Calculating Your Life Expectancy

Life expectancies have increased substantially in the last 50 years. According to the National Institute on Aging, the 85-and-over population is projected to increase 151 percent between 2005 and 2030. In addition, the number of centenarians — people age 100 and over — is projected to more than quintuple between 2005 and 2030.

How long does my savings need to last?

In the Life Expectancy table, you can see that there is a 50% probability today that:

  • A 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).

How long will I live?

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? Your portfolio may need to last longer than you expect.

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