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Can you live on $40.00an hour?

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I see all these posts asking how much can you live on? So ok how much would be considered enough for the lot of you to live comfortably?
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by on Mar. 3, 2013 at 8:40 AM
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amy31308
by Ashlee on Mar. 3, 2013 at 8:47 AM
My dh makes 31 an hour and we live very comfortably so yes 40 would be even better lol
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Mar. 3, 2013 at 8:47 AM
Were poor
Anonymous
by Anonymous on Mar. 3, 2013 at 8:47 AM
Lol no you wouldn't. $40/hour is middle class wages.


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 this cant be a serious question. we would be rich if we made $40 an hour.


Anonymous
by Anonymous on Mar. 3, 2013 at 8:48 AM
That's just about what I make, so yes
HousewifeNina
by Platinum Member on Mar. 3, 2013 at 8:48 AM
My husband brings in a bit more than that before taxes. One thing I have learned is if we overspend, it doesnt matter how much he makes.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Mar. 3, 2013 at 8:49 AM
Umm yea I make $8 an hour and dh makes $12 and we live ok now if we made $40 an hour we would be in a lot better shape
angevil53
by Platinum Member on Mar. 3, 2013 at 8:49 AM
That would be almost double what dh makes now. But with his ot he makes on average $32/hr and our insurance is free. Just depends on the other circumstances.
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LntLckrsCmQut
by on Mar. 3, 2013 at 8:50 AM
Where we live, no.
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Firenygirl180
by on Mar. 3, 2013 at 8:50 AM
Right now we live off of df working salaried at around $20/hour and myself working part time at $7.40/hour. Once i get a real job my hourly wage will double so we'd live of $35/hour.
Of course i will still make roughly what i make now after daycare costs but it will be 40+ hours a week instead of 11.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Mar. 3, 2013 at 8:50 AM

Dear sweet Jesus... yes, we could live off of that!  We're a family of 7... before taxes and insurance our income is about 1200/wk.  Of course, once taxes and insurance come out, it's closer to 875 but whatever.

DH gets paid daily ($158/day, averaging out at 11 hour days, so 14 something an hour? ) and I make 10.50/h.

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