By William J. Kole
People strive for meticulous precision in planing for retirement. But there’s something that makes that impossible. You really don’t know how long you’ll live.
In The Big 100, Bill Kole delves into the trends creating the longevity revolution that’s unfolding in many parts of the world. He shares valuable life lessons from a number of centenarians and useful practices from longevity experts that can increase your odds of not a only a longer lifespan, but also a longer healthspan. Their stories are interesting and inspiring and can serve as a catalyst. It’s a compelling call to action to make some changes we may be putting off. And one of those things is planning for the possibility of a triple digit life, and what that means financially and non-financially.
The book also goes beyond the individual level to explore the implications of an older population where many support systems are designed around the age of 65, which now will be woefully inadequate to support the increasing number of 30, 40 and even 50 year retirement spans. The powerful demographic trends are creating enormous consequences for health care, retirement policies and housing and elder care.
If you’re planning for retirement, you’ll want to read this book. You’ll benefit from learning more about the bigger picture trends that William J. Kole illuminates. These trends are providing the context for your retirement years, and Kole calls out specific behavioral and lifestyle changes you can make now to help you get there.
The Big 100: The New World of Super-Aging by William J. Kole is the latest addition to our Best Books on Retirement series to help you retire smarter. Tap into these recommended books to balance your planning for retirement.
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