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The Allianz Longevity Project

As lifespans continue to stretch, it’s important to consider the prospect of a longer life with a fresh perspective – and a plan.

Longevity isn’t about old age. It’s about long life.

Living longer isn’t code for “extended retirement.” At the core, it affords us the flexibility to exchange traditional life stages for a customized set of our own. That’s why, in collaboration with the Stanford Center on Longevity (Stanford), Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz) developed The Gift of Time, the Allianz Longevity Study, to share the important opportunities and considerations that can emerge when we begin to prepare for a long life.

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Learn from those who are already living with longevity in mind

Irv Williams

Jazz musician, Irv Williams Trio
One of the oldest living jazz musicians in the world, Irv has retired several times – unsuccessfully. His love of the saxophone began at the age of 14 and continued to be a part of his life when he worked in dry cleaning. Several decades since that career ended, Irv plays a weekly gig at the Dakota Jazz Club with his bandmates and has no intention of giving it up.

Mark Christy and Nives Riddles

Owners, CampTrend.com
Ten years into their respective careers, Mark quit his dream job at NFL Films and Nives left behind her career as a professional makeup artist and stylist. The plan? To live life on the road while exploring America’s National Parks – and generate sustainable income while doing it. With their professional skills, the pair launched CampTrend.com, an outdoor lifestyle website that features their reviews of campsites and gear.
couple in the mountains

Tom and Connie Betts

Owners, Cascade Alpacas of Oregon
Tom and Connie were ready for a lifestyle change. When a customer at Tom’s marine outfitter mentioned a recent trend in alpaca farming, he began to research on his own. Thomas Betts left his job, and the Betts sold their home in the city for a farm of their own. What began as a small herd of alpacas has grown to more than 50 and has led to the profitability of their woven wares.
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How will you spend your extra 30 years?

Chances are you’ve given some thought to your future or even retirement. Using the lessons from The Gift of Time, why not start planning now? It may seem intimidating at first, but with the help of our longevity planning framework, you can start to think about your goals for the future in more manageable terms and in the order that makes the most sense for your individual situation.

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Learn about our longevity insights:

Gift of extra 30 years

When asked to design their ideal longer life, 49% of Americans prefer a nontraditional path that is unique to their interests. 

Financially unprepared for longevity

While Americans are optimistic about the prospect of living an average of 30 extra years, 70% feel financially unprepared to live to 100 and beyond.

Blazing new trails

Nearly seven in 10 millennials would prefer to "explore, experiment and travel" prior to retirement and follow a different life path.

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