To stay current with all that’s happening in the financial world and beyond, I do quite a bit of reading. Here are a few items I came across this past week I thought were worth sharing.
Are you really at your most miserable at 47.2 years old? (The Guardian)
Data from 132 countries found that the happiness curve was U-shaped everywhere. We are generally happy when young and progressively get less so until our late 40’s. Then our happiness begins increasing again. Evidently the “mid-life” crisis is a global phenomenon.
Evidently happiness and life satisfaction are 2 different things. Once annual earnings reach $75,000, happiness doesn’t increase. However, life satisfaction continues to improve with higher incomes. And almost all of the 1% (Income > $500K/yr) said they had achieved the American dream.
What I found interesting is that a majority of everyone else, even those at the lowest income levels, think the American dream is still achievable for themselves and even more so for their children.
What Taco Bell’s $100,000 salary offer says about U.S. jobs (Financial Advisor)
I guess I can’t joke about flipping burgers being a dead end job anymore.