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  • The fear of death can affect your finances
  • The fear of death can affect your finances
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Science

You’re killing me! The science of mortality

It’s a fact; we’re getting old. By 2020, over-60s will outnumber under-5s for the first time. And as death looms, our fear of it does, too. Linda Court Salisbury and Gergana Y. Nenkov sit down with Canvas8 to explain how considering our own mortality can affect decision making in later life.

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Humans are getting old. It’s predicted that by 2020, the global population of over-60s will outnumber under-5s for the first time – due in part to ever-elongating lifespans. [1] In 2014, the average global life expectancy was 71.5 – up six years on 1990. [2] And if there are more old people, there’s more of a necessity to understand what makes them tick. We already know that older people make decisions differently – it’s proven that as we age, we lose the ability to deal with complex decisions with the same aptitude as younger adults, for example. And 

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