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 Harry Guerrilla View Post

    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.

    Me, too. Now.
    It took me awhile to get to that point, though.
    I've always been a hard worker, no matter what I was doing.
    That's one thing. I've never had any problem working back to back double shifts, working ten hours straight without a break, whatever.
    I have a lot of energy, and I don't sleep much.
    And I feel that whatever you're doing, time will pass faster and you'll feel better if you throw yourself into it and work as hard as you can at it. That includes menial labor like dishwashing and cooking for minimum wage (I've also done my share of that, both before and after my stint in AE).

    As I've gotten older, I've come to see that these qualities- being reliable, energetic, hardworking, and motivated, rarely missing work- are worth a lot to employers, because not all or even most employees possess them.
    If you get a foot in the door and have a chance to prove yourself to employers, you can go far in just about any field with nothing but a lot of energy and a willingness to learn.

    I guess in this economy, though, getting a foot in the door is the main problem, for a lot of people.

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    Re: How much do you make a year?

    Over $50,000.


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    Re: How much do you make a year?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    Me, too. Now.
    It took me awhile to get to that point, though.
    I've always been a hard worker, no matter what I was doing.
    That's one thing. I've never had any problem working back to back double shifts, working ten hours straight without a break, whatever.
    I have a lot of energy, and I don't sleep much.
    And I feel that whatever you're doing, time will pass faster and you'll feel better if you throw yourself into it and work as hard as you can at it. That includes menial labor like dishwashing and cooking for minimum wage (I've also done my share of that, both before and after my stint in AE).
    It does work like that for sure, although some variation makes it easier/better.
    Working ten hours, doing the exact same thing for the whole ten hours really blows, it's dull.
    The trade off is not a lot of responsibility.

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    As I've gotten older, I've come to see that these qualities- being reliable, hardworking, and motivated, rarely missing work- are worth a lot to employers, because not all or even most employees possess them.
    If you get a foot in the door and have a chance to prove yourself to employers, you can go far in just about any field with nothing but a lot of energy and a willingness to learn.
    Definitely true.
    I learned that a long while back, although I don't take it to the extreme anymore.
    If I'm sick, I'll take a day off but that isn't often.

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    I guess in this economy, though, getting a foot in the door is the main problem, for a lot of people.
    That is the problem, funny enough I just talked to a guy (literally like 10 minutes ago while I was smoking) who I used to work with.
    He's been job hunting for about 6 months, since he got laid off from a welding company.
    I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.
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    Re: How much do you make a year?

    Retired after 30 years (age 53). (current retire income 55K-65K). made about 15=20K more a year when working.
    BS- forest management
    MS- wildland fire science.

    Was debt free about 10 years before retirement.
    Since I worked in wildland fire, during the summer fire season overtime could be substantial.
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    Re: How much do you make a year?

    I'm still in school, so currently I have a high school diploma with some college. I plan to graduate in 2012 with a bachelors in molecular biology. From there I plan on attending medical school or pharmacy school.

    Right now I work as a brand new pharmacy tech making $7.50 an hour. Once I get certified I will make around $11 an hour. Right now I work around 20 hours a week (part time with school). 20 hours a week working around 52 weeks a year gives me almost $8,000 a year (this is all assuming I don't become certified this year).
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    Re: How much do you make a year?

    Currently unemployed, however when I am employed normally as a print operator or something in manufacturing I make about $10-12 hour but with overtime I would say around 25k+. Also do design and HTML work for people, owned a technology based site until I sold it, would write for fun/profit about the gaming and tech industry, also worked as a consultant with Electronic Arts and Activision for 2 years.

    Forgot to add, HS diploma and 2+ years of school that I was going for a BFA in design but had to drop out due to complications with the school's finance department (later found out I didn't owe them any money at all so they screwed me yah!)

    Also forgot to add, Harry I would recommend that if you are going to get into farming def do it before retiring age.
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    Re: How much do you make a year?

    Individually or family income? Then I'll answer.

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    Answered anyway, with family income.

    By next year, for the first time, our family income should break six digits. Not bad, considering I could not be happier with what I do - and to get into the field, I took no pay and had to work part-time at a video store.

    I firmly believe in the do what you love and the money will come to you philosophy.
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    Re: How much do you make a year?

    I think there is a profound saying that says "if you do what you love, then you never work a day in your life." Essentially meaning, if your vocation is something that you love and fascinates you, you'll almost never be miserable. Do what you love, advance in that field, and not only will you prosper financially, but also your life will be more prosperous when it comes to happiness. Is the money worth it if you absolutely can't stand your job?
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    Re: How much do you make a year?

    Depends on what job I'm doing.

    Formal Education: High school
    Current Salary: between $80 - 85,000 - I'm not sure exactly. And if you want to include bonuses and benefits, then I make more than that
    Current Job: Software QA Manager

    I also teach scuba diving on the weekends some. It's not so much salary or hourly with that as it is per head. If I have 3 students, I make $300. If I have 7, I make $700.

    When I worked on the river/ski patrol, I was lucky if I broke $10k in a year.

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    Re: How much do you make a year?

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    My income varies since I am self employed but usually it's around $80,000 a year. My accountant tells me it's much more, but that's because he is counting my income before I deduct my $36,000 or so I pay per year for health insurance.

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