Over-50s underestimate life expectancy by eight years

James Phillips
clock • 2 min read

Around eight in ten savers between 50- and 64-years-old have underestimated their life expectancy, potentially leaving them with a shortfall in retirement.

The belief was most acute for women who, despite their life expectancy currently sitting at age 90, believed they will only live to age 82, according to research conducted by Retirement Advantage. ...

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James Phillips

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