Modern medicine is a wonderful thing.

Back in 1918, our life expectancy here in the United States was about 55 years of age. In 1968, it was nearly 71 years of age. The latest figures as of 2019, tacked on another 8+ years, and now on average, Americans will live until almost 80.

While doctors are doing their part, we have to do ours. Habits like smoking and obesity can undoubtedly bring those numbers down.

Where medicine takes us in the next few years is certainly something to watch with great fascination.

Could we see in the very near future people living to 100 on average? While we may not be spry and active like we were in our youth or even in our early senior years, we will want to make sure we are financially comfortable leading up to the possibility of reaching the century mark.