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We know that how much money you make is one of the greatest predictors of your health, and subsequently how long you will live. A recent New York Times article The Rich Live Longer Everywhere, For the Poor, Geography Matters shows that the life expectancy gap between the rich and poor widened from 2001 to 2014 and the top 1% income earners live on average 10-15 years longer than the poorest 1%. For the poor, where they live matters as much or more than how much they earn. The study notes that the right mix of steps to improve habits and public health and access to social, educational and economic opportunity could help people live longer, regardless of how much money they make.