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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    It would be tempting. Finding useful things to do with my free time would not be a problem.



    I don't make all that much more... maybe 30 when all is said and done, but then there's taxes.

    And for those wailing that 25k isn't enough to live on... Ok, I'm sure it isn't enough in NYC or LA, but lots of people live on less. I know lots of people around here that make less. Probably average household where you have a young couple with a two children, hubby makes 20-25k and wifey works part time for maybe 10-15k but shells half of it back out on child care expenses.

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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    It would be tempting. Finding useful things to do with my free time would not be a problem.



    I don't make all that much more... maybe 30 when all is said and done, but then there's taxes.

    And for those wailing that 25k isn't enough to live on... Ok, I'm sure it isn't enough in NYC or LA, but lots of people live on less. I know lots of people around here that make less. Probably average household where you have a young couple with a two children, hubby makes 20-25k and wifey works part time for maybe 10-15k but shells half of it back out on child care expenses.
    That's just one reason why I've been thinking of moving out of the northeast. Cost of living is REALLY expensive here. I was looking at Craig's List at rentals and Tennessee, and I was stunned at how cheap!

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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    Quote Originally Posted by Muhammed View Post
    If you were guaranteed a $25,000/year income by the government would you quit your job and stay unemployed?

    I know I wouldn't, how about you?
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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    Quote Originally Posted by Muhammed View Post
    If you were guaranteed a $25,000/year income by the government would you quit your job and stay unemployed?

    I know I wouldn't, how about you?
    Lets see here.
    Mortgage 900 x 12 = 10800
    hm insurance 130 x 12 = 1560 12360
    health ins 650 x 12 = 7800 20160
    car pmt 350 x 12 = 4200 25360
    car ins 90 x 12 = 1080 26440
    utilities 325 x 12 = 3900 30340
    IRA = 5000 35340
    Gas 80 x 52 = 4160 39500
    food 480 x 12 = 5760 45260

    nope. Couldn't do it with out other hand outs.

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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    It would be tempting. Finding useful things to do with my free time would not be a problem.



    I don't make all that much more... maybe 30 when all is said and done, but then there's taxes.

    And for those wailing that 25k isn't enough to live on... Ok, I'm sure it isn't enough in NYC or LA, but lots of people live on less. I know lots of people around here that make less. Probably average household where you have a young couple with a two children, hubby makes 20-25k and wifey works part time for maybe 10-15k but shells half of it back out on child care expenses.
    25k is barley getting by in most places and won't buy you much especially in Canada as even in the cheapest places you might struggle, though I imagine it is much cheaper in the Southern U.S.. I also get family is different here as the average number of children in young families now is one child or none.
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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    Presuming it's after taxes, sure. Then I'd do a little but of off the radar work as well.

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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    Quote Originally Posted by Muhammed View Post
    If you were guaranteed a $25,000/year income by the government would you quit your job and stay unemployed?

    I know I wouldn't, how about you?
    I could be wrong but isn't things like welfare and foodstamps tax free? If so that means in order for a single person to make that $25,000 a year after federal income taxes,ss, medicare,state income taxes you would need to earn roughly around $45,000 a year or $23.44 an hour for 40 hours a week.$4,991.25 + 25% for federal income taxes for making 45,000 a year, 7.65% for ss and medicare and 5.50% plus $246.50 state income tax if you live in Oklahoma. So I vote yes. I can get an apartment with all bills paid for $700 a month, so that is $8,400 a year for rent and utilities.Vehicle insurance is $744 a year.I pay roughly $120 a month in gas traveling back and fourth to work,so that is $1440 a year, but if I am not working I probably only have to spend half that or less so that is $720 a year.$120 a month on internet and cable, so that is $1440 a year, cellphone bill is $35 a month so that is $420 a year.That would leave me around $1106.33 for food and other expenses.




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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    Quote Originally Posted by Muhammed View Post
    If you were guaranteed a $25,000/year income by the government would you quit your job and stay unemployed?

    I know I wouldn't, how about you?
    I probably would. Not permanently, but I'd take a few years off whenever I wanted to. The most fun would to be work 3-4 years then take 3-4 years off, using the free money and the money I saved to live quite comfortably.
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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hypersonic View Post
    $25,000 income in California is ****...I makeover $50k a year and I still worry about bills
    But after state income taxes, federal income taxes, SS and medicare taxes you probably get around 25,000 after those taxes are taken out.

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    Re: Would you quit your job?

    No way; especially if I have a job that I love.
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