(Closed) How much does "making a lot of money" mean?

posted 7 years ago in Career
Post # 3
655 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@summerxq:  I think it’s relative. Everyone will have a different perception of what “a lot” is and usually will compare it to how much they are making. I would say a lot of money is $150k +. My fiance considers a lot of money as $250k+

Post # 4
3885 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

It kind of depends on where you live. $100k is a lot in Orlando. It’s not a lot in DC.

Post # 5
6741 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’m still in NY (just a few days left!), so a lot to me is $250k. 

Post # 6
11270 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

it totally depends on the cost of living in your area and your lifestyle.

Post # 8
1659 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’m in seattle…a lot is $175k+.

Post # 9
172 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

To me, making a lot of money means making enough to live comfortably and having enough for the “extra things”

Post # 10
680 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m in Southern CA and I’d probably consider over $250-300k to be the start of “a lot of money”. Maybe more. That’s a tough question. Out here, $200,000 can get you a nice life… But I still don’t think you’d be rolling in the dough. So I’d probably guess that $250k would be the start of having a good life and money to spare.

Post # 11
3182 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

per person or couple? I’m thinking somewhere in the range of 200k+

Post # 12
215 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

as a couple to me it would be 250k or more for ALOT of money

Post # 13
699 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I agree that it’s relative to where you live, your social circle, age etc.

To me ‘a lot of money’ would mean 150K+/ yr

I think you should add a poll!


Post # 14
4676 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

@mypinkshoes:  yup!

I thought we were quite comfortable but recently a friends salary came up in conversation, we knew the husband earned a lot (he’s a bigshot lol) and expected the wife to be similar to what my OH earns. Turns out she earns around the same as the two of us combined and she’s said before that she doesn’t need to work because her husband earns plenty and her salary is a fraction of his.  Can’t comprehend the sort of money they’re swimming in.

Post # 15
4047 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

For one person or a household? My family has been making less than $30,000, so my views are skewed by that. And I’m studying to be a teacher, so I’ll likely not make much myself. And third strike for my low range is that I live in the Southwest, and the cost of living isn’t too high.

I guess I consider “decent” money to be $50k or more for a single person. I would consider “good” money to be $80k or more for a single person. “A lot” of money would be $100k for a single person in my book.

Post # 16
9053 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I used to think we would be making a lot money when we made over $100,000 combinted.  We now make over 150,000 and it doesn’t stretch as far as you’d think.  So, now I think maybe I’d consider $250,000 a lot??

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