Money – It can’t buy happiness; but it can buy things which may lead you to live a longer life.
A new study shows that people who have a higher net worth by their late 40s tend to live longer than a family member with a lower net worth, at the same age.
They also found that for each additional $50,000 of net worth accumulated at midlife (defined as late 40s for the purpose of the study) a person could improve their odds of being alive for another 24 years by about five-percent.
The scientists note: This suggests that wealthier people may live longer because of personal riches (which bring opportunity for better healthcare, living conditions and more) and not simply due to genetics.
And though this is good news for people with substantial income and savings, it also indicates that income inequality likely leads to health inequality.
There’s more, here: (UPI)