The Wealthier You Are, the Longer You’re Likely to Live

The more money you have, the longer you just might live. What’s more, there seems to be a widening gap between the life expectancy of Americans at the upper end of the income spectrum and those at the lower end, according to research from the University of Washington and published by the Washington Post. While life expectancy has risen for the nation – it was  78.5 years in 2009 – research shows that this progress has eluded lower-wage earners. To illustrate that point, the …