Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen nineteen and six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery.

Charles Dickens, David Copperfield, Ch. 12

People say “money can’t buy happiness.” Maybe so, but you know what? Having no money (or spending your way there) is a sure route to misery. Oh, this too…how to count Victorian currency.