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Are You Escaping from Affluenza?
Take this quiz and find out! Answer the following as honestly as possible.


1. My life would be happier if I had more money.

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2. I often feel overwhelmed by the amount of stuff I have, and the amount of time it takes to pay for, maintain, and store it all.

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3. My partner and I have different views on spending and saving, it's hard to talk about these subjects without arguing.

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4. My children seem more materialistic than I was at their age. (If you have no children, answer this from your experiences with the children you know.)

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5. I never seem to have enough "quality time" with my family and other loved ones.

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6. Our family loves clothing with the fashionable logos on it, and we're usually among the first on the block to see the latest hit movie.

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7. I hardly know my neighbors, I feel disconnected from my local community.

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8. I very often feel rushed, with too much to do and not enough time to do it all.

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9. I don't enjoy my job, I would quit if I didn't have to work for money.

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10. I don't feel that I live my life in total alignment with my values and beliefs.

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11. When making buying decisions, I seldom consider are whether the items are environmentally or socially friendly (e.g., union-made, organic, recyclable).

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12. I could use public transportation or carpool to work at least part of the time, but do not do so on a regular basis.

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13. I don't know what the interest rates are on my credit cards or exactly how much debt I have.

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14. I pay only the monthly minimum payment on my credit cards.

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15. I do not put money into savings regularly.

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16. I recycle on occasion, but we don't regularly recycle at home.

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17. I spend much more time shopping each month than I do being involved in my community.

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18. I grocery shop at the last minute, don't have time for coupons, and have a hard time sticking to my list.

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19. I sometimes buy something because it's cool or fashionable, not because I love it or need it.

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20. I know I have more "extras" in my life than my parents and grandparents did, but I don't feel as satisfied about my standard of living as I think they were.

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