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Old 01-19-2012, 03:01 PM   #21
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Personally, I've always been more interested in net worth than income
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Old 01-21-2012, 04:34 PM   #22
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+1. And if you happen to travel to a third world country, you will be even more acutely aware of how blessed we are as a society.
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I am in the bottom half in my SMSA, but lower yet in the sub-area where live. Median household income in my zip is over $100,000.

Software (and internet services) is 2nd only to Wall Street to make a lot of young people affluent.

Where are my federal benefits? Why must I pay income tax This is an injustice!

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NYT has a nice calculator that shows you what percentage your household income places you in around the country. There are a whole lot of people who are not making big bucks.
Ah. I shouldn't be surprised that the NYT staff can only name 48 states. I'm probably lucky that they can see past the PA border. Or maybe I have them confused with the New Yorker staff.

It's interesting how moving from the 15% income tax bracket to the 25% income tax bracket is roughly a move from the top half to the top quarter.
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NYT has a nice calculator that shows you what percentage your household income places you in around the country. There are a whole lot of people who are not making big bucks.

Edit: this calculator uses Census data which puts 1% at $380K. The Fed includes capital gains and puts it at $690K so this one makes you seem richer.
I'm in the top 50% of SW Oregon - who would have thunk it? I'm gonna go tell my goats - we are rich!
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NYT has a nice calculator that shows you what percentage your household income places you in around the country. There are a whole lot of people who are not making big bucks.
Hmmm. I'm on the cusp. Depending on how they slice the neighborhood, I'm in the bottom 44% or the top 50%. Does this mean I've achieved mediocrity?
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