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  •  Sorry (4+ / 0-)
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    kyril, akmk, greengemini, Happy Days

    The concept of wealth in the U.S. is so distorted.

    If one is paying the entire college bill without financial aid, and it is not severely impacting lifestyle, one is more than middle class.

    •  I'm footing the entire bill (2+ / 0-)
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      Happy Days, grover

      For in state tuition at a very inexpensive public university in our home town so he can live at home while he attends. Costs about $3600 a semester for full time with no expenses for dorm, meal plan, etc...

      It DOES effect my lifestyle. I drive a beat up Ford Ranger with 200K miles on it. My wife got the "nice" car, a 3 year old Nissan Altima. I'm a consultant, so no paid time off, no work, no pay. I haven't taken a vacation in 3 years. For my honeymoon (I married my second wife about a year ago) I took off Thursday, Friday, and Monday for a total of 5 days off and worked a few hours from the hotel while we were there.

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