is your salary much enough to support your life?

China
July 11, 2009 5:20pm CST
while , as a new worker who just graduated from school last month,my salary isnt so high. few days ago, i paid my apartment monthly charge and deposit, house management charge, internet provider charge and water ,power charge only left half of my salary. then cutting my expediture for food and daily commodies, telecommunication fee, and transports charge, nearly nothing left. when i was a student, i just know that once run out of money .then ask money from partents and seldom think over how much money i already cost. but now,i hv to think over, bcz i would not like to ask money from my mum or dad anymore... i find i cant live a very good life by my salary. my salary isnot much enough to support my life. how do u think about ur salary is is high? or do u hv others ways to make some money? thanks so much for ur reading hv a nice day
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@daryljane (3439)
• Philippines
12 Jul 09
Since you just started working, its best to know your priorities every after payday. Know what you need to buy or pay first and what not. Its best to set aside for the rainy season. I started saving few hundred pesos on my salary on my 2nd year on my job, i thought its the best thing to do. I deposit money on my account and not think about it anymore..i only need to withdraw when theres emergency or when i dont have any other option.
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• China
13 Jul 09
wow..that's really a smart idea... never get them back only under some emergencey cases. ok i am going to save some from now on..even its a small amount thanks so much!
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• India
12 Jul 09
I am a student and i am earning partly in house..For this life i am satisfied..But i will not spend more money unnecessarily..
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• China
13 Jul 09
the thing i learnt now is quit my shopoholic habit. i am not going to buy anything extra.. if i already get one hehe thanks for reading hv a nice day
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• Singapore
12 Jul 09
Well,sad to say that in times like this, there are many of us facing the same problem of our salary not being able to support our life. For myself,i was lucky when i decided to settle down and get married, at least, although both of us are not that rich, we are able to support one another in times of like this. Ok seriously, when u r just being employed, it will not be enough to pay everything that was mentioned. I was once in your shoe of having to pay everything, but tat time i havent bought myself a car. Finally when all was settled down, i managed to buy myself a car cause i need it badly for transportation. I guess in terms of salary , mine is still not high. There are many ways to make some money. I have friends who are freelance in a lot of areas ranging from part time delivery man to all sort, as long as its legal. Of coz, sacrificing your time with your loved ones and your own rest time.
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• China
13 Jul 09
em..good idea.. i am going to take ur advice thanks so much hv a nice day
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@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
18 Jul 09
i am a single mom of four teen children. as much as i can i try to budget my income to support every single one of us. of course we dont go out that much but i try my best to buy what they need specially the things they need for school. if i have more then that is the time that we can go out and have fun. its hard to be a single parent but lucky my children do understand.
• China
23 Jul 09
opps, four teen children,u must be very tired to take care of them rigt? plz take care of urself.. u are really such a great mother
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
23 Jul 09
well i wont lie that it is tiring at times, but it was more tiring during the times when they were just toddlers. now i have a few more hands to help me at the chores at home. they can cook, wash dishes, clean the house, wash clothes. and we share the chores and we have schedules for it. they fight when you dont put schedules lol.
@daliaj (5689)
• India
12 Jul 09
Yes, my salary is enough to support my life, but not enough to support my family. So, I need to think about shifting my job. Usually, I am a person, who doesn't spend a lot and who doesn't have many extra curricular activities, and I am single. So, I think it is enough for the time bieng. But, when I get married and start to have kids, I need to earn more.
• India
12 Jul 09
No wonder u say ur satisfied with ur salary. Perhaps the only one in India who is contended with her pay. But then u have an alternate source of income too. Mylotting into ur bank account.
• China
13 Jul 09
yes. family is really a big problem.. you hv to consider much more than single.. wish all your things go smoothly thanks for reading
@Asian001 (24)
• Brunei Darussalam
12 Jul 09
The best way is to find a rich boyfriend or husband. He will be happy to make you live in a good life. If not, just kick him away. I always say to myself, if i no make 1 million, i don't get married.
@icehut (508)
12 Jul 09
dude, that's a pretty low and sexist suggestion...
