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SAHMs come in here

Posted by Anonymous   + Show Post
It's a big topic around here how we SAHMs leech off our DH/SO.

When DH and I decided I should stay home we did so because it made financial sense. I was taking home about $3600 a month. I was spending $2000 a month on child care, $400 a month on fuel to get to and from daycare & work, $800 a month for the maid because I didn't have time to clean house. After you factor in a couple lunches or coffees a week I pretty much worked to pay for working.

So how much would it cost you to work?
Posted by Anonymous on Jul. 5, 2013 at 10:30 PM
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by Anonymous on Jul. 10, 2013 at 4:25 PM

If I worked 40 hours a week I would have to pay a sitter 10dollars an hour per kid so 20x40= 800 a week x 4= 3200. My job wouldn't even be close to 20 bucks an hour, lol.

If I worked 40 hours a week and my children were in daycare I would have to pay 200 a week, 200x4= 800 a month. So if I made 8.50 an hour times 40 = 340a week - 200= 140 - 35$ bus pass =105 - 20 bucks in food = 85 - the taxes from my check and I am at 0 to 25$ so about 100$ a month if lucky. Not worth it.

After I graduate it will be though, I hope :)

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