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  #799792 15-Apr-2013 18:36
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sonyxperiageek:

Hi, I respect your privacy there, all I was trying to figure out is 'how much' income would be a "good", "enough" lifestyle in the future, plus stuff (after all the expenses have been paid) that I/We want e.g gadgets etc..



In that case finding out what other people earn is pointless. The way to answer that question is to do a budget - draw up a list of your needs, the gadgets and lifestyle you want, and put costs against these. Add a contingency. That, and only that, will tell you how much income you need for the lifestyle YOU want for yourself.

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  #799796 15-Apr-2013 18:51
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I work for @SteveBiddle he pays 10 grains of rice per day and 1 cup of water every second day if I wash the @Biddlecorp limo

 
 
 
 


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  #799809 15-Apr-2013 19:20
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johnr being modest :)

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  #799822 15-Apr-2013 20:00
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$38,580. Less student loan, 8% kiwisaver, company super, and tax.

I think my monthly commission is taxed now at 53%.

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  #799825 15-Apr-2013 20:10
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johnr: I work for @SteveBiddle he pays 10 grains of rice per day and 1 cup of water every second day if I wash the @Biddlecorp limo


Do you have to wash the limo with that same water before you are allowed to have it?

If not, then consider yourself lucky, if you worked for me, I'd certainly expect you to recycle that water and the two days off I'd give you, I'd expect them to take them after hours and in weekends if I ever let you have any! :)

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  #799833 15-Apr-2013 20:25
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johnr: I work for @SteveBiddle he pays 10 grains of rice per day and 1 cup of water every second day if I wash the @Biddlecorp limo


Cue the obligatory Month Python impersonations:

"TEN grains of rice, Aye LUXURY. I remember when had ta' walk ten miles tru' snow for a handful of gravel, and thout' I were lucky ta' get it"..........

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  #799839 15-Apr-2013 20:38
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JimmyH:
sonyxperiageek:

Hi, I respect your privacy there, all I was trying to figure out is 'how much' income would be a "good", "enough" lifestyle in the future, plus stuff (after all the expenses have been paid) that I/We want e.g gadgets etc..



In that case finding out what other people earn is pointless. The way to answer that question is to do a budget - draw up a list of your needs, the gadgets and lifestyle you want, and put costs against these. Add a contingency. That, and only that, will tell you how much income you need for the lifestyle YOU want for yourself.


You forgot about savings of some kind. eg cash, equities or property

 
 
 
 




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  #799844 15-Apr-2013 20:43
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JimmyH:
sonyxperiageek:

Hi, I respect your privacy there, all I was trying to figure out is 'how much' income would be a "good", "enough" lifestyle in the future, plus stuff (after all the expenses have been paid) that I/We want e.g gadgets etc..



In that case finding out what other people earn is pointless. The way to answer that question is to do a budget - draw up a list of your needs, the gadgets and lifestyle you want, and put costs against these. Add a contingency. That, and only that, will tell you how much income you need for the lifestyle YOU want for yourself.


That's the thing. I don't know what the costs are for my Future. Just interested in everybody elses'. 

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  #799980 16-Apr-2013 07:59
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sonyxperiageek: That's the thing. I don't know what the costs are for my Future. Just interested in everybody elses'. 

:)


Something else to consider - things won't cost what they do today in years down the track. I recall when I first entered the workforce in 2001 I could buy a decent 3 bedroom house for ~$200k. That same house is now pretty much double. What will it be in 10 more years?

Also, filling up my car in 2001 only cost ~$60 and now would cost ~$110...

So really, you should work on % of income to costs. My breakdown is something like 35% on house, 25% on food/bills, 8% on debt, 12% on entertainment/fun and 20% in savings.

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  #799988 16-Apr-2013 08:11
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People would probably share the info more readily by providing their income distribution

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