Originally Posted by dscott2009
This really makes me mad... and I know that it because of the economy.....How do they expect families/single people to make it off that....
Two people making $10-$15/hr can easily "make it" here. You won't get rich and drive a BMW but you won't suffer. As a single person, you might need a roommate unless you have a small apartment but you can still save quite a bit if you live within your means and are disciplined.
Also the other problem with Raleigh is there are a lot of folks with 4 year degrees on the market, which devalues the college degree. This is actually going on throughout the nation. A college degree used to mean something and be a shoe in for a good mid level job, now it's akin to what a high school diploma was "back in the day".
I bet there are more people out there in the trades or sales without degrees making more than those with them in most cases.