What age will you live to?
October 27, 2008 12:59am CST
No one knows how long they will live. But actuaries, the clever statisticians employed by pension and insurance companies,know the probalilities of us making it to certain ages. The figures make for surprising reading. For example, someone aged 30 has a two-thirds chance of living to 85.Someone aged 35 has a one in seven chance of living to 100. but despite these statistics and major advances in healthcare, most people don't think they will live longer than their parents. Sadly, increasing longevity does come at a cost. Anyone who wants a comfortable retirement has to make sure they have adequate pension provision and that means saving a lot more money...