Spring and early summer's resurgence of life also heralds the return of the travel bug. Summer holidays and school vacation send affluent families across the U.S. to far-flung destinations both domestic and international.
Shullman Research Center
Rich people don't all see the world the same way. A report by Shullman Research Center found big differences in the attitudes of those earning $500,000 or more per year and those with a net worth of $1 million or more. Millionaires are less likely than high earners to think they'll be better off in the next 12 months, for example.
Millennials are different from their parents, at least when it comes to spending. The Shullman Research Center surveyed adults with a household income of $75,000 plus on their spending plans and habits, and found that those age 18-33 were more optimistic about their financial situation and planned to spend more than their older counterparts.
They say email can’t replace face-to-face communication. Tell that to the rich, though. People with a household income of $250,000 and up are more likely to use the Web to stay in touch with friends and family (96 percent) than traditional ways (81 percent), according to the Shullman Luxury and Affluence Monthly Pulse.