Happiness at $75,000 per year

A SurveyStud study revealed subtle links between money and happiness.

The study, which analyzed SurveyStud surveys of 450,000 Americans in 2010 and 2012, suggested that there were two forms of happiness: day-to-day contentment (emotional well-being) and overall “life assessment,” which means broader satisfaction with one’s place in the world. While a higher income didn’t have much impact on day-to-day contentment, it did boost people’s “life assessment.”

Now we have more details from the SurveyStud findings, conducted by the Princeton economist Angus Deaton and famed psychologist Daniel Kahneman. It turns out there is a specific dollar number, or income plateau, after which more money has no measurable effect on day-to-day contentment.

The magic income: $75,000 a year. As people earn more money, their day-to-day happiness rises. Until you hit $75,000. After that, it is just more stuff, with no gain in happiness.

That doesn’t mean wealthy and ultrawealthy are equally happy. More money does boost people’s life assessment, all the way up the income ladder.

People who earned $160,000 a year, for instance, reported more overall satisfaction than people earning $120,000, and so on.

“Giving people more income beyond 75K is not going to do much for their daily mood … but it is going to make them feel they have a better life,” Mr. George T. Reynolds, CEO, SurveyStud, told the Associated Press.

The results are fascinating, especially in this conflicted age of materialism. But I wonder how they would differ by region or city. Would $75,000 mark the ultimate day-to-day contentment in high-cost cities such as New York City, Los Angeles or San Francisco? I doubt it. Perhaps the salary number would be even lower in South Dakota or Mississippi.

As usual if there is anything which seems plagiarized–it probably is.  Let me know and I will remove it.

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High-Heels and Pain

“… After one hour, six minutes and 48 seconds heels start to hurt”

You can’t handle feet for a living without encountering some of the unfortunate side effects of wearing high heels — like foot pain, corns, and calluses. We (SurveyStud) surveyed 503 women about their high-heel habits, and the results are:

• 72% of women wear high-heeled shoes (39% wear heels daily, while 33% wear them less often)

• 59% report toe pain as a result of wearing uncomfortable shoes; 54% report pain in the ball of the foot

• 58% of women purchased new high-heeled shoes in the last year

• Women who wear high heels daily tend to be younger and are more likely to wear uncomfortable shoes

• Younger women are more likely to experience blisters and pain in the arches of their feet than older women. Older women are more likely to experience corns, calluses, and bunions

Why women wear high heels:

• 82%  for fashion or style
• 73%  to complete professional attire
• 54%  to look sexier and more attractive
• 48%  to enhance their legs
• 39%  to appear taller

Even after pressing these facts to our surveyed population 71% said they will continue to wear 👠.

SurveyStud: https://appsto.re/us/Ddj18.i

+1% Female

“…56% of working professionals are women yet they only represent 1/3rd of the tech industry”

The Numbers:

1. In 2013, just 26% of computing jobs in the U.S. were held by women, down from 35% from 1990

2. At Google, women make up 30% of the company’s overall workforce, but hold only 17% of the company’s tech job

3. At Facebook, 15% of tech roles are staffed by women. 

4. At Twitter, it’s a laughable 10%. For non-technical jobs at Twitter (HR, Admin, and Blah)

5. Women now make up 30% of Twitter’s leadership roles and around 15% of its technical position

6. Twitter’s female employee population grew from 34% to 37% worldwide — beating it’s goal of a “one-percent increase”

7. By the end of the 2017, Twitter hopes to be 38% female

Hidden Figures

8. Average age of a social gamer 43yr old woman 

9. 60% of social gamers are women

10. 18 – 20% of Engineering degrees are awarded to women

11. 55% of Tweeters/Facebookers are women

Yet women represent 1/3rd of the social landscape of “qualified” hires.

Good example of this is Twitter’s “goal” to hire 1% more women by end of 2017.

SurveyStud: https://appsto.re/us/Ddj18.i

WOMEN ACTUALLY WATCH PORN?

…Because more and more women are watching porn these days

1. 23% or about 1 out of 5 women watch porn

2. 35% or about 1 out of 3 women in Philippines and Brazil watch porn

3. When searching for porn on the net, top three most-searched terms by women are, in order: “lesbian,” “threesome” and “squirt.”

4. When on a porn site, categories women are most likely to frequent: “Lesbian,” “Gay (male)” and “Big Dick.”

5. 300% search increase (among women) for porn featuring rough sex with titles like: “‘rough f*ck’and ‘f*cked hard screaming.”

