Finance Friday: Personality Impacts Your Longevity

Researchers at Yeshiva University found that personality impacts longevity. Their study of a few hundred centenarians found several common characteristics, including these personality traits: a positive outlook on life, outgoing, optimistic, easygoing, laughing easily and often, and having a large social network. So how’s your outlook on life? Health and wellness programs have helped us all realize the truth that we are what we eat; maybe next up is for us to realize we are what we think!


About Mike Wilson

Michael L. Wilson, MBA, CFP®, CRC®, is the owner of Integrity Financial Planning. Prior to founding Integrity in 1998, he worked for two years as a faculty member at the College for Financial Planning in Denver, training other financial advisors. Mike has 10 years of experience in the mutual fund industry, having worked with Fidelity Investments and Invesco Mutual Funds. He holds an MBA in Finance from Baylor University. Learn more about his work at
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