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Published: Wednesday, Oct. 9 2013 1:40 p.m. MDT

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Daniel Leifker
San Francisco, CA

Reminds me of the joke about the new restaurant the opened for bachelors. There are no tables, just a lot of kitchen sinks that you stand over while you eat.

Anyway, don't get the cart before the horse. The graph shows unmarried men earn less than married men. But it would be a terrible error in logic to conclude that being single drives down your income. Maybe less affluent men have a hard time keeping and finding wives.

Interesting article, though, thanks.

American Fork, UT

Yes. It is.

Casey See

I would like to see the graphic showing the breakdown of 18-30, and then 31-45, and finaly 46-64. It would be interesting to see what single men in the 18-30 age group verses married men in the same age group and then single verses married in the 31 - 45 and 46-64 age groups. Is the driver single men or age that causes the spending habits by each of these groups. By lumping men all together in the age group of 18 - 64 (which is the working age group) we can't see if it is really age or marital status that drives the differences.

Twin Falls, ID

I do a lot better money wise single than I ever did married or involved in a relationship. Most attractive women go for guys with fancy rides and big bank roll. Trouble is those men owe their souls to the bank and credit unions. It pays to stay single.

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