We made 34K last year for a fam of 3, of which about 25 in the first half and then I lost my job. The first 6 months were the richest of our lifes in financial terms, and we really enjoyed a while of healthcare and a trip to the inlaws that ddidn't have to go on the credit card.
We would get by just fine on 2.5K a month in one of the most expensive parts of the country, but never owned a car, rented cheap, and never buy home stuff or new clothes. Now we have to move out of SoCal because we can't afford it anymore.
I don't see myself ever thinking that 50K is very modest, but then owning a house and/or multiple vehicles in an urban area. However, I'm truly happy for those of you that do. I'm esp happy that some mdc parents are in the high income classes, it goes to prove to me that not all rich people are bad
(I'm not being flippant here).
I've been in poor countries. I'm not poor, but I sure have to feel guilty about having highspeed internet now that dh lost his websurfing gig and we don't really need it anymore.
I don't know the ethnicities of the posters here. But I'm white, and I know that down here I'm one of the poorest white people I know, while many AfrAm's and Hispanics are way worse off than me. This country has a long way to go.