Percentage of baby boomers (set to inherit a total of $7.6 trillion in their lifetimes, a figure more than $1.7 trillion greater than China's 2012 GDP) who will receive an inheritance, according to the Boston College Center for Retirement Research: 66
Projected percentage of that legacy they will lose, and not because of taxes: 70
By the end of their children's lives -- the third generation -- percentage of family fortunes that will be gone: 90
Source: Boston College's Center on Wealth and Philanthropy.
Amount of money unauthorized immigrants pay each year in state and local taxes, according to an analysis from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy: $10.6 billion
Estimated annual revenue increase for all 50 states and the District of Columbia should undocumented immigrants currently in the U.S. be allowed to work here legally: $2 billion
Source: Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy.
By 2018, projected net worth of 2013 Wimbledon champion Andy Murray, through prize money and endorsements, propelling him into the second spot after Maria Sharapova and ahead of Novak Djokovic, according to Wealth-X: $160 million
Percentage of homeowners who feel they have earned an "A" grade in home energy conservation, according to the findings of the 2013 Lennox Home Energy Report Card survey: 23
Percentage of homeowners who say the motivation for energy conservation is saving money: 57
Percentage who say it's the importance of protecting the environment: 38
Source: Lennox Industries.
Number of times more often that drivers aged 16 to 17 years are involved in crashes per mile driven compared to drivers in their 40s, 50s or 60s, according to a study conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety: 7
Percentage of people who already swim or want to start swimming who believe that it is the only sport that can be done for life, according to global research commissioned by Speedo: 73
Percentage who believe swimming provides a better workout and results in a better body than any other form of exercise: 86
Percentage who feel more physically fit as a result of swimming: 71
Percentage of all buyers of addictive pain medications in the U.S. who were estimated to be "doctor shoppers" (persons who seek prescriptions for the same drugs from different physicians without telling them about other prescribers), according to a study from ABT Associates published in the journal PLOS ONE: 1
Although they constituted a small portion of patients prescribed opioid pain killers, estimated number of prescriptions they purchased (almost 2 percent of all prescriptions for highly controlled opioids): 4.3 million
Source: ABT Associates.
Percentage of workers who admitted it is at least somewhat likely they would leave their current position if they felt disengaged, according to a survey developed by OfficeTeam: 61
Percentage of respondents who said their company is at least somewhat effective in keeping workers motivated: 74
Percentage of chief financial officers who said international experience will be at least somewhat necessary for accounting and finance staff five years from now, according to a survey from Robert Half Management Resources: 69
Percentage of CFOs at companies with 1,000 or more employees who feel accountants will need international experience: 99
Even at the smallest firms (20 to 49 employees), percentage of executives who say accounting and finance staff will need more than a U.S. perspective on the job: 67
Source: Robert Half Management Resources.
Percentage of America's insurance brokers, shaken by wide-ranging changes to the nation's health care system and economic unrest, who are considering exiting the health insurance business altogether, according to the 2013 Aflac WorkForces Report for Brokers: 45
Percentage who are only somewhat or not at all confident about the future of their firm and industry: 51
Source: Aflac Inc.
"You must have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by. Yes, but some of them are golden only because we let them slip by." -- James M. Barrie
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