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How much $$$ does your FI / DH make?

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#1 Alyssa

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    Posted 22 May 2008 - 08:16 AM

    This thread


    started a very interesting conversation as well as gave us all an idea of what the "median" income is for the women who answered (between $30K and $50K), it got me thinking, "How much do our Men make?" you know about the 'glass ceiling' and how men generally make slightly more? i thought it would be neat to do a follow up poll / thread for the men's incomes.

    I will start, my FI has his Master's Degree from an Ivy Leauge University and works for an International Company in Purchasing and Supply Chain. I will post what he makes annonymously so he doesn't kill me

    #2 yamille

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      Posted 22 May 2008 - 08:33 AM

      My FI works in the IT dept for a hedge fund. He went to school for Meteorology and creative writing and ended up working for a couple of financial companies and ended up where he is now. We are really blessed because he lkes his job! He has really been able to use his knowledge of certain things for the analysts. It really just works for him. Great benefits and one of the reasons that graduate school has not been impossible for me.

      The downside- The ever buzzing blackberry!

      #3 DanielleNDerek

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        Posted 22 May 2008 - 08:40 AM

        My fi is a terminal manager at a shipping company. I'm thankful that the 2 am phone calls from truck drivers have finally stopped. He's really good at his job and he seems to like it. Although, if he hit the lotto, he would never go to work again! lol
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        #4 rodent


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          Posted 22 May 2008 - 08:42 AM

          Mike & I have the same degree (BS Microbiology). We both work in a university lab, but he's working for pay & I'm working for a degree so he makes more than me.

          I think several things contribute to men making more money. Women are more likely to sacrifice their career plans to accomidate their husbands. Women do not ask for raises as much. Mike is in his boss' office everytime he is eligible getting it bumped up as high as it will go. There are guidelines at the university for raises. I've never had the guts to do that. But, I hope in my next job I do. Right now my raises are automatic & not negotiable. Also, many women opt for less hours to have more family time. And there are women not comfortable making more than their husbands.

          I see things turning. Mike moved with me so I could follow my career goals. There are so many men here that did the same. A few years ago women passed up men in numbers for medical school enrollment.

          #5 Angel

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            Posted 22 May 2008 - 08:44 AM

            My FI is retired from the Navy, he has his degree in Criminal Justice and now works as a Federal Officer. He's a smart dude, sometimes too smart because I hate it when I'm wrong. He works in the Protection Service Unit and he loves it (I think mainly because he's not in a uniform). He's traveled quite a few times to Europe this year so he loves that as well.
            His blackberry goes off all the time too. I just want to turn it off sometimes.
            But I'm glad he loves it. And I love the stories he tells.

            #6 Dez921714

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              Posted 22 May 2008 - 09:03 AM

              FI works for the DSNY (Department of Sanitation of New York) as a Mechanic. He makes a lot more money than me and he didn't go to college. He did go to technical school to become a mechanic.
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              #7 Jackie

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                Posted 22 May 2008 - 09:28 AM

                Not enough, probably around 45 or 47k per year. Good thing he is so good at managing his money though. It really makes a difference I think. My last boyfriend made around the same but yet we never had any money? He was so bad with money I couldnt stand it.
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                #8 Janet

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                  Posted 22 May 2008 - 10:01 AM

                  Hubby makes a little more than me, but he is also 5 yrs older and has more and better degrees and works longer hours. My hope is that in about 3 yrs we could live of his income and my freelancing or something like that...that might just be dreaming though.

                  #9 plumsugar

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                    Posted 22 May 2008 - 10:02 AM

                    DH’s a Retail Store Manager at an office supplies big box. He never went to college, but makes twice as much as I do. His salary is between $65-70K and the hours are amazing (compared to other retail management positions he’s had)! He works some weekends, but it’s usually the morning shift as the other managers have children and prefer to work in the afternoon; perfect for us!

                    #10 Sandra E.

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                      Posted 22 May 2008 - 10:05 AM

                      My DH is a front end developer, he works long hours and sometimes is very stressful. He makes a lot more than I do.

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