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60 or before 2 0.98%
65 2 0.98%
70 8 3.90%
75 24 11.71%
80 34 16.59%
85 78 38.05%
90 or more 57 27.80%
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Old 11-05-2014, 08:30 PM   #41
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Old 11-05-2014, 10:32 PM   #42
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75 for me, and that really is only if I am lucky (currently 47). I haven't taken as good of care of myself as I probably should have. If I get really lucky I will be able to afford a nice new shiny robot body for my brain before I shuffle off!
Although I might go tomorrow in some really embarrassing accident!


I imagine my wife will still be happily puttering around at 90+!
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Old 11-06-2014, 05:23 AM   #43
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I voted 85 base on the average I get from various longevity calculators (86). For financial planning I use 92 to have some "financial cushion" as others have mentioned.
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I use 95 to run my calculations. That's 45 years from now so who knows.


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Old 11-06-2014, 07:46 AM   #45
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I hope I've been blessed with my mothers genes so I voted 90+. My mom just turned 90 and still lives by herself on the farm - paints buildings, plants lots of flowers and mows the lawn. She mows about two acres so I gave her a new John Deere rider for her birthday.
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80 something.

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Actually Woody Allen's quote has it backward in my mind. My bigger fear is not being there (mentally) when it happens.
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... My bigger fear is not being there (mentally) when it happens.
But, but, but what you don't know can't hurt you.
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Actually Woody Allen's quote has it backward in my mind. My bigger fear is not being there (mentally) when it happens.
I guess you want to get your moneys worth.
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Planning for 95, but expect about 90. Father's family has made it into the late 90's, mother's side into the mid 80's.


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Old 11-06-2014, 06:13 PM   #51
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Longevity calculators suggest 85 for me. Who knows. What I would really like to know is how many good years I will have, not just how many years. But if years from now you hear of the police being called because an elderly man was blowing squirrels out of the trees in his suburban backyard you can be sure I have succumbed to dementia.

DW's family has a history of extended longevity. We will be looking for ways to hedge that in about 20 years.
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969 years.
But your already past 775 years, so your chances to break 1000 should be good
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Wow, what optimism. At this point it looks like more than 80% think they will beat the "US" average. I hope you all are right.
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Grandparents died early 80's. Parents died late 80's. Absent an accident, or that effects from some nasty exposure, I figure I'm in the middle.
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I'd be happy with three score and ten.
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Wow, what optimism. At this point it looks like more than 80% think they will beat the "US" average. I hope you all are right.
Take a look at the homeless squatters wherever they congregate in your area. They gather under the interstate bridges in New Orleans, for example. Many, though not all homeless are severely alcoholic, not eating right, taking serious illegal drugs, exposed to terrible weather and diseases, and not getting good health care or caring about lifestyle choices. There, but for the grace of G** go I.

Meanwhile, most of us here are very concerned about what food we eat, our weight, our workouts, avoiding additives in our food, and our medical care, and so on. So are our spouses or SO's.

I suspect that these homeless, and those who are simply extremely poor and/or on public assistance, may be dragging down the US average lifespan. Honestly I can't imagine that our relatively wealthy ER Forum members wouldn't live longer than average.

Of course, luck plays a part in longevity, perhaps more than money. Still, money does have some effect I would think maybe.
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FIDO RIP tells me that I have a 95% chance of my portfolio lasting to age 86, so that's what I picked

There is a chance that I'll live to be 95 or 100, but since I may not be able to afford to live to that age I'm going to ignore that possibility !
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I figure about 80...although this calculator shows 87 with a 50% chance that I will live longer than 88!

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Calculator says 88. My guess is 85.
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Voted 85, both parents 'lived' to 92 & 96. I wouldn't like to have my last 5 years be like theirs...
In addition to contemplating how much longer I have to live, having seen old and sick people in hospitals and nursing homes I also wonder how much of my life will be spent bedridden and in diaper.

Alas, as I have no certain answer to the 1st question, I have even less to venture a guess on the 2nd. So, I don't want to think about these unanswerable questions too much.
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