A 60-year-old woman will live to age 83, and
- A 60-year-old married couple will have one spouse that lives to the age of 91. This data is referenced in the table below under the heading “Joint” (Life Expectancy).
Inevitably, time and inflation eat away at the value of your savings. This is a vital assumption to consider in your asset allocation strategy. Further, if you want to retire early, your portfolio may need to last longer than 30 years. What does this mean? Well, for one thing, your portfolio may need to last longer than you might have expected.
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