No one can predict the future, but getting your legal and financial house in order allows you to prepare as well as possible for expected and unexpected events. Writing wills and other documents, telling family members about your wishes, and saving for retirement are just a few aspects of legal and financial planning. The National Institute on Aging at NIH has information that can help. Based on research in health and economics, the publications and resources listed here suggest ways you can better plan for late life. They also list additional resources for more in-depth information.
The Health and Retirement Study (HRS), sponsored by NIA under a cooperative agreement with the University of Michigan, follows more than 20,000 men and women over 50 to learn if individuals and families are preparing for the economic and health requirements of advancing age and the types of actions and interventions that can promote or threaten health and wealth in retirement. Learn more about HRS »