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In One Chart: Planning for retirement? Check out ‘one of the scariest charts in human history’

Tom Dyson of the Palm Beach Research Group describes itas “one of the most exciting/most incredible charts in human history.”

Unfortunately, he added, “it’s also one of the scariest.”

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Here’s the chart from the U.S. Census Bureau, which essentially shows how lifespans are increasing at an unprecedented rate. It uses the growth rate of the number of centenarians as the metric.

As you can see, a massive spike is expected.

By the numbers, Dyson pointed out that the U.S. has an estimated 72,000 centenarians now, and come 2055, we could see close to 500,000 of them if current growth trends continue.

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