Mark Hart, Collierville, Tenn.

Marketplace Contributor Jul 2, 2012

My wife and I have worked hard and sacrificed short-term gratification to ensure that we are able to live within reasonable comfort. We both worked full time jobs while pursuing advanced degrees, without taking on debt, which has helped us to improve our economic position and provide for the lifestyle that we desire for our family. We love to travel as a family and look forward to exploring new places each year. Middle class means being able to participate in activities that you enjoy whether it be travel or any other healthy activity. This photo was taken in Los Cabos Mexico during our family vacation.

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