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Old 02-05-2015, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Are you including saving for repairs and replacement? A lot of people forget to include that. Also, what about health insurance?
Well ya I included that. Clean I make 11 300$ in my pocket. And Im guessing my car and motorcycle aint gonna break down everyday lol

Also health care is free here in Canada
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Old 02-05-2015, 05:13 PM
 
Location: NNJ
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He sounds like an irrational person that uses extreme examples to extrapolate to a made up average.
Man.. I've been trying to describe it in a single sentence and there it is!
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Old 02-05-2015, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Clinton Township, MI
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I'm actual a conservative, vote that way nearly all the time. That's where your bs starts to breakdown but there are many other examples
Conservative? With the stances you take and promote on here? Are you kidding me lol??
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Old 02-05-2015, 05:17 PM
 
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Yes. You can live on any wage that's more than $9.00 a hour unless you are prone to overspending.
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Old 02-05-2015, 05:18 PM
 
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Conservative? With the stances you take and promote on here? Are you kidding me lol??
What stances are you speaking of?
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Old 02-05-2015, 06:56 PM
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You can live very cheap if you do without most of the expenses most people have. How much do you spend on your cell phone, your cable or satellite TV service, the rent on your luxury apartment, your car if you live in a city with plenty of buses and don't really need a car, beef at the supermarket instead of cheap chicken, a $5.79 Big Mac meal instead of a $1.00 McChicken, booze, drugs, gambling, credit card interest, those are where people's money goes. Not on the basic cost of living. If you live on fixed income from the government, you can live even cheaper, because you don't have any job expenses, such as work clothes or uniforms, transportation to work, the cost of an expensive restaurant when your Republican boss takes you out to lunch "Dutch treat", etc. But no matter how cheaply people live, they tend to use up the rest of their income too, on stuff stuch as stock market speculation, entertainment that costs money, etc. In other words, they spend and/or lose the money, just because they have it. And a lot of people, if they have credit cards, they max those out too, just because they have them. Their most economical years tend to be those years when their credit is too horrible to qualify for any credit cards. Frugal people use credit cards for the rewards, such as 2% cash back, etc., and always pay in full every month. But what percentage of people are frugal? That alone is a huge part of figuring the cost of living: whether you're frugal or not.
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Old 02-05-2015, 07:41 PM
 
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You can live very cheap if you do without most of the expenses most people have. How much do you spend on your cell phone, your cable or satellite TV service, the rent on your luxury apartment, your car if you live in a city with plenty of buses and don't really need a car, beef at the supermarket instead of cheap chicken, a $5.79 Big Mac meal instead of a $1.00 McChicken, booze, drugs, gambling, credit card interest, those are where people's money goes. Not on the basic cost of living. If you live on fixed income from the government, you can live even cheaper, because you don't have any job expenses, such as work clothes or uniforms, transportation to work, the cost of an expensive restaurant when your Republican boss takes you out to lunch "Dutch treat", etc. But no matter how cheaply people live, they tend to use up the rest of their income too, on stuff stuch as stock market speculation, entertainment that costs money, etc. In other words, they spend and/or lose the money, just because they have it. And a lot of people, if they have credit cards, they max those out too, just because they have them. Their most economical years tend to be those years when their credit is too horrible to qualify for any credit cards. Frugal people use credit cards for the rewards, such as 2% cash back, etc., and always pay in full every month. But what percentage of people are frugal? That alone is a huge part of figuring the cost of living: whether you're frugal or not.
You left out what is often the single biggest one: Living without roommates...
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Old 02-05-2015, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Talmadge, San Diego, CA
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Im planning on working with AirPort Security but they said I will be making 16.50$ an hour. Can you live on that?
You last posted that the company was paying $20 per hour.
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Old 02-05-2015, 10:01 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
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I'm living on 11.25 an hour and quite comfortably for now, so....yeah. You can make it.
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Old 02-06-2015, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
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No.

If I made less than $80k a year (before taxes) I would have to go out the way of the Samuri.

Now, somebody that doesn't travel alot, contribute to stripper's college costs, skydive and enjoy life could live on less.

But $80k is my minimum - cut off point for ending it all. I could probably survive off credit cards for 3-4 months if something went wrong. Otherwise: my lifeforce is trancending to the other side when I can't roll like I do anymore.

The double shot of Jagermeister and Heineken I just put down in a bar while typing this cost $16 and it was hardly worth an hours labor/time.
POAST of the week. Thanks for the smile!
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