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taught_me_patience Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-19-09 06:08 PM
Response to Reply #15
24. That's not the case anymore.
Two incomes are the norm and there is no going back.
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  -What would you consider a fair Living Wage for your area? rucky  May-19-09 04:50 PM   #0 
  - In Denver, about $55,000  Touchdown   May-19-09 04:53 PM   #1 
  - Coastal NH - about 50 grand.  bunnies   May-19-09 04:56 PM   #2 
  - The median family income for my county (Montgomery, MD) is $106,093  Burma Jones   May-19-09 05:00 PM   #3 
  - Go to realtor dot com, you'll be surprised  imdjh   May-19-09 05:04 PM   #6 
  - $8.48/hr times 2 incomes 40 hours  imdjh   May-19-09 05:03 PM   #4 
  - $800 rent? $80 cable?!  bunnies   May-19-09 05:08 PM   #8 
     - that will get you a clean 2br duplex in a decent neighborhood  imdjh   May-19-09 05:14 PM   #11 
        - That's a really high mtg payment for that amount  dmallind   May-19-09 05:30 PM   #16 
        - Homeowners is $2000 and taxes are $630 pmi is $28/mo so you might be right  imdjh   May-19-09 08:14 PM   #30 
           - That's high insurance too. Wonder why. High crime neighborhood? NT  dmallind   May-20-09 02:03 PM   #39 
              - Hurricanes and tornadoes  imdjh   May-20-09 09:48 PM   #43 
        - wow. We pay $130 for internet and basic digital cable.  bunnies   May-19-09 05:44 PM   #20 
           - Let me guess - Comcast? Notorious rip off artists.  imdjh   May-19-09 08:36 PM   #31 
  - Twenty dollars an hours would about cut it.  Cleita   May-19-09 05:03 PM   #5 
  - about $20 an hour  guitar man   May-19-09 05:06 PM   #7 
  - Around $100,000 here in OC, CA.  stopbush   May-19-09 05:11 PM   #9 
  - I agree  Johonny   May-19-09 06:19 PM   #25 
  - 3br2ba SFH at 405 n laurel st, santa ana, $115,000  imdjh   May-19-09 08:43 PM   #32 
     - Average price for a SFD in CA is $400,000.  stopbush   May-20-09 11:22 AM   #36 
        - Go to realtor dot com and check it out  imdjh   May-20-09 09:47 PM   #42 
           - It's the difference between a living wage and a "just getting by wage."  stopbush   May-20-09 10:34 PM   #44 
              - The OP defined "living wage" for the purpose of the discussion. A beach address is a luxury  imdjh   May-20-09 10:59 PM   #45 
                 - There are some very questionable property arrangements around here.  stopbush   May-20-09 11:29 PM   #46 
  - Why should living wage support a family of four?  taught_me_patience   May-19-09 05:13 PM   #10 
  - my model is two incomes  imdjh   May-19-09 05:15 PM   #12 
  - Because unless we've dropped our standards...  rucky   May-19-09 05:27 PM   #15 
  - That's not the case anymore.  taught_me_patience   May-19-09 06:08 PM   #24 
     - Consider it a household wage, then.  rucky   May-19-09 06:32 PM   #28 
        - $25/hr in Los Angeles  taught_me_patience   May-20-09 12:56 AM   #34 
  - I have a family of four.  stopbush   May-19-09 06:30 PM   #26 
  - Hard to put it into monetary amounts.  RandomThoughts   May-19-09 05:23 PM   #13 
  - About 400K/yr  Uben   May-19-09 05:27 PM   #14 
  - When I was 22 a small apartment and a shitty car was cool  imdjh   May-19-09 08:47 PM   #33 
  - somewhere around 30 bucks an hour  madokie   May-19-09 05:32 PM   #17 
  - it TOTALLY depends on the bennies involved.  SmileyRose   May-19-09 05:37 PM   #18 
  - True Dat...  rucky   May-19-09 05:39 PM   #19 
  - I'm in Oklahoma and I suspect your Ohio number is too low  Still Sensible   May-19-09 05:45 PM   #21 
  - I'm beginning to think you're right.  rucky   May-19-09 06:34 PM   #29 
  - around $50,000 but it's a false standard  Spike89   May-19-09 05:51 PM   #22 
  - I think a family could live comfortably but with no extravagance for about $45 K here  ThomWV   May-19-09 05:56 PM   #23 
  - $15/hour aka $31,200/year should be minimum wage for our area according to a study...  Hekate   May-19-09 06:32 PM   #27 
  - I think the whole Living Wage concept is a fallacy  Jimbo S   May-20-09 03:19 AM   #35 
  - $32,000/yr ... $16/hour  TahitiNut   May-20-09 11:33 AM   #37 
  - In NYC, $25 an hour+  SOS   May-20-09 11:36 AM   #38 
  - $11 an hour  kctim   May-20-09 03:05 PM   #40 
  - In LA, $18 / hour  Initech   May-20-09 03:07 PM   #41 
 

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