Friday, April 6, 2012

You Might Be Richer Than You Think

What is your definition of rich?

Money is tight. Wages are stagnant. Prices are on the rise. The recession drags on. These days, most of us sure don’t feel rich.
Whenever you start to think that you are not getting your fair share, this resource might help to change your perspective:
This web site allows you to enter your annual income, and then it calculates for you how rich you are compared to the rest of the world. 
What is your definition of rich?
For example, it reveals that if you earn $25,000 a year, then you are in the top 10% of the richest people on Earth. If you earn the median family income of $65,000 a year, that puts you in the top 1% of the richest people on Earth.

So, how are you doing? Pretty good, I bet.

It is kind of hard to feel poor when you discover that you are rich, and most of us are MUCH richer than we think.  Just one more thing you can be grateful for.
"I've never been poor, only broke. Being poor is a frame of mind. Being broke is only a temporary situation.”– Mike Todd


  1. Hi Marc

    Saw your link on Bryan's page; your blogs are really good! The angles you are approaching are interesting. Hope to see more!

    Take care

    1. Anne,

      Thanks for your kind words. I do try to look at things differently. If you keep coming by, I'll keep writing. Since you liked what you read, I'd be grateful if you would consider joining my "marketing team" by posting a link to my blog on your Facebook page from time to time. Thanks again!

    2. No problem; you were always a good writer. Will post on my FB page.... somehow I have over 500 friends so it will def get out there :-)
      take care and keep writing!

  2. What a fabulous site to change your life by! I loved finding out that poverty level in the US puts me in the top 11.8% of the world! No wonder it takes so little to feed starving children in another country.

    1. If discovering how rich you are has you feeling generous, I recommend the charity Food For the Poor. 96.8% of donations go right into food, water and shelter for the world's poorest. This might be the most efficient charity there is. I let them automatically hit my checking account once a month to make sure I always do my part.


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