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Healthdata via Slate.


Last month, we looked at the concept of risk. It is quite revealing, as we learned what we fear is big and scary and exciting, when instead we should fear the more mundane things in life, like cholesterol and heart disease.

Similarly, investors often fear big scary events – Crashes! Hyper-Inflation! Currency Collapse! – when what actually is more likely to damage your portfolios are mundane things like over-trading, excess fees, and taxes.

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2 Responses to “What Will (Literally) Kill You”

  1. ook_boo says:

    According to that chart, nobody ever dies of old age.

    • Dr. Shnoz says:

      Old age is not a disease with any morbidity — it is the condition of having not died. Once something else kills you, you are no longer old, you are dead.