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11-13-2013 08:16 PM
My boyfriend is 23 and a senior in college and he makes about 45k. He works full time + OT for a small online marketing firm. However, we live in Southern California and 45k really doesn't go very far here. Honestly, you need half of his monthly net income just for rent on a small, normal apartment.
11-13-2013 08:17 PM
yeah 45k in Cali isn't very good lol. 45k in Memphis,TN isn't to bad though because cost of living is cheaper here.
11-13-2013 09:49 PM
I make 30-50 a year depending on overtime. I go to school fulltime for aeronautical science and its a lot sometimes, but I have always been a hard workers and cant seem to slow down.
11-14-2013 07:17 PM
I'm in Oklahoma too, Southeast part of the state. Son is in college and living off me. Maybe I should check in on this.
11-14-2013 07:54 PM
I went to a university in the Hampton Roads area of VA. With a full-time job for a newspaper, odd and end jobs on the side, and a business of my own, I was making most of my professors at the time. Ironically, I was the boss of one of my professors who took a job for the paper to make ends meet. Irony. I know of several 20-21-22 year olds who are graduating with a degree and earning 6-figures by means of business ownership initially started to help pay for college. With determination and persistence, anyone can grow their income much further than where it is now. A degree means nothing, IMO.
01-07-2014 11:51 PM
01-08-2014 01:22 PM - edited 01-08-2014 01:25 PM
Well I easily make 25k working PART-TIME (28-34 hrs/wk) and going to college working at a pharmacy.
So I'm thinking if you can work full time and attend college full time as well, 40k is definitely possible. Of course, being claimed as a dependant, making 40k and going to college will make you pay uncle Sam extra taxes for sure. So it's actually not convenient if your parent's claim you.
My income tax return at 25k/year is $20-30 if I'm lucky since my parents still claim me as a dependent (they do provide support).
Of course, none of these incomes are actually "high." However, compared to other college students who make the minimum wage and work 8 hours per week, we are "well off."
It's like, instead of cheap ramen noodles, we eat the expensive ramen noodles!
P.S. I go to Tech in LBB. So it's really not that much of a difference between anywhere in Oklahoma and LBB.
01-08-2014 01:23 PM
You would have to be really computer savvy and/or have lots of experience and/or know important people.