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Old 08-20-2013, 03:53 PM
 
Location: FLORIDA
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It's not bad in the big picture.. but money would still be tight for a single, childless person.

Maybe in South FL, but not in Central FL.
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Old 08-20-2013, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Palm Beach, FL & Napa, CA
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It's not bad in the big picture.. but money would still be tight for a single, childless person.
If your making $40K/year and are married without a working spouse or have kids either as a single parent or not and you take the $40K/year after federal taxes, your take home will be quite weak if your covering health insurance for either your spouse or child. I see health insurance for employee + spouse around $500 to $1K/month and families around $1K to $1300/month. Take in what rents cost here on average and car insurance, you would be running out of cash easy, especially if you had a car payment.
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Old 08-20-2013, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Palm Beach, FL & Napa, CA
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I never said I had an average job. I know a lot of ppl that make more than me in FL.
I know a lot of people that make more than me too, a lot of my clients have a very HNW. I have friends who have HNW and I have a few that had HNW and lost it and are normal now and downsized considerably. Overall though the professional level jobs here on average do not compensate too well on average and the pool of companies is shrinking to create competitive wages. A friend of mine who worked in STEM left for SF Bay Area and a lucrative job in a market that suits his background better. That's how Florida and a lot of places are, not a one size fit's all. You often have to go where the jobs are and it might be a place that has a higher COL, Manhatten, LA or SF Bay Area. My friend is probably clearing $225K/year...I am just guessing but he got stock options from a big company that everyone knows by name...he was able to buy a house that cost $750K that would be $250 to $350K here.
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Old 08-20-2013, 06:29 PM
 
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If your making $40K/year and are married without a working spouse or have kids either as a single parent or not and you take the $40K/year after federal taxes, your take home will be quite weak if your covering health insurance for either your spouse or child. I see health insurance for employee + spouse around $500 to $1K/month and families around $1K to $1300/month. Take in what rents cost here on average and car insurance, you would be running out of cash easy, especially if you had a car payment.
For you it would be. With the median family income in the US at 50k someone making 40k is doing above average.
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Old 08-20-2013, 06:30 PM
 
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Maybe in South FL, but not in Central FL.
It's not bad anywhere in Florida if you compare it to the median incomes.
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Old 08-22-2013, 06:00 AM
 
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It's not bad anywhere in Florida if you compare it to the median incomes.
that can be said for any statistic relating to anything anywhere

sometimes life isnt just about the number, its about the situation
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Old 08-22-2013, 06:10 AM
 
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that can be said for any statistic relating to anything anywhere

sometimes life isnt just about the number, its about the situation
The situation when someone doesn't have a grasp of how the average person/family lives. Some general statement about statistics doesn't do you any good in trying to refute median income data.
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Old 08-22-2013, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Palm Beach, FL & Napa, CA
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It's not bad anywhere in Florida if you compare it to the median incomes.
If you enjoy living in the hood...sure the rents here are less in that case.
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Old 08-22-2013, 08:03 AM
 
Location: South Florida
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If you enjoy living in the hood...sure the rents here are less in that case.
Amen!
It's all about someone's taste and ability to live in a scary neighborhood and their perception as to what constitutes a scary neighborhood.

As another poster indicated, South Florida's more expensive than other areas of Florida.
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Old 08-22-2013, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Trinity Florida
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that can be said for any statistic relating to anything anywhere

sometimes life isnt just about the number, its about the situation
Wow Im actually agreeing you, but your right....its like I said in another post people have no clue as to other people's situations and I don't feel that people on a board should expect people posting personal situations, however if they are bashing a state they should have good reason so to speak and not just do it because the wind blew the wrong way...
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