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thedailywhat:

Look At This Resourceful Fish of the Day: This yellow goby fashioned a smart lil home out of a corroded soda can, but he stood (swam?) his ground when a National Geographic photographer requested a peek inside.
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cutie

thedailywhat:

Look At This Resourceful Fish of the Day: This yellow goby fashioned a smart lil home out of a corroded soda can, but he stood (swam?) his ground when a National Geographic photographer requested a peek inside.

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cutie

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multiplicitiesoffreedom:

npr:

How The Poor, The Middle Class, And The Rich Spend Their Money
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
Credit: Lam Thuy Vo / NPR 

Some interesting items:
Housing is above what’s considered “affordable” (28% of income), for all three groups
Preference for education (as determined by % of budget) doesn’t rise for middle income as compared to low
The gross disparity in retirement savings —while it’s due in large part to income constraints, I wonder to what degree it’s also about financial literacy (or perhaps invested in social capital instead)
Resteraunt expenses seem to scale proportionally as compared to income 

multiplicitiesoffreedom:

npr:

How The Poor, The Middle Class, And The Rich Spend Their Money

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Credit: Lam Thuy Vo / NPR 

Some interesting items:

  • Housing is above what’s considered “affordable” (28% of income), for all three groups
  • Preference for education (as determined by % of budget) doesn’t rise for middle income as compared to low
  • The gross disparity in retirement savings —while it’s due in large part to income constraints, I wonder to what degree it’s also about financial literacy (or perhaps invested in social capital instead)
  • Resteraunt expenses seem to scale proportionally as compared to income 

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