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How 'lifestyle inflation' is holding people back from getting ahead

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  • Liberal Ted Salt Lake City, UT
    May 8, 2014 11:11 a.m.

    More importantly, if we removed the safety nets, then people might actually consider creating a safety net for themselves. The way our society is, the attitude is eat, drink and be merry and lose it all for we have welfare.

  • U-tar Woodland Hills, UT
    May 7, 2014 6:56 p.m.

    I think there was a commandment that went something like this, "Thou shalt not covet" All to often tossed aside like the other nine in our society.

  • cjb Bountiful, UT
    May 7, 2014 4:46 p.m.

    When I got a job after university, though we could have afforded more, we bought the smallest least expensive house that would accommodate us. Our other spending did not increase. We just saved and invested the rest.

  • Brer Rabbit Spanish Fork, UT
    May 7, 2014 4:37 p.m.

    The government works on the same principle. The more income that they get from taxpayers the more they spend. How can we expect the citizens to be any different. After all the government is made of of politicians and bureaucrats that are no different than the citizens in this article.