Seems like a sign of the times. Leasetrader.com, which bills itself as the most popular online marketplace for transferring car leases, reports in its blog here that doctors seem to be leading the professions in financial pain.
At least, in financial pain as measured by seeking to hand off a lease on a Maserati, a Mercedes or a BMW 7 series.
In its latest survey of leaseholders who are seeking to transfer their leases, leasetrader.com found that among those who were doctors, 54% said they were getting out for financial reasons, compared to 34% in 2008. Lawyers came in second. Financial executives’ pain seems to have been cut in half between 2008 and 2010.
John Sternal, spokesperson for leasetrader.com, parsed the numbers a bit for me. Leaseholders seek to get out of their leases for many different reasons, he said, from moving to a new location to finding that their growing family can no longer fit in their sports car. The survey found that doctors mentioned “financial reasons” more than any other profession.
The numbers on doctors translate into easily several thousands doctors who are trying to hand off their leases, John said. Maseratis, Mercedes S series and BMW 7 series are “the most popular that doctors are trying to escape from.”
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