Answer by Littlejem at 9:08 AM on Feb. 28, 2009
Answer by foreverb3 at 10:24 AM on Feb. 28, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 10:31 AM on Feb. 28, 2009
25,000 is NOT middle class. I think middle class starts at the point you STOP getting all the EIC credits and any tax help......you know, the point where you feel like you make too much to get any help, but before you are comfortably able to not live pay check to paycheck!...roughly around 49,000 for a family of 5.
Answer by momof030404 at 10:32 AM on Feb. 28, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 10:35 AM on Feb. 28, 2009
I remember making 25.000 a year with 2 kids...We were POOR! BROKE as SIN. We qualified for EVERY gov't assistance program created. We lived on spaghetti 3 times a week (my DH STILL hate spaghetti!) and hamburger helper an tuna fish the rest! How is THAT middle class...even LOWER middle class! At what point do you consider poor!?
Answer by momof030404 at 10:43 AM on Feb. 28, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 10:45 AM on Feb. 28, 2009
I get the encyclopedia definition, but to me you aren't middle class until you no longer qualify for gov't assistance. I have no idea why I think that! LOL Maybe b/c they treat you like a lower class citizen when you apply for those programs? I have just always assumed you were middle class when you no longer qualified for help. But that's just an opinion.
OH! And I am NOT looking down on those making less, I have BEEN there!
Answer by momof030404 at 10:49 AM on Feb. 28, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 10:51 AM on Feb. 28, 2009
Answer by LoriKeet at 11:21 AM on Feb. 28, 2009