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Old 02-03-2010, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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Seems that the idea being proposed is along the lines of what kind of car do you drive, home do you live in, consumer products do you purchase, clubs that you belong to, boat or watercraft do you own, airplane that you fly, motorcycle do you ride, ect, ect, ect.

The problem with that idea is you can't always know what someone is worth by seeing what they purchase. All you can see is what they spent or owe the bank. I know a lot of people that are trying to keep score by purchasing what have you. I know a lot more that are about to lose a home, car, or what have you because of trying to keep score. In this debt laden society that we live in it is much easier to look wealthy than to be wealthy. We have so many that like to buy on time. Who in their right mind would buy clothes with a consumer credit card with no intent to pay the card off when the bill arives? Saying that I would wager that many in this forum have done just that.

Retail locations don't care so much as who has how much money as they do on who is going to walk into a store and plunk down some green or in many cases plastic. As long as they have a base of people that are willing to shell out cash in their direction they will gladly build a store.
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Old 02-03-2010, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Pismo Beach, CA
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$75k household income is upper middle class? LOL, no. In most parts of California, that's barely getting by in an apartment. Throw in a couple of kids and that's almost poverty.
That's an average don't forget. I am guessing i meant it's a monthly income compared to as an annual income.

Also, Im a city planning major.

I guess classifying cities by income was not smart, and that I should look more so at the stores and neighborhoods.

SLO has a good amount of upper middle class neighborhoods, and thus has a small lifestyle center like Fresno (Fig Garden).
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Old 02-04-2010, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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I would say that in my part of Oxanrd and Ventura upper middle class would start at $120,000 or so. Anything less is just getting by.
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