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Tue Jan 1, 2013, 02:42 AM

So where does your income fall in the scheme of things?

So with all the talk about tax increases and the fiscal cliff I thought it might be fun to take a "poll" of DUs income levels. First let us know what country you live in. Then mention your income bracket (roughly no need to be too specific). Then mention, if relevant your families total household income.

In my case I'm a student with 0 income and I still live at home with my parents so I don't fit anywhere neatly into this but here does.

Canada - Personal income 0 - household income (my parents) about $120k

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Locut0s Jan 2013 OP
RomneyLies Jan 2013 #1
Jim Warren Jan 2013 #2
ellisonz Jan 2013 #3
arely staircase Jan 2013 #4
Tien1985 Jan 2013 #5
Care Acutely Jan 2013 #6
JaneyVee Jan 2013 #7
ananda Jan 2013 #8
OffWithTheirHeads Jan 2013 #9
Populist_Prole Jan 2013 #10
2Design Jan 2013 #11
JDPriestly Jan 2013 #12
bhikkhu Jan 2013 #13
CakeGrrl Jan 2013 #14
Downwinder Jan 2013 #15

Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 02:44 AM

1. I only see the 2% payroll tax increase

 

but I should definitely be part of the marginal income tax rate increase even though my household income is less than half the threshold originally set by the president.

As is, we got the best deal possible. I'll take it.

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 02:46 AM

2. Let's just say this

I have a working class income, not middle class (as how it seems to be defined in these discussions.

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 02:47 AM

3. Broke Ass.

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 02:50 AM

4. 34 grand after taxes

Two kids mortgage and a car note. 2400 deductible on health insurance.,

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 02:51 AM

5. USA 25k, 50k

Two full-timers in my house, we work at a laboratory. Considered great pay here in Maine.

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 02:51 AM

6. Me: 25K, Household 60K, in about 3-4 years, 100-140+K family

Depends on what I get, or what I take, after my doctorate.

(In school, right now I only work 1-2 days a week)

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 02:53 AM

7. America>Manhattan NY>$83k

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 02:53 AM

8. Mid range

I expect to pay a little more into SS, even though I'm not eligible to receive SS benefits. That's OK with me, though, as long as SS is available.

I don't think this deal affects my other taxes or income at all, but I'll just have to wait and see down the line.

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 03:05 AM

9. Lets just say that we are comforatable.

Not a lot extra at the end of the month but we don't want for much. This is my reward for working my body to the point where I can no longer do it at a union job. My body is worn out but my benifits are adequate.

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 03:11 AM

10. Low 60K range

Physical job, hoping my body holds out by the time I can retire. Barring any financial emergency, house should be paid off in 3 years or so. If and when both happen, it is my solemn promise not to affect a "I've got mine" attitude some other friends/acquaintences seem to have gotten.

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 03:14 AM

11. usa - 18,000

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 03:16 AM

12. Social Security -- which averages about $1200 - $1300 per month.

Don't want to talk about my personal income on the internet, but it's low, very low.

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 03:16 AM

13. <30k for our family, but we live in a pretty economical area

Its been a little tight the last 4 years, but a mortgage refinance/student loan consolidation should be done soon, that will give us some slack at last.

My wife's credit is down the drain, but we separated finances and I took good care of mine...not the easiest thing on people, but it looks to turn out to have been the best decision.

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 03:22 AM

14. USA, Seattle, $90K range

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Response to Locut0s (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 03:57 AM

15. Before or after Medicare expenses?

After about $9,000.

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