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Old 05-13-2010, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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I don't agree with this. I know many singles that live here and are fine. Jay
Fine, yes, but ahead? No.
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Old 05-13-2010, 10:37 AM
 
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Fine, yes, but ahead? No.

I know plenty of single people doing fine. They own houses, drive nice cars, save money in 401k's, etc... Would they be a little fatter if they had a spouse to supplement? Of course, but overall they're doing quite well.
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Old 05-13-2010, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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I know plenty of single people doing fine. They own houses, drive nice cars, save money in 401k's, etc... Would they be a little fatter if they had a spouse to supplement? Of course, but overall they're doing quite well.
I guess what I'm referring to are people around my age just starting out - without established incomes and rather in mid-level positions. My income is the primary source in our household and if I were to attempt living in our house and driving one of our newer cars on just this income, I would be doing okay, but not great.
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Old 05-13-2010, 05:11 PM
 
Location: CT
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I guess what I'm referring to are people around my age just starting out - without established incomes and rather in mid-level positions. My income is the primary source in our household and if I were to attempt living in our house and driving one of our newer cars on just this income, I would be doing okay, but not great.
Understood, not too many start out at 150k/yr right out of college...Unless you're a corporate lawyer that is!
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Old 05-13-2010, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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Understood, not too many start out at 150k/yr right out of college...Unless you're a corporate lawyer that is!
True, but that's the point I was trying to make - that to live comfortably here, you have to have a HH income of ~100k+.
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Old 05-13-2010, 05:20 PM
 
Location: CT
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True, but that's the point I was trying to make - that to live comfortably here, you have to have a HH income of ~100k+.

I agree. But many people do just fine on much less. The key is to live below your means and everything will be good!
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Old 05-13-2010, 05:21 PM
 
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The key is to live below your means and everything will be good!
This is why CT is so undesirable to many.
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Old 05-13-2010, 05:25 PM
 
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This is why CT is so undesirable to many.
Undesirable if you don't have a good career field. If you're in aerospace, med devices, IT and finance to name a few, you can do pretty well.
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Old 05-13-2010, 05:30 PM
 
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Undesirable if you don't have a good career field. If you're in aerospace, med devices, IT and finance to name a few, you can do pretty well.
No, no. I meant undesirable if you have to live below your means (regardless of your career field) whereas if you make the same amount in another part of the country, you can live lavishly.
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Old 05-13-2010, 05:43 PM
 
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No, no. I meant undesirable if you have to live below your means (regardless of your career field) whereas if you make the same amount in another part of the country, you can live lavishly.
Ok, but if your HH is above $100K, you should be able to live pretty darn good in CT. 100K in CT is pretty good, in San Fran; not so good. You need 250K to live well there...I know lots of high earners (I'm sure you do too) who don't live lavish lifestyles, (read The Millionaire next door) and don't have many financial worries.
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