Which income quintile are you in? - VeggieBoards
View Poll Results: What is your household income?
Lowest Fifth: Less than $18,500 0 0%
Second Fifth: $18,500 - $34,738 0 0%
Middle Fifth: $34,738 - $55,331 0 0%
Fourth Fifth: $55,331 - $88,030 0 0%
Highest Fifth: More than $88,030 0 0%
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#1 Old 08-01-2006, 10:08 PM
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#2 Old 08-01-2006, 10:13 PM
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i'm in the lowest fifth. we get by on about 13k a year.



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Oops, I voted second fifth, when it should be middle fifth. I forgot to factor in the raise I got on Friday.

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Oops, I voted second fifth, when it should be middle fifth. I forgot to factor in the raise I got on Friday.



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ahhh, social mobility...mmmm...



congrats, synergy - bring on the party! what better thing to do with a raise than spend it!
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Fourth fifth on the higher end.
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Lowest.
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#8 Old 08-02-2006, 01:21 AM
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lowest fifth.

Raised in the highest, but my parents now earn in the middle quintile.



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Tell us how much you earn first and then I might think about telling you
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I think second though my husbands last promotion probably pushed us into the middle. I haven't done the math yet.

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Lowest, grew up in second.
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Tell us how much you earn first and then I might think about telling you



My household is highest quintile. If I lived alone I would be in the fourth.
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I'm in the middle now but once I go back to work we'll be in the fourth or the highest.
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I'm in the highest. I sure don't feel rich though. I live in San Diego and don't own a house.
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i think it's a not so much how much you earn but how much you spend. I used to be in the 4th and now I'm in the 2nd and my lifestyle is pretty much the same. i barter now for services, that's the only difference.
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i think it's a not so much how much you earn but how much you spend. I used to be in the 4th and now I'm in the 2nd and my lifestyle is pretty much the same. i barter now for services, that's the only difference.



Barter for services? Which? How? Asks the girl who wants to be able to get by on less.
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well, i do personal yoga instruction for my esthetitan(sp) and massage therapist, and recently i paid a 300 dollar lawyer's fee with personal training sessions.

I've traded for tax preperation, haircuts, and chiropractic,and tattoos, and i trade Thai massage with my friend Jeremy for handyman work around my house.



before I got too busy, I did 4-6hours of work a week at my HFS for a total grocery discount- 25%. I may do that again.
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I'm in the middle but both my DH and I are still in school so I imagine that will change at some point. I didn't include the 15,000 that's credited to my university either. My stipends fluctuate as well through out the year.
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I'm still a semidependent, so I voted for the second fifth. Last I checked, our family income was about 30k.
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I work in a restaurant, and am currently repaying 4 student loans. Pretty easy to guess.
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dude, consolidate them loans!
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dude, consolidate them loans!



I don't think they teach sandwich artists how to do that.
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I don't think they teach sandwich artists how to do that.



Ha ha. I don't work at subway.
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I look at it as a quality of life issue. I've set myself up so i work about 3 hours a day in the summer and have afternoons off. when I had a real job I worked 70 hours a week and had to suffer bull**** corporate nonsense.



I own a 3 bedroom house, which is my only debt, but I consider it "good debt" because the area I bought in is being developed like crazy and it's on a double lot, so they can put 2 whole mcmansions where I live. plus, being at the Jersey shore means I can take a roommate in the summer and charge exorbatant amount of rent and take the summer off and be a Pirate. Go Me!



my car is 2 years old and paid off as well. i think i might bartend 2 nights a week in the winter and sock away more for retirement.



see, going to college isn't all it's cracked up to be
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We're just on the end of fourth/beginning of the fifth.

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I'm still legally a dependent to my parents, so I put down my parents' income of highest quintile.
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I'm currently in the lowest - woo! The student lifestyle ROCKS! Once my bf and I finish school and get jobs, we'll be in the 4th or highest. Highest for sure if I get my PhD.

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I look at it as a quality of life issue. I've set myself up so i work about 3 hours a day in the summer and have afternoons off. when I had a real job I worked 70 hours a week and had to suffer bull**** corporate nonsense.



I own a 3 bedroom house, which is my only debt, but I consider it "good debt" because the area I bought in is being developed like crazy and it's on a double lot, so they can put 2 whole mcmansions where I live. plus, being at the Jersey shore means I can take a roommate in the summer and charge exorbatant amount of rent and take the summer off and be a Pirate. Go Me!



my car is 2 years old and paid off as well. i think i might bartend 2 nights a week in the winter and sock away more for retirement.



see, going to college isn't all it's cracked up to be

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Grew up in the first, in the middle of the second.



Hoping to claw my way into the third quintile in a year or two. Now that my wife's out of school, it shouldn't be too hard.



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I grew up in the fourth, but we didn't live extravagantly. In fact, I believe my parents donated nearly half of my dad's net income to charitable organizations and causes. It was several years ago they showed me their budget, though, so I could misremember.



Now that I am on my own, I live in the second.

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