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Middle Class Photo Project

Richard Becker, Madison, Wis.

Marketplace Contributor Jun 4, 2012

Middle class for me means having the money to travel back to Maine from Wisconsin, where my wife and I go to grad school, to visit our families and do a little fishing.

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