Free Money Finance wrote a solid post on how to make “6 Figures in 7 years” over at GRS. By the time I got to his post, there were already 95 comments with a very negative undertone. When I just questioned whether only 5.6% of the working population makes over $100,000/yr, there was even more negative reaction. Fellow commenter Sarah wrote, “You are out of touch with reality!” Umm, I didn’t make a statement, I just asked a question.
I challenged the 5.6% assumption because out of the 100+ comments, 20 people claim they make over 100k. That’s 20% of the sample set, and much more than the US Census Bureau’s data would suggest. Perhaps the whole topic just brings about more people who are making over 100K to begin with. If that’s the case, what are you doing commenting on a post on how to make over 100K if you’re already there? Bragging isn’t very becoming, although I’d be curious to know what all readers make over here at FS.