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Living Amenities for the Rich

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I don’t get to visit homes valued at $1,000,000 (or $2,000,000 in California) very often if at all. If I were to visit these homes, I would see designed kitchens, wine cellars, entertainment rooms, wet bars, and theater seating. I’m far from being able to afford the amenities often considered a necessity such as security systems, professional landscapers, and in-ground pools.

The 300 wealthy people surveyed don’t have everything, though. According to the CNN article, “Only 5 percent employ personal assistants, 4 percent have a live-in housekeeper and 1 percent a driver. That [is] despite the fact that 43 percent made more than $500,000 a year and another 41 percent earned between $200,000 and $500,000.”

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Luke Landes, also known as Flexo, is the founder of Consumerism Commentary. He has been blogging and writing for the internet since 1995 and has been building online communities since 1991. Find out more about him and follow Luke Landes on Twitter. View all articles by .

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