We have had many discussions recently about retirement planning (thanks Dex) I sense most, if not all of us including me, tend to far overestimate their longevity. Obviously that optimism is warranted less we outlive our nest egg and the consequences thereof. But the other side of the coin also has drawbacks primarily dying too rich and not fully enjoying the fruits of our labor over a lifetime of investing. Longevity tables tell us that the first wave of baby boomers should expect to live to around 85/86. But I have my doubts about that statistic. I know a lot of widows and females in my neighborhood who are in their mid 80s+ but not one widower or male. I am just curious if any males who actively follow this board are over 85. I know Ron and MJG are around 81 but can't recall anyone much older. Maybe a stupid question so just humor me.
Edit: I don't mean to imply that there aren't any of us males around over 85. Just few and far between.
I have seen too many people die in my presence at too young of an age despite my interventions, and I think that folks should underestimate their longevity in order to fully appreciate each and every day, have as few regrets as possible, live life to the fullest, optimize their physical/mental/spiritual health, maximize wealth creation for their family, and most importantly, be spiritually prepared for the next life. Now if you outlive your underestimate, so much the better ! But at least you were prepared for the worse case scenario.
How did they do it? wanta guess