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$100,000 - $250,000 5 2.19%
$250,001 - $500,000 12 5.26%
$500,001 - $1M 41 17.98%
$1M - $1,500,000 42 18.42%
$1,500,001 - $2M 37 16.23%
$2,000,001 - $2,500,000 20 8.77%
$2,500,001 - $3M 18 7.89%
$3M - $5M 31 13.60%
$5M - $7M 6 2.63%
$7M+ 16 7.02%
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Old 05-10-2016, 01:51 PM   #101
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Originally Posted by aida2003 View Post
See, you and Amethyst found a work around perfectly. If the deduction of inheritance doesn't affect the range in the poll, there's no problem at all. But I think some people had substantial inheritance, so it would be different. Yes, it's their money, but they didn't earn it. However, I understand their position. If I ever get an inheritance (that's a big and distant 'if), I'll probably think that it must be included because it's now *my/our* money though I didn't go to a job to get it.
I completely understand the reason for wanting to not include inheritances in the poll. For those not expecting to receive one, the results are then perhaps more meaningful.

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Old 05-10-2016, 02:11 PM   #102
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Originally Posted by NW-Bound View Post
If the men want to talk about their hand size, what do the women want to compare? Their feet?
I think they are more upfront about it

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Yes, but that particular competition tends to backfire with age. Some ladies may not have so much on top when younger, but as age continues, they are still...on top, if you know what I mean... Whereas, this song now applies to their former detractors:

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Well, you know what boys are talking we do cup sizes in the youth? however, feet would work too.... unless the winner is who wears a smaller shoe...
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I dunno...

Growing up, I do not remember we boys talking about our "hand" size. At least that was true in my circle. But I knew girls talked about their "foot" size, as I overheard my older sister and her friends a few times.

But we boys did talk about girls' "feet" too. It, or they, were just, well, fascinating.

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