I know its a very personal question, so feel free to answer anon. I just want to know what a comfortable salary a couple needs to have 3 kids. (My DH and I are considering baby #3)Answer Question
Answer by Anonymous at 1:49 PM on Nov. 13, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 1:55 PM on Nov. 13, 2010
We have 5 kids and on average make about $40K/yr ... some years less, some years more, it just depends ... and for the most part we are comfortable.
Answer by MoonStruckMom at 2:23 PM on Nov. 13, 2010
My husband made just over 40k last year and we had 4 kids at the time. Now we have 5 and he probably made 45k this year (with all his OT). We get buy okay. We only have one car and rent our house but we're able to feed and clothe the kids. They might not have the name brand stuff and every expensive toy they could want but they aren't suffering.
When we had our 4th my husband made 30k that year and we were also doing okay (living in a place where rent was much, much cheaper). I'm a SAHM and have been since before our oldest was born.
Answer by justanotherjen at 2:49 PM on Nov. 13, 2010
Answer by Mom2Just1 at 3:22 PM on Nov. 13, 2010
Answer by rebeccadac at 4:19 PM on Nov. 13, 2010
Answer by luckysevenwow at 10:09 PM on Nov. 13, 2010
I think that the amount you make is not as important as how you make what you hae work for you... remember there are people who make 200,000 and cant afford 3 kids! So many things to consider... but there is a time to decide if you want to be rich in money or rich in the love of your kids? People seem to manage with what ever income they have... You may have to get creative at times ( saving with coupons, mom2momsales or extra jobs once in a while)
Answer by rebeccadac at 1:11 PM on Nov. 14, 2010