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We live on the low end.
We've always been a single income family.
Circumcision is wrong, regardless of gender
i wanted to comment on the EMT comment..i am a volunteer EMT and i do it for free...it is deffinetly an underpaid job, sadly...
A, wife to R, mom to 3 boys and welcoming a baby girl in May 2015
I'm on assistance and we barely squeak by. I'm single so just one income, before and after kids.
We don't live on just that, though. I was a professional chef until I developed multiple sclerosis, and I get some help from family so that I can finish my degree and possibly do a job that isn't...you know, impossible for someone with MS. DH isn't crazy about it, but the grandparents deposit a small amount for rent in my checking account. I'm also an awesome AP babysitter for a couple of friends, and I sometimes work events at my university. So, all told, we bring home maybe $36K? In NYC that's not a lot!
eta: Was making close to this wage pre-Brogan. I was part-time then but at pretty close to the same hourly wage and didn't have the deductions that go along with fulltime (association dues, LTD, mandatory OMERS pension which is different than just old-age pension, etc). I didn't notice any financial change once Brogan came along. In fact, I was on employment insurance for my one-year maternity leave and was receiving 55% of my previous earnings. Didn't feel the pinch at all.
Peggy: full-time shift-working mama to Kiddo (Nov|04) and Babygirl (May|11). Fiancée to Babe. Step-mom to Tween, my bonus daughter (Sep|00). Currently TTC - http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/3c1739
I think though that this question should be answered with where you live. For example a person making 50K in MS is a lot different than a person who makes 50K in CA.
Family of five, living on ~28K a year, in IN. We used to live on about 45K a year before we had kids- gotta love how the job market has gone downhill.
I'm thankful though, we had two hard years where our family of four lived on 19K a year.
We're doing the Dave Ramsey Snowball plan and in about two years we should be living quite comfortably on our 28K.
I marked under $20,000 and thats what we are just under.
We make it work, we have NO debt finally and are pretty comfortable. Its hard though as sometimes we are slow and we cant predict how busy or slow we will be. We do it so my hubby and I can be with out son daily, and its worth it.
If you're not adding the allowances and such in it's around $20,000 a year, give or take a little. It's a lot more once the allowances and special pays are added in.
We've been a single income family since we got married, and it's actually going to be cheaper for us to have the baby because I won't be going to school. My tuition was killing us.
SAHM to Ninja Boy (6) and Monkey Man (4) .
He makes less than his SIL's 20yo boyfriend with a high school diploma who works in a factory. But that's life...
AP Mom to 5
Mom to Bouncy Breastfed DD Loving Woman to DH, RIP DS Born at 22 weeks
I used to be a hospital tech making under $16k working 70 hours a week, scraping by with 2 kids and no child support or help. Now we make almost 3 times that and we are doing just as bad. It's crazy! There are just more expenses: COL is 3 times higher here, food costs twice as much as back home, insurance is outrageous, surgery bills, car loan payments, etc...
I feel sucky complaining when I know our income looks really high.
AP Mom to 5
After living on $13k, $30K will feel like easy street!
*Sigh* I love it here.
I receive 1/2 of my deceased father's retirement income and I don't believe we'd be able to make it without me working if it weren't for that. Thank you Daddy - you pay my mortgage and make it possible to stay home with your grandbabies. :
We're in the middle of the income range.