The Best Stories You've nEver Read #98

 Squeaking by on $300,000 a year -- Washington Post

The recession has taken its toll on one of the richest counties in the country in unexpected ways, Anne Hull of the Washington Post reports.  It's tough to keep a nanny on at $40,000 and pay $35,000 in real estate taxes, but it's a price you have to pay to maintain a career and a home. The $200 hair stylings, however, are a thing of the past.

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