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Old 07-10-2016, 05:55 PM
 
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Any family that's dragging in $100K ought to be proud of themselves!


Two of the underpaid teachers no less.
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Old 07-10-2016, 05:59 PM
 
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Two of the underpaid teachers no less.
My hat is off to both of you, Joe. Your students are lucky to have you.
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Old 07-10-2016, 06:41 PM
 
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I'm on Team 60K if you live alone. You will not be going on lavish excursions every weekend, but you can rent comfortably in a nice area. I would not hold out too much hope for buying unless you're flexible on location.

I have seen single parents get by on less but just getting by isn't comfortable.

I think 100K would work with two adults and children as long as they did not send the kids to private school.
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Old 07-11-2016, 01:28 PM
 
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I'm on Team 60K if you live alone. You will not be going on lavish excursions every weekend, but you can rent comfortably in a nice area. I would not hold out too much hope for buying unless you're flexible on location.

I have seen single parents get by on less but just getting by isn't comfortable.

I think 100K would work with two adults and children as long as they did not send the kids to private school.

You can still get a nice house ITP for just over $100,000 if you're willing to bet on a transitional neighborhood. Places like East Point or College Park just outside of the city but ITP still have great bargains, as well as pretty much anywhere on the south side of the city. There are still some awesome neighborhoods with nice homes in those areas that aren't in the ghetto, but many people have stigmatized that entire side of town that way.
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Old 07-11-2016, 01:39 PM
 
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I'm on Team 60K if you live alone. You will not be going on lavish excursions every weekend, but you can rent comfortably in a nice area. I would not hold out too much hope for buying unless you're flexible on location.

I have seen single parents get by on less but just getting by isn't comfortable.

I think 100K would work with two adults and children as long as they did not send the kids to private school.
I agree with this. I'm cheap however and can live by myself on probably $45k in Atlanta and still be comfortable, but I think $50-$60k is enough for people to live comfortably. Due to me growing up rather poor, I still kind of feel $50-$60k is "rich" lol. My mom when I graduated high school made a little over $17k per year.

For a family IMO $80-$100k is definitely do-able and very comfortable to live on in metro Atlanta unless they have 3 or more kids and spend a lot of money on other expensive stuff.
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Old 07-12-2016, 07:54 AM
 
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A single person can get a safe one bedroom apartment for $750 per bank
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Old 07-15-2016, 05:18 PM
 
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I live very well as a public school teacher...I have been teaching for 15 years and my spouse has been teaching for 20. We don't live in luxury but we have a nice home and both drive newer cars and we travel as much as possible. Our combined income is just over $100K, so I'm not sure what you imagine educators make these days.
As one educator to another, chill out. There is a word called sarcasm. This post by the OP is bogus and full of it! I could see if they put this in the San Francisco, San Jose, Los Angeles, NYC, etc threads, but they put it in the Atlanta threads lol! Totally laughable. I had to give an eye roll on this!

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Old 07-15-2016, 05:28 PM
 
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A single person can get a safe one bedroom apartment for $750 per bank
Yeah, but odds are the area might be something to consider to get that cost these days - unfortunately. It will probably be in an area that isn't favorable.
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Old 07-15-2016, 05:30 PM
 
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I agree with this. I'm cheap however and can live by myself on probably $45k in Atlanta and still be comfortable, but I think $50-$60k is enough for people to live comfortably. Due to me growing up rather poor, I still kind of feel $50-$60k is "rich" lol. My mom when I graduated high school made a little over $17k per year.

For a family IMO $80-$100k is definitely do-able and very comfortable to live on in metro Atlanta unless they have 3 or more kids and spend a lot of money on other expensive stuff.
I think $45k - $50k is definitely comfortable to live on in the metro as a single individual. However, I think I'd rather take my housing OTP with that income vs. ITP. It will be stretched further on essentials.
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Old 07-15-2016, 06:23 PM
 
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As one educator to another, chill out. There is a word called sarcasm. This post by the OP is bogus and full of it! I could see if they put this in the San Francisco, San Jose, Los Angeles, NYC, etc threads, but they put it in the Atlanta threads lol! Totally laughable. I had to give an eye roll on this!

Chill out? I just made a comment much as you did. I'm chill.
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