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thechoson

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Can I live off of 30k in Los Angeles?
« on: June 08, 2004, 08:36:47 PM »
I live here and yet I have no clue.  Anyone? Headmachine, I know you bus econ major you are making the big bucks

jgomez

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Re: Can I live off of 30k in Los Angeles?
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2004, 08:38:07 PM »
when i graduated from college in los angeles, i only made 22K.  so yes, you can. 

thechoson

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Re: Can I live off of 30k in Los Angeles?
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2004, 08:39:05 PM »
when i graduated from college in los angeles, i only made 22K.  so yes, you can. 

uh.... when was this. What about inflation? And were you able to save any dough?

jgomez

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Re: Can I live off of 30k in Los Angeles?
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2004, 08:40:24 PM »
back in 1996, and no i couldn't save anything because i was dating someone, and had to commute 120 miles a day. 

thechoson

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Re: Can I live off of 30k in Los Angeles?
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2004, 08:48:26 PM »
back in 1996, and no i couldn't save anything because i was dating someone, and had to commute 120 miles a day. 

DAMN

jgruber

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Re: Can I live off of 30k in Los Angeles?
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2004, 08:58:39 PM »
30K a week.  Sure that's enough.

forthguy

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Re: Can I live off of 30k in Los Angeles?
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2004, 11:27:50 PM »
Sure, it's going to be possible.  It ain't going to be fun.

My first "real" job after school paid $23K in Boston (in 1995.)  It's tough to live off of that, but it can be done.

Just break it down. Figure $2500/month.  You're going to lose maybe 1/4 of that to taxes (I'm guessing) so you'll net $1850/month.  If you can pull off a rent of $850/month, you've got $1000 left over for food, entertainment, utilities, transportation, etc.  Get a roommate and that helps, especially when it comes to saving.  (I had $430/mo in undergraduate student loans to pay off when I was making $23K.)

*shiver*

I know I wouldn't want to return to living like that.

Greg

rathpa

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Re: Can I live off of 30k in Los Angeles?
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2004, 09:39:15 AM »
Just live in a VAN down by the RIVER.

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Re: Can I live off of 30k in Los Angeles?
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2004, 12:25:47 AM »
Choson -- I live in the OC on 30 K a year, so yes -- it can be done.   >:(  I just applied for loans for next year -- what I make from my freelance gigs and what Pepp has decided is enough for me to live on adds up to about 26 K a year to live 12 miles from Malibu.  So let's split the difference and you can buy me Sushi on Thursday nights and invite me over to watch the Apprentice.
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thechoson

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Re: Can I live off of 30k in Los Angeles?
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2004, 12:33:35 AM »
Choson -- I live in the OC on 30 K a year, so yes -- it can be done.   >:(  I just applied for loans for next year -- what I make from my freelance gigs and what Pepp has decided is enough for me to live on adds up to about 26 K a year to live 12 miles from Malibu.  So let's split the difference and you can buy me Sushi on Thursday nights and invite me over to watch the Apprentice.

When I woke up this morning, I thought this day would suck. I was wrong.  Shermy's Girl graces us with her presence. She has not changed her avatar.  And now a sushi invitation.  Now nothing beats eating Japanese food with a Japanese chick.  Except maybe eating Japanese chick while boning a Japanese food.