Could you be happy with only making 35K a year?? | TigerDroppings.com

Posted byMessage
UFownstSECsince1950
Florida Fan
Member since Dec 2009
26912 posts
 Online 

Could you be happy with only making 35K a year??


i realize this is the OT where the median salary is over $250,000, but if you enjoyed what you did and only made $35,000 with no room for advancement, could you live a good life for you and your family (in the south)?





ok, let me edit this slightly. if $35,000 isn't enough for you to survive on, then how much would be sufficient?? $60,000? remember, this doesn't include spouse's salary.

also, even though $35,000 might sound low, it also has perks i forgot to add. free health/dental insurance, retirement options, 401k, etc. you would also have set hours that never change, no overtime, you get EVERY weekend off, every government/national holiday off, a long weekend every Thanksgiving, a week off for Christmas/New Years, and two months off every single summer. yeah, i wonder what career i'm talking about



This post was edited on 8/29 at 8:20 pm



Back to top
Share:
ibldpg
LSU Fan
south
Member since Dec 2009
2488 posts

re: Could you be happy with only making 35K a year??


no





Back to top
lnomm34
USA Fan
Louisiana
Member since Oct 2009
7863 posts

re: Could you be happy with only making 35K a year??


No, I don't think I could. Not a knock on folks that do, but adding up my expenses right now, I don't know how they do it.





Back to top
TigersRuleTheEarth
LA-Lafayette Fan
Laffy
Member since Jan 2007
28643 posts

re: Could you be happy with only making 35K a year??


quote:

happy with only making 35K a year


Possible if you are single.

quote:

with no room for advancement,


Nah. I like knowing I can become more than what I am currently.

quote:

live a good life for you and your family (in the south)?


You can have a happy family as long as they don't want to have shite.






Back to top
SW2SCLA
LSU Fan
on the night shift
Member since Feb 2009
19505 posts

re: Could you be happy with only making 35K a year??


quote:

35K a year


I can see the 2 Kia's in the driveway, pantry full of Ramen noodles, and double wide trailer now...

seriously I don't see how people live on that income level. Can you make 35K and get food stamps/rent assistance or does that require unemployment?






Back to top
Brageous
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
TEAM POTATO SALAD
Member since Jul 2008
92679 posts

re: Could you be happy with only making 35K a year??


probably not....i make more than that now (ballaaa ) and still want more money





Back to top
CunningLinguist
Florida State Fan
Dallas, TX
Member since Mar 2006
13952 posts

re: Could you be happy with only making 35K a year??


quote:

could you live a good life for you and your family (in the south)?


No one is living the good life anywhere in the US on $35K a year.






Back to top
SlowFlowPro
Stanford Fan
Simple Solutions to Complex Probs
Member since Jan 2004
292034 posts

re: Could you be happy with only making 35K a year??


my mom made between 35k-45k and put 3 kids through college and owns her own home outright

so yes, it is possible. but you have to learn what is worth it and what isn't






Back to top
TigerHam85
Hawaii Fan
59-024 Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa
Member since Nov 2009
26514 posts

re: Could you be happy with only making 35K a year??


The people who live check to check seem to be the happiest people.





Back to top
Lsuhoohoo
LA-Lafayette Fan
University of Louisiana Ragin Cajun
Member since Sep 2007
29407 posts

re: Could you be happy with only making 35K a year??


quote:

I can see the 2 Kia's in the driveway, pantry full of Ramen noodles, and double wide trailer now...


are you standing outside Peej's house?






Back to top
WildcatMike
Kentucky Fan
Lexington, KY
Member since Dec 2005
19209 posts

re: Could you be happy with only making 35K a year??


quote:

$35,000


My dry cleaning bill/year...

Just kidding...

But looking back, I made $19,500 back in 98 with a masters with the EBR Public School Sysytem, and I made it work.

But to do it today, that would be a big NO.






Back to top
m2pro
Alabama Fan
Member since Nov 2008
18634 posts

re: Could you be happy with only making 35K a year??


the more toys and clothes we want, the more money it requires!







Back to top
Springlake Tiger
LSU Fan
Uptown
Member since Aug 2006
12122 posts

re: Could you be happy with only making 35K a year??


I will say this. I am 30 and make right at $100k. I work my arse off, like 70 hours a week at least, actually in the office right now, just taking a break. I am always stressed and am not real happy unless it is friday night or a saturday. I have really considered taking a lesser position in the company in order to have more time to spend with my family and just being less stressed in general. $35k would be too big of a cut for me, but I would be ok taking a $30k cut and making $70k or so. I have recently come to the conclusion that life is about being happy and not making a bunch of money to spend on material stuff.





Back to top
CunningLinguist
Florida State Fan
Dallas, TX
Member since Mar 2006
13952 posts

re: Could you be happy with only making 35K a year??


quote:

$30k cut


I'd say that's probably about right. I could make about a 1/3 more if I worked the extra 15-20 hours. At a certain point, it becomes about quality of life.



This post was edited on 8/29 at 8:24 pm


Back to top
Kim Jong Ir
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Jan 2008
25988 posts

re: Could you be happy with only making 35K a year??


quote:

I am always stressed and am not real happy unless it is friday night or a saturday.


Kim Jong, is that you?
quote:

more time to spend with my family and just being less stressed in general.


If only ---






Back to top
TigersRuleTheEarth
LA-Lafayette Fan
Laffy
Member since Jan 2007
28643 posts

re: Could you be happy with only making 35K a year??


quote:

my mom made between 35k-45k and put 3 kids through college and owns her own home outright


Inflation has probably made it harder to do nowadays.






Back to top
Pilot Tiger
Georgetown Fan
Washington DC
Member since Nov 2005
60033 posts

re: Could you be happy with only making 35K a year??


35k living in louisiana, single with no debt, no car payment, etc. yea i could be happy. but that's not realistic





Back to top
cjared036
Alabama Fan
Houston, tx
Member since Dec 2009
5864 posts

re: Could you be happy with only making 35K a year??


I would have to be rich in environment. Only place that this could work for me would be in the mountains or on a beach. But finding a place within these guidelines is a bit of a stretch.





Back to top
RBWilliams8
LSU Fan
Member since Oct 2009
46390 posts

re: Could you be happy with only making 35K a year??


(no message)


This post was edited on 8/29 at 8:26 pm


Back to top
UFownstSECsince1950
Florida Fan
Member since Dec 2009
26912 posts
 Online 

re: Could you be happy with only making 35K a year??


quote:

but that's not realistic


why not??






Back to top


Back to top




//