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

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#61 2bebridejamaica

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    Posted 25 June 2008 - 11:13 AM

    My FI works in Webforcasting Management he makes 3 times what I make!! It is not an easy job and some people just can not cut it..but he can.. traveling is involved to different centers and training alot. He does have pretty decent hrs for the most part... but it's just weird still with such a difference in pay. Everything I have gotten so far for the wedding, I have had to ask him for the $$.

    #62 drbrainfreeze

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      Posted 25 June 2008 - 04:28 PM

      FI and I do the same thing..both of us work for a large, well-known Investment company and he makes a little more than I do (maybe $1000 more per year) but thats more due to the fact that he started 9 months before me.

      #63 foxytv

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        Posted 26 June 2008 - 12:23 AM

        My DH makes over 6 figures, which is helpful since I am still digging out of stupid credit card debt that I got myself into in college (well over 10 years ago!!!!). He is very, very good at managing his money ... but also works hard to earn it.

        He is a SE Regional manager for the company he works for FT. He is an investment partner in a bar/restaurant downtown ... and he is a Major in the Army Reserves. He will have his 20-years in w/ the military in about 3 years ... so then will likely retire from the Army as a Lt. Colonel or Colonel, which will be fabulous as far as retirement pay and benefits.

        #64 syl1115

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          Posted 09 October 2008 - 06:25 AM

          I have always made more money than my hubby. Right now he is in school full time and finishing up his degree. He works parttime in his field, but I don't think he will ever make more than me. Then again, I just got laid off so maybe he will.

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          #65 sunset78

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            Posted 09 October 2008 - 07:49 AM

            FI is a Heavy Duty Mechanic and makes over the 150,000 mark.

            He just started his own company about 4 months ago, but he pays himself the same wage as he did with his previous employer.

            #66 Becksy

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              Posted 09 October 2008 - 07:58 AM

              My FI makes almost double what I make, but I love my job. I work in an industry notorious for underpaying it's employees. There are so many people that what to work in this industry that they know if you don't take the rediculously low salary someone else will... but I'm happy and I think that is most important.

              My FI is the manager of a University Print shop and makes good money, he likes his job, but doesn't love it. He's passionate abouts sports and got a BA in Sports Admin. We had a converstation the other day about his dream job. He said that he wouldn't take it, because that would mean moving 8 hours away and he didn't want to sacrifice his families happiness for his... that sounds very romantic and nice, but I think he's scared of failing. If he ever gets an opportunity to do his dream job, I will do everything in my power to make sure he takes it. I want him to be happy and I know that I can get a job in my industry almost anywhere I go... I'm 32 and have been working in my industry 15 years, I'm made a name for myself in this industry! There is a possibility that he may get his dream job in the future... and I don't care if he takes it and fails (which I know he won't), but I can't live with the regret he will have if he doesn't even try!
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              #67 *Lo*

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                Posted 09 October 2008 - 08:16 AM

                My FI and I will probably make the same amount this year. (In previous years he made more) Although in Sept he started school full time. He is sponsored by his former employer for school and will be returning to a job there when he graduates for a much higher salary. At that time though we will make about the same... and he will have an MBA from an Ivey league school.

                #68 Kits55

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                Posted 20 October 2008 - 05:50 PM

                My FI makes just over $75,000 a year and when he passes his PE exam next year he will get about a $10,000 raise in addition to his annual raise. He got his bachelors as a mechanical engineer. He worked out in the field from September 2007-September 2008 and in that time he made around $120,000 in that 12 month time time frame.

                Even at $75K he is making about 5 times what I do. That is SAD. I feel horrible because all of the money that we've put towards our wedding so far (and we're not done yet) he has had to pay. He has to pay for everything of mine except for student loans, credit card bills (i got myself into trouble with those damn things!), and gas. Everything else he pays for and i HATE it. I'm trying to find a job that I can make enough to pay off my credit card bills in about 12 months but it's a tough field out there!

                Our goal is to erase our student loan debt and my credit card bills and then live off of his salary and put 100% of mine into investment stuff. (You can tell i know a lot about investment "stuff"). He tells me that if anything happened to him right now that I'd be set and have nothing to worry about (i hate hearing this b/c all I want is HIM, not his dumb money). His goal has always been to have the option of retiring at 35 years old (he'll be 28 in December). He thinks if I get a good paying job SOON that he'll be able to make that.

                Becksy, i'm a rather weepy one sometimes and your post totally made me teary eyed. That is the sweetest thing ever and I think it is so beautiful that you want him to take his dream job if he gets the opportunity so that he won't regret it.

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