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How much do you think a family of 4 needs to make in your area?

Posted by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 11:39 PM
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that means to be able to pay all bills and like maybe go out to dinner as a family once a month?  

I say about 35,000 to 40,000 where i live-

by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 11:39 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jan. 31, 2013 at 11:40 PM
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Same here.
We make 38k a year as a family if 4 and we are fine.
goodygumdrops
by Bronze Member on Jan. 31, 2013 at 11:40 PM
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Bare minimum, I'd say about 40,000.

Not_A_Native
by Platinum Member on Jan. 31, 2013 at 11:41 PM
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Here?  Our median income is just over $60K in my town, so at least that.

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jan. 31, 2013 at 11:44 PM
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Where I live $65k gets you into low income housing. Honestly to live pleasantly (not extravagantly) I would say at LEAST $80k. Houses are very expensive and you really need a car per adult.....
Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jan. 31, 2013 at 11:45 PM
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We made 53k last year and just barely got by, I would probably say about 60k.  But of course, the more you make the more you spend sooo I guess it doesn't really matter unless you have the increase in income and choose to continue living the way you were to be able to save money.

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jan. 31, 2013 at 11:45 PM
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I wouldn't try it on less than 75k.
MsRkg
by Gold Member on Jan. 31, 2013 at 11:46 PM
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100-120k probably at the bare minimum.

Buggy979
by Platinum Member on Jan. 31, 2013 at 11:46 PM
90,000 to 125,000.
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by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 11:46 PM
The median income in our city is $85,000.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jan. 31, 2013 at 11:46 PM
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Where I live $65k gets you into low income housing. Honestly to live pleasantly (not extravagantly) I would say at LEAST $80k. Houses are very expensive and you really need a car per adult.....

I don't think any place needs more than 1 car per household.
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