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Thread started 03 Oct 2011 (Monday) 16:21
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POLL: "What is your individual annual income?"
<$25,000
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15%
$25,001 - $50,000
70
20.2%
$50,001 - $75,000
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19.1%
$75,001 - $100,000
51
14.7%
$100,001 - $150,000
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15.9%
$150,001 - $200,000
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6.9%
>$200,000
28
8.1%

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Oct 04, 2011 15:35 |  #16

Nathan wrote in post #13204856 (external link)
I guess I'm the breadwinner... never thought of myself as that. After I got married, the sister-in-law moved in. It's the 3 of us. Yay. I pay all the bills, my wife buys the food and other household expenses. I'll fight for the restaurant bill. Sister-in-law pays nothing. Yes, I'm a little bitter... especially since she says she'll never move out.

Anyway... I'm an expensive shopper. I don't shop much, but when I do it's for high priced items. Suits, shoes, coats... that sort of thing. She shops more than I do, but buys the cheaper purses, scarves... good thing she can't buy shoes cause she's a size 5.

I don't have to discuss with her my big purchases... but I do anyway.

I find it gives me perspective into my purchases that I otherwise wouldn't have thought about.


(I like buying really expensive things, all the time. :P) -- She's definitely more frugal and save for the end style... so it helps out my budget a lot. And yeah, I would be bitter about the sister-in-law thing as well.


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Oct 04, 2011 15:36 |  #17

Like Nathan the reason why I don't spend much on photography is because I got married. I really wish I got into this hobby 4-5 years ago...I had my fair share of throwing away money in the past on stupid things... I have to stick with my family priorities first and not my own. That is why I barely get to take out my camera once a week or buy new gear. I also have other hobbys that trump photography unfortunately, although this is one I'm currently into the most. I'll be happy to get another lens or a flash and maybe a tripod by the end of the year. We put a lot of our savings towards retirement, investments, emergency funds, downpayment for our next house, new car, future children, in case she wants to take a break when we actually have children, etc etc...

All of the above and if she can't get the expensive stuff she wants, then I can't either! Other ways I plan on funding this hobby is selling my sneaker collection, doing side consulting or per diem work and being a little more agressive with other budgeting/spending that won't really affect my lifestyle or take up excessive time.


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Oct 07, 2011 10:34 |  #18

LOL... I wonder... should we start an OccupyPOTN movement?


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Oct 07, 2011 12:05 |  #19

My wife and I do well, but she has her own business and income is feast of famine. It is for me with OT as well. Last year was much better than this year. We are still paying all the bills and getting by just fine. And forget about the wife, the kids take the money! Especially if you both work and need full time daycare! I have 2 house payments once you factor that in!

I don't know how I manage to spend so much on this hobby, but the wife is very generous in not giving me a hard time about it because I take pictures of the kids. That and she travels a lot, leaving me alone with the kids. So it's kind of a reward of sorts as well. If I had my druthers, I'd have less camera stuff and the wife home more. Fortunately her next job looks to be local!


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Oct 07, 2011 22:24 as a reply to  @ randy98mtu's post |  #20

Google shows this http://www1.salary.com​/-salaries.html (external link)


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Oct 10, 2011 02:40 |  #21

Hrmm the 14 people who reported income over 200k, i'm interested to know what they are doing.


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Oct 10, 2011 02:46 |  #22

what to know their income? just look at their gear list.


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Oct 10, 2011 05:55 as a reply to  @ Ebwly's post |  #23

Hrmm the 14 people who reported income over 200k, i'm interested to know what they are doing.

Most likely...medical profession...Google "high stress level occupations".


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Oct 10, 2011 11:53 |  #24

I highly doubt 9.21% of the population who participated in the pole are REALLY making over 200k... LOL. Liars.


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Oct 10, 2011 16:26 |  #25

I suspect there could be some lying going on, but I also suspect the results are fairly accurate. Just as those making less may find it entertaining or such to overstate (or way overstate) their income, those making high incomes may have a tendency for a variety of reasons to understate their income.


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Oct 10, 2011 16:29 |  #26

Considering how much photo gear costs, I don't find it surprising that there are enthusiasts making over 200k.


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Oct 10, 2011 17:17 |  #27

It's also a question of what type of person is more likely to click on a thread like this and to respond. There's obviously a mix of answers but I'd be willing to guess the results are a little skewed toward the top


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Oct 10, 2011 17:20 |  #28
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ewheeler20 wrote in post #13201098 (external link)
I traded one red paperclip...

that whole thing happened in a town about an hour away from me, I've seen the guy once or twice, kinda surprised the story is so widely known.

Anyway, for me being a student my income is pretty random, over the summer I made about $3000 but in the past month I haven't made a dime. I'd say my yearly income is about $10,000 depending on the photo work I have time for.


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Oct 10, 2011 18:08 |  #29

Not enough


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Oct 10, 2011 18:35 |  #30

I've got a crap dead end 3rd shift job but at least I'm working(I've got to keep reminding myself that I'm more fortunate than others out there) for the time being. I'm not rolling in extra loot by any means but everything gets paid ahead of time and usually with some extra scratch thrown in.

Funny thing is I find I was happier when I made a fair amount less than I do now. Not having the extra disposable income makes the decisions heaps easier in whether I eat/pay rent/etc. or buy a bit more kit. If I didn't have the means to get things I didn't even think about it, now I find myself playing the how many more payments on item X so I can get item Y keeping the payments the same to avoid paying any interest.


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