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Living Alone.

Discussion in 'Business, Careers & Education' started by Macto, Feb 14, 2011.

  1. Zackb911

    Zackb911 Senior member

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    Just out of high school = You're just not going to be able to afford that kind of rent.

    1.) Get a job
    2.) Work your ass off
    3.) Save/Budget
    4.) Then start scouring Craigslist for rooms to rent, not whole apartments.
     


  2. Macto

    Macto Member

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    Fuck my life, forgot about craigslist.
     


  3. Hombre Secreto

    Hombre Secreto Senior member

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    You gotta be shitting me, dude. Even I only need $850.00 a month.

    Where the fuck does the $1600 go?
     


  4. Macto

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    In an apartment not too far from where I work. Not like I'm gonna go somewhere more than an hour away. Of course, it could be something I should do.
     


  5. Hombre Secreto

    Hombre Secreto Senior member

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    What do you need an $1600 apartment for?
     


  6. Kyoung05

    Kyoung05 Senior member

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    In an apartment not too far from where I work. Not like I'm gonna go somewhere more than an hour away. Of course, it could be something I should do.

    [​IMG] So, how much do you make at this job? I don't think you've ever told us. All we know so far is that you need $1,600/month for rent, and want to know how much more on top of that you'd need for "groceries and toiletries." What if we said that in order to afford said $1,600/month apartment, you'd need to make $6k/month? Would your current job pay that? Did your boss tell you that he'd pay you whatever it took to make sure you could live close to work? If not, then does it really matter where this apartment is located in relation to a job that won't provide you with enough income to pay the rent?
     


  7. Macto

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    I'm making about $12 but I just started earlier this month. It should be the median for average work hours, so I would be making a salary of $24k - $25k a year. Of course, I'll be scouring craigslist for a room close to where I work. If I don't find one, guess I'll have to move somewhere else. How much are you guys making anyways? Just wondering.
     


  8. Fuuma

    Fuuma Franchouillard Modasse

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    I'm making about $12 but I just started earlier this month. It should be the median for average work hours, so I would be making a salary of $24k - $25k a year. Of course, I'll be scouring craigslist for a room close to where I work. If I don't find one, guess I'll have to move somewhere else. How much are you guys making anyways? Just wondering.
    Find out how much you're making a month (after taxes and stuff, supposing a regular workweek if you're overtiming it right now). take that amount, remove $500 for food and utilities and say 600$ for entertainment. This is the highest amount you can pay for rent. Not sure how 24K gets you but since it means like 900$ for rent if you didn't pay taxes I'd say you're totally fucked. Don't you have some friends whose couch-bed you could use for like $400-500/month?
     


  9. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Senior member

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    Dear OP, you should not spend more than 1/3 of your after tax income on housing. This includes utilities.
     


  10. crazyquik

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    Do you have a dedicated website for your services, have a pimp, or just use craigslist/backpages?
     


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    never understand why people who are poor and have no marketable skills want to live in NYC. (i guess they're drawn to drugs, crime, and ethnic tribalism. oh and welfare.) it is a filthy crime ridden s***hole and the most expensive one in the country. and its cold. if you're not a banker/lawyer/250k min wage type, or their spoiled artiste progeny, you'd be crazy to live in NYC. and even the aforementioned should think twice.

    go south and west, where your retail/barista job can get you a 3 bdrm house
     


  12. Macto

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    I don't live near or in NYC. or NY.
     




  13. Macto

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    Not really. My brain just refuses to think hard half the time. Actually all the time.

    Thanks for the replies by the way, don't really have any one to rely on most of the time, since my mother is neck deep in dept and usually doesn't give that great advice.
     


  14. Connemara

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    Holy crap dude. I don't net a whole lot more than $1600 a month, I could not imagine paying that much in rent.
     


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