by Wendy, www.retirement-online.com
Something just dawned on me as I was rewriting one of my books -- I retired at 55, six years ago. My mother is age 90 today.
I've written before about the idea that I worked 35 years with one employer, which sounds like a lifetime to me!
BUT in fact, I could, God-willing of course, live another 35 years in retirement. Yikes!
If I live to age 90, as my mother has - I will live THIRTY FIVE YEARS being retired and on a fixed income.
Mom is 90 today - What if she lives another 10 years? Hey, it's quite possible!
Do you know the statistics for Aging to Age 100? This Washington Post article says longevity to a combination of good genes and good behaviors. Good healthy lifestyles work well in making it to your mid-80. Living beyond 90, and to 100 or even older, probably depends more on genes.
Centenarians? Living to age ONE HUNDRED? Really?
According to the Census Bureau:
1980 --- 32,194 Americans age 100 or older
2010 --- 53,364 (65.8 percent increase in that period)
Heck, there is even a supercentenarian category now (age of 110+) --
Only one in 1,000 centenarians hit that age!
Curious if you might live to Age 100?
Here Is a Living To 100 Life Expectancy Calculator... it's about 40 questions. Interesting!
A calculator for your chance to live to age 100? Yep, that's just wild!
What if Wendy lives to 100?
Back to me and my retirement years, I would live FORTY FIVE YEARS in RETIREMENT at age 100.
I cannot imagine living 45 years, retired, without purpose or intent to my days. That is my worst nightmare.
Just thinking... and started to read online a bit, then had to write! That's what I do!
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