Can A Family Of Four
Survive On A Middle Class Income In America Today?
Short answer...yes. The problem is
that the post depression generation is spoiled and considers themselves to de
dis-advantaged unless they:
Have two cars
Have the internet
Have phone service - especially cell
Have air conditioning
Have anything they want to
Have video games
Have a DVD player
Have the means to eat out
Have several changings of
Have indoor plumbing
Have hot water
Have an annual vacation
Etc., etc., etc.
Following a mule with a plow all
long day is foreign to Americans today, and I am glad it is, but a few years of
that and you will notice just how little it takes to make you happy. Life
is the best its ever been as far as material goods and comforts are concerned,
and they can all be had, and more, on a middle class salary if one knows how to
manage their money.
America is the only country where people
gather over a steak dinner to complain about hard times.