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You’re Doing Better Than You Think

Written by Nickel - 4 Comments

Feeling down on your luck? Want to feel better about your financial situation? Then drop by the Global Rich List, enter your annual salary, and prepare to be amazed at how well off you really are. I have no idea how accurate the numbers are, but we’re well within the top 1%. Of course, that figure doesn’t take into account the number of people supported by my salary.

Published on June 4th, 2005
Modified on June 8th, 2008 - 4 Comments
Filed under: Online

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4 Responses to “You’re Doing Better Than You Think”

  1. 1
    Jose Anes Says:

    I know global numbers are interesting. You do not have to go too far. Take the US numbers and you may also be surprised how well you are doing. Take a look at:

    http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/wealth/wealth.html

    The MEDIAN networth for the average householder is:
    Less than 35 years old: 5,896
    Overall: 46,506

    If you can calculate your networth, and you are above those numbers, you are doing very well!

    Keep the good work!

  2. 2
    nickel Says:

    Thanks for the census link. I’m under 35 and well above not only the median for my age group, but the overall median, as well. Good info.

  3. 3
    FMF Says:

    Yes, net worth is a MUCH better measure than salary. Someone who makes $50,000 a year but spends only $40,000 is much better off than someone who makes $1,000,000 a year and spends $1,100,000. ;-)

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    richard cash Says:

    For a more realistic measure of where your wealth in ranked in the world of the rich,use the following web site to find out.

    http://www.yourrichlist.com

    it provides a more detailed breakdown.

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