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How Living Longer is Changing Financial Advice

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By Joseph Coughlin, MIT AgeLab

In the last century, the American lifespan has increased beyond any historical precedent. In 1900, the average life expectancy was 47 years old. Today it is around 78, and for certain demographics — such as women with a college degree — it is closer to 85. Younger generations may be in line for even bigger longevity dividends. It’s possible that an American born in 2007 can expect to live past 100.

How To Start Planning For Your Future Beyond Work - The Scary Truth For Retirees

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For anyone contemplating retirement, the E*Trade ad that aired during the Super Bowl was probably pretty scary. The ad featured elderly life guards, fire fighters and DJs struggling on the job, singing “I’m 85 and I want to go home,” to the tune of Harry Belafonte’s popualr Banana Boat Song.

Planning For a Comfortable & Secure Retirement

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When it comes to planning for retirement, there are a lot of unknowns. How much longer will you be able to work? Will you have any savings by the time you retire? How long do you need to make your money last once you’ve retired? For those who are retired, or about to retire, these questions have a greater urgency than ever before.

February is 'Insure Your Love' Month

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Life Happens is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping Americans take personal financial responsibility through the ownership of life insurance and related products, including disability and long-term care insurance.

Life Happens have designated February as 'Insure Your Love' Month, and have created and coordinated the Insure Your Love campaign. The basic motivation behind the campaign is to remind people of the importance of life insurance - not only for themselves, but for their families.