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Thursday, July 06, 2006

Money Does Too Buy Happiness

I'm disgusted by news reports, like this one, or this one, or this one. Call me selfish, but I am tired of barely making ends meet and having no vision of how to get ahead of where I am. It's ridiculous to think that being poor = being happy. I'm fairly poor, or perhaps bottom-of-the-barrel middle class, and I'm not happy about it at all. Yes, I made some very unwise, even stupid decisions early in my life that have cost me good credit. If I could reestablish some credit, maybe THEN I'd be happy, or less dissatisfied. Where's the study on people's happiness in relation to their credit score?

Here's a more satisfying article.

I just would like to be able to put a down payment on a new Civic (I'm not asking for the means for a Hummer, or even an Accord!), rather than scratching my way through Craig's list for something that will run, has passed its smog inspection, and costs $500 or less.

3 Comments:

Blogger Kyle said...

LA isn't a cheap place. Albuquerque is one of the least expensive and best places to live. It is actually mildly progressive too!

Move there and then I can selfishly come visit!

3:01 PM

 
Blogger Kuntry Konfession said...

be a professional country line dancer and get paid well! yeeeeehaw!-uh-oh! just as long as you're alowed to crack the bullwhip!

1:29 PM

 
Blogger Tim-tambolini said...

I would have to say that I agree, money doesn't buy happiness at all, however, being able to buy cool stuff from time to time does make me happy for a little while. I don't have a lot of money either, just good credit, which makes it appear that I have a lot of money.

10:10 AM

 

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