Bluebird, over at Hedonic Adjustment has an interesting post on retirement savings (or lack thereof) by middle class folks like me.
Bluebird thinks that his is a typical middle-class family. He's 45 and makes around $100,000. I dunno about that. Maybe it's because he lives on the east coast, where family homes sell for $400,000. But while he's middle-class, I don't think his income is typical.
I reside in the Pacific Northwest. Housing prices have soared here, as they have everywhere else. But no one I know considers $400,000 a median price for a family home. If we wanted to pay that much, we'd move to California!
Personally, I'd say that most middle income families around here are making about $60,000 a year, and that's often with two incomes. Is this just my working-class roots showing? Or am I running with a low-income crowd?