is near the bottom of the happiness index. That is, if happiness has to do
with income, debt, employment and keeping your home.
The state ranks 50th in the ranking by MainStreet.com., which included the
District of Columbia in its survey of misery levels. Only Oregon at No. 51
Florida residents' non-mortgage debt is 37.3 percent, according to the
index. The state has 9.4 percent unemployment and a foreclosure rate of
one per 214 households, according to MainStreet's index.
The happiness index looks at household income, debt, employment and
foreclosures. The main source of financial
happiness is the Midwest, according to the ranking. Nebraska, home of
famed financier Warren Buffet, is in the top spot, followed by Iowa and