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$200,000 is the new middle class

Anonymous
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Agree or disagree?

Eta:thatis what we make and I don't feel "rich" in fact we live pay check to pay check.

Posted by Anonymous on Nov. 17, 2013 at 4:43 AM
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TotallyTweedles
by Gold Member on Nov. 17, 2013 at 4:45 AM
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Depends on location but for generalities I'd say disagree.
Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Nov. 17, 2013 at 4:47 AM


Why?

Quoting TotallyTweedles:

Depends on location but for generalities I'd say disagree.



KatLee42513
by on Nov. 17, 2013 at 4:52 AM
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I agree. My parents bring in slightly more but they are business owners. Most people around that income are small business owners which is ultimately the main job producer
Anonymous
by Anonymous on Nov. 17, 2013 at 4:55 AM
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In my area (nj just outside NYC) I agree that's still middle class... But go to Texas with that income and you are the rockafellers. In most parts of the country that is upper class income.
Anonymous
by Anonymous on Nov. 17, 2013 at 4:56 AM
Disagree my dad makes 150k step mom makes 75k they live more then comfortably.
TotallyTweedles
by Gold Member on Nov. 17, 2013 at 4:59 AM
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Well for starters the census bureau reported anational average income for "middle class" in 2012 was a just a bit over $51k. I highly doubt it jumped over $140k in one year. As for my statement on location, in NYC "middle class" is still designated as anyone making between $30k and $100k (even though many making just over that claim to be middle class due to extreme living costs). In my honest opinion unless a person resides in a city with high living expenses, is living beyond their means, or has 10+ kids then $200k a year is plenty to both live and have a life.


Quoting Anonymous:


Why?


Quoting TotallyTweedles:

Depends on location but for generalities I'd say disagree.





KatLee42513
by on Nov. 17, 2013 at 5:01 AM
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I will agree with that as the TX governor just recently cane to our state begging for business owners to move since we get taxed out of our ass in our democrat overly taxed state of Maryland!!! My parents are actually considering


Quoting Anonymous:

In my area (nj just outside NYC) I agree that's still middle class... But go to Texas with that income and you are the rockafellers. In most parts of the country that is upper class income.

unsuspected
by Gold Member on Nov. 17, 2013 at 5:02 AM
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No way.

If you're living paycheck to paycheck you need to work a better budget!
i.love.my.life
by Arika on Nov. 17, 2013 at 5:04 AM
Middle class around where I live is about 50k-80k.
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bluebunnybabe
by Ruby Member on Nov. 17, 2013 at 5:04 AM
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Depends on where you live. If we made anywhere near that, we could be millionaires in a few years.
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