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I'm going to live til I'm 96; how about you?

March 22nd, 2014 at 04:33 pm

A fun calculator to try.

3 Responses to “I'm going to live til I'm 96; how about you?”

  1. scfr Says:

    When I run retirement numbers I always plan on 95. The average life expectancy for a female my age is 86 years (rounded off), but 3 of 4 grandparents lived either in to their late 80's or 90's and my mom is in her mid-70's in spite of a disability that causes many to die young.

    This is why I'm still OK with buying Series EE savings bonds. It's not unreasonable to think I'll be around in 20 years to see their value doubled.

  2. MonkeyMama Says:


    I had a great grandmother that lived well past 100, and so I always figured I'd live to 100+, for retirement calculations.

    Interestingly and sadly, most of that side of the family has not lived very long, and also my mom's entire family was devastated by a genetic disease. So, the pendulum swings. It swings A LOT. IT's taken me a while to wrap my brain around my nuclear family's poor health. IT was just always a given that we would all live to 100. Now I feel I will be completely orphaned, quite young. My spouse has had no octogenarians in his family, but all my grandparents are gone while he has two living grandparents that will likely make it to 100. So, I guess I married well.

    So... My MIL tells me just the other day that she is living until 99 and her mom is living until 110. I wonder if she used this calculator. I don't expect that woman to live to 99. She is WAY too high strung. (The people in both our families tend to be fairly laid back, and I can clearly see how that plays into longevity).

    Anyway, hubby's Grandma living until 110? Sure - I'd take that bet.

  3. Looking Forward Says:


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