Monday, October 26, 2009

F. Scott Fitzgerald and money

John Scalzi writes on FSF's annual income, and annual expenditures. He earned a pretty decent living, all things considered, but he had some seriously high expenses to go along with it.

JS: Fitzgerald more or less consistently clocked $24,000 in writing income, which the author of the article, employing a 20:1 ratio of money values then to money values now, offers as the equivalent of making $500,000 a year in today’s dollars. This is a nice income if you can get it, and Fitzgerald got it in an era in which his tax rate was something on the order of 8%. More...

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