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Old 10-20-2008, 04:51 PM
 
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That is based on standard of living. Yours is apparently reasonably high. But the vast majority of Americans make less than 50K. And most of those live happily if not richly.

It is not "great". But it is at least "adequate"
Money doesn't buy happiness. But, don't and tell me that my standard of living is 'high' because I dont think that 50 grand a yr is 'great'. How much credit card debt does the average American have? Or how much in the bank do they have saved? The average American has ONLY $1200 bucs in the bank.

The reason 50 grand can seem like alot more than it really is, because of ALL the borrowing that people can do. Whether it's on a credit card or home equity, etc. Don't buy into the 'illusion'.
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Old 10-20-2008, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Reno, NV
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My boyfriend and I each make less than 50k a year, and yet... we live quite comfortably. BUT we are not ruled by some stupidly outrageous car or house payment. We do very well.
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Old 10-20-2008, 05:27 PM
 
Location: NW Las Vegas - Lone Mountain
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Money doesn't buy happiness. But, don't and tell me that my standard of living is 'high' because I dont think that 50 grand a yr is 'great'. How much credit card debt does the average American have? Or how much in the bank do they have saved? The average American has ONLY $1200 bucs in the bank.

The reason 50 grand can seem like alot more than it really is, because of ALL the borrowing that people can do. Whether it's on a credit card or home equity, etc. Don't buy into the 'illusion'.
The term used was "adequate"...got that? Not "great".

Credit card debt generally decreases living standard rather than improving it.
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Old 10-22-2008, 10:06 PM
 
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Who do you think fares better for their incomes... Cocktail waitresses or Bartender at Casinos? How much a year should you expect to make at either?
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Old 10-22-2008, 11:03 PM
 
Location: NW Las Vegas - Lone Mountain
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Who do you think fares better for their incomes... Cocktail waitresses or Bartender at Casinos? How much a year should you expect to make at either?
Only those actively in the trade know...and they lie...

Both however do well.
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Old 10-22-2008, 11:28 PM
 
Location: South San Francisco
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To the girl that commented about her bf and her each making less than 50 k a year and doing OK. Sharing the cost of living among 2 people is cheaper than one person living by themselves. For example, if 2 people are co-habitating and each makes 30k a year, for a total of 60K, they are going to have more disposable income than one person living by themselves making 60k. The logic behind this is simple, It cost less for 2 people to live togather than 1 person to live alone. My bills are pretty much the same as a couple's, but I am the only one that has to pay them.


I dunno - this makes sense in my head
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Old 11-20-2008, 08:12 PM
 
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I love how everyone totally ignored the OP's questions.

I would also like to know what is the average pay for a Player's Club Rep is. If anyone knows, please do tell.

Thanks
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Old 11-21-2008, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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50k isnt rich but it isnt bad money. Consider that tips are essentially tax free (maybe a declaration of 10% is done) so that improves your earnings by 25% over a regular job. Thats why waiters at high end restaurants dont leave.
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Old 11-21-2008, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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I love how everyone totally ignored the OP's questions.

I would also like to know what is the average pay for a Player's Club Rep is. If anyone knows, please do tell.

Thanks
It varies from Hotel to Hotel.....a Club Rep will usually make around $12.00 per hour......a Casino HOST will make around $15 downtown and $20-25 on the strip per hour. And if you are a truly TOP HOST you will make $150000 per year.

Last edited by dynimagelv; 11-21-2008 at 12:14 PM.. Reason: because I couldn't spel 150,000
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Old 11-22-2008, 02:11 AM
 
Location: Macao
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I don't think anyone thinks 50K is Amazingly GREAT...but realistically, I think it is very, very good. 50K jobs are not exactly a dime a dozen.

I have two MA degrees, and never made over 50K a year...if someone can direct me to this magical rainbow of over 50K jobs given out at a dime a dozen, I'd certainly take the rainbow ride
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