I'm a physician in my early forties. I make $450-500K. I read a lot about finance and I know that technically I am in the 1%, but I don't feel rich at all.
Broke Person: So, I'm 25, I live in the Midwest, I work and live at a camp/environmental learning center, and I earn just shy of $15,000 a year. It's pretty seasonal work, so I earn most of that between late April and early November.
How freelance photographer Stacey Evans does money.
Fitzgerald, we also learn from this terrific American Scholar piece, was also paid no less than $1,000 per week during his Hollywood years and had an annual income of roughly $500,000 a year when adjusted for inflation.
I have a trust fund that was originally set up for me by my grandfather in the early '80s and has a complex set of ramifications that dictates how the money is allocated and distributed.
Single Mom: I'm 42 years old, divorced, and a single mom of three elementary school-age kids. I work in the administration of a nonprofit. I live in a Maryland suburb of D.C.
Rich Person: His bonus in 2012 was $85,000, and this year it will be $100,000. And the big, big change is that his base salary went from $65,000 last year to $160,000 this year.