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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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/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,093 +8 0.40%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/33772884/delayed 1,184 -14 1.20%
Oil
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GOOG /quotes/zigman/59527964/composite 678.11 -4.63 -0.68%
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C /quotes/zigman/5065548/composite 37.51 -0.30 -0.79%
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Balance Transfer 14.35% 14.35% 14.12%
Airline 15.17% 15.17% 15.10%
Cash Back 15.26% 15.26% 15.27%
Reward 15.28% 15.28% 15.14%
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