Envision and Map a Longer Healthy Life

April 1, 2022

 We just finished the first quarter of 2022! So much has happened, it seems much longer than just a quarter….a few highlights…and lowlights:   

  • We’ve gone from the Omicron surge to fewer mask restrictions and back to working in the office. The entire Starner Group team has been back in the office for a couple of weeks, though some have been out on Spring break.   
Team celebrating being back together
Scott, Margaret, and Bruce
Adrian, Krystine, and Daniel

Starner Group Team enjoying Forbes Conference together

  • We all want to know what the future holds for the pandemic, but like any 2-year-old, COVID-19 is going to change a lot in the coming years. For now, a 4th booster seems to be in the cards for those over 50.  
  • War in Ukraine has replaced Covid in the headlines and we are hopeful for the peace talks
  • Market has been very volatile and unsettling…with all the action Dow is only down 4.6% for the quarter and YTD after being down as much as 12% during the quarter. 
  •  Krystine Pereda rejoined the Starner Group in February to work on financial planning
  • Adrian Tinoco's grandfather just celebrated his 100th birthday with relatives from Italy, London, Venezuela and around the country attending the celebration.

Adrian's Grandparents, mom, and aunts & uncle
Nonno (Grandfather)

As I wrote the above excerpt about the great genes in Adrian’s family, I feel obligated to revisit a subject I frequently research….Longevity Planning. Over the years, much of The Starner Group’s work has focused on a secure financial retirement to live the good life and pay for health care. However, due to modern medicine and technology, more and more of our clients/friends are living pretty healthy lives into their 90s and 100s, just like Adrian’s Nonno, who is still mentally alert and likes fishing.  

Nowadays, we have begun thinking about what to do with as much as extra 35+ years of living in retirement. When Social Security was passed in 1935, the average life expectancy at the time was 60 for men and 64 for women. Today, life expectancy in US is 77 for men and 81 for women. The trick is to make the longer years a gift and not a curse. 

To quote Dr. Laura Carstensen, professor of psychology and founder of Stanford’s Center on Longevity…Envision a good longer life. 

“When we ask people how long they expect to live, people tend to look to whatever ages their parents lived to, and that’s how long they think they’re going to live. That’s not a good measure anymore,” Carstensen says…. although we’ve added 30 years to our life expectancy, we’ve merely tacked them on to the end. She wants people to think about 90- and 100-year lives now, and make plans that take advantage of those extra 30 years throughout their lives. Pick up a new sport at 40, go back to school at 50, start a new career at 60. She says plan to work longer and differently. Working longer may mean one doesn’t need to save as much either! Interesting that Covid is changing how many are thinking about work…and so should Longevity. Based upon Carstensen, she advocates start early having a New Map of Life….maybe good to have with your Financial Plan.  

In closing, whenever anyone asks when I’m retiring…guess what…I’m just starting another growth phase of our business!! And remember, I began my career in Financial Planning after I was 40!

Sincerely,

Margaret C. Starner
Senior VP - Financial Planning
2333 Ponce de Leon Blvd. Suite 500
Coral Gables, FL 33134

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