How much $$$ do you make?
Posted 21 May 2008 - 12:50 PM
I know there have been a couple threads about "what do you do" but none that cover the $$$ part. I especially think it is interesting b/c of where the economy is right now, how many girls we have that are just coming out of college / grad school and a bunch who are changing positions or careers.
I will start - I have been an Independent Contractor / Consultant for the last 5 years in the Real Estate Industry. The industry isn't doing that great (as in most places) and I have been looking for a new, salaried position.
So, what do you do and how much $$$ do you earn? *not your FI or anyone else, just you*
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Posted 21 May 2008 - 12:57 PM
Posted 21 May 2008 - 12:58 PM
Posted 21 May 2008 - 12:59 PM
Posted 21 May 2008 - 01:02 PM
I make $25,000 (starting in july $26,000), as a graduate student in a science program. When you are getting your phd in a science field, you are much like an employee. I work in a lab all day and in exchange tuition is waved (we only take classes the first year) and we get a stipend to live off of. It's a nice trade off.
$25,000 doesn't sound like a lot, but we live very good. Mike has a real job, but we keep everything seperate for now (changing next month). I pay half the rent, etc. I'm able to max out my IRA each year, save for a down payment on a house once we settle somewhere & still live very good. I'm very to see I can live so well on this ammount. I've had a full salary before, but it was before grad school so i was stashing away 1/2. I don't know what it feels like to live off a full salary. I'm still in budget concious, college mode.
Posted 21 May 2008 - 01:18 PM
Posted 21 May 2008 - 01:33 PM
Yes, I knwo that makes sense to very few people.
I started my position a month ago and I make $1,500 a month ($18,000 CRINGING). This is temporary and starting next month I make $3000/month ($36,000 year).
The company is 4 years old, I started working for them a month ago, but I worked with the president of the company before he started this firm (doing the same work).
Oh, and we all work from home. My boss is in Westchester, NY...his partner is in CT and I'm in Staten Island, NY
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Posted 21 May 2008 - 01:41 PM
i decided to open my travel agency so i could work from home.
this year with the pregnancy and the baby i am still able to make six figures...less than i was before the baby came but enough.
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Posted 21 May 2008 - 01:44 PM
Posted 21 May 2008 - 01:47 PM
Needless to say, I hope I switch jobs soon. I started as an exec admin right of college and "worked my way up" to this job. I really hope I find a job soon that's more rewarding and offers a little more of a challenge. It's hard though- my job is cake. No stress and I seriously like that.
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