Over a century of New Zealand longevity

The rich data set of cohort life tables provided by StatsNZ shows how much population longevity has improved and how variation in lifespans has reduced. Continue reading

Rules of Thumb for decumulation or draw down

A simple tool to get people thinking about how to take money from retirement savings – a new approach from New Zealand.

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Why do we underestimate how long we might live?

People tend to underestimate how long they are going to live. Why is this? One contributing factor is that the life expectancy “facts” we usually see or hear are themselves underestimates.

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