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Average Yearly Household Income for GR UrbanPlaneteers

What is your yearly household income, pretax   94 members have voted

  1. 1. What is your yearly household income, pretax

    • <$25,000
      10
    • $25,000 - $35,000
      10
    • $35,000 - $45,000
      7
    • $45,000 - $60,000
      10
    • $60,000 - $80,000
      12
    • $80,000 - $100,000
      17
    • $100,000+
      28
    • Other (other compensation)
      0
  2. 2. How many members of your household bring in income?

    • None
      1
    • 1
      48
    • 2
      41
    • 3
      4
    • Other
      0
  3. 3. Do you project more income this year, less, or about the same?

    • More
      56
    • Less
      5
    • About the same
      31
    • Other
      2

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Since we're doing a demographics sampling on other categories, why not. :)

Poll is anonymous, and you do not have to post your particular circumstances (unless you want to).

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Since we're doing a demographics sampling on other categories, why not. :)

Poll is anonymous, and you do not have to post your particular circumstances (unless you want to).

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Not very anonymous when only 2 people have filled it out.. haha..

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I'm in the building industry, so you can make your own conclusion as to how my income has been trending. If it weren't for Riverhouse, I would have all day to play online Tetris.

My wife is in medical sales, and her income has been skyrocketing over the last teo years, with really no end in sight. I am okay with being Mr. Mom at home. Is that possible with no kids???

I am just lucky to have both of us emplyed right now. I read earlier today that Michigan's UR is predicted to hit 8% within a few months. Ouch.

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What if your income falls exactly on one of the lines like mine? Although my salary does fall right on one of the lines, I voted for the higher of the two because of income from savings accounts and other sources.

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I think its important to add if a person is a college student or not to get a perspective... I would guess the majority of the <$25,000 people are students

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I'd also guess that most of the $100,000+ people are dual-income homes. Though there may be some pretty well-off individuals here. :ph34r:

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I'd also guess that most of the $100,000+ people are dual-income homes. Though there may be some pretty well-off individuals here. :ph34r:

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Yes, well, I still live with my parents, and all 3 of us work, so.... yeah. Although now that i think of it, i should have chosen "Other" for how many people bring in Income, because my sister works as well, But she doesnt really count...

But I will be moving out this spring/summer, so my household income will be much much lower this year.

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I didn't count my roommate because I figure a household mean a family. While my roommate is also my cousin, it's not like we share our finances or anything. Though I'm not sure he made enough last year to bump me to the next level or not. Hmm.

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I feel poor after seeing the most voted for catagory is $100,000+

But in reality I am doing okay, I am single and have no children so it is easy for me to live within my means.

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I feel poor after seeing the most voted for catagory is $100,000+

But in reality I am doing okay, I am single and have no children so it is easy for me to live within my means.

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What really gets me is that my wife and I are in that "echelon" of $100K+ - and it doesn't mean a thing. $100k isn't what it used to be, and we find ourselves struggling moderately despite a decent income. It's an expensive world right now, and us Michiganders have our shallowest pockets in a long time.

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What really gets me is that my wife and I are in that "echelon" of $100K+ - and it doesn't mean a thing. $100k isn't what it used to be, and we find ourselves struggling moderately despite a decent income. It's an expensive world right now, and us Michiganders have our shallowest pockets in a long time.

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I think it's safe to say most of us here are of the white-collar variety (good or bad), although we may not always act it. :whistling::P

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While $100K might not be what it used to be (darn that inflation), to me, something is wrong with your spending priorities if you can't easily live comfortably while making that much, ESPECIALLY if you don't have any kids (which in your case, I have no idea).

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We have our sight set on being debt-free by 45. We pay alot more on our car loans than needed, don't use credit cards, and are trying to pay off about two decade's worth of college between us. We don't have kids, but put the max into both 401k and personal RAs, and give to our favorite charities twice a year ({sodEmoji.{sodEmoji.|}}American Cancer Society, Red Cross, and NPR! :) ) When I said we are struggling, I also stated moderately. If we didn't care so much to get out of debt, we could probably live more comfortably. But my point was that 100k isn't nearly what it was even fifteen or ten years ago. The cost of living and everything else has went up so far (including health insurances) that by the time we dole out our bills and other personal choices, it still "catches us by surprise" when our car breaks down and we need $2,000 just like that. Thanks for the insight, though Dr. Phil on our spending priorities.

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