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Wealthy takes on a different meaning in Silicon Valley.

An investment advisor says $10 million can buy a comfortable life in Silicon Valley, but nothing ‘lavish’

Financial experts told Mercury News that it could take up to $10 million to be financially comfortable living in Silicon Valley.
Wealth is elusive in Silicon Valley.

A Silicon Valley software engineer says there’s an easy way to determine who’s rich and who’s not

One Palo Alto-based software engineer recently shared with Mercury News his litmus test for whether someone is wealthy: Do they have to work to live?
Stuff doesn't make people wealthy — money does. And it's not the same thing.

After 10 years as a financial planner, I’ve realized almost everyone gets the same thing wrong about money

As a financial planner in New York City, I get to see behind the curtain of people's finances ... and I've realized many "wealthy" people aren't.
Signs you aren't as rich as you think you are.

3 signs you aren’t as rich as you think you are

Rich is a subjective term, but having a high net worth is one way to tell you're wealthy. Here are some signs you're not there yet.
The middle class is shrinking among millennials.

The middle class is disappearing in countries around the world, and it means millennials won’t have the same opportunities their parents did

The middle class is shrinking among millennials worldwide, Richard Partington for The Guardian reported, citing the OECD.
Larry Page and Sergey Brin are the third- and fourth- richest people in Silicon Valley.

The 25 richest people in Silicon Valley

From filmmaker George Lucas to Oracle founder Larry Ellison, here's a look at the 25 richest people in Silicon Valley according to Forbes real-time billionaire data.
Scarsdale's Murray Hill neighborhood is filled with multimillion-dollar estate-like homes.

I spent a morning in the richest town on the East Coast, a picturesque village 35 minutes north of NYC where the average household income is almost $4...

I spent a morning in Scarsdale, New York, recently ranked the richest town on the East Coast. The average household income is $417,335.
Scarsdale's Murray Hill neighborhood is filled with multimillion-dollar estate-like homes.

I spent a morning in the richest town on the East Coast, a picturesque village 35 minutes north of NYC where the average household income is almost $4...

I spent a morning in Scarsdale, New York, recently ranked the richest town on the East Coast. The average household income is $417,335.
Here's how to know if you're doing better financially than the majority of Americans.

5 signs you’re rich, even if it doesn’t feel like it

Here's how to tell if you're better off financially than most other Americans.