$1700 for your COL w/ $425 rent. You must be a spender. I take home $1550 monthly w/$700 rent and manage to save 300-400 a month.
* $20,000 earned during L2 summer
* $110,000 starting salary
Quote from: burghblast on March 10, 2005, 12:26:59 PM* $20,000 earned during L2 summer andQuote from: burghblast on March 10, 2005, 12:26:59 PM* $110,000 starting salaryBoth of these are on the high side. If you're top 20%, then this is reasonable, but you won't know until you get there. Based on my experience of those of us who weren't in the stratosphere (top 20%), I think you should adjust the 2L summer to $10,000 and the starting salary to $75,000. While your numbers are "best case," the numbers I suggested are "more likely."It is definitely doable and you understand the costs, but some people can be blinded by the reality.