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Old 11-07-2010, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Central North Carolina
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Dang! That's what I get for posting before reading all the replies. I guess much of what I said was already covered, and had I read the mine-field I was posting in, I would not have worried about sounding "snarky or judgemental" in comparrison.

Anyway, All my post was in response to what was on the first page (10 posts), not all the other stuff. (Still amazed at what people will put on the web though.)
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Old 11-07-2010, 05:05 PM
 
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Agreed!

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Alright. How about we raise the white flag here and just let the whole thing go? These posts of ours are not helping or fair to the the OP.

Agreed?
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Old 11-07-2010, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Agreed!
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Old 11-07-2010, 10:07 PM
 
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Trying not to sound snarky or judgemental, but it absolutely AMAZES me how much personal info people are willing ot put on a public forum. I'm not sure what is wrong with doing it, but I've always been very cautious about what I post.
If you're referring to the OP about exposing their annual salary, I have to say I have relatives in the Chicago area who are not shy at all about telling me what they make for a living. Maybe folks are just more open about things like that up there?
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Old 11-07-2010, 10:38 PM
 
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I hope to make 70k a couple of years after I graduate. I doubt I will be having any kids then, so I can have lots to save.
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Old 11-08-2010, 04:22 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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If you're referring to the OP about exposing their annual salary, I have to say I have relatives in the Chicago area who are not shy at all about telling me what they make for a living. Maybe folks are just more open about things like that up there?
It's not as if anyone knows him personally, though. I shared our salary in this thread but no one who knows me in person knows that information.
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Old 11-08-2010, 04:31 AM
 
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Considering a position in Durham that pays 70k. Moving from Chicago, single, only major expense will be rent (1000/month)... Realistically, how far will 70k take me?
I've checked the cost of living comparison sites... But Want to hear from "real" people. Thanks for any info!!!
Yes. As long as $70,000 is the true value of the position that you are taking.

If it's more than that position usually pays, look for a decrease at some point.

If it's lower, you may get agitated or over time, realizing that you are worth more.

It's not always about the money.
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Old 11-11-2010, 08:02 PM
 
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Why do people shy away and act like no one should know what others make? If you are willing to share it then who cares?

To the OP. Trust me. You'll be ok.
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Old 11-12-2010, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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To the OP. Trust me. You'll be ok.
But the o.p. won't be okay if they're accustomed to living on a 100K salary.
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Old 11-12-2010, 06:19 PM
 
Location: cary, nc
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Considering a position in Durham that pays 70k. Moving from Chicago, single, only major expense will be rent (1000/month)... Realistically, how far will 70k take me?
I've checked the cost of living comparison sites... But Want to hear from "real" people. Thanks for any info!!!
I would say, it really depends what your definition of "Decent" is. Depends on your lifestyle, depends on what you currently have saved up and when you plan to have when you retire ... and plenty of other things. Do you have any debt /student loans to pay off? Basically depends on your current financial picture as well as your short/long term financial goals.

If you want to burn all the 70k within a year ... then definitely, that's plenty of money to burn and you will have plenty of opportunities to do so. If you plan to save up plenty of that money to prepare for tougher days or for retirement ... then you better spend less than $1000/month on rent. That's too much ... especially for a person living alone.
Good luck ...
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