Thinking ahead: Today's college freshmen are already...

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March 15, 1998

Thinking ahead: Today's college freshmen are already thinking about what kinds of investments they need for a secure financial future, according to a survey commissioned by Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. In the poll of 2,000 freshmen, 81 percent said owning a home is very important to them, 74 percent said life insurance is important and 46 percent said individual retirement accounts and pensions are important.

Soup's on: There's a gender gap in soup consumption, according to food maker Progresso. The company reports that of the 10 billion bowls of soup expected to be consumed in this country this year, 43 percent will be eaten by women and 33 percent by men. Children account for the other 24 percent.

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Pub Date: 3/15/98

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