Steve Vernon

Consulting Research Scholar, Financial Security Division

Steve Vernon, F.S.A., is a Consulting Research Scholar at the Stanford Center on Longevity, in the Financial Security Division. He’s active with research, writing, and speaking on the most challenging issues facing retirees today, including finance, health, and lifestyle.

He currently writes a regular blog column for CBS MoneyWatch, titled Money for Life. His latest book is Money for Life: Turn Your IRA and 401(k) Into a Lifetime Retirement Paycheck. His previously published works include:

Money for Life, as free online retirement planning guide
Recession-Proof Your Retirement Years: Simple Retirement Planning Strategies That Work Through Thick or Thin
The Quest: For Long Life, Health and Prosperity (a DVD/workbook package)
Live Long & Prosper! Invest in Your Happiness, Health and Wealth for Retirement and Beyond
Don’t Work Forever! Simple Steps Baby Boomers Must Take To Ever Retire

Before joining the Stanford Center on Longevity, he worked for over 35 years as a consulting actuary, helping Fortune 1000 companies design, manage and communicate their retirement programs. He worked as a Consultant for Mercer, the human resources consulting firm, and retired as a Vice President from Watson Wyatt after a 25-year career.

He is a Fellow in the Society of Actuaries, and graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of California, Irvine, with a double major in mathematics and social science.


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