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Old 08-14-2019, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Did you have opportunities for overtime?

Nope, no such thing where I worked. If we worked over we took comp time later.
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Old 08-14-2019, 02:34 PM
 
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Mine (2017 5.0 V8) averages 15 city, 20 highway and has a 36 gallon tank, so on a road trip as much as 700 miles on a tank.
This should be more of a selling point than it currently is. The convenience of stopping practically half as much to fill your gas tank.

The older trucks with big tanks didn't have the fuel economy to pull it off, and passenger cars seem to have shrinking tank syndrome each time they get a bump in fuel economy.
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Old 08-14-2019, 03:56 PM
 
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I made over 525K in the first 4 months of 2001...........didn't work the rest of that year and most of the next one too!
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Old 08-14-2019, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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In the mid 1980's. High Tech Sales averaging $80K to $100K per year. High tech got rough in the late 80's what with mergers, buy outs, bankruptcy, wet behind the ears executives, etc. I walked away and bought a small business. Did that for 10 years and loved every minute of it. Retired at age 62.
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Old 08-14-2019, 05:50 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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This should be more of a selling point than it currently is. The convenience of stopping practically half as much to fill your gas tank.

The older trucks with big tanks didn't have the fuel economy to pull it off, and passenger cars seem to have shrinking tank syndrome each time they get a bump in fuel economy.
Yes, itís nice to drive from Seattle to beyond Redding CA without having to stop for gas.
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Old 08-14-2019, 07:27 PM
 
Location: DMV Area/NYC/Honolulu
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I'm a military officer. My take home pay after taxes is about $95,000 (much of my pay is tax free), which is the highest I've earned. I did not join the military right after college, so this isn't my first job.
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Old 08-14-2019, 08:56 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Right, it's like someone saying "I get 300 miles out of a tank of gas!". Well, is that a 35 gallon tank in a truck or a 10 gallon tank in a Honda Fit. LOL
1250 miles per tank on FREE home brew fuel. (Since 1976). Evil VW.
That is also the yr I got a huge raise to $2.35 / hr +15% night shift premium. I was in Hog Heaven (tho supporting my disabled parent.

I retired @age 49 on that single income hourly factory nightshift career.
No pension, no healthcare, no spousal support, no inheritance (except $100k family debt inherited from my parents when I was making $1.50 / hr.).

Wages is pretty small potatoes in the overall picture. Also very highly taxed!

If I hadn't bought a farm at age 28, and had not given all my appreciated assets away to charity at age 39. Retirement would have come much sooner.
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Old 08-15-2019, 11:41 AM
 
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1250 miles per tank on FREE home brew fuel. (Since 1976). Evil VW.
That is also the yr I got a huge raise to $2.35 / hr +15% night shift premium. I was in Hog Heaven (tho supporting my disabled parent.

I retired @age 49 on that single income hourly factory nightshift career.
No pension, no healthcare, no spousal support, no inheritance (except $100k family debt inherited from my parents when I was making $1.50 / hr.).

Wages is pretty small potatoes in the overall picture. Also very highly taxed!

If I hadn't bought a farm at age 28, and had not given all my appreciated assets away to charity at age 39. Retirement would have come much sooner.
That's not supposed to happen automatically. Was there a care situation where services were contingent on additional signer for financial responsibility?
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Old 08-19-2019, 06:07 AM
 
Location: Eugene, Oregon
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I made $100/hr as an SAP consultant and no, it didnít make me happy mainly because I was working for a big client and, toward the end of the project, I couldnít find enough work to keep me busy. I couldnít, in good conscience, keep billing the client for doing nothing. After that, I moved to Hawaii and started a Kona Coffee farm (from scratch). Maybe my lowest paying job ever until I sold and moved back to the Mainland.. Also, the hardest I have ever worked, physically except for loading trailers at UPS in the summer, in Kansas when I was younger.
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Old 08-19-2019, 06:16 AM
 
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I made over 525K in the first 4 months of 2001...........didn't work the rest of that year and most of the next one too!

Looking at my Social Security statement, I had a $737,015 year. A $500k divorce settlement a couple of years later wiped that out, sadly. Inflation-adjusted, it took 20 years to get my net worth back to what it was then. Like usual, the "get married, stay married" rule for financial success is pretty important.
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