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What's the life expectancy of a 60-year-old in the United States?

This question was posed to workers and retirees to gather data for the Personal Finance Index, a collaborative research report from the TIAA Institute and the Global Financial Literacy Expense Center (GFLEC) at George Washington University. Answers showed that Americans are just as lacking in knowledge about longevity as they are about financial issues: Some 53% of those surveyed underestimated Americans' life expectancy or didn't know enough to make a guess at all.

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