I'm starting to see that I'm raising my daughter in totally different times than my parents. The economy sucks and jobs that once kept the middle class comfortable are now setting a huge dividing line between the wealthy and poor.
I can't even afford to get a one-bedroom apartment to put a roof over the head of my daughter and I. It's humiliating to be living at home.
I saw my father rent a three-bedroom apartment. They had two cars. My mom's family is from Cancun so we would always go to Cancun every summer. It seemed that money really wasn't that short.
I make more money now than my dad did in his time and it's just hard. It's very difficult to stay afloat.
Nearly a third of Americans who grow up middle class face downward mobility in adulthood. And that's before the Great Recession hit.
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