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Longevity Discovery Experience
Why is it important to discuss?

There is a longevity evolution, with each generation living longer than the previous generation.

Women typically live longer than men. This should be taken into consideration during financial planning for retirement years.

Living longer means we are also living longer during our retirement years. That means our retirement savings now need to support us for a longer period of time.

Next Steps
  • Explore the opportunities and challenges of longevity, and to identify your goals and priorities in retirement.
  • Think about the importance of striking a balance between pursuing opportunities and planning financially for potential challenges.
  • Incorporate your goals and priorities as part of your overall financial planning.
How to Use:

This interactive experience opens with an exercise that allows you to guess the average life expectancy of a person who is presently 65 years old; many may underestimate just how long the average 65 year old will live to be.

Make your guess by touching the blue knob and dragging it to the right in the direction of the arrow.

After making your guess, tap the "Learn More About Life Expectancy" button. The Experience will display your guess and an arrow will indicate which direction the knob needs to be moved to reveal the actual average life expectancy for someone who is currently 65. This initial number is gender neutral; tap on either the Man or Woman button at the bottom of the screen to reveal life expectancy by gender

Tapping on "Prepare for the Future" presents various Opportunities and Challenges of living longer, organized by each Life Priority. Tap on each Life Priority icon to view Opportunities and Challenges specific to each Life Priority. Tap on the ying-yang style arrows on the screen to switch between Opportunities and Challenges.

Important Assumptions and Disclosures

The Longevity Discovery Experience is educational in nature, is not personalized and is not intended to serve as the basis of any investment decision. It provides general information and illustrations for discovery and discussion purposes only. Actual results will vary.

The Life Expectancy data in the Experience is based on National Vital Statistics Report (Volume 63, Number 7, November 6, 2014) provided by the National center for health Statistics, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The projections or other information shown in this Experience regarding the likelihood of various outcomes are hypothetical in nature.