The Actuaries Longevity Illustrator This tool from the American Academy of Actuaries and the Society of Actuaries can help singles and couples estimate their probability of living to a certain age and/or the chances of living for a specific number of years. This information can be helpful for a number of retirement-planning issues including setting a withdrawal rate that won’t deplete your nest egg too soon and deciding at what age to claim Social Security.
RetiredBrains and RetirementJobs.com These two sites provide job listings from employers looking to hire older workers as well as information on how to start a business in retirement and find volunteering opportunities.
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Located at the University of North Carolina-Asheville, the Institute offers retirement workshops, including Paths To Creative Retirement and Creative Retirement Exploration Weekend, designed to help retirees and pre-retirees create a rewarding and fulfilling life in retirement.
Compare Cost of Living Want to see if you might save money by moving to another town or city? Or wondering if relocating might cost you more? With Sperling’s Best Places Compare Cost of Living calculator you can gauge the difference in the overall cost of living between two cities, as well as see how much expenses might vary in six categories, including food, housing and health.
Ready-2-Retire When you rev up this tool, you’ll find icons representing 24 different retirement activities (travel, returning to school, creative interests, etc.) that you can drag and drop into different baskets based on how important each is to you. The idea is to help you get more specific about how you might actually spend your time in retirement. (You’ll hear a narrator when the tool starts. You can click the sound icon to turn the narration off.)
Plan For A Long Retirement Plug in your age and gender and you’ll get a quick estimate of the probability that make it to a given age. For example, a 65-year-old man would have about a 6% chance of living to 95. Insert the same info for a couple, and the calculator estimates the chances that either of you will be alive to that age.
How Long Will You Live? With this life expectancy calculator, you can enter information about your health, occupation, sex life and family history to get a more customized estimate of your life expectancy.
The Death Clock If you’d prefer a more morbid view of life expectancy, you may want to check out this tool. Enter your birth date, a few other pertinent facts and select from a menu of four “Modes” (Normal, Optimistic, Pessimistic or Sadistic) and the tool gives you your “Personal Day of Death”— a prediction of when you’ll die down to the day.