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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Middle class? Wait, so that makes me a poor white trash with below 35,000 a year..
So what happened to the american dream? Did that die with everything else?
I scrap up money every week to pay my bills, Power company threating me to turn me off for not paying a 80.00$ bill.. Paying for groceries is a feat , at 50.00$ a day to feed four people.
Where in the world do these people get off, saying that 50,000 to 250,000 a year is middle class
How many people do you know make that much money? CEO's, and others that drive BMW's as a weekend car.
Please this is sickening. Our so called president is going to help us...Oh come on, he cant help himself..
Obama care.That wont help the flies. Rich people stay rich and poor people get poorer..and strave to death watching the rich eat off thier backs..Period.
I thought I was middle class until I read this. I guess I am lower class, wayyyyyy lower class. The only slide that applied to me was owning my home (thanks to the GI Bill).
I thought rich people made $40K-$60k a year. I am still happy and healthy though. Now I have something to work towards.
The bankers , Wall Street and especially the Federal Reserve have us in bondage. I hope the people making over $200,000 a year will cut off their income at that point so they don't have to support the ones who do not want to work. This whole thing will not be sustainable for ever. The gravy train will end.
If people weren't so materiallistic and always wanted the newest product out instead of being satisfied with what they have They would be a whole lot better off. Americans are greedy and wasteful people. What"s wrong with buying slightly perfectly used products. Shop at your local thrift stores and lower discount super markets, Everyone has to have the newest and the best and are willing to pay top dollar for it.
For heavens sake use coupons. There are so many ways to live within your comfor zone and be happy.
Well, I meet the minimum requirements, I guess. I have a stable job, and hubby and I have a combined income of $50,000 pre-tax.
We take a vacation once a year (Usually Orlando since we live in So. Flo. but we'll take car trips other places.) and we have a Roth IRA. (There's not much in it, though.)
We JUST bought health insurance last month (not through our employer, who doesn't pay for anything, and that would cost us an arm and a leg. I have a friend who's a broker and he got us a good package.).
I don't own a home, though I inherited my grandmother's house, and her mortgage. I don't live there. My father does, and we rent an apartment.
I hate shopping at Target. I usually shop at Sam's because we're trying to save money so we can finish paying off our debt ($6,000 to go!).
I'm a fairly conservative Republican, though I don't vote party lines and will elect whomever I think can best do the job.
I have NO intentions of having a college fund for any of my kids. I had to work my way through school. So will they. I didn't get a free ride, and they aren't getting one either. If they want an education, they have to have the drive and ambition to get it themselves.
Who makes up this crap?? is this "the new normal"?
and are those who make more that 250k only 2% of the population of wage erners? i dont think so.
You know you'll soon be middle class if you have money now. obama is going to tax you into middle class.
You know you're middle class if ... you have to sit in traffic every day, sucking fumes from the car in front of you, so that you can get back and forth to a job you hate and brown bagging it with no Twinkies for dessert.
WOW....MIDDLE CLASS HERE...BARELY.....BUT I ALWAYS VOTE REPULICAN.
WHOEVER IS ABLE TO RAISE A FAMILY, BUY A HOME, AND SURVIVE IN THIS WORLD
AND STILL SAVES $48,000 FOR EACH OF THEIR CHILDREN'S COLLEGE EDUCATION
NEEDS TO WRITE A BOOK TELLING THE REST OF US HOW TO DO IT. I DON'T KNOW
WHO WRITES THIS STUFF OR WHERE THEY GET THE INFORMATION BUT IT DOESN'T
MATCH UP WITH MOST PEOPLE THAT I KNOW.
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