OK, well, Blakk Frogg got to the office today, turned on his trusty(?) computer and found this article waiting for him on the MSN Today popup which comes up each time Windows Live Messenger starts up. Yeah, Blakk Frogg thinks lots of guys out there, after reading this, will say the same thing: [ CENSORED CENSORED CENSORED ].
The women associated with those same men will say, "How'd I end up with a broke-ass motherfrogger like him anyways? His brother was SO much cuter AND he makes the average salary....." ;)
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The average guy's annual income: $39,429
If he graduated from college: $54,069
If he has only a high-school diploma: $28,343
Percentage of men who are unhappy with their paycheck: 49
Why Their Glass Is Still Three-Quarters Empty
The average guy received a 3.9 percent raise this year, leaving him well short of the $227,229 a year he told us he'd need to be "completely satisfied" with his financial situation.
On the plus side, 20 percent of men told us they'd reach financial zen at just $60,000 a year -- that's only 13 pay raises away. If you want to pull in a six-figure salary, explains Marc Cenedella, president and CEO of TheLadders.com (an online job service that specializes in the $100,000-plus market), you need to set yourself apart from the rest of the monkeys in your office.
"'Thinking' work is what pays the big bucks these days," Cenedella says. "The best bosses don't want to micromanage. They want people who can set big-picture goals and then deliver, who are great at coaching junior staffers, and who are accountable when they screw up."
If a pay raise isn't likely, then quit fooling yourself. University of Illinois researchers found that people are happier when the material possessions they desire are within reach. In other words, forget the Ferrari and save for a Corvette instead.
- How much the average guy is carrying in his wallet right now: Less than $10
- The average guy's most common ATM withdrawal: $40
- Percentage of men who take out $100 a pop: 22
- Percentage who've never used an ATM: 18
- Amenities the average guy wants added to ATMs:
- Frequent-withdrawal points
- 2. Porn clips
- 3. Hot coffee
- Percentage of U.S. bills carrying bacteria: 90
What's Living On That Money
According to a Hong Kong bacteriologist, as many as 178,000 different types of bacteria (9,500 E. coli relatives alone) can reside on paper currency. Why? Wear and tear creates nooks and crannies in which fecal matter and figurative crap can hide. Handling money is like shaking hands with its previous owner, so during flu season, wash your hands after every transaction.
Percentage of men who never balance their checkbooks: 53
Of those who do, percentage who always reconcile to the penny: 25
The average guy's preferred way to pay:
Debit card, 44 percent
Cash, 28 percent
Percentage of men who'd pick up a dollar from a sidewalk: 98
A quarter: 94
A dime: 86
A penny: 63
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