A perfect example of this came to me through our 12-year-old daughter when she came running up to my wife and I at an electronics store and was BEGGING for us to buy her this ‘really cool’ camera called a Polaroid. My wife and I listened with smiles on our faces as our daughter explained how these cameras can ‘print the picture right out the camera and you shake it…and then the picture will become real after a minute or so.’ It got me thinking about how some things that are OLD can become NEW again – but this time to a new generation.
But, then along came a NEW way – known now as the 401(k) plans. This was was the ‘Wall Street Way’. It is a risk. It is chance – but you could also possibly hit it big. Sounds very similar to a casino, doesn’t it?
Those longevity statistics are quoted as averages for both men and women, but keep in mind that men weigh the average down since women in modern times outlive men by about five to six years. Not only are women more likely to live longer than men, but they appear to be a factor in helping men live longer, too. On average, married men tend to live many years longer than single men.