9 ways to know if you're middle class
There's no hard-and-fast definition, but surveys show what kind of income and lifestyle you're likely to have if you -- and others -- think you're middle class.
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now I have looked at all of the above pictures, How to know I am middle class well I do not fall into middle class according to the above. I am the poor class, having to rent, I cannot afford my own home I
Wish I could I keep praying about that and more. Salary is no where near what they are saying.
yea I do shop in target, Walmart and other stores because I cannot afford the 100 to 300 dollar clothes many other stores sell. so I have to go cheaper. I guess than I am considered looking like crap.
So I am not middle class I would be considered the POOR Class. But I have a roof over my head and food on my table, a job, that pays my bills it is a struggle though, I do have health insurance, And God provides it all for me. Vacations I have NO clue what that is. I cannot afford it. Oh, well. I am in the poor class.
that one is a good one make 50 grand to 250 grand a year. yea sure, I make no where near that.
and never have. if I did I would be able to live a heck of a lot better than I do. and have to. And eat better too.
5/9. Middle-class, I guess. So why do I feel like I'm slowly backing downhill?
I think I am middle class, even our family income is over $250,000. and we have good jobs.
We have a nice big house and 5 cars. I don't feel rich. I am still trying to save money and
do not eat out a lot. I shop at discount stores and not at expensive stores. I think if you
are not worth millions. You are a middle class.
I don't believe that the middle class exist. I believe that there are the Rich, the Poor, and the people that are below poverty. You are supposed to double your hourly rate every 10 years. I worked for a grocery store chain in Chicago, for 12 years, I was a cashier making $12.25 per hour, quit in February 1994. Now almost 20 years later, most people are making less than $12.25 per hour, most are around $10.00 per hour. I do go along with raising the Minimal wage to $15.00 per hour. I do think that it makes since. Food prices have gone way up, property values are way down. In today's world, I do not have to travel far to find property in major need of repairs.
Is Obama Care really guaranteed issue? What is the deal with Open Enrollment between October 1st thru December 31. The first year it starts the open enrollment is a bit longer. What happens to the person, who decides that they can't afford the health care, pay the penalty, then in May or June, they discover that they have cancer, they will have to wait until the next enrollment period, then apply, then wait until January 1st. By then the cancer will be well advanced. Looks like another day, and another trick.
Unemployment benefits are really something else as well. Why would someone want to be on unemployment for 2 years. That sounds silly. Most will say, I will just collect for 2 years, and watch TV. At the end of their vacation, they will no longer be a Plummer, an Electrician, etc. If they were unemployed for 9-12 months, I would still consider them as being an Electrician, Plummer, etc.
My husband is retired from the federal government and I have a less than part time job. With the government 3 year cost of living freeze, the rise in health care, food, etc. We are really low on the middle class scale. Local and state services are rising too. With the President and Congress screwing around with the budget and Obamacare, I think they should stop getting paid until they come to a resolution that helps not hinders the citizens of America. They need to have no pay sequester days like the military and civilian workers have. Cut their money and perks out, no travel expenses reimbursed, etc. Maybe, just maybe they will take care of business. Have a nice vacation Congress. The rest of us have our feet in a plastic pool out in the back yard, if we are lucky. We are watching you and getting ready to vote you all out next election!
The term "middle class" has been reduced to a meaningless "feel good" label that politicians use to garner votes. It is used to make us feel like an integral component of society, when in reality it seems most of us are just struggling to keep from slipping into poverty from an illness , job loss or just being financially eaten alive.
ROTFLMAOFFF!!! This article is yet another piece of crap attempting to compact an entire population. The TRUTH:
Middle class is just a term to make folks think they are other than poor.
There's no such thing as a "secure" job. . . you work for someone else, then you're oner budget item away from unemployment.
A vehicle is JUST transportation, A house is JUST shelter.
College savings are basically a free loan to a bankster who loans it back to you at 20%
Retirement is a myth to make folks think they'll be living la vida loca on ALLL the money they made during their working years, when most of the population will work till they drop.
Worrying about someone getting food stamps is idiotic, try living in a country without "handouts' and see how comfortable it is getting to your "secure" JUST OVER BROKE or ANYWHERE.
Newsflash: According to this article, all the people I know, in my "inner city" area in NJ fit at least 7 of these variables! And many VACATION 2x a year. How could we still be here is this God forsaken state if we didn't - SURPRISE!.
Yes, as quitely as its kept, folks of color are doing real well, we're smart enough not to spend time whining that some president, whose circles we will NEVER be a part of, and who has no CLUE we even exist, is the reason for any of our ISSUES - we just do what we do. Always knowing that any day, at any time things can change SAME AS THE CIRCLE OF LIFE.
Stop fronting wanting a label to define who you REALLY are and LIVE YOUR LIVES!!!
If you can change your $5 Gillette Fusion ProGlide Power cartridge every couple days when the indicator strip changes color to tell you to----then you're doing great, and you should definitely invest in Gillette.
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