Life is really expensive now: There’s general inflation on top of housing, childcare, and transportation expenses that were already too high for many. Six figures is surely a lot of money, but in this high-cost environment, how far does it get you? And how far do you still need to go? For context, the median household income in the US was nearly $71,000 last year. If you come from a household that earns about $100,000 pretax (that's the combined income of all the people contributing to your household finances, including wages, retirement income, and investment income like dividends), we'd like to know what that buys you today — and what it doesn't.
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