Yes, "how much do you make?" is a rude question. See, mom, I did pay some attention when you tried to instill some manners in me!
But with the Occupy Wall Street protesters focusing on income disparity, it's a question many of us are asking.
More specifically, we want to know what we have to do to make it into the elite 1 percent category.
It depends upon whose data you use.
My story today on Bankrate.com examines various calculations to arrive at America's top earnings level.
But it you want to go by the Internal Revenue Service's figures, and being a tax geek that's what I did, then an adjusted gross income in 2009 of $343,927 or more put you among the top earners.
Is just under $350,000 a year enough for you to consider yourself rich?
Again, it depends, this time on where you live and just how long your "when I win the lottery" wish list is!
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