• China
13 Jul 09
while..sounds a nice idea.. hhee but i am not going to take this action i think as a human being.i would like to support myself marridge shouldnt be rely on money.. i think i can do anything,just need time and hard working and study thanks for reading hv a nice day
@nitu1952 (286)
• India
12 Jul 09
it depnds that one's salary is much enough to support our life on various factors.first how many members are there in the family . secondly, how much expenses per month . thirdly, how much saving after the whole expenses. if saving is there then salary is enou.gh
• China
13 Jul 09
save.....i think if we cut some unneccessary shopping.money can be saved.. or it is wasted ... thanks for reading hv a nice day
• Philippines
12 Jul 09
my salary is not really enough for me.I am turning 26 this October.I am planning to beef up my savings,but with my current salary I know it'll be hard.I'm working part time in a former colleague's web company.I am exploring opportunities to work abroad,but with recession,it'll be hard.
• China
13 Jul 09
yes, i think so.. especially in CHina,lots oversea workers back to china to hunt a job.. i think some developped nation lead a harder life .. thanks for reading hv a nice day
@sublime03 (1811)
• Philippines
12 Jul 09
I honestly have to say that back when I was working I paid everything since my husband is still looking for work. Then I stopped working for about 2 months to rest and all. Right now we are really by pay check to pay check. There are only a few things we need to pay since we still live with my in-laws but its difficult. I started working last week and hopefully by the end of the month things will be normal. We should have enough funds to get thru the 15 days. That is why I started doing online stuff just for extra. Hoping this will add to our income and pay for stuff like my childs education and everyday needs.
• China
13 Jul 09
oops wish everything will be ok soon . life is really tough that;s my only and all feelings now thanks for reading hv a nice day
@Frederick42 (1968)
• Canada
12 Jul 09
I do not earn any salary. I earn money online by writing posts and reviews and thus I earn money. The money that I earn is definitely more than enough for supporting me. I am satisfied with what I earn. However, it is also true that the costs of daily life are increasing and we have to earn more and more.
• China
13 Jul 09
wow, you earn only from online work to support yourself?? how can you manage ? i really hv no idea on hw to make some money from internet poor me thanks for reading hv a nice day
• Philippines
12 Jul 09
Yes It does and am glad i still don't have children yet.think about expenses for their needs,education and even Life,education and insurance plans. for now, despite that it's satisfactory am saving a lot for the next months bill. well, am happy that i got a job.
• China
13 Jul 09
woow. that's so cool. i think i hv find a better way to save or get more money thanks for reading hv a nice day
@icehut (508)
12 Jul 09
Yes, but I paid off my loans literally within months of employment after graduating... only spent on the essentials and not the luxuries until all paid off... It's good that you're not asking your parents for money - heck, it's time for you to be looking after them... But, if you have any debts and if your parents can afford to, why not ask them for a loan for you to pay off your debts. Would be better to pay any interest to your parents rather than the banks...
• China
13 Jul 09
in fact, i asked money from my mum this money to buy a new cellphone..bcz i really run out of money.. its really so shameful !! i promised her that i will pay her back next month when i got my salary thanks for reading hv a nice day
@lifeplayer (1009)
• Malaysia
12 Jul 09
This happen to everyone especially from those fresh graduated. You can either do your best to save money or get some part time work to earn more money. And your salary will incraese year to year.
• China
13 Jul 09
yes, i think so. i think i hv to learn how to save money lol i never care about money before..i only know ask money from my mum all time but now time for me to save and ask from myself. lol hv a nice day
• United States
12 Jul 09
My salary as a student worker at my college is barely enough to sustain me. I only work August through the beginning week of May, and I'm basically screwed for summer work. There are limited work opportunities around here because of the economy and unemployment rates. This summer, I secured a position working for AVON, but even that takes some personal investment. I'm scraping bottom until August. Can't even afford to get my car fixed. Then again, it's not just me, so I don't feel too awful and alone. Most of the people I know are not making enough money to sustain their lifestyles and are having to make significant cutbacks. My uncle works as a clinical psychologist, so you'd think he's making good money. He's not. A lot of my friends and their parents have become unemployed, some of them verging on homelessness. Many salaries - the ones people are fortunate enough to have - aren't even enough anymore. It is difficult living on limited means, but you just do what you have to do to stay afloat.
• China
13 Jul 09
oops...here i think unemployment isnt so serious. i just graduated from school..not so hard to get a job but you hv to be paitent and get ready i did AVON work too. but not in summer vacation...i just sell AVON products door by door during my shoocl time hehe hard job.. wish everything will good soon hehe thanks for reading hv a nice day
@subha12 (18463)
• India
12 Jul 09
Its same here. when w eare students we just do not understand how much we cost.now we face the haet when we earn ourself and then try to manage expenses from there. But I was never demanding from parents. what I earn, is just what goes for expenses.
• China
13 Jul 09
yes, few weeks ