Brides with low incomes

posted 1 year ago in Money
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Bumble bee

I work in mental health as a counselor. It’s a hybrid of social work and psych, with a social work income. -_- I make less than 40k a year. I live in a major city and have major student loan debt, so it just barely works out.

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Busy Beekeeper

At the moment I work casually, as a finance assistant for an IT company, make about $20-25K a year

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Sugar bee

Case Manager for homeless youth making about 30k…though I’m a full time grad student.  Hoping to be able to move up to middle management or something so probably after the degree closer to 40k. 

 

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Sugar Beekeeper

Receptionist/admin assistant for a plumbing supply co, $22k.

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Bumble bee

@Rachel631:  Believe me, I dont make as much as you think. I pay half a mortgage in student loans. 36K is what I make and living in a major city, it isnt exactly rich. If i lived in another region, maybe!

the euro is also worth more than the dollar.

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Bee Keeper

I make 35/yr.  According to our government Im not low income but I sure feel like it.

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Buzzing bee

I’m a legal administrative assistant and I make about 29k a year. But, it doesn’t go far when you have student loan debt and a car payment.

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Bumble bee

I’m a procurement clerk – process checks based on inventory of company products, run reports, bill rail cars for transporting our goods…etc.  I make just under 40k a year.  i’m also a photographer on the side, mostly wedding photography, and when I have time.  Kids 50% of the time and working full-time keeps me pretty busy 

 

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Bumble bee

@Rachel631:  Haha, I’m sure it looks like a lot. I make about 24K after taxes. I pay federal, state AND city taxes because I work in the city. I can’t move out of the city because my FI is a goverment employee.

I wish I could print out what you said and show it to my very traditional, why-can’t-you-work-in-finance-or-be-a-doctor-or-how-about-a-lawyer Chinese family. My cousin is 4 days younger and makes twice what I make. They still don’t think he makes enough. They tell me I should get another job because I make peanuts.

For a person with my degree, I should be making more. Student loans take away about 1/3 of my salary. If I didn’t have loans, I definitely wouldn’t feel the burn.

 

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Bumble Beekeeper

I’m also in acedmica, and right now I make about $20,000 a year. I get really annoyed when I see people incorrectly maligning university faculty as some crazy high income earners living in the ivory tower.

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