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Old 05-05-2015, 01:09 PM
 
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Old 05-05-2015, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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Interesting......move to the northern Plains if you want to exceed in life, people!
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Old 05-05-2015, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Interesting......move to the northern Plains if you want to exceed in life, people!
And avoid the South...especially urban areas. And live in affluent counties with a high COL.
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Old 05-05-2015, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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I'll never understand why some choose to be born and grow up where they do.
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Old 05-05-2015, 02:53 PM
 
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I'll never understand why some choose to be born and grow up where they do.
And why do so many choose to be born into poverty? It's crazy!

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Old 05-05-2015, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX and wherever planes fly
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And why do so many choose to be born in poverty? It's crazy!

Ahhhh the Humanity!
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Old 05-05-2015, 09:48 PM
 
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FWIW, I always describe my small, working-class, economically depressed hometown in Rhode Island as a great place to be from.
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Old 05-06-2015, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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Who cares about your income at age 26? If you are a laborer/lower skilled employee you would have a high income at 26, if you are studying to be a doctor you'd have 0 income. Marrying your cousin at 16 also helps these stats.
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Old 05-06-2015, 12:12 PM
 
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Who cares about your income at age 26? If you are a laborer/lower skilled employee you would have a high income at 26, if you are studying to be a doctor you'd have 0 income. Marrying your cousin at 16 also helps these stats.
Yeah 26 is a little random. At 26 I was still fairly entry level out of college and probably making $50K a year. I'm over six figures now at 35 since I was able to move into those next career brackets.

I feel like your 30's is where people really pull one way or the other.

I mean you could only be making $40K to $50K in your 20's doing tons of different things, but a lot of those jobs would top out and you're still stuck in the $40K's as the decades advance, while others shoot from the $40Ks right up into the $100Ks as you move into your 30's and 40's.
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Old 05-06-2015, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Nashville TN
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The best place to grow up is with wealthy parents who give you a trust fund, how dare people in America grow up poor
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