Would You Spend Money to Avoid a Minor Inconvenience?

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Chattanooga, Tennessee—



This challenges the idea that we’re lazier than we used to be.  Someone polled over 4,000 Americans and asked what they’re more likely to do:  Spend a little money to avoid a minor inconvenience . . . or just deal with it to AVOID spending money.



Only 27% of Americans say they’re more likely to spend money to make their life a little easier.  52% said no way, and 21% said it depends.



Younger people are more likely to just spend the money . . . around 30% of people under 55 said yes, compared to just 22% of people older than that.  And obviously income matters too.  Only 19% of people who make under 40 grand a year said they’d spend the money.