the article has a bit on it:Surveys show that among Americans, most say they need $1 million or more to feel wealthy.
Of course, the article contradicts itself and its headline several times.The survey doesn't ask about total wealth needed to feel happy. But it does ask about the amount of wealth needed to feel "wealthy." Globally, the average amount needed to feel wealthy was $1.8 million.And earlier: Rising income, it turns out, produces greater happiness until you get to around $75,000. After that, there are diminishing returns, with more income leading to little or no gain in real happiness.So basically, money does (or does not) make you happy; although more money does (or does not) make you happier. And you need at least $75,000 (or $161,000) to feel happy (or wealthy), although more might make you happier (or wealthier) (or not). While in Dubai, $276,000 is needed to feel happy, or $2.6 million to feel wealthy--although you'll be just as happy with $75,000 either way. Or not.
sure haven't: jaytkay: sure haven't: In the ghetto? Crackton? An old hospital wing turned into a dive house?90% of households make less than $75,000.Either you believe 90% of Americans live in squalid ghettos.Or you're ignorant.You were born well off and you have no grasp on how most people live.See that really makes me laugh. I grew up poor, the oldest of 5 kids. It sucked ass. I know exactly the realities of life.
mc_madness: I've earned roughly $165,000 so far this year. It's not that much money.
Pocket Ninja: The formula for happiness includes $161,000, but it's slightly more complicated than just that amount.(base income)+$161,000\relatives*(sex*partners\frequency*threesome)+(car\mai ntenance-gas cost)+([penis size][breast size])-debt-(vacation/work hours)+lottery winnings+(alcohol on hand\consumption)*weed
Myria: It most certainly doesn't guarantee happiness. I'm an extremely depressed person.
Clemkadidlefark: I need enough to buy 100,000 acres of prime Wyoming grassland fenced all around with good running water, deep wells, natural wind breaks, protected roads ... 30,000 head of tough Angus cattle ... enough outbuildings to make life easy ... 22 - 25 ranch hands to get the work done ... good yellow iron and ranch machinery on hand ... enough ranch and maintenance equipment to be 99% self-reliant ... and an armored .50 machine gun emplacement up by the main entrance to ward off unwanted visitors. With a sign out by the main road that reads DO NOT ENTER. AUTHORIZED FEDERAL PERSONNEL ONLY. BIOHAZARD WEAPONS TESTING FACILITY. USE OF DEADLY FORCE AUTHORIZED.Having priced all that my mind, absent changing interest rates and these goldang mutating tax rates, call it $230 million spinning off a minimum of $12 million annually triple net.That'd do me.
Ringo48: Granny_Panties: [25.media.tumblr.com image 500x400]I'd settle for:[aleheads.files.wordpress.com image 336x400]It makes me happy.
smadge1: Pizza delivery is fine, but wrecks your car over time.
poe_zlaw: 100k / year in the US in most cities buys you a decent house, pays your bills, lets you save, buys you modest vacations, lets you live decent and pays for college.My survey of one person shows he has zero debt, is younger than 40, lives in the "richer neighborhood", and has substantial savings. The person aurveyed said he was prety happy and makes almost exactly that.
Icetech3: I always thought more money would make me happy.... Last year i made 160k take home and am just as miserable of a prick as ever.... Paid cash for a brand new Grandsport vette.. (inferno orange).. but still hate life and humans...
GibbyTheMole: Summercat65k a year. I'm cheap, and my little curiosities and luxuries in life are also cheap.Me too. If I had 65k a year, I'd be happy as a clam. I was doing pretty good (by my humble standards) a few years ago. Then gas went up 3x, everything else doubled in price, and my salary went up a whopping 6 percent. (big farking deal.) So yeah... livin' the dream.
12349876: sure haven't: I've always wondered is that household income? Or personal income?As pure example: if I make $75,000 alone, does my wife's income (let's say another $75,000) not count?I've always wanted an age breakdown.75k right out of college is very different from 75k just before you retire after decades of slow raises.
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