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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 1 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 Ruby 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 2 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 3 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 4 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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lovinglife0682
by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 11:46 PM
The median income in our city is $85,000.
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by Anonymous 4 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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