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My Net Worth

Slurped from alleahna

I'm worth $2,170,743.63! How much are you worth?


Oct. 28th, 2004 04:12 pm (UTC)
You know, I heard a "This American Life" from years ago where a guy went to several actuaries to find out, should he die an untimely death, how much money his insurance would pay out.

It turns out that there are a few things that are cut and dried that went into this particular estimation. Such as, how old you are (the older you are, the less you're worth), how much money you make, your health.

But there were other parts that are totally subjective and can be used to make the case for getting a whole lot more money.

If you are an outdoorsy sort of person, for instance, this is worth more to insurance companies than people who spend all their time indoors. If you spend a lot of time with your parents, have children, are somebody's sole means of support.

If you are married, you are worth more than if you are merely co-habiting with someone. If you are married and have sex with your spouse often, you're worth a lot, apparently.

I don't think this particular program is that detailed. If it were, I think I'd be worth more. As it is, I'm holding out for a better offer.