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    Re: Happiness Peaks at $75,000

    raw, or take-home?

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    Re: Happiness Peaks at $75,000

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    raw, or take-home?
    How much of a difference does that make? I mean - actual dollar difference?
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    Re: Happiness Peaks at $75,000

    I think it's meaningless without many, many qualifiers. E.g., For those of us who live in large coastal cities, $75k isn't a lot of money.

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    Re: Happiness Peaks at $75,000

    Quote Originally Posted by Aderleth View Post
    I think it's meaningless without many, many qualifiers. E.g., For those of us who live in large coastal cities, $75k isn't a lot of money.
    The article mentions something that and says that the results are pretty steady even though cost of living varies widely.

    And believe it or not, that number holds up even in big, expensive cities like New York.
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    Re: Happiness Peaks at $75,000

    its more about the relativity of the cost of living (materialistically) vs. income

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    Re: Happiness Peaks at $75,000

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    uh that is so small as to be stupid. Do you want registration? given less than 3% of criminals get their guns from private sales, its pretty much a waste of resources
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    you are confused. I never denied that many criminals get guns in private sales.

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    Re: Happiness Peaks at $75,000

    Quote Originally Posted by Neomalthusian View Post
    The article mentions something that and says that the results are pretty steady even though cost of living varies widely.
    I don't buy it. If their numbers do hold up in large cities, than you'd think the plateau number would be lower elsewhere. $75k/yr in Manhattan (or SF, where I live) buys a much cheaper lifestyle than it does in, say, rural North Dakota. I could see there being a plateau. That part makes sense to me. What does not make sense is the notion that the plateau is the same nationally independent of regional cost of living differences. It makes me question the methodology of the people who put together the test.

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    Re: Happiness Peaks at $75,000

    Quote Originally Posted by Aderleth View Post
    I don't buy it. If their numbers do hold up in large cities, than you'd think the plateau number would be lower elsewhere. $75k/yr in Manhattan (or SF, where I live) buys a much cheaper lifestyle than it does in, say, rural North Dakota. I could see there being a plateau. That part makes sense to me. What does not make sense is the notion that the plateau is the same nationally independent of regional cost of living differences. It makes me question the methodology of the people who put together the test.
    It's probably because that number, regardless of small variances in cost of living, is a round number that affords simple comforts and is large enough to provide the necessity of security.
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