If you plan to retire in comfort and style, don't underestimate how long you might live.
Death rates in the United States
have reached an all-time low, and life expectancies continue to rise.
The life expectancy for a woman at birth is now 80.4 years; for a man,
it's 75.4 years.
The American Society of Actuaries estimates that
more than half of us will exceed average life expectancies. What's more,
a 2009 article in the Lancet, a leading medical journal, projected that more than 50% of people born since 2000 in developed countries will live past 100.