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InsiderOnline Blog: August 2004

Get Rich Quick. Get Married!

The National Center for Policy Analysis has more criticism of the Census Bureau's income distribution numbers, released last week. The NCPA also points out what it takes to get into the top fifth of "rich" Americans-- $86,867.

According to the Census Bureau, the median earnings for a male working full time last year was $40,668 and those for females was $30,724, for a combined income of $71,393.

In short, all it takes to be relatively well-to-do in America today is to work full time and be married to someone else who also works full time.

 

Posted on 08/30/04 11:49 AM by Mary Katherine Ham

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