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Big Data: Losing your nest egg can kill you

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It turns out that losing your nest egg can kill you. Researchers at Northwestern University studied 8,000 people in an effort to understand the complicated intersection of health and personal finance. A sudden loss of three-quarters or more of a person’s total wealth during a two-year period led to a 50 percent greater likelihood of death in the next two decades, the study found.

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