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How much money do you need to feel wealthy?

Posted by Angela Nelson, Staff  July 25, 2013 05:16 PM

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The financial services firm UBS asked more than 4,000 of their investors if they thought of themselves as being rich. Most people who said yes have a financial worth of $5 million or more.

Aside from a dollar amount, people defined being rich as getting what they want when they want it.

So is that not the case with people who earn between $1 and $5 million? Maybe not. UBS found that 28 percent of people in that bracket consider themselves to be wealthy.

Tell us how you define being wealthy.

Read the report here.

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