I would prefer to recognize an individual, not a social label. Actually, I am wondering what everyone would call me - I have no debt (outside of my home), I pay as I go for any material needs my family requires. I tend the store during the day and make cabinets/furniture at night in my shop. My children have never gone to bed hungry, nor have they come home from school to a house without either my wife or I there. They all have enough clothes (in my opinion, not their's) and they have voluntarily begun to work by the age of 14. They are happy - at least as happy as teenagers can be. Our own furniture is in need of some work, and the livingroom has needed to be done for some time, but will wait, like everything else, until I get to it or pay someone in full to do it. My cars are old but dependable, and paid for. As are most of my clothes. My style is classical, I fit in most everywhere. At least where I care to find myself. Most of my social activities are tied to the Church, and I am quite happy with that. So, what am I? I have no unsecured debt, but I have little money. I have the resources to pay for what I need, and a little left over. I desire little more. Seems to me I am both rich and poor - and happy. It also seems to me that most of the people I come across who are having problems in their lives, are in search of something they cannot hope to achieve. Too many people , it seems to me, spend their lives striving for something they are either not capable mentally or physically to achieve; or are not aware of the price paid to 'get there'. While the examples of achieving the 'American Dream' are plentiful, how many lives were ruined in the process? How many failed? And what has the "American Dream' become? Too much of everything? And who really cares about the consequences? Anyway, I guess at one time I was envious of wealth and class - and then decided not to participate. I'll stay where I'm at.