Do you feel rich?
Latina has been rich and poor. Rich is better.
*pokes at my $1.56* Yes. ^-^
In love and friendship
Yes I'm very rich I have peace of mind! I pray to never lose it.
I feel blessed, but not monetarily rich. I have an awesome family, great friends, and the God who loves me.
Yes and my family has to pay 40% of our income for no reason
Got s new job, yay! My taxes are 1/3 of my earnings. I want a personal slave in the govt to do all my govt-related crap.
I come from a wealthy background, but my parents are very frugal, so I never felt rich a child. Now that I'm in college and don't have to deal with student loans like my friends, I definitely feel privileged.
Financially, no. But I feel wonderfully lucky with my family. I have an incredibly amazing husband and 3 very wonderful children.
HAHAHA HAHAHA. I'm in New York. No
Rich in the sense of every way but money.
Well said, me too!
We are rich because we act like we are still poor. When my husband and I got together we were getting by on 60,000 but spending $ on stupid things. Then we got determined about where our life needs to be. 10 years later and we make close to 250,000. We live a modest home in a good neighborhood but with the plan to resale after the improvements we made(and paid for improvements in cash in steps btw). Bought another home as a rental home. My hubby still buys a majority of clothes from goodwill (trust me no one can tell the difference), the highest end store I shop is old navy. If we want a new table we check out auctions and consignment shops first. We got our couch more than half off because we paid it straight out with cash unused from rent to own. Credit cards are for emergencies. If u can't pay for that new tv you want in cash, keep on saving. But now-I feel just as rich in love now as I did 1O years ago. And that journey together as a team makes us even richer n appreciative now
It's good to be frugal but I would draw the line at thrift stores for clothing. Under/unemployed people looking for jobs are shopping those stores out of absolute necessity and the truly needy shouldn't have to compete with vastly better off shoppers
IMHO, I would leave the professional, interview or career worthy clothing to someone who can obtain it no other way *but* secondhand.
Broke af but buying stuff like a boss
Maybe it's semantics, but we can pay our bills and don't have to worry about food, but I don't feel RICH. "Rich" people have money in the bank and choose to work.... We certainly don't have that.
Also, these days, SOH might benefit from a fourth family income bucket for above $250k...
YES! I recently started my first big-girl job post-grad school. I know that this company I'm working for pays below industry average, but it's still a helluva lot more than I made as a grad student, so I feel positively affluent.
Rich yes, wealthy no...not yet. 😁
Tell me what rich feels like and I'll tell you if that's how I feel. 😂
Maybe if taxes weren't so high out here. You try and do better and the Feds and state take the majority of it. It's like running on a treadmill.
I completely understand
Fed/State Taxes + Healthcare through a private exchange = 39% of our income gone. It doesn't help that where spouse & I live people *average 49%* of their monthly incomes on rent/housing. The math doesn't add up. So no, not feeling rich but squeezed!
Not with one kid starting college next year, and another one two years later.
The cost of living in CA is so high that many can't afford the "luxury" of kids/family. Another poll question mentions how birthrates in the US are declining. Housing, college loan costs, taxes & healthcare inflation play a big part in the decline.
I feel well enough off, and broke, at the same time. I certainly do not feel rich.
I'm rich in love. I'm also very blessed to have an awesome family!
No, but I'm working to fix that.
Rich to me is not having to worry about money or your set for life and don't have to work. I have been responsible with money from the start so I don't worry about it. I just don't spend a lot of it.
I agree with your definition. But what troubles me is that job/wage growth is linked to consumer demand (spending). If more of us consume less it will only mean wage & job growth takes more hits. The frugal don't stimulate the economy nearly enough
Not with the folding stuff in my pocket, but life is good.
I don't feel rich but I feel comfortable.
Financially no. In quality of life, yes! I find a reason to smile every day. I have plenty to be grateful for.
Not yet. On the way hopefully.
No because I'm not. In any sense.
"Hello, Lamborghini? I'd like to buy a car. No, I'm very rich. I can pay you in love."
You can pay in love. It's called prostitution. Although you may need to convert it to currency outside the dealership
That's not love, that's just good old fashioned fun!
I'd say there are tons of people who'd consider my family "rich," but I certainly am not as a recent college graduate, and I think defining "rich" all depends on where you're sitting. Also, there's an incredible distance between someone whose family barely reaches into the top tax bracket and the truly rich like athletes and movie stars.
