(Closed) How much money do YOU make? – Spinoff

posted 5 years ago in Money
  • poll: How much money do YOU currently make? Do not include your spouse/significant other

    No income - Student

    No income - Stay at home mom

    No income (Other reasons)

    Less than $20,000

    $20,000 to $49,000

    $50,000 to $74,000

    $75,000 to $99,000

    $100,000 to $150,000

    More than $150,000

  • Post # 16
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception/The Gallery

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    Kelly6871:  It’s  not easy but people do it. It REALLY depends on where you live, in most urban areas, $20-30k is not giving you a great quality of life. 

    Post # 17
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    Making $40k working in higher ed, which is decent in the midwest as the cost of living is very low. My husband makes about $50k, so we do pretty good together. 

    Post # 18
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    Bumble bee

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    Kelly6871:  I think that’s near impossible in most of the U.S.

    Post # 19
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

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    Kelly6871:  I don’t think most people who make $20K or $30K live a really awesome life in terms of material possessions, travel and other items. They may be awesomely happy and content but they are really managing their pennies to live on their own and pay their bills.

    Post # 20
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    Helper bee

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    CherryA:  Well, considering 34% of poll is $20-$40,000 and most of the individuals on this site will have homes, food, access to education etc  I would consider that an ‘awesome’ life.  When the vast majority of the global population don’t have access to basic sanitation, we pretty much all live ‘awesome lives’ 

    My point still stands – it seems the majority of American’s have decent lives on figures that would be near impossible where I live. 

    Post # 21
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    Blushing bee

    Currently making 64k in NYC, starting brand new job in July for 150k. Can’t be happier. Living in NYC on 64k is not as easy as it might seem.

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    Post # 22
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

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    Kelly6871:  I was only making $25k at my first job out of college a few years back and even as a single girl living with roommates, it was basically paycheck to paycheck in a very low cost of living area. $25k doesn’t go very far.

    Post # 23
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    Bumble bee

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    Anonymous1063:  I make enough to split our household bills, savings, and whatever hobbies, interests, side purchases I want to make.

    Post # 24
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    Helper bee

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    ElleWoods:  I wasn’t saying that 25k goes very far. I was saying precisely the opposite. I was making the general comment that the vast majorty of Americans seem to earn much less annually than the majority of Australians (I would say)  yet live comparable lives.

    I cleared $15,000 dollars one year. As a 19 year old. On a supermarket checkout. From what I undersrand, working on a checkout in the US will not get you near that. 

    Post # 25
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    Bumble bee

    I make upwards of $200k but I’m in my 40s, get killed in taxes (30% tax bracket)  because I do not own any property right now and make too much to get any credit for tuition/education/etc., am putting my D through college by myself and still have my own law school loans.  And I’ve had a plethura of medical bills over the past few years (getting old sucks sometimes).  It’s amazing how much my gross differs from my net income.    

    Post # 26
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    I make over $60k as a licensed medical social worker (masters level) and Fiance makes about $80k base plus bonus and OT. I have a TON of student loans and also pay tuition for my kiddo so it doesn’t go as far as I would like for sure!

    Post # 27
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    Busy Beekeeper

    Comfortably well over $50K. I’m working on increasing that signifigantly. If that salary was in another part of the country, it would be great.

    I live in a major urban city. Is it enough, IMO not really. Have I surived on way less, absolutely. Was that enjoyable.. Absolutely NOT! Especially, when I went thru a few years of working PT jobs to supplement.

    But for how I’d prefer to live here in this city, more income would be appeciated.

     

    Post # 28
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    I make $42,000 as a CPS Caseworker. I would struggle if I lived only on my income.

    Post # 29
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

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    mkendrick:  I’m in the same boat. I make $160k in a medical field, but graduated with $210k in student loans. I pay $50k in taxes and $25k in student loans (which I cannot use to help on taxes because I earn too much). I had to bust my ass and put off marriage, kids, home ownership, etc to train for my job. Not sure I’d do it again.

    Post # 30
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    I’m an ER doc. Currently still a fellow and making 80k/year. In 13 months I’ll be done and hired on as full on faculty and will make 210k/year and will increase from there 

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