A recent survey had people name the top signs you're living the "modern" American dream. It's not exactly clear what that means, but they posted a list of the top answers.


There are a few big ones, like owning a $40,000 car and having at least $35,000 in savings. But here are ten that are a lot more attainable. They're a nice reminder of how good most Americans have it:

  1. Having a Netflix subscription.
  2. Voting.
  3. Being able to buy gadgets every now and then.
  4. Having steak at least once a month.
  5. Being able to donate old clothes to Goodwill.
  6. Having enough free time to do leisurely stuff.
  7. Shopping at Whole Foods.
  8. Owning a big-screen TV.
  9. Having a fridge with an ice dispenser.
  10. Being able to take a day off work without having to worry about being fired.

Read the full list at SWNS.