Depends on how you define it. Monetarily no, but in family, love, and life yes
I'm in college and just had a lunch able for lunch so no lol
Rich in everything but coin :)
Only 31% of those making over $100k a year feel rich? What the hell are you spending your money on?
$100,000 is a very good income, and you are very fortunate if you make that. However, if we're going by family income, two parents making that together definitely won't "feel" rich, and even if you make that by yourself, you'll likely never have money troubles ... but you can't exactly spend it on a bunch of luxuries, especially if you have kids. It all depends on how you define "rich." For me, you're rich if you suddenly lost your job and it wasn't kind of alarming (i.e., you could pretty easily get by for a while until you found a new one). $100,000 does not really meet that criteria, IMO, especially if you live somewhere expensive.
Right. I guess if you live in a place like Honolulu or Manhattan, $100k is like making minimum wage. lol. But in most places of the US, even if you have kids, $100k seems like it should be plenty to go on for a comfortable lifestyle.
Of course, but I admitted as much. People who live a comfortable lifestyle probably don't feel rich themselves. Once you attain a good education, get a good job, climb your way up the ladder, it's only natural to take some rewards from that. "My kid can play club soccer!" "We can go on a beach vacation each year!" "I don't have to keep my old sh*tty Honda!" Haha. At $100,000, if you're going to enjoy it at all or use it to give your kids any additional opportunities, you won't be feeling like you're rich when the bills are due!
True. Maybe it's because I'm so damn frugal. I believe in reliability and value. The shitty Honda would still be in my garage after earning $100k.
Spending my money on college loans (started at 80k - almost paid off though), a mortgage, a car loan, and putting money away for my future. I live by myself so all expenses are mine. Also, just because my income is >100k, that doesn't mean that is what I take home - I pay about 30k in taxes every year.
Most people who make $100k probably live in expensive cities.
Also, I work with a lot of people who make ~$100k, and several don't feel rich partly because they work with a bunch of others just as rich.
In certain parts of the country that's not as much as it seems. The average 1200sq ft 1950s tract home where I live requires a $100k income to afford with apartments of just one bedroom demanding almost $70k per year income
That's another thing. When it says voters who make over $100,000 in NY or CA voted for Obama, those are NOT the same types of folks who make over $100,000 and live in Nebraska (who voted decidedly for Obama). The second group has a much higher dispensable income because of a lower cost of living.
College student. Nuff said.
That unfortunate part about this that is true
More than ever :)
Not with stuff but yeah :)
I'm not gonna feel rich until I own every gun on my wish list, a 1970 Oldsmobile 442 W-30, a skydiving rig, and an airplane.
I've got a ways to go.
Did we just become best friends?
I had a '70 442 ... loved that car! White with blue interior.
What's the matter with you?! You got rid of it?!
I blew the engine in it at the ESTA drag strip. I bought a used '70 GTO, white with black interior ... that one I put over 100K miles on it - THAT one I wish I still had!
Alright. If a 442 has to go, I suppose there's no better place than a drag strip. Still sad though :'(
I am rich in happiness and in a loving relationship. In money, we've been struggling since becoming business owners. But, money is far from being everything.
I'm confused how people who make over 100k don't fell rich.
debt and unfulfilled goals.
Mostly the latter I'd think :3
The clintons make way more than that and they are poor.
Many of those folks are in debt. They pay a lot in taxes. And many of them are paying for or saving for their kids to go to good colleges. Also, living expenses are quite high for many of them depending on where they live. Thats how to have nice income but not feel rich.
If you have to go to work to pay for bills or save for retirement, I don't think that you're rich. Also 100k won't even safely allow you to buy a house in many places in California.
Some combination of the following:
Student loans debt;
High cost city;
Housing expenses that exceed 40% of one's monthly take home;
Health care costs (insurance cost or being unhealthy);
The cost of raising kids.
We are a bit above average in money. But I am rich. I feel grateful for my mind, I'm glad I can think through things, I'm glad I like math. I'm grateful for a supportive and loving family who also can think (but holy cow do my adult children think differently than me). I value the ability to reason and think much higher than money.
Not money wise, but my life is enriched and I thank God for that.
I feel extremely privileged and grateful. I have a great life, and especially when I think about how only 28% of American adults have a college degree, I really do feel like I'm part of an elite group. Not that I'm better than anyone; I'm just extremely lucky.
Yes but I know it's an illusion. Still I appreciate my health, my family, my church activities. Things have been much worse.
No. I have a ton of college debt.