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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And get ready for taxes to go up.. before I lost my job a year ago, my best year was 28k. Now, that bracket is going to pay ANOTHER $1200 in income tax....funny how that was just about what I was able to save per year.
And that 48k saved per kid??? What a joke. NO ONE can afford that, certainly not in my "middle" class world.... or did I qualify as povery?
I fit the bill for middle class and started saving for my grandchildren's education when they were born. It's easier as a grandparent so I've made the mark earlier than high school.
I can't think of a better article more out of touch with who or what the middle class is than this article. Nice one MSN, Kim Peterson makes these middle class assumptions based upon who, Sallie Mae! Sallie Mae doesn't know middle class from Auto shop class.
I always enjoy discovering I am not wealthy enough to be middle class and not poor enough to have no class. I love the hate and outrage many fume over just because they disagree with the report which is just data; it has little to do with how you as an individual live. Maybe we should worry less about class and more about what you as an individual want; that maybe more helpful in your future. I like the take on I.Q. and college education being wasted on those below 110. Well I wonder if he voted for either ot the Bushes. You got to admit George Jr. would have a tough time making 90. No one will ever talk about retards the same again, who says the GOP is not progressive, when has the Democrats put up an idiot for Pres. My point is the messenger is not the problem it is only information to use as you deem useful in your journey through existence. I remember the days when middle class simply meant you had three meals, clean clothes and a warm secure place to sleep.
This is all B.S. period. High class, middle class, low class, what the hell ever "CLASS" it might be....what ever store who shops at....it all boils down to one thing in this life....we are human rich or poor, we all eat , sleep, and crap, an one thing for sure...YOUR NOT TAKING IT WITH YOU when you go and that could be any given moment....so cherish what you have an stop worrying about how rich or poor you are...Thank the creator your alive at least for now. Handle what ever comes along each day, we all have the right to be what we want to be....rich or poor!!!!
I must be lower class. I have 39 certified years of work, but had to take early S.S Disability, at age 61-- for breaking, literally-- my back while working.
Being later diagnosed with "extreme surgical failure in said back"-- thru some lousy titanium surgical screws breaking in my back, while sleeping-- sure didn't help. Results: two more $urgerie$. No more work.
Aaaahh... being not-middle class-- is a way of life.
Before reading this, I thought I was doing ok - yes, I'm very frugal... but now after reading this, I'm just depressed, lol! I shop at Walmart, I don't own my own home, I don't have a secure job (I'm a teacher - that should explain everything), I am not saving for my children's college (on the account that I don't have children), I don't have health insurance, I am not saving up for retirement... so with all of those points, I guess it's safe to say that, for me, this article is: 9 ways to know if you're NOT middle class... lol.... oh boy this economy...
Wrong about the voting part. I believe most middle class votes Republican.
The US has become a country divided by class war-fare. If you don't like where you are at - do something about. The rich obviously did something about their careers - yet the lower and middle class b***h about it...Ed McMahon is not coming and the government will not save you. Stop and do something about it and quit complaining. There is nothing wrong with being middle class, most live beyond their means trying to act rich. If all your money is going toward new vehicles or a house payment then you should look in the mirror.
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