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Does Your Spending Match Your Position On The ‘Wealth Ladder’?

Does Your Spending Match Your Position On The ‘Wealth Ladder’?

The last time I went grocery shopping, I bought the name-brand cheese instead of the store-brand cheese. The price differential between the $3 cheddar and the $6 cheddar used to feel impossibly vast; now it barely matters. It still registers, though, every timeā€”and reminds me how much my life has…