posted on Sep, 15 2012 @ 10:14 AM
Originally posted by FlyersFan
Originally posted by SamLuv
Ill make a 10k bet that a family of 4 could live perfectly well on 100k in ANY american city.
That's absolute bull crap.
A family of four living on 100K in Philly or NYC or LA (ETC) couldn't make it 'perfectly well'.
A family of four living on 100K in smaller cities like Huntsville AL or St. Louis wouldn't be
'perfectly well' either. After taxes they'd be just making it ... and be devoid of a lot of things
that make life good for kids (like swim lessons or music lessons, etc).
i grew up in a very expensive city in california in a family of five making less than 100k a year and we were able to live more than comfortably
....not in luxury.... but more than comfortable
we ate good food went to summer camps took swimming classes each had a computer, tv, stocked book shelf, etc and had money left over to spend on
frivolous things like going to the movies, theme parks, toys,and things like that
well fed, educated, and entertained
all without incurring any debt
i cant speak for the absolute most expensive places but were talking averages here and not exceptions.... if you cant live comfortably on 100k a year
maybe its you who is the problem
(and for the record im in my early 20s so dont bother to argue that money is just worth less now due to inflation)
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