Although markets are at all time highs, it feels as though retirement unease is also as high as they’ve ever been. The World Economic Forum white paper details the $224 trillion gap between retirement needs and what we’re on track to save by 2050. This triggers some difficult questions we need to take on as a society, such which broad based approaches to take to resolve this issue and which sacrifices we’ll need to make to guarantee a safe and healthy retirement for everyone.
You’ve probably heard the urban legend about the woman who is 105 years old and swears the secret to her longevity is a martini a day. You’ve also probably read the reason the French are healthier is because they drink a glass of wine everyday. Of course, you’ve also heard alcohol can have a negative impact on your health, too (most especially if you drink and drive). Most of us want to live as healthy a life for as long as possible. When it comes to the fountain of longevity, the question remains: to drink or not to drink?
If you have a family history of long-living relatives then you probably feel lucky to have such good genes. But is there any truth to the idea that your relatives’ longevity is related to your own? We took a look at a number of studies and prominent researchers’ work to get to the bottom of anchoring and longevity.