What’s it like to be middle class on Long Island?

With economic factors a key issue in the 2016 presidential race, we want to know how the topic relates to Long Islanders in their daily lives. To paint a picture of Long Island’s middle class, we’re compiling your stories. We want to know what issues you face and how you manage to make ends meet.

If you are a member of the middle class, tell us about your budget and the particular items that may stretch your paycheck, as well as any financial goals you wish to accomplish and what keeps you from doing so.

Read more about some of the families who submitted responses: Patchogue family takes a hit from medical bills and Family struggles to recover from debt.

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