(Closed) Spinoff: How much do you make per year?

posted 9 years ago in Money
  • poll: How much do you and your SO make combined per year?

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    Less than $10k

    $10k-$20k

    $20k-$30k

    $30k-$40k

    $40k-$50k

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  • Post # 61
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

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    @JewishBride: That’s inspiring.  I make about 19K and right now on unemployment, Fiance is making 10K.  It’s tough at times, but I can’t stress enough how well we’re doing.  We never go out to movies, bars, etc.  We’ll have a “date” night once in awhile.  I’m frugal for myself as in I’ll never buy myself any clothes to wear.  I finally did not to long ago though and felt absolutely guilty about it.  It’s not an ideal way to live here in Jersey, but we can only go up from here by choice.

    Post # 62
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    Sugar bee

    Because of some great tax benefits and allowances I take home what someone who makes 70K a year would take home. My guy is a bit about 50. TECHNICALLY, on paper we make about 100K, but my benefits kick us up to about 120K. Which unfortunately, means you’re comfortable and that’s about it in Maryland. If I were back in Wyoming I’d be living like a Rockefeller. 🙂 Stupid cost of living.

    Post # 63
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

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    @galloway111:Glad I’m not alone! My dh is getting his bs degree this year and going into grad school next fall so we’ll have way more than we do now and it’s perfect timing since we’re having a baby in July. Omg, I can totally relate! I gained weight after the wedding so I was down to a sweater and a pair of jeans that I could barely fit in, but had zero money to replace anything till June. It was miserable! Whenever my friends go shopping I’m so jealous! If I need a new anything I’ll wait until the last possible minute THEN go buy it!

    Post # 64
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

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    @galloway111:I never said $225k for 1300 sq ft was the most expensive ever, I was just saying that it’s a more expensive area.

    That’s the thing. If it’s doable in MA, but it would not at all be considered a an expensive area at all.  Its considered pretty cheap.  If you found a house for 225k in MA, it would be western MA where its pretty much country and no where near any major city.  Or it would be in an area that is not considered nice at all.  I know someone that has a 200k house in Springfield.. yes, its possible… he’s also been robbed 3 times in one year.

    Post # 66
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

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    @galloway111: I’m just saying that $225k is a lot more expensive than where I live, therefore it’s in a more expensive area…

    ahhhh.  Yes, we are saying the same thing. hahaha.  See, when you said more expensive area, that is a true statement from your point of view.  But when I read “more expensive”, I was like.. what?!  that is not expensive at all in my eyes.  LOL.

    Post # 67
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    Honey Beekeeper

    My church is doing a series right now on what it means to be “rich.” I thought I’d share this link:

    http://www.globalrichlist.com/

    P.S. Feel free to disregard the part about giving. I’m not trying to preach, just share the interesting scale.

    Post # 69
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    Bumble bee

    I totally agree that where you live, how old you are and where you are in your career/life determines how “rich” you consider yourself.  My hubby and I are both in our 40s and live in Las Vegas.  I’ve been a practicing attorney for over 10 years, he is the COO of a company.  Combined we gross close to $400k a year (including bonuses).  However, we have a 15 year old with extracurricular activities running over $500/month, law schools loans, medical bills (we’ve had a lot of issues this year – getting old sucks! and our insurance is brutal), two mortgages (one house we are 150% upside down on), trying to save for our daughter’s college tuition, 2 car payments and about to purchase a 3rd vehicle for our daughter (with the wonderful high premium insurance for teens that goes along with it), yada, yada, yada.  That said, I know that we are very lucky and live pretty comfortably.  But we are by no means rich.  However, if we were 25 with no kids and whatnot, I’m certain I’d think differently.   

    Post # 70
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I make … * dun dun dun *.. 0

    Post # 71
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    Sugar bee

    We make around 45k. I’m 21, and he’s 25. We’re both still in school though, and he had to quit for a while to help his mother pay house loans. We don’t plan to have the jobs now as “careers”.As JewishBride mentioned, I also live in MI and the cost of living her isnt necessarily high for some areas.

    Post # 72
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I just turned 25, my fiance is 27…I work in the emergency room full time, & I’m in school full time for my bachelors in nursing, and he’s a professional poker player…we do really well financially…neither of us have any debt what-so-ever which has been the biggest blessing…

    Post # 73
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    Honey Beekeeper

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    @galloway111: Probably not. I think it’s just trying to give us a perspective of what we make compared to what everyone else in the world makes. Makes us all feel a little richer. 🙂

    Post # 74
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I voted on what I make myself because I don’t read directions 🙁

    Btwn my husband and I we make about $97,000 …..might seem like a lot but considering we live just outside of DC it really isn’t

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    @coffeegal85: I’m 25 and DH is 28. We have both been in the working world for 3.5 years. Me at 3 different jobs so far and DH at the same company since he got hired 3+ years ago.

    ETA – when we first started working I was making $27,00 and DH was making $45,000 – living off $72,000 a year when rent prices for a one bedroom are upwards of 1300-1400 is a joke. We are a lot better off now than we were 3 years ago!

    Post # 75
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 1991

    We make around $65-70k depending on bonuses.  DH makes 2/3 of that and I pull in the other 1/3.

    These are both our first jobs, we’re both 24, and we consider ourselves to be living comfortably.  We’re able to pay bills, pay more on our loans than we owe, and save every month.  We also live in a fairly inexpensive area, so it does go pretty far.

    Before DH got his current job, we were living on about $20k.  So, needless to say, this job change has really helped us move into a MUCH more comfortable way of life.

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