If you ever felt poor when you had to subsist on rice and beans for a week to pay rent, rest easier knowing that even the wealthy feel a bit Oliver Twist lately. According to a study in the Wall Street Journal, the rich man’s paper of record, 42 percent of people with an average worth of $3.5 million say they don’t feel “wealthy.” How much does it take to actually feel well-heeled? $7.5 million! But what about the 58 percent who do feel wealthy? They’re happy with only $1.75 million. Why would any run-of-the-millionaire feel satisfied with less than $7.5 million, you ask? Mike Durbin, author of the study, says, “those who felt wealthy at that lower amount tended to be younger, so time is their greatest ally in their pursuit and retention of wealth.” Moral of the story: you can put a price on youth.
Odds are that there are very few people reading Brokelyn who are fans of Pizza Hut, seeing as eating chain pizza in New York City is basically violence, or college sports, because we’ve tried to serve you guys sports content before and you nerds aren’t into it, we get it. But there are definitely lots of […]
1. Booze it up at this month’s BHS Free Friday: Oktoberfest, with Brooklyn beer history from the archives, a beer tasting with Brooklyn Brewery, a screening of Beauty and the Beer, and more. (Friday, Brooklyn Historical Society, FREE) 2. Giggle demurely at LAWL: Ladies and Women Laughing, an all-gal comedy show with Jenny Nelson, Keisha Zollar, Rachel Joravsky, […]
When life gives you lemons you make lemonade. It follows that when life gave us the current election cycle, many tried to turn a profit on it. Ample Hills kept things chill with candidate-themed ice cream flavors; a number of New Yorkers tried to profit in a different way by putting up Craigslist hookup ads for debate-watch sex; and all over the internet, people started […]