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What is your total household pretax income
under 50k
 10%  [ 9 ]
50k-100k
 24%  [ 22 ]
101k-150k
 23%  [ 21 ]
151k-200k
 16%  [ 15 ]
201k-250k
 8%  [ 8 ]
251k-300k
 3%  [ 3 ]
over 301k
 13%  [ 12 ]
Total Votes : 90


amother




OP
 

Post  Tue, Nov 24 2020, 12:06 pm
What is your total household pretax income. If you are married yours and dh together. Usually this site is people kvetching how poor they are. As I was reading that thread of woman themselves making over 200k I was very surprised. Usually moms raising a family dont have the time it takes to put into a business or carear to make that kind of money. I am just curious what the average household income is on here.
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amother




Navy
 

Post  Tue, Nov 24 2020, 12:21 pm
This is such a yenta thread.
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professor




 
 
 
 

Post  Tue, Nov 24 2020, 12:32 pm
It's better than mine, though
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amother




Amethyst
 

Post  Tue, Nov 24 2020, 2:38 pm
I also feel that this site is full of people complaining how poor they are
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amother




Indigo
 

Post  Tue, Nov 24 2020, 2:44 pm
amother [ Amethyst ] wrote:
I also feel that this site is full of people complaining how poor they are


Because people who aren’t (BH BH like me) would get chewed alive if we posted about it!! Bh I am very grateful to HKBH that we can afford to pay our bills, and live comfortably within our means. Neither of us grew up with any money at all, and we don’t take it for granted, but I tend to keep very quiet on posts about finances!
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amother




Ginger
 

Post  Tue, Nov 24 2020, 3:08 pm
I live in Europe and from what I gather, life in America is so expensive and there are so many needs, not to mention pressures, that it's easy to feel poor even when you're making a nice living. I remember my American relatives being absolutely shocked that we manage on one salary (and not such a major one at that). But we don't have a car, live in an area where it's normal to rent long term and so don't have to save up for a down payment, and live in what Americans would probably call a smallish apartment. (Small apartment= less cleaning help, less furniture, maintenance etc.) Simchas are low key, living within your means is normal. Additionally, though we pay a lot for health insurance, taxes are low. I can understand high taxes where medical care is free such as the UK, but I cannot understand how there can be both; high taxes and health insurance as seems to be the case in the US.
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amother




Coral
 

Post  Tue, Nov 24 2020, 3:10 pm
Am I imagining, or is this like the 10th thread on this topic in the past week??
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lk1234




 
 
 
 

Post  Tue, Nov 24 2020, 3:19 pm
amother [ Coral ] wrote:
Am I imagining, or is this like the 10th thread on this topic in the past week??


Lol -yes, and I am following each one Smile It's very interesting to see that while everyone is saying you need 250k the majority of us earn in the low 100's.
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amother




Pearl
 

Post  Tue, Nov 24 2020, 3:48 pm
amother [ Coral ] wrote:
Am I imagining, or is this like the 10th thread on this topic in the past week??


You're not imagining, but I still prefer this over 10 threads on rigged elections or wearing masks!
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saw50st8




 
 
 
 

Post  Tue, Nov 24 2020, 3:59 pm
lk1234 wrote:
Lol -yes, and I am following each one Smile It's very interesting to see that while everyone is saying you need 250k the majority of us earn in the low 100's.


You need 250k if you want to pay full tuition for your kids. It is really the great equalizer in the frum world.
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amother




Floralwhite
 

Post  Tue, Nov 24 2020, 6:47 pm
Amother ginger, it's true that life in the US is more expensive, but about medical care I think the impression our media is giving to those of you in other countries is wrong.

Most people I know get health care either through their employer (paying only a small part of the premiums), and many qualify for some form of Medicaid or free child health insurance. It's only a small minority of people that I know who pay for their own health insurance.
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amother




Chartreuse
 

Post  Tue, Nov 24 2020, 7:42 pm
[quote="amother ]
Most people I know get health care either through their employer (paying only a small part of the premiums), and many qualify for some form of Medicaid or free child health insurance. It's only a small minority of people that I know who pay for their own health insurance.[/quote]

We are poor middle class and pay over $17,000 a year for health insurance in NY.
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doodlesmom




 
 
 
 

Post  Tue, Nov 24 2020, 7:48 pm
amother [ Chartreuse ] wrote:
We are poor middle class and pay over $17,000 a year for health insurance in NY.


Try a healthshare. Unless you have specific conditions.
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amother




Ginger
 

Post  Thu, Nov 26 2020, 10:29 am
amother [ Floralwhite ] wrote:
Amother ginger, it's true that life in the US is more expensive, but about medical care I think the impression our media is giving to those of you in other countries is wrong.

Most people I know get health care either through their employer (paying only a small part of the premiums), and many qualify for some form of Medicaid or free child health insurance. It's only a small minority of people that I know who pay for their own health insurance.


Do you still get medical bills or does insurance cover most of it? We still have a lot of medical bills (because we have a low franchise but it still works out cheaper) for adults, kids only 10%. We spend a lot on healthcare even after insurance.
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amother




Floralwhite
 

Post  Thu, Nov 26 2020, 11:27 am
amother [ Ginger ] wrote:
Do you still get medical bills or does insurance cover most of it? We still have a lot of medical bills (because we have a low franchise but it still works out cheaper) for adults, kids only 10%. We spend a lot on healthcare even after insurance.


Well, thanks to Obamacare everything has gotten more expensive. And Medicaid, which is the forerunner, I believe, of universal healthcare has lower quality doctors and very few specialists.

Nothing is ever free and someone always has to pay, and IMO you get what you pay for.
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amother




Tan
 

Post  Thu, Nov 26 2020, 8:02 pm
combined we make well over 100 K, but we are still struggling to cover everything every month...between mortgage, tuition (which we have a break), food, playgroup, electric, gas, phones, basic clothing, shoes, cleaning help so I can go to work...
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amother




Bisque
 

Post  Thu, Nov 26 2020, 8:58 pm
amother [ Ginger ] wrote:
I live in Europe and from what I gather, life in America is so expensive and there are so many needs, not to mention pressures, that it's easy to feel poor even when you're making a nice living. I remember my American relatives being absolutely shocked that we manage on one salary (and not such a major one at that). But we don't have a car, live in an area where it's normal to rent long term and so don't have to save up for a down payment, and live in what Americans would probably call a smallish apartment. (Small apartment= less cleaning help, less furniture, maintenance etc.) Simchas are low key, living within your means is normal. Additionally, though we pay a lot for health insurance, taxes are low. I can understand high taxes where medical care is free such as the UK, but I cannot understand how there can be both; high taxes and health insurance as seems to be the case in the US.


I don’t know where you live in Europe but the UK- London especially- is very expensive.
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amother




Jade
 

Post  Fri, Nov 27 2020, 9:51 am
There is a difference between factual poverty, involving a lack of food, clothing, shelter and medical care, and psychological or relative poverty, involving an inability to provide a standard of living comparable to one's surroundings. A family earning $200K in a community where $50K is the norm is relatively rich, while the same family living in a community where $800K is the norm is relatively poor.

A family earning $200K living like a family earning $50K will be financially secure and happy; the same family living like a family earning $800K will be debt-ridden and worried. Keeping up with the Joneses can bring even a good earner to grief just as surely as catastrophic medical bills.
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