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View Poll Results: How much do you make annually (gross)?
Under $30,000 53 20.70%
$30,001-$45,000 47 18.36%
$45,001-$60,000 36 14.06%
$60,001-$85,000 44 17.19%
$85,001+ 76 29.69%
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Old 09-18-2013, 08:25 PM   #26 (permalink)
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I live near D.C., everything is crazy expensive. If I lived anywhere else, I could keep the same living standards making $50k!
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Old 09-18-2013, 08:27 PM   #27 (permalink)
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I'm 19 years old no debt took home about 13k last year, still living at home, I try to limit myself to 50-100 on cards a week rest goes into saving account, car, gas, insurance etc
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Old 09-18-2013, 08:37 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Pure Jealousy haha. Also, felt like id get more honest answers with that being the cap....if I had a $1 Million option, I feel like there would be too many lies
Well you could have put 100-200k, 200-$300k. Just bigger ranges. I doubt there are very many people on here that make $1mm+
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Old 09-19-2013, 12:41 AM   #29 (permalink)
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Well you could have put 100-200k, 200-$300k. Just bigger ranges. I doubt there are very many people on here that make $1mm+
Maybe you should start your own poll.
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Old 09-19-2013, 12:41 AM   #30 (permalink)
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100k give or take a little each year. I run B.E. and 301 marion shovels at a coal mine here in wyoming. Cards are still spendy for me because of all the other payments I have, 2 new trucks, house, bike plus I have 2 kids and a wife that loves to shop.
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Old 09-19-2013, 12:46 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Damnit. I made $30,000.50 last year. Not sure where to cast my vote......
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Old 09-19-2013, 12:46 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Old 09-19-2013, 12:47 AM   #33 (permalink)
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Anytime you ask someone how much money they make, always subtract around 20K from the answer you get and you'll be closer to their true annual income.

ETA: This is generally necessary if the answer is over 70K
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Old 09-19-2013, 01:00 AM   #34 (permalink)
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This is true. Need to follow it a little better myself.
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After the crap that hit my cards when I was a kid, I look at cards like a hobby car. Depreciable assets you enjoy to help you watch (escapism) your favorite players play. Has nothing to do with investments flipping or money. I don't expect a return other than entertainment. Investments are called stocks.
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Old 09-19-2013, 01:04 AM   #36 (permalink)
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Btw I set 5% of my income for cards. Rest goes to house cars kid wifey etc.
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Old 09-19-2013, 01:05 AM   #37 (permalink)
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~$62k after benefits at my first engineering job out of college. My wife makes about $40k. We're near Denver so cost of living is a little high but not outrageous. Try not to spend any of my salary on cards though. Try to keep that separate by flipping stuff.
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Old 09-19-2013, 01:31 AM   #38 (permalink)
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I bring in about $36k but my house payment is cheaper than renting and my car payment isn't terrible. I am looking into a PT job right now that will come out to another $9k/year and I am a FT student. I am busier than it looks based on my posting on these forums at all different hours of the day and night. Cost of living here is in the bottom 25% of the nation, so that helps. I couldn't make it anywhere else on my income.

When it comes to Dave Ramsey...been through Financial Peace a few years ago, and did well for a couple years, then I lost my job and had to get a different job and on and on and now I am back to borrowing like a drunken sailor. Fortunately the wife and I have began implementing a plan we think we can work with.
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Old 09-19-2013, 03:48 AM   #39 (permalink)
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I am a 12 year E-5 in the USAF serving in Germany. I make about 42K a year after taxes. My wife and I are pretty money concious and a big dave ramsey followers. We only have one debt and that is my wifes student loans we are working on with a plan to have those paid in the next year and a half. The hobby is very expensive but I get my excitment through my $50 a month I budget for my "Card Fund". It is not a lot but enough to keep me going in the hobby.
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I make 350K a year and live pay check to paycheck. f dave ramsey.....j/k on both.
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Maybe you should start your own poll.
I really don't care to
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Old 09-19-2013, 04:48 AM   #42 (permalink)
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Lolz......Dave Ramsey...smh
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Old 09-19-2013, 05:56 AM   #43 (permalink)
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I live in Germany close to the border of Luxemburg. I work in Luxemburg ( higher income lower taxes than in Germany ) in an office as an accountant and I make about 47.500 a year after taxes.
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I live in Germany close to the border of Luxemburg. I work in Luxemburg ( higher income lower taxes than in Germany ) in an office as an accountant and I make about 47.500 a year after taxes.
I actually live about 30 min away from you in Trier. I am here at Spangdahlem AB.
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I actually live about 30 min away from you in Trier. I am here at Spangdahlem AB.

so one more user in the Trier, Germany area !!!

the user usaf010 lives in Spangdahlem as well !!!

I think its time for a boardmeeting somewhere in the area !!!
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Lolz......Dave Ramsey...smh
What's your critique of Dave Ramsey? For the average person who is basically financially illiterate, I'd say teaching people how to budget and encouraging saving money instead of going into debt to get the things you want is a wise plan.

If you are too sophisticated for that level of financial planning, so be it. But it works for a lot of people.
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so one more user in the Trier, Germany area !!!

the user usaf010 lives in Spangdahlem as well !!!

I think its time for a boardmeeting somewhere in the area !!!
Thats cool, 3 members srong here in west Germany Yeah maybe we can have a meet up in the future. Do you know what unit usaf010 is in?
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Thats cool, 3 members srong here in west Germany Yeah maybe we can have a meet up in the future. Do you know what unit usaf010 is in?
sorry, I don't know which unit he works in. But we are six now. Two friends of mine in Trier/Bitburg area are collecting NFL cards for almost 20 years as well and have huge collections.

Definatley we have to meet in the near future. I am allways interesting in seeing collections of other hobby members.

By the way: we have a football team in Trier too !!! Check "Trier Stampers" on Facebook or our homepage: PST Trier Stampers
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sorry, I don't know which unit he works in. But we are six now. Two friends of mine in Trier/Bitburg area are collecting NFL cards for almost 20 years as well and have huge collections.

Definatley we have to meet in the near future. I am allways interesting in seeing collections of other hobby members.

By the way: we have a football team in Trier too !!! Check "Trier Stampers" on Facebook or our homepage: PST Trier Stampers
Cool, I have been here for 2 and a half years and heard you guys had a team there but have yet to check it out. Trier is really cool, my family likes going there from time to time.

That is awesome we have collectors around here. I also like chacking out other collections.
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Cool, I have been here for 2 and a half years and heard you guys had a team there but have yet to check it out. Trier is really cool, my family likes going there from time to time.

That is awesome we have collectors around here. I also like chacking out other collections.
Yes, Trier is a beautifull historical city. Whenever you are in town, let me know. Send the girls shopping and we drink a beer and trade or check some cards...
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