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Old 07-09-2013, 02:44 PM
 
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I had a choice and I chose Jacksonville over San Diego. Mainly to make ends meet economically. In San Diego I would have had to charge $250 for a 1 hour golf lesson. Here I charge only $75-$100 for a 1 hour l lesson (depending on where I'm giving it).
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Old 07-09-2013, 10:29 PM
 
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First of all, this is a 4 year old thread so I don't know why this was bumped back up to the top. Anyway, as an enlisted sailor, he receives BAH which is based on your zip code. If he lived in San Diego he would probably earn at least 12-15 thousand dollars per year more than living in Washington or Jacksonville.

I was a 25 year old single sailor living in Washington when I got out and moved to Jacksonville. I moved to Jacksonville because I wanted a job and a family. If he wants to party it up, he should go to California where all the yuppies congregate.
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Old 07-10-2013, 05:49 AM
 
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Using the cost of living comparison 50k in San Diego is like making 36k in JAX.

It's like getting 14k a year free. The subsidized housing benefit isn't that great unless you have wife and kids. If you had a wife and two kids of different sex, you would get a 3 bedroom house in San Diego, that would be a huge benefit.
That does not even factor in California's 9.3% state income tax for that tax bracket.(California Income Tax Rates and Tax Brackets, 2012-2013)
Even the state sales tax rates are comparable.
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Old 07-10-2013, 06:33 AM
 
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Can a single sailor even get housing expenses if barracks are available? (I have no idea as I wasn't in the military)
And it looks like the median price for a 3 bedroom home in San Diego is about $440,000 can an enlisted sailor qualify for that much mortgage?
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Old 07-10-2013, 07:21 AM
 
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Usually, it's available. It's not like my day. Notice his income as a e-5 buck sergeant is 50k!!! As an e-4 in 1970 I think I made 130 a month. That's low even when minimum wage was 1.50/hr. Was no off base housing for single soldiers. In some cases it was tents. I think it was an extra 50 a month for combat pay if you were in a war zone.
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Old 07-10-2013, 07:47 AM
 
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LOL! He's a squid not a grunt. When I first went into the Army in 1967 as an E-1, I made a whole $60 a month and yes combat pay was $50 a month the same as Jump pay so as a PFC I made a whopping $200 a month ($100 amonth for E-3 and $100 a month for combat and jump pay) when I made Cpl I made $250 a month. And when I reached E-5 (buck sgt) I was pulling in a cool $300 a month without combat pay, Oh man I was in high cotton. All single soldiers had to live in barracks so even when I reached E-6 (staff sgt) I was still in the barracks. When I made E-7 (SFC) I got an apartment on the economy in Germany with a sweet Fraulien, but I still had to maintain a barracks/room at the Kaserne. Now that Frauliene and I have been happily married almost 36 years now.
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Old 07-10-2013, 09:23 AM
 
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The pay rates and benefits are the same for all the services I thought!
In any case, if I were this sailor It'd be Hawaii .
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Old 07-10-2013, 11:24 AM
 
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I charge only $75-$100 for a 1 hour l lesson
Who knew that pro golfer's posted on City data? Let me guess...are you Jason Dufner?
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Old 07-10-2013, 12:05 PM
 
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Who knew that pro golfer's posted on City data? Let me guess...are you Jason Dufner?
I'm a PGA professional, membership classification A-10 a Golf Clinician. Not a PGA Touring Professional golfer (classification A-3) although I used to play on the Nationwide Tour which is now the Web dot. Com Tour. And my fees are about average, Hank Haney David, Ledbetter and Butch Harmonn get upwards of $400 an hour for their personal teaching time.
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Old 07-11-2013, 12:08 AM
 
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Who knew that pro golfer's posted on City data? Let me guess...are you Jason Dufner?
Why can't pro golfers post on City-Data? Let me guess ... are you mentally deficient?
A lot of PGA Tour pro's that you see on TV on the weekends are heavily involved
with Twitter, except for Jason Dufner. Just because someones a PGA pro doesn't
mean they're on the PGA Tour. There are over 25,000 members of the PGA of America
Just about every golf course in America has a PGA
member in the Pro Shop running the shop the course and the tournaments that go on.
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