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Subject:  Re: RMDs to change to 72 Date:  5/28/2019  11:39 PM
Author:  MCCrockett Number:  93760 of 97363

With rising life expectancy among higher income folks, I bet more than 5% make it to 97.4 years. The fastest growing segment of the population is centenarians.

Of the population that attains the age 97.4, half of that population is expected to live to age 105.

My dad died a few months short of his 98th birthday. My mother will be 97 this year. My mother got me interested in genealogical research. My MacFamilyTree database has a statistics page that reports that I have 7 ancestors that lived beyond 100. They were all women. I expect to be the first male in that group.

Personally, I would like to see the Life Expectancy Factors in the IRS' Universal Lifetime Tables reduced to ensure that there is sufficient wealth to support those in their late nineties and the expanding centenarian population.
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