A Dallas family makes the cover of the new Fortune: Lindsay and Zach Mayer, among those singled out as the "high earners, not rich yet" -- or HENRYs, get it? -- who would vehemently dispute the notion that just because you make more than $250,000, you're wealthy and ought to pay higher taxes. Because the Mayers -- Zach's an attorney; Lindsay's a senior manager at Avaya -- "feel stretched on $500,000 a year," note writers Shawn Tully with Joan Caplin, who acknowledge that while "it's hard to weep for families that earn more than 98% of American households," the HENRYs are getting "getting a bad rap from those who lump them in with America's conspicuously wealthy."
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Lindsay, whose new side business making and selling fancy diaper bags has begun to generate some plush pub, says it's the $2,200 a month spent on child care that's "the real killer. ... We've achieved so much. We can't understand why we're still worrying about money." --Robert Wilonsky