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Can You Live The American Dream For Less

American DreamHow do you achieve the “American Dream” on less than $130K?
The “American Dream”–the belief that with hard work, you can achieve success and provide a better life for your kids–may be inspiring, but in real-life terms, it’s also super expensive. An analysis shows that to actually live the American Dream, complete with owning a home, affording medical care, saving for retirement and taking an annual vacation, the average family of four needs to rake in just over $130,000 a year. (And that’s assuming you only have one car.) Only around one in eight households earned $130,000 or more in 2013; the median household income last year was $51,000.
How do you do it on less?  Tell us here and 6:45 tomorrow morning.

 

 

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