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#271 of 276 Old 05-06-2009, 04:47 PM
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DH is a civil engineer doing regional water planning.

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It's not his job per se. Well, I mean, it works only b/c he works hard lol but it's more that we have a LCOL and established property.

E.g. before marriage we each had a car completely paid off. After we married, we bought another card and paid cash for it.

I keep thinking how amazing we would be living if we had zero debt and no school...lol thousands of dollar to spend!

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My husband is a chiropractor. But, I think it's about what sacrifices you're willing to make to make it work. Plus, if I went to work, my entire salary would go to childcare. We can't afford for me NOT to stay home!

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DH is in IT...don't know how to describe his actual job at this point. He's making pretty good money (about average for this area, though)...but I've been SAH since he got hired at $40k. Before I met dh, my family income, including both my income and my ex's, only ever exceeded $40k once...and we had to pay childcare out of that. We usually hit somewhere around $32k total...and only $25k one year.

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DH is a medical social worker and we live very comfortably on his salary. But, we live in a modest apartment, drive older cars and I'm constantly budgeting.

He recently started working 6 extra hours a week at a different medical facility to save for a house down payment. I really want a yard!

Side note: Typing this has reminded me of how thankful I am for my DH.

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dh is a building designer and architectural draftsman. in this economy it's been catch as catch can for several months, but he's now working for a good company with lots of room for advancement and a reasonable salary. we are not sleeping on 100 dollar bills of course, but can now start ticking away at the debt and credit loss we experienced when he was laid off last year, and still pay our basic living expenses. we've struggled over the years at different times, but in his field he's been lucky enough to get side jobs that have helped through rough patches, and it looks like we are finally going to be on an even stretch with this new company. it's really the type of job he's wanted (after trying to work for himself which of course would be his dream come true but, right now anyway, not realistic). and he really likes his office mates and boss alot, so that's a bonus of course! haha

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