Is 100 the New 70?

Eating well, exercising, getting plenty of sleep and managing chronic stress can help make you a SuperAger. Funding that long life requires longevity literacy.

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In this age of living longer, I ask myself an uncomfortable question: “How long will I live?” It’s a headscratcher, for sure. But in the interest of self-reflection, let’s spitball it.

  • Will I live past 70? I like my odds.
  • Will I live past 80? Why not?
  • Will I live past 90? My father did.
  • How about 100? Imagine that.
  • But do I even want to live to 100? Only if I have my health and all my faculties.

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Phil Wright, Certified Fund Specialist
Vice President of Marketing Communications, Jackson National Life

Phil Wright is Vice President of Marketing Communications at Jackson National Life Distributors LLC (JNLD) and an award-winning financial writer. He started with the company in 1994 and focuses on the development and creation of marketing business content. He is a Registered Principal and Certified Fund Specialist (CFS®).