You Will Live Longer Than You Think

At the time of the American Revolution, life expectancy at birth was 23 years. Even by 1900, Americans were expected to live only to age 47.  Throughout most of our nation's history, if you were alive, you worked; there was no such thing as retirement. However, today it is different. Indeed, research suggests that people will continue to live longer and longer. Soon, half of all deaths in the U.S. will occur after age 80. Such life expectancies are a big part of why we need to plan.

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