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Monthly income

How much do you and/or your SO bring in monthly? are you scraping by, comfortable, or more than comfortable?
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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 11:11 AM on Jan. 28, 2010 in Money & Work

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  • Together my husband make about 800 a week take home and that includes my husbands unemployment. We are SCRAPING BY!!! Our mortgage payment is 1300 not including all the other bills. He has been without a job for over a year now and there is not light at the end until at least spring. Trying to hold on!!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:27 AM on Jan. 28, 2010

  • 8600 a month take home my husband is going to be promoted soon so his pay will triple. We live very well actually put more than half his income into saving, investments and retirement. Our house is paid off so we really don't need a lot of live on.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:37 AM on Jan. 28, 2010

  • Hubby brings home just under $500 a week and we're all (5 kids included) doing pretty good. We put away money in savings each week and all of our bills are current.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:38 AM on Jan. 28, 2010

  • Income on its own is irrelevant. We also have mortgages, property taxes, utility bills, etc. We fund college and retirement savings. A $400,000 house in my area may cost $150,000 in yours.
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 11:50 AM on Jan. 28, 2010

  • I bring in about $3000 a month from my various home based endeavors. My Husband is a full time stay home dad, so he doesn't really earn anything besides a few dollars here and there doing odd jobs for my mom's business...

    Around here an expensive house is only about $50K. In fact my mother was able to pay cash for her house, so although my income wouldn't be enough to bring dad home in NYC, it is more than enough here...
    SabrinaMBowen

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 11:55 AM on Jan. 28, 2010

  • we make 1824 before taxes, we bring home 1520 or so to pay bills with. we don't scrape by bc we budget. i start school next week and he is the only one working for now. i might get a job later on part time or something but he told me to focus on school. in a couple of months at school i will be making money there bc they allow us to keep all our own tips (cosmetology school). and i will be getting a little back to help with living expenses from the pell grant. i also have the taxes that i just filed which will hopefully help us out if something comes up.
    angevil53

    Answer by angevil53 at 12:21 PM on Jan. 28, 2010

  • God is good to us :0)
    IraqiVetWife

    Answer by IraqiVetWife at 12:32 PM on Jan. 28, 2010

  • I make 9800 a month after taxes my husband makes 14,700 a month after taxes. Our mortgage, bills and other expenses are about 5k a month so we do pretty well. Where we live the cost of living is very low so you don't need too much to live well here.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:36 PM on Jan. 28, 2010

  • TOGETHER my SO and I bring home less than 2000....its really pitiful, we make it okay...but ive learned how to stretch a dollar...we are both trying to get better paying jobs.........considering we both work nearly full time for almost fast food wages.......
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:57 PM on Jan. 28, 2010

  • We bring in about $1400 a month. We have money left over after all our expenses, but it really isn't more than $100- $200.
    What sucks is when he misses a day :(
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:28 PM on Jan. 28, 2010

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