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/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,777 -52 1.07%
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CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,533 -120 2.57%
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/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 18,166 -725 3.84%
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Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 3,167 -39 1.23%
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/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 25,703 -580 2.21%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 2,883 -39 1.32%
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/quotes/zigman/16008136/realtime/sampled 1.13 +0.00 0.45%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/16008150/realtime/sampled 119.82 -1.41 1.16%
Pound
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/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.17 -0.05 2.12%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 0.80 +0.06 8.36%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 1.98 +0.06 2.98%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.12 +0.06 2.97%
U.K. 10yr
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Business 12.85% 12.85% 12.85%
Student 13.14% 13.14% 13.14%
Balance Transfer 14.12% 14.12% 14.00%
Airline 15.10% 15.10% 15.15%
Reward 15.14% 15.14% 14.99%
Cash Back 15.27% 15.27% 15.26%
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5 Best Life-Expectancy Calculators

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Last week’s turmoil in the markets, not surprisingly, sparked fresh concerns about nest eggs and retirement. Among the biggest questions, as always: How long will my savings need to last? These life-expectancy calculators can give you some answers.

Most of us tend to underestimate life spans. And that’s not surprising, says Eileen Sharkey, chairwoman of Sharkey, Howes & Javer, a financial planning firm in Denver. Many people, she notes, still have an image in their minds of (in particular) grandparents retiring – and dying relatively soon after. “We’re still fighting that problem,” she says – when, in fact, individuals age 85-plus are the fastest-growing population group in the country.

If you need a quick estimate about your life expectancy, try FastStats at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Here, you’ll find “U.S. Life Tables,” which provide an average life expectancy for women and men from birth to age 100 (in five-year intervals). One shortcoming: the word “average.” Yes, the average 65-year-old woman will reach close to age 85. But half of women will live beyond that age, which doesn’t do much for your nest-egg calculations. (One other note: The data are from 2006, the most recent year for which figures are available.)

If you need something more precise, try Living to 100. This calculator, which is linked to the New England Centenarian Study, asks almost 50 questions in all, more than most life-expectancy tools. Among them: How many new friendships have you developed in the past year? How do you usually cope with stress? Do your floss your teeth every day? Interestingly, Living to 100 also gives you detailed explanations why each question plays a role in your life expectancy. Example: “There is a clear link between the inflammation of gum disease and heart disease. Do a good job of flossing daily, and you could add half a year to your life expectancy.”

Some other tools to consider: The Vitality Compass at bluezones.com. Billed as “the most accurate life estimator available,” this calculator also asks fairly detailed questions about, among other subjects, your dietary and exercise habits. TheLifeSpan Calculator, from Northwestern Mutual, takes you through a quick 12 questions (with some clever cartoons to keep you company).

And finally, the Minnesota State Retirement System’s aptly named Life Expectancy Calculator provides what the system calls a “life insurance company’s statistical view of your life expectancy.” The 29 questions giveth and taketh away. For instance, if you have an annual medical checkup, add two points – but if you work behind a desk, subtract three points.

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Chinese factory data pull Asian shares lower
Man Group's China chief in custody: report
Oil prices pull back after breathless rally
Dow posts worst August fall in 17 years
Novartis gets EU nod for skin cancer drugs
Valeant, AstraZeneca strike psoriasis deal
Morgan Stanley cuts S&P 500 price target

All 10 S&P 500 sectors decline in August
‘Deflategate’ ruling expected this week

Unlucky lottery winner gets IOU from Illinois

Cheeseburgers and happiness always on the menu for Warren Buffett — and Jimmy Buffett, too
Farrell: Recipes for happiness, from Buffett and others
Happy 85th birthday to the $67 billion man

Personal beliefs don’t belong in retirement accounts

Jobs report could stop rate hike — but not ensure one
After Jackson Hole, no clear path for the Fed
Where every Fed member stands on rates
Fischer: Fed watching China more closely

Taleb’s ‘Black Swan’ fund made $1 bln this week

Ode to that legendary New York steakhouse the Palm

U.S. ready to punish China firms over cyber theft

When you absolutely, positively need a cocktail

Teacher with 111 tardies puts blame on breakfast
The automat is back — with a lot more quinoa

If Donald Trump can do it, why not Kanye West?

Scott Walker's backers seek a reboot of his campaign
Scott Walker’s backers seek reboot of campaign
Scott Walker wants a wall — at Canada frontier

Dissatisfied voters are fueling Sanders and Trump

U.S. ready to punish China firms over cyber theft

Disney to unveil ‘Star Wars’ toys in unboxing event
Walt Disney leads Dow's losers for August

How teen clothing retailers compete today
J.C. Penney upgraded by Deutsche Bank
Wal-Mart cuts worker hours at some stores

Our kids aren’t doomed to be poorer than we are

Now is the time to fix your investment portfolio
Now is the time to fix your investment portfolio
Both worry, be happy stocks aren’t a sure bet

Facebook users flood Mark Zuckerberg with thank you’s
Facebook users flood Mark Zuckerberg with thanks

‘War Room’ is a ‘resounding success’ at box office

By this measure, stocks have weathered the worst
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141.44MDow Volume:
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Unchanged
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Decliners
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3004
Price Chg %Chg 1 Day
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Dow
/quotes/zigman/627449/realtime 16,528 -115 0.69%
Nasdaq
/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,777 -52 1.07%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,972 -17 0.84%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,334 -21 0.89%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/662444/delayed 1,141 +9 0.79%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2331095/delayed 48.02 -1.18 2.40%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 6,097 -151 2.42%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,977 -282 2.75%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,534 -119 2.56%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 21,504 -438 1.99%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 10,016 -243 2.37%
Stoxx 600
/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 353 -9 2.60%
Asia Dow
/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 2,719 -65 2.34%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 18,166 -725 3.84%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 21,185 -485 2.24%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 3,167 -39 1.23%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 25,706 -577 2.20%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 2,883 -39 1.32%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/16008136/realtime/sampled 1.13 +0.00 0.45%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/16008150/realtime/sampled 119.82 -1.41 1.16%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/16008140/realtime/sampled 1.54 +0.00 0.12%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/16008115/realtime/sampled 0.71 0.00 0.53%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 95.56 -0.37 0.38%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/41508961/realtime 88.16 -0.27 0.31%
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/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.17 -0.05 2.12%
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/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 0.80 +0.06 8.25%
Italy 10yr
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Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.12 +0.06 2.97%
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GOOG /quotes/zigman/30194416/composite 618.25 -12.13 -1.92%
BAC /quotes/zigman/190927/composite 16.34 -0.02 -0.12%
C /quotes/zigman/5065548/composite 53.48 0.20 0.38%
F /quotes/zigman/264304/composite 13.87 0.13 0.95%
T /quotes/zigman/398198/composite 33.20 -0.09 -0.27%
BP /quotes/zigman/247026/composite 33.54 0.28 0.84%
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Student 13.14% 13.14% 13.14%
Balance Transfer 14.12% 14.12% 14.00%
Airline 15.10% 15.10% 15.15%
Reward 15.14% 15.14% 14.99%
Cash Back 15.27% 15.27% 15.26%
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Bad Credit 22.73% 22.73% 22.48%
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