posted on May, 14 2010 @ 05:06 AM
I couldn’t tell you what income bracket I would be classified in. I make 28,000 dollars a year according to my tax return. This figure is more than
what my father made most of his life. I grew up knowing I came from a lower middle class household. We had just to enough to get by, supply what was
needed and find occasional cheep fun over the years. I had a home, an actual house with a backyard and a fence. My mother cooked fresh nutritional
meals. We owned an older car that required no payments and my grandfather could check a tag in my shirts from K-Mart that read made in America. I am
26 years old I am paying 17,000 dollars for a 2002 ford focus due to bad credit caused by unpaid medical bills and a lack of savings ( my own
immaturity). I shell out 80 dollars a month for internet and basic cable that is a required tax deductable service I provide as an in-home support. I
found this profession suitable as my family is broken due to a loss of moral values and rent in the state of Florida is 600 a month for a 1 bedroom. I
pay the bill for two cell phones purchased for my mother and myself to remain in contact and for business purposes, totaling 200 dollars a month.
Without rent ( I am fortunate) add gas 200 a month, my 400 dollar car payment , my 200 phone bill, the 120 dollars I pay for car insurance, 150
dollars for food that leaves me with a grand total of 1150 dollars of mothly expenses. I bring in 1650 a month. Im self educated but i know to many
who would like to do more than thank Sally Mae.
I may be able to afford eating at Fleischman’s and forget saving for dreams, but I wouldn’t ask my peers to forgo McDonalds. Would you? Viva la
[edit on 14-5-2010 by MsAmen]