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What dollar amount would be enough to allow your family get by comfortably?

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adnilm

Asked by adnilm at 4:18 PM on Sep. 21, 2012 in Money & Work

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  • In affordable housing and with a daycare subsidy, 18,000 for my dd and I-we need very little except each other!
    Hollander

    Answer by Hollander at 4:20 PM on Sep. 21, 2012

  • With a reasonable mortgage, around 40K a year.
    3libras

    Answer by 3libras at 4:27 PM on Sep. 21, 2012

  • It depends on the taxes
    mto3821

    Answer by mto3821 at 4:31 PM on Sep. 21, 2012

  • So give 2 amounts
    adnilm

    Comment by adnilm (original poster) at 4:33 PM on Sep. 21, 2012

  • I would need about $80,000 to maintain...barely my lifestyle
    adnilm

    Comment by adnilm (original poster) at 4:38 PM on Sep. 21, 2012

  • sorry, I'm a Canadian, so I guess figuring in the exchange rate and free healthcare I don't know what would be the norm for an American, but I also live very frugally
    Hollander

    Answer by Hollander at 4:44 PM on Sep. 21, 2012

  • Why would you have to live in the U.S. to answer the question?
    adnilm

    Comment by adnilm (original poster) at 4:45 PM on Sep. 21, 2012

  • twice what we make now,so $100,000
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 5:16 PM on Sep. 21, 2012

  • It's a catch-22 for me. To stay where we are now, our income can't change too much (low-income housing), but we're barely scraping by. I don't want to move out, I HATE moving. I would also like to be living a little more comfortably. So, to take into account buying a home and payments for that, as well as comfort without worrying about where dinner will come from....I dunno, I'm too bad at math. At least $60,000? Probably more.
    Rosehawk

    Answer by Rosehawk at 6:28 PM on Sep. 21, 2012

  • At least 60K
    JennieMarie1103

    Answer by JennieMarie1103 at 6:48 PM on Sep. 21, 2012

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