This study discussed in Forbes arrives at a somewhat simple conclusion—if you want to live longer, you're going to have to work longer. Does this mean that you can put off your estate planning?
This recent Forbes article, “Essential Number For Retirement Planning: Your Personal Life Expectancy,” encourages everyone to get their strategies and planning documents in place now, so that you can enjoy your retirement when it does arrive.
Healthy people don't know their exact life expectancy, nor can they anticipate accidents, Acts of God, and other unforeseen circumstances. For that reason, we can use sound estate planning advice, and you can get that from an experienced estate planning and/or elder law attorney.
Resource: Forbes, January 21, 2014: “Essential Number For Retirement Planning: Your Personal Life Expectancy.