Can You Live Long and Prosper?
Daniel Fish, a New York City lawyer who specializes in helping elderly clients, keeps a small collection of blank birthday cards in his desk drawer. The number 100 is on the front of each one. (Hallmark says it sells 85,000 such cards a year.)
"I'm just waiting for the 105s to come out," says Fish. Shouldn't be long. The Census Bureau estimates that by 2050, there will be more than a million centenarians in America. Millions more of us will make it into our nineties.
A woman retiring at 65 today, in fact, has a one-in-three shot of living to 90, and the odds for future retirees will be even better.