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What percent are you?

From: Ginger
Sent on: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 5:03 PM
Now of course, you don't need to give your number, and we probably don't want to know, but this is enlightening.
I'm about how I "feel", but I am only counting my own income (my husband is in school full time.)
He links to a calculator to give your percentile ranking for *household* income, so I assume 2 wage earners, although this is from tax returns and would include single earner households as well which skews it a bit. 43,000 is median for a household, but I would think a bit more if you only looked at double earner households and less if you only looked at single people.
Frankly I'm puzzled how anyone can afford kids and own a home and save retirement. My guess is they don't have all three.
20% of households make 17k or less. One out of 5.
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