“Get out of debt” and “lose weight” are two of the most commonly searched phrases on Google. What does that say about American culture?
Here’s a few other interesting things I found doing some research on Google. Compare the results for these search phrases:
“get out of debt fast”: 7.140.000 searches
“get out of debt“: 29.600.000 searches
“free money fast“: 56.100.000 searches
“loans fast“: 135.000.000 searches
What does it say about our culture when over 4 times as many people are searching for ways to get loans as are searching for ways to get out of debt?
Obviously, I am the last person in America in the position to make a judgement about the way people choose to spend their money. But it’s worrisome from a societal standpoint when there are so many people who are defaulting on their mortgages and credit card payments, but retail sales and car sales are up for 2012! I’m not a financial expert, but I even I know there’s something wrong with that scenario.
We want change in our finances. We want it fast. But we also want it without sacrifice.
How do we fix this? Can it be fixed?