So, I was reading answers to my question from last night about my hubby working a lot and ... this has nothing to do with that, but a woman wrote, "..or if he can get a job that pays $15 an hour your even better off (which are one in a million).."
Are there that many people out there that make less then that? I mean she just assumed my hubby made less then $15/per hour because he had to work so many hours ... I thought that most people, especially men who work so their wives can be SAHMs, made more then that! How the heck would we survive if my hubby made less then $15 an hour and I STAYED HOME ... holy smokes!?
To the OP....I was floored by a few of these responses. If anyone cared to pay attention to the link that was posted ( http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2011/ted_20110124.htm ) they would see that the average income for women equated to $16.97/hr, assumming a 40 hr work wk, and $20.75/hr for men, assuming the same. So, nation wide the average income is greater than $15....significantly so for men.
So I think your question was a valid one.
Answer by Tammy9988 at 10:02 PM on Mar. 24, 2011
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It's difficult to get by on $30,000 per year. DH doesn't have any benefits with his current job. Medical insurance for our family is over $20,000 per year. Doctor visits are $30 or $50 each. Even if you're frugal, I don't see how you could have enough to cover food, clothing and housing with that income. Things are so expensive in my area, families who earn $30,000 qualify for food stamps, I believe.
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