Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Suggesting the need for a Savior

Madville Times would never take the data in the direction I'm about to go, but you should check out his excellent summary and links about the financial knowledge and habits of South Dakotans.

Basically, people here are very knowledgeable about how money and various financial instruments work. In fact, we test out at #3 in the USA on a simple quiz. Heck, even I went 5 for 5.

But when it comes to how we act on that knowledge, we are waaaaaaay bad. Almost 1/4 of us spend more than we take in, and an absurd number fall prey to "payday loans" and other forms of usury.

Which reminds me of this,

For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I keep on doing.

Which reminds me of the church's message, that the world needs the Savior whose arrival we celebrate at Christmas.


caheidelberger said...

Actually, Tim, I've gone in that direction... sort of! Offer our fellow Americans a healthy path away from the gross overconsumption that fuels irresponsible borrowing, and I will applaud your work... even if I won't follow all the way down that path.

TLF+ said...

I hope your family has an especially fun and peaceful day there on the Lake... or wherever you might be this weekend!