Post # 1
I’ve been seeing several posts lately asking people if they would stop working if they didn’t need to. I’m curious to know what people think their SO’s would have to make salary wise for them to stop working.
Post # 3
Won’t happen. Darling Husband makes over just over $100,000 a year, we’re very comfortable, and I’m still working. It’s not about the money for me, it’s about my career and having something to do.
Post # 4
80,000 – 100,000. I wouldn’t marry someone for their salary but in today’s day with the cost of education and living….but that’s if I ever wanted to not work.
Post # 5
I dont really think i would ever completely quit… i like my time out of the house. i would work part time, but take maybe a year off work. i dont think it’d be fair for him to be the sole income of the house.
Post # 6
My Fiance and I have talked about me not working once he gets into the final stages of his job (hes movin on up! lol)
I might work part time until we have babies, but then I will be a Stay-At-Home Mom until they are all in school, and then probably take up a part time job again.
We both agree that I should be home with the kids though once we start having them.
ETA- I voted for the 61-80 option
Post # 7
I voted $180K and greater. And even then, I dont think I would stop working. You never know what can happen in this economy and with the cost of living in MA as high as it is…I just wouldnt ever feel comfortable.
Post # 8
Hmm…together we make about $130k a year and that doesn’t afford us all of the ‘extras’ we hope to have in life…or kids! In Boston the cost of living is super high so even though we can put a decent amount of money aside each month, it’s not enough for the kind of financial security we want to have….I would say that he would have to make over $200k for me to stay home and even then I’d like to work part-time to get out of the house and stimulate my mind.
Post # 9
It depends. Our quality of life right now is pretty good, so if fiance made about double, we could continue living at the same quailty of life that we have now. BUT, in the future as we get older, we want a higher quality of life, so that number would increase. I voted what he would have to make right now, not in 20-30 years.
Post # 11
Being completely dependant on one person’s job is too scary for me to ever consider this. What if they lost their job? THen nobody would be working! If that wasn’t a factor, he would have to make as much as both our incomes combined, with opportunity for advancement. So, $175,000+ a year. Good luck finding that job!
Post # 12
way over 180k. especially if we continue to live in manhatten. dual income is necessary.
Post # 13
I’m with you! I would LOVE to stay home with little ones, but work part time before and after.
Post # 14
I def plan on being a stay at home mom at least for the first few years until i can put them in school. I think at this point we could survive on his salary alone. I think 70 – 80k is def doable in my situation. We have actually recently talked about ‘practicing’ living off his salary and just throwing my paychecks in savings.
Post # 15
I will never quit working. I worked HARD to get here and I’ll be darned if getting an Mrs. in front of my name washes it all away. I am not cut out to be a Stay-At-Home Wife or a SAHM- tried both of them and hated it.
Post # 16
This won’t sound like it makes sense but let me try. If we have kids, it has to be over 100k so I can be a Stay-At-Home Mom. Without kids, it would have to be in the high hundreds of thousands (over 500k) so I could live like a socialite. I’m not going to stop working unless I have kids or can live an outrageously lavish life.