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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Just about everyone is middle class. If you are upper class, believe me, you know you are and you don't know very many people who are not. If you are lower class, you know that too.
The other millions who are literate, work/are retired/in training, own/plan on owning houses/condos, get out the "good" china for holiday meals and have expectations that their children will exceed their own lifestyles fall into the great American Middle Class.
In The United States of America there are nine levels of classes; lower-lower, middle-lower, ................ ..............middle-upper, upper-upper! I think lower-lower starts with Honey Bo Bo and upper-upper ends with not Bill Gates, those that have had multi-millons of dollars for at least three generations.
God doesn't care and I don't either. Good People come from all levels and all walks of life!
THERE IS NO CLASS SYSTEM IN AMERICA!!!
We are all individual citizens who are out to achieve what is best for us and our families. Where in the Consitituion does it speak of a caste system? We must reject the language of the left.
THERE IS NO CLASS SYSTEM IN AMERICA!!!
We are all individual citizens who are
If you shop at WalMart you are not only hurting yourseof but you are hurting the entire country. WalMart's products consist of about 85% "Made In China". That will NOT solve our economic problems in this country. Demand that the store where you do your shopping bring in more "Made in America" products, products that will last and not be junk in a few weeks. Does anybody remember when you could hand down clothes? Not when they are made in China, they are for the most part crappy, cheap, junk. And DO NOT buy your pets food, treats, toys, or even bedding that has been made in China, it will harm them and may even kill them. Bedding you can wash but hang outside, after washing, in fresh air for a day or two to get the bad chemicals out.
There is nothing wrong with being labeled middle class but shopping at WalMart puts you into the stupid class!
No one mentioned that IF you are actually middle class (by money standard) you will get 25 K a year in SS when you are 66, since you made all that money and paid the SS taxes.
As far as college, find out if you are within the IQ of over 110 so you are actually college material (about 30-35 %) otherwise save your money, instead of trying college and dropping out, it is worse for you not to complete college, if you come to me for a job, because you either can not because your IQ is under 100 (50 % of all) or you are not stable, and I do not need that for my engineering shop at all, I do not have time for daily babysitting!--AND hopefully you have not made a big college debt----I unfortunately I see a lot like that, DO NOT GO TO COLLEGE, IF YOUR IQ IS NOT MENT FOR IT!
Such a silly article, I'm guessing the teenage inmates are running the asylum at MSN. The "Middle Class" was buried a very long, long time ago, along with that group they took decent journanlism, original ideas, class and decorum... p.s. But um, like we totally know what you vote and where you shop, but I FEEL like, you forgot to mention um where you like, buy your coffee... like Starbucks you are sooo middle class congrats! ... thanks Gen Y fascinating incite!
This is the dumbest article ever. It's like saying: you know youre alive if youre breathing, if you require water to function, if you move your bowels...lame
Even if I was a Billionaire I'd still shop at these stores, because I'm a down to earth, modest person that doesn't need to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars on a piece of clothing like Gucci or Versali, etc. (wonder if I even spelled those correctly) to make myself feel good or try to be better than anyone else! I'm a guy so I dunno if these are mens clothing companies or just for women! lol
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