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amazed

United States

#82 Apr 15, 2012
ha ha wrote:
<quoted text>I'm retired military and I have a good job (17.20/hour). That retirement check sure helps. I started getting mine when I was 41. I'm 52. It's right at $27,500. Not a tremendous amount of money, but the only thing I have to do to get it is to wake up in the morning. It's a defined benefit plan. I served 22 years and didn't contribute one cent to a retirement plan. My medical is free for the rest of my life, too. Well, I do have a small supplemental so I don't pay any dedectables. The deductables would be small anyway. Way better than medicare. Smartest thing I ever did was to join the Air Force. I know this sounds like I'm bragging and being insensitive to those who have less, but all I can say is yabba dabba doo!

Did your husband take the SBP or did he do the smart thing and get a much cheaper term life insurance?
He got the cheaper insurance. Military retirement surely helps. He did 20 and started getting his at 37.
amazed

United States

#83 Apr 15, 2012
serious wrote:
How much do u make?
Counting military retirement plus his state check is about $60,000 a year.
My Thoughts

Frankfort, KY

#84 Apr 17, 2012
I'd say it would be reasonable for a single person with no dependents to live comfortably on $30k per year in Kentucky, while living a relatively frugal lifestyle.$45k per year would leave a little wiggle room and some money to put back and use for the big steps. Of course, "living comfortably" is open to all sorts of interpretations.
here we go

Frankfort, KY

#85 Apr 17, 2012
amazed wrote:
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He got the cheaper insurance. Military retirement surely helps. He did 20 and started getting his at 37.
Nice. I thought I was pretty young doing 22 and getting out at 41.
amazed

Frankfort, KY

#86 Apr 17, 2012
here we go wrote:
<quoted text>Nice. I thought I was pretty young doing 22 and getting out at 41.
He joined at 17 and got out at 37. I served six years and got out to be a mom. Thank you very much for your service and your fight for freedom so people can say what they want on here. Hooha.
Bill

Frankfort, KY

#87 Apr 17, 2012
amazed wrote:
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He joined at 17 and got out at 37. I served six years and got out to be a mom. Thank you very much for your service and your fight for freedom so people can say what they want on here. Hooha.
I respect our armed forces, BUT... I have to ask. Don't you ever feel misused by the politicians? I mean, not every single thing they make you do is a "fight for freedom." We have soldiers guarding poppy fields in Afghanistan right now. That's not the fault of the soldiers, but I can't help but think they must feel pretty screwed over at times.
amazed

Frankfort, KY

#88 Apr 17, 2012
Bill wrote:
<quoted text>I respect our armed forces, BUT... I have to ask. Don't you ever feel misused by the politicians? I mean, not every single thing they make you do is a "fight for freedom." We have soldiers guarding poppy fields in Afghanistan right now. That's not the fault of the soldiers, but I can't help but think they must feel pretty screwed over at times.
I feel the same way. Couldn't have said it better myself.

Since: Apr 12

Frankfort, KY

#89 Apr 18, 2012
Doesn't matter who makes what. These days it's never enough to go around.
American

United States

#90 Apr 18, 2012
amazed wrote:
I am a stay at home mom. Rare these days. My husband makes about 60,000. He has retirement from the Army plus works for the state. I don't think it matters so much how much you make but that you enjoy the job you have. No amount of money can make a job worthwhile if you hate it. If you hate your job, you are under stress, you have more health problems and it can even lead to divorce.
. Is that 60K his retirement and the state job combined or is that what he makes just at his state job plus his retirement my wife and I don't make that much together and I have been working since I was 15. Trying to get ahead in Ky sucks especially now with Obama and Beshear in charge
amazed

Frankfort, KY

#91 Apr 18, 2012
American wrote:
<quoted text>. Is that 60K his retirement and the state job combined or is that what he makes just at his state job plus his retirement my wife and I don't make that much together and I have been working since I was 15. Trying to get ahead in Ky sucks especially now with Obama and Beshear in charge
That's both combined. We could never make it with me staying home on just his state salary.
The Real Miss Bea

United States

#92 Apr 18, 2012
amazed wrote:
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That's both combined. We could never make it with me staying home on just his state salary.
Not enough to get in trouble with.:>)
amazed

Frankfort, KY

#93 Apr 18, 2012
The Real Miss Bea wrote:
<quoted text>Not enough to get in trouble with.:>)
Cute Miss Bea.
The Real Miss Bea

United States

#94 Apr 18, 2012
amazed wrote:
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Cute Miss Bea.
I'm headed to the church to drop off a bp kit.
Have a good day.
amazed

Frankfort, KY

#95 Apr 18, 2012
The Real Miss Bea wrote:
<quoted text>I'm headed to the church to drop off a bp kit.
Have a good day.
You too.
here we go

Frankfort, KY

#96 Apr 18, 2012
amazed wrote:
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He joined at 17 and got out at 37. I served six years and got out to be a mom. Thank you very much for your service and your fight for freedom so people can say what they want on here. Hooha.


You're wlecome and right back at your husband and to you the spouses (male or female) that support us while we did our job. Spouse support is very important to military memebers.
amazed

Louisville, KY

#97 Apr 18, 2012
here we go wrote:
<quoted text>You're wlecome and right back at your husband and to you the spouses (male or female) that support us while we did our job. Spouse support is very important to military memebers.
Yes it is and not recognized enough. I know from being a soldier and a soldiers wife they are both hard jobs.
JustMe

Jeffersonville, IN

#98 Apr 19, 2012
I work as a systems administrator for a Fortune 1000 company. I make $85,000 a year and live very very well.
John

Waddy, KY

#99 Apr 20, 2012
JustMe wrote:
I work as a systems administrator for a Fortune 1000 company. I make $85,000 a year and live very very well.
$85 is nice. But how do you live that well on just $85k?
JustMe

Jeffersonville, IN

#100 Apr 23, 2012
John wrote:
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$85 is nice. But how do you live that well on just $85k?
$85,000 in the state of Kentucky is fantastic. My home is completely paid for, I have very little school debt left.
LivinLarge

Frankfort, KY

#101 Apr 23, 2012
Average $2400+/day Internet marketing. I came out at 1.2 millions last year.

By the way, I have no college degree and I have a GED. It's not about education, education is overrated, it's about being independently intelligent along with a strong drive and desire to be successful - let nothing stand in your way and take what you want. Nothing comes easy, but you have to maintain a positive outlook to make it through.

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