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Maybe American men should skip a day of shaving, especially when interviewing for a job.
Sporting a mustache may improve your chances of landing a higher-paying job, according to a study commissioned by Quicken and the American Mustache Institute.
Mustached Americans earned 8.2 percent more on average than those with beards and 4.3 percent more than the clean shaven.
The news is not all good, however, as mustached Americans also tended to spend 11 percent more and save 3 percent less than their collective counterparts, according to the study, titled “Saving and Spending Patterns of Mustached Americans.”
“If efficiencies in financial management could be realized in the near-term,” the principal research consultant, Dr. Hans Menjou-Bartchen, said in a statement. “It’s highly probable that over the next four to five years, we will see mustached Americans’ savings rate grow to surpass their bearded and shaven peers.”
The study was conducted during the first six months of 2009, examining a random sample of 2,000 mustached American men along with 2,000 bearded and 2,000 clean-shaven peers.
Meanwhile, the mustached among us wait with bated breath for Oct. 30, when the “Robert Goulet Memorial Mustached American of the Year” award will be given to the person who best contributes to the mustached way of life. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder (above) is one of many nominees.