It would be interesting to see the results of this poll & some discussion of the subject. At my age & current financial circumstances, it would be quite useful to have a good estimate of the date of my death. I live on social security & do not have significant net worth. I am hoping to die broke. I expect to live 5 more years (no guarantee) & hope to live 10 more. I could last 15, but this is unlikely. If I knew how much time I had left, I could divide assets by number of months & spend accordingly.If the number was 36-40 months, I would take a cruise & go out to dinner with my life partner more often. If the number was 60 months, I could live comfortably. If it were 120 months, I would have to be frugal and carefully assign priorities to expenditures on nonessentials. Beyond 120 months, I would have to find an additional source of income or live like a pauper.I am guessing at 90 months & intend to revise the estimate every 10-20 months. Those who are very affluent need only make sure that they do not spend very foolishly. My father was affluent, not wealthy. He decided that he would not live past his 105th birthday. He divided assets by years remaining to that birthday & spent accordingly. After about 15 years, he revised his estimate to his 95th birthday & made subsequent revisions as he aged. He lived very comfortably until the end & came close to dying broke.