Date: 2011-12-08 15:16 (UTC)
kalypso: (Numbers)
From: [personal profile] kalypso
Of course - and at the other end there are people so rich they never need a mortgage in the first place, who probably constitute the 1%. But although I didn't expect the survey to cover every possible contingency, I was surprised it was quite so simple, and didn't ask questions like "have you dependents?" and outgoings other than council tax. Leaving those out meant that it underestimated my level of financial comfort. I know that I'm very, very privileged (though the super-rich would no doubt think I'm poor).

Even more detailed surveys tend to miss something not-common-but-significant-to-me, eg one I did on my carbon footprint gave me a very favourable score because I don't have a car or take many foreign holidays - but the only question it asked about my house was about the insulation, and not whether it was a family house occupied by a single human, which is my primary ecological crime.
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