Are You "Rich" Or Not? New Survey Hits The High Points
Do you consider yourself rich? If you own a couple of mansions, a fleet of luxury cars, and financial accounts reaching high into the millions, it may be easy to answer that question. But other well-to-do people might struggle with the issue of whether they are "rich" or not.
To get a better grasp of perceptions, Yahoo Finance recently posed a series of questions about personal wealth, to which more than 25,000 people responded. The survey concluded that people call themselves rich if they have a median income of $425,000 and a net worth of $5 million.
But this exercise also turned up other interesting results. For instance, the median amounts respondents required to consider other people rich were an income of $500,000 and a net worth of $10 million. In other words, more people called themselves rich than were actually rich by their own standards. On the other hand, it's noteworthy that people earning $300,000 a year with a couple of millions of dollars of assets didn't think themselves rich—far from it.
But even if you're not rich in your own mind, you may get there by sticking to a financial plan designed to increase personal wealth. And, if you're already rich, follow the same approach for preserving your status. We can help you make provisions for the future.
© 2018. All Rights Reserved.
- Bitcoin, Chasing Your Tail, And Investing
- The Big New Tax Break For Pre-Retired Professionals
- Sidestepping New Limits On Charitable Donations
- The Truth About U.S. GDP Growth
- Another Member Of Music Royalty Dies With No Will
- Paying Off A Mortgage And The New Tax Code
- Key Facts On Deducting Medical Expenses
- Reduce Your Widow's Tax Bill Materially Annually
- Ten Things About 10-Year U.S. Stock Market Performance
- Qualifying For The New Business Owner Tax Break
- Your Alma Mater Or Your Family?
- This Is Not Your Parents' Interest Rate Cycle
- If Family Is Wealth, Then Planning Is Immortality
- Life Is Fragile, So, Please, Value Each Day As Priceless
- Everything You've Learned About Interest Rates May Be Wrong