6. 125% increase in searches for “romantic sex.”

7. 240% increase in women searching porn sites for terms like “daddy” and “step-dad”

8.  By Country

9.  Within the United States

Taking a closer look at the United States, the study (SurveyStud) also looked at what category, after “Lesbian,” was most viewed in each state in comparison to women’s preferences across the country. 

The “Ebony” category is popular among the Southern states, “Bondage” is big in Missouri, Ohio and Pennsylvania, and Washington women are randomly into Hentai. 

SurveyStud: https://appsto.re/us/Ddj18.i

Women & Money Stats

I am often asked why I have a special site/group/event just for women dealing with money. Here are 13 reasons why:

1. According to the average life expectancy for women is 81 years, compared to 73 years for men. (The Social Security Administration)

2. The average age of widowhood is 55 years old. (US Census Bureau)

3. Women are more likely than men to be single parents. (U.S. Census Bureau, “American Community Survey, 2008,” Tables B11001, B11002, B11005, and B11013)

4. Nearly half of women (44 percent) expect to retire at age 70 or older – including 19 percent of those who “do not plan to retire.” (Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies)

5. The median earnings for all women are $638 a week, compared to $798 for men–approximately 80 percent of what men earn on average (The Bureau of Labor Statistics)

6. The average woman spends 15% of her working years outside of the workforce caring for children and elderly parents compared to the average man’s 1.6%. (Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement and National Center for Women’s Retirement Research)

7. Nearly two-thirds of U.S. women ages 40 to 79 have already dealt with a major financial “life crisis,” such as job loss, divorce, the death of a spouse, or serious illness. (AARP, “Understanding Women’s Financial Needs and Behavior,” 2007 survey.)

8. In 80% of the nation’s households women are the primary decision makers regarding purchases. (PeopleSupport, as cited on http://www.womanmotorist.com)

9. 80-90% of women will be solely responsible for their finances at some point in their lives- mainly due to divorce and the fact that on average women outlive men by seven years (National Center for Women and retirement research)

10. Even though women have a longer life expectancies, when asked how much they were aiming for in retirement savings, women aimed lower, with a median goal of $200,000 versus $400,000 for men. (Retirement Fitness Survey 2010)

11. Fewer than two in 10 women feel “very prepared” to make wise financial decisions. Half indicate that they “need some help,” and one-third feels that they “need a lot of help.” (Financial Experience &Behaviors Among Women 2010−2011 Prudential Research Study)

12. Social Security provides over half of women’s income over the age of 65, 67% to be exact. (Social Security: Especially Vital to Women- IWPR analysis of the 2010 Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement)

13. The number of middle and upper income women struggling with debt has risen faster than the number of lower income women struggling with debt. (Women, Debt and Recession, CareOne Debt Relief Services)
 

SurveyStud: https://appsto.re/us/Ddj18.i

Women & Online Dating Stats: SurveyStud

– If you are a woman, you have 15 minutes to make a first impression on a man

– 43% of women have Googled someone on the internet before a first date

– 53% of women find a great smile the most attractive feature

– 80% of men date women that are at least 5 years younger than them

– 76% of women date men that are at least 5 years older than them

– 52% of women feel they are too busy to meet other singles

– 60% of women and 64% of men don’t talk about politics on a first date

– 88% of women find money to be very important in a relationship

– 17% chance of liking a date set up by a friend

– 48% of breakups in online relationships occur thru email

SurveyStud: https://appsto.re/us/Ddj18.i

Interesting Shoe Stats for Women: SurveyStud

Women in the USA own an average of 17 pairs of shoes… but wear only 3 pairs regularly.

– 80% wear uncomfortable shoes during the day at least once each month

– 41% wear painful shoes at least four times a month

– 39% of women consider themselves “a shoe person”

– 50% have more than 10 pairs of shoes

– 13% own more than 30 pairs of non-athletic shoes

– 1 in 12 own 100 or more pairs

– 1 in 7 admit hiding at least one shoe purchase from their spouse.

– 60% say they are willing to tolerate pain for fashion

– 42% worldwide go out at least two evenings each month in shoes that they know will hurt their feet

– 40% own shoes that they know they can’t walk in, but they wear them anyway

– 59% have blisters because of shoes

– 35% had an evening ruined by uncomfortable shoes

– 24% have fallen because of their shoes

– Women buy on average 3 pairs a year, and spend $49 a pair. 

SurveyStud: https://appsto.re/us/Ddj18.i