Read an interesting article from the Huffingtonpost about how gay Americans are financially more secure than the average American. When I was in high school many years ago, students, especially the boys, called each other gay when one of them did something not very manly. It was a form of playful insult :0) But according to this study, being called gay could now mean you have a better chance of making more money 😀
According to the survey of more than 1,000 gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people by Prudential, a financial services company, the average GLBT household earns $61,500 annually, which is more than $10,000 higher than the average national household income. Only 7% of respondents were unemployed, compared to the 7.9% US national average. But we all know it’s not about how much people make, it’s about how much they can save. Well gay households save on average $6,000 more than the national average 🙂 Not only that, but they also have $4,000 less in debt. Pretty impressive. But I guess it makes sense to save more money if you make more money. No wonder why so many gay celebrities are rich and awesome.
Why do gay people tend to earn more money and are better at managing their debt than the national average? I don’t really know ಠ_ರೃ Of course this is only one study and results may vary by different States, but it’s a pretty cool study I think. Now I’m interested to see a survey like this for Canadians 😀 I wonder if the findings will be similar or different. Have a nice weekend folks.
Random Useless Fact: Did you know that pugs are extremely versatile animals. They can be made to look like almost anything… (=^_^=)