By Linda Lee

Back when my Mom was a kid, she tells me that having a television set in your home was the biggest ‘status symbol.’ When I was growing up, our family was pretty popular in the neighborhood, and I think that having a pool in our backyard was somewhat of a ‘status symbol’ too! Things are much different today, with a recent study finding an eclectic mix of items used to judge success and wealth in 2013.  Here are the ‘top 3 status symbols‘ in 2013 and also the FIRST thing that people use to ‘gauge your status’ these days.

People used to look at a person’s shoes or watch, to instantly ‘gauge their status’…..but not anymore. It’s all about your cell phone these days! If you have the latest and greatest cell phone on the market, people assume you are living large!

And the ‘top 3 status symbols’ in 2013 are now: An iPad, convertible car, 50 inch TV were listed as the ‘top 3’ must have items. Having someone to clean your house was next in that same list!

Researchers revealed the eclectic mix of items in a poll to find out how we judge success and wealth today.

What would you say is a modern-day status symbol?



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