A Big Question in Retirement Planning: How Long Will I Live?

How to factor lifespan and health—two big wild cards—into financial planning

2020欧洲杯APPNo one knows how long they will live or how healthy they will be, which makes retirement planning tricky. But a growing number of online tools and services are aiming to help people obtain personalized lifespan estimates for financial planning.

Startups are selling tools that incorporate genetic and other tests that assess the probability of getting Alzheimer’s disease or reaching advanced ages. Calculators are asking about wealth and education, which academic studies show are highly associated with life expectancy.

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