ARE YOU REALLY MIDDLE CLASS?
Owning a home
Even though real estate values range widely, being the master or mistress of your own castle is definitely a middle class thing.
With the cost of medicine skyrocketing, it's imperative to have insurance and the middle class does.
Owning a car
Middle class folks don't rely on public transportation unless they happen to be ecologically conscious and use mass transit to save the environment.
Not everyone can afford a two week family holiday every year. Feel fortunate if you can, even if it means having to deal with the airlines.
Sending kids to college
You don't have to be a Rockefeller to pay for college, but it sure helps these days. Still, middle class kids continue their education after high school.
Middle class people don't work until they drop. They're able to retire and even move to warmer places, like Florida and Arizona.