View Poll Results: How much do you make a year?

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  • less than $25,000

    23 36.51%
  • 25,000 - $40,000

    5 7.94%
  • $40,000-$55,000

    8 12.70%
  • $55,000 - $65,000

    3 4.76%
  • $65,000 - $75,000

    5 7.94%
  • $75,000 - $85,000

    4 6.35%
  • $85,000 - $95,000

    5 7.94%
  • $95,000 - $105,000

    3 4.76%
  • $105,000 - $125,000

    1 1.59%
  • more than $125,000

    6 9.52%
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    Re: How much do you make a year?

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    Kind of what I did. I just didn't earn the big bucks for long enough to mean I don't have to bring some money in now. That's a good thing, I think. I know a few people who have retired (very) early having banked a lot and they aren't really the happiest people I know. For me, working is important but over-working for the sake of greater spending power is self-defeating.
    I agree but retirement for me, is doing what I want in relative comfort.

    When I retire I'm considering being a farmer or fisherman.

    Edit add: $185k is still ridiculously awesome.
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    Re: How much do you make a year?

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    Kind of what I did. I just didn't earn the big bucks for long enough to mean I don't have to bring some money in now. That's a good thing, I think. I know a few people who have retired (very) early having banked a lot and they aren't really the happiest people I know. For me, working is important but over-working for the sake of greater spending power is self-defeating.
    If I were making over 100k, I would probably be saving as much as I could for the purpose of retiring and living modestly. However, I would probably not stop working because I do enjoy having a job. Not sure what I would do though.

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    Re: How much do you make a year?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    I agree but retirement for me, is doing what I want in relative comfort.

    When I retire I'm considering being a farmer or fisherman.
    My advice, for what it's worth, is don't wait around for the gold watch, dreaming of what your life could be like in the future. Do it while you still have the dreams and the energy. Farming and fishing are not the jobs to begin as an old man.
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    Re: How much do you make a year?

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    My advice, for what it's worth, is don't wait around for the gold watch, dreaming of what your life could be like in the future. Do it while you still have the dreams and the energy. Farming and fishing are not the jobs to begin as an old man.
    I agree and believe me I'm not waiting but I have kids to take care of, so they have to be financed first and foremost.
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    Re: How much do you make a year?

    Education level: Bachelor's Degree
    Salary: ~50k/year
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    Experience: Just over 3 years.
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    Re: How much do you make a year?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    I agree and believe me I'm not waiting but I have kids to take care of, so they have to be financed first and foremost.
    Completely fair enough. I was lucky (in one respect) being single and therefore not having to consider the impact of my decision on anyone but myself. I'm aware that many, if not most, people have responsibilities that limit their freedom of action.
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    Re: How much do you make a year?

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    Completely fair enough. I was lucky (in one respect) being single and therefore not having to consider the impact of my decision on anyone but myself. I'm aware that many, if not most, people have responsibilities that limit their freedom of action.
    It's all good, just blows me away so see people earning that much.
    Not that I'm envious but more curious about what was done with it.

    For me now, I'm trying to make my early retirement a reality, just have to do it with a smaller amount at the start.
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    Re: How much do you make a year?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    It's all good, just blows me away so see people earning that much.
    Not that I'm envious but more curious about what was done with it.

    For me now, I'm trying to make my early retirement a reality, just have to do it with a smaller amount at the start.
    I used to make over a hundred k a year in adult entertainment.
    I didn't find that I could do much with it, actually.
    Since it was all under-the-table and in cash, I couldn't put it in a bank, I couldn't make any major purchases with it like a house, car, or trailer.
    We just blew through it all, almost as fast as we got it.
    We rode cabs everywhere (I didn't know how to drive at the time, and my husband didn't have a license), we ate out constantly, we bought whatever little things caught our eye, we spoiled my kids silly, we lived in apartments down on campus where the rents are outrageously high. We partied quite a bit. We supported non-working friends, and simply gave a lot of money away. We were young and uneducated, and didn't know what the hell we were doing.

    We actually have more savings, more stability, and more things, now.
    It's true what they say about money- easy come, easy go.
    If you didn't really work for it, chances are you will not know how to make it work for you.

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    Re: How much do you make a year?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    I used to make over a hundred k a year in adult entertainment.
    I didn't find that I could do much with it, actually.
    Since it was all under-the-table and in cash, I couldn't put it in a bank, I couldn't make any major purchases with it like a house, car, or trailer.
    We just blew through it all, almost as fast as we got it.
    We rode cabs everywhere (I didn't know how to drive at the time, and my husband didn't have a license), we ate out constantly, we bought whatever little things caught our eye, we spoiled my kids silly, we lived in apartments down on campus where the rents are outrageously high. We partied quite a bit. We supported non-working friends, and simply gave a lot of money away. We were young and uneducated, and didn't know what the hell we were doing.

    We actually have more savings, more stability, and more things, now.
    It's true what they say about money- easy come, easy go.
    If you didn't really work for it, chances are you will not know how to make it work for you.
    I can understand that, my grandfather raised me to save and invest for 2 things.

    Make my life easier in stressful situations and to ensure I can retire in comfort.
    Now I've had my term of stupid with money about 3 or 4 years ago but even then I was pretty frugal and have rebounded from that situation.

    I still study the best money practices nearly daily, it's kinda like a hobby for me.
    I'm really good with money and have very few material wants.
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    Re: How much do you make a year?

    BS in Electrical Engineering and BS in Mathematics
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