The unexpected consequences of living longer …
Do you know what a “centenarian” is?
It’s someone who has lived to celebrate their 100th birthday.
You’re going to be hearing a lot more about centenarians in the near future.
Why? According to Pew Research … The number of centenarians is projected to swell from 500,000 people today, to more than 3.7 million in the next 30 years.
So you could live a lot longer than you think.
That’s great news on the surface, but it comes with some significant financial challenges.
And that’s why we made the financial consequences of living a longer life a part of our Retirement Planning Checklist.
Below are three financial consequences of living a long life …
#1 The longer you live, the more you’ll pay for healthcare and medical expenses.
According to the latest estimates (from Employee Benefit Research Institute), the total out-of-pocket spending for the average 65-year-old couple retiring today could be $325,000.
And those with known health issues could be on the hook for even more money.
#2 The longer you live, the greater the chance you’ll need some form of long-term care.
According to The Motley Fool, “It’s easy to assume you won’t need to worry about long-term care, but actually, a whopping 70% of seniors 65 and over wind up needing some care of this nature.”
And long-term care isn’t cheap. According to some of the latest research, the cost of a shared nursing home room could cost $90,155, and a private nursing home room $102,200.
#3 The longer you live, the greater the risk you’ll face major stock market corrections.
According to Kiplinger, “From 1926-2017, bull markets lasted an average of 9 years.” If you do the math, that means every decade (or so) your savings and investments could take a major haircut. And if you must withdraw money from your retirement accounts during these market downturns, the long-term effects could be devastating.
So, here’s the bottom line …
We all dream of living a long life. And the chances of that happening are growing by the day. Just be sure you have a plan to make your money lasts as long as you do.
Otherwise, you run the risk of being 85 or 90 years old; being full of life, and flat broke.
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