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Your Credit Score Can Predict When You’ll Die, Research Shows

DONZI
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Your Credit Score Can Predict When You’ll Die, Research Shows

Imagine that...

 

https://tucson.com/business/investment/personal-finance/your-credit-score-can-predict-when-you-ll-di...

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pizzadude
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Re: Your Credit Score Can Predict When You’ll Die, Research Shows

This makes sense to me, that economic stress can be correlated to death:

 

Previous research tells us that people who experience economic strains, like a sudden job loss, are more likely to take on debt, lose access to health care resources and experience mental health crises compared to those who are gainfully employed. All of this leads to financial duress that can shorten a person’s life in the long run. That shows up in credit data too, the researchers say.

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Brian_Earl_Spilner
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Re: Your Credit Score Can Predict When You’ll Die, Research Shows

Makes perfect sense.

    
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iced
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Re: Your Credit Score Can Predict When You’ll Die, Research Shows


@pizzadude wrote:

This makes sense to me, that economic stress can be correlated to death:

 

Previous research tells us that people who experience economic strains, like a sudden job loss, are more likely to take on debt, lose access to health care resources and experience mental health crises compared to those who are gainfully employed. All of this leads to financial duress that can shorten a person’s life in the long run. That shows up in credit data too, the researchers say.


Operative word being correlated. I don't see the score so much as a predictor of life outcome as a symptom of economic stress, which in turn can reduce lifespan.

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Azza
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Re: Your Credit Score Can Predict When You’ll Die, Research Shows

Yeah this should probably be reworded to your credit score can reflect the fact that you died, not that it can predict it.

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