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Old 03-08-2016, 02:10 PM   #926
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Re: Does earning $65k per year mean you're poor?

how much does your gf cost
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Old 03-09-2016, 11:30 AM   #927
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I hope OP has his olive oil addiction under control:

http://money.cnn.com/2016/03/09/news...hortage-price/
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Old 03-10-2016, 09:14 AM   #928
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Now that I cook a lot, $20/month on olive oil seems a lot less absurd (it's still more than I spend but not WTF-level).

To be fair olive oil has gotten a lot more expensive since OP. But yeah if you cook 80% of your meals at home it's not completely unreasonable, though you should still be able to get it down to $10 by buying in bulk or substituting veggie/canola oil when applicable.
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Old 03-14-2016, 11:11 PM   #929
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I've spent zero dollars zero cents on cologne in my life and I get complimented on how I smell on a regular basis.
You sure they aren't trolling you?
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Old 03-15-2016, 06:56 PM   #930
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Re: Does earning $65k per year mean you're poor?

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65k can get you a 2500 sf house and plenty left over in OHIO
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Old 03-15-2016, 09:27 PM   #931
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I gave up a contracting job that paid xx,xxx a month after taxes but with no benefits because the commute was 1 hr to in the morning (I'd leave super early in the morning) and 1.5 hours on the way back. I'm 10x happier with less pay and a super short commute with remote work options.

If I had a family to support I'd still do it but I dreaded that drive every time I'd go to sleep the night before. If you start worrying about going in the night before it's time to look for something else. Life is too short for that, being in LA didn't help matters.

65k is enough even in LA as long as you are constantly buying the latest tech gadgets, over paying for phone/internet/cable, buying an over priced new car that requires tons of maintenance and gets poor mileage.

I've been wanting a tesla for some time and though I could afford it I'm still putting around in my 8 year old Toyota. Gets good mileage, maintenance is very low, insurance and registration is next to nothing.

I know people who make a 1/4 complaining about expenses but yet drive a nice new euro car, pay over 500 for registration and probably much more in insurance because the car is new. Live downtown, have macbooks when all they do surf facebook and email (a computer 1/10 the cost does the same thing).

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Old 03-15-2016, 10:00 PM   #932
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You have an $85 computer?
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Old 03-15-2016, 10:05 PM   #933
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Re: Does earning $65k per year mean you're poor?

65k / year is poor, I make 90k and I'm considering myself poor.
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Old 03-15-2016, 10:13 PM   #934
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You have an $85 computer?
My laptop is probably better than a lot of servers but I do run a lot of development machines inside of it. The 3 SSDs and ram at the time were quite a bit but since it's used for work it was deductible.

As for most people like my SO and my mom a pc for ~$100 on CL was fine for their FB, instagram, Youtube, email, it does everything they need. I did upgrade them to small SSD for the OS and kept the original drive to store files and media.

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Old 03-16-2016, 06:48 AM   #935
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Re: Does earning $65k per year mean you're poor?

Some in here claims they work 60 hours a week ? that`s crazy no matter how much you earn..

Here in Denmark no sane person works more than 34-37 hours a week to full pay and 6 weeks holiday a year.

LOL Merica i guess ?
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Old 03-16-2016, 08:44 AM   #936
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Some in here claims they work 60 hours a week ? that`s crazy no matter how much you earn..

Here in Denmark no sane person works more than 34-37 hours a week to full pay and 6 weeks holiday a year.

LOL Merica i guess ?
Do they hire software engineer in Denmark. Your country seems awesome.
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Old 03-16-2016, 10:20 AM   #937
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65k / year is poor, I make 90k and I'm considering myself poor.
I think OP is talking American dollars though. Chinese dollars likely are worth less than American dollars.
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Old 03-16-2016, 10:46 AM   #938
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I think OP is talking American dollars though. Chinese dollars likely are worth less than American dollars.
I'm also talking aout US dollar.
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Old 03-16-2016, 12:32 PM   #939
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For a single guy in his 20s like LonelyBox without a mortgage, student debt or kids, yeah, $90k/yr is pretty poor.
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Old 03-16-2016, 01:02 PM   #940
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For a single guy in his 20s like LonelyBox with a cocaine habit, yeah, $90k/yr is pretty poor.
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Old 03-16-2016, 01:46 PM   #941
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Re: Does earning $65k per year mean you're poor?

Pretty big difference between Euro and USD obv, we get way more socialsystemforbuck.
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Old 03-16-2016, 03:06 PM   #942
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Pretty big difference between Euro and USD obv, we get way more socialsystemforbuck.
That's a good point if people are comparing take-home money as opposed to pretax salary.
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Old 03-16-2016, 03:17 PM   #943
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That's a good point if people are comparing take-home money as opposed to pretax salary.
I went back to the start of the thread which was mostly about the subject of actual money that makes it to your account which seems to be what a lot of posts are still about.

On a different note, I work 40 hours a week and get about 10 weeks of holidays a year, wouldn't want to have it any other way tbh.

Could anyone making 90k+ break down on what they are spending their money on ? I have a hard time imagining it unless you have a new sick ride and a mansion in SF (or wherever).
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Old 03-16-2016, 03:51 PM   #944
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mansion in SF (or wherever).
Lawl

Fwiw median rental for one bedroom in sf was 3500/month in December.
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Old 03-16-2016, 03:55 PM   #945
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Fwiw median rental for one bedroom in sf was 3500/month in December.
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Old 03-16-2016, 04:00 PM   #946
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Now that I cook a lot, $20/month on olive oil seems a lot less absurd (it's still more than I spend but not WTF-level).
Yeah, every time this thread was brought up I thought the OP said $60 or so per month for olive oil. $20 is a little high, but I bet some of the regulars in the cook everything else thread spend that amount or more.
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Old 03-16-2016, 04:27 PM   #947
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Fwiw median rental for one bedroom in sf was 3500/month in December.
Is this for real? SO has some job options near mountain view but at that rate it's just realistically not worth the move.
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Old 03-16-2016, 06:16 PM   #948
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Is this for real? SO has some job options near mountain view but at that rate it's just realistically not worth the move.
It is very real. #1 in the nation for rental prices (and Oakland is 5th for February apparently and San Jose 6th.). Negotiate high.

Plus don't forget state income tax.

It is, however, very pretty and nice here and I don't plan on moving away anytime soon.
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Old 03-17-2016, 06:51 AM   #949
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But SF have high paid job in new technology so I guess it balance
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Old 03-18-2016, 01:48 AM   #950
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Could anyone making 90k+ break down on what they are spending their money on ? I have a hard time imagining it unless you have a new sick ride and a mansion in SF (or wherever).
Feels like a dumb brag, but wtf. Detailed budget I made a while back and update regularly since I'm finally trying to buy a house. I'm single and live alone. Also, I'm an old.

Average monthly:

Rent: 1800
Car payment: 978
Sirius/Xm: 14
Gas Co: 45
SCE: 50
Cable/Internet: 210
phone apps: 10
New phones: 17
Movies: 40
Gas: 180
Car insurance: 128
AAA: 5
Car Registration: 67
Vehicle Maintenance: 42
Car Washes: 10
Boat Slip: 166
Boat Insurance: 16
Vessel Assist: 6
Fishing/Bait: 33
Food/Drink: 608
Restaurants: 125
Clothes: 83
Haircut: 19
Gifts: 50
Xbox live: 4
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Total: 4906

No debt. Company pays for iPhone monthly. The balance is savings for a home down payment.

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