Millennial? Try to find a job in a place that isn't the hottest housing market in Canada. Life would be a bit slower but easier and cheaper. How much does stress correlate to your health and life expectancy?hectorh wrote: ↑Jun 7th, 2018 11:37 amWhere did you get that from? Do you perhaps work for an HR department trying to justify the low wages?
With 70,000 you can barely make rent in Vancouver, I damm as hell would be able to be happier if I didn't have to worry about paying the rent every month, that would take at least $120,000 in Vancouver. I think that number ($70,000) is for a farmer in a tiny Mexican village. I don't know what happiness means to you, but to me it means that I'm able to explore my interests without time, distance or resource limitations. If I'm sick and I need IVIG injections at a cost of $125,000/year (yes, that's how much they cost), I damm as hell would not be happy if I only made $70,000 per year. If I want to learn to play the piano, but I can't afford the lessons, will I be happy? no because I'll be frustrated. If I want to see the Mona Lisa in person to experience what DaVinci created, I sure as hell will need to be able to afford the flight. So yeah, that study that keeps getting quoted time and time again is either being taken completely out of context (applies only to third world countries where average wages are < $10,000) or the data is so flawed and skewed that it's complete bullshit. No, money can't buy happiness, but it sure as hell can take away the things that make you unhappy.
This I believe (specially since the American 100 percentile means well over 1 million/year). More income means being able to buy better quality food, which is healthier, it means having a professional cook it for you so it's not overly salty or greasy and well balanced in nutrition, it means being able to afford top notch health care which translates into earlier detection and treatment of life threatening conditions. More income also means a better education, which if you put it into practice will lead you to make safer choices.
So kinda funny that you quote two studies that completely argue against each other ...
Things I learned after doing a few years of university/college - I should have gone into trades. The education to income ratio is huge and you start earlier. More education does not necessarily mean more income.
Sorry OP for the off topic. Thanks for the free app, will try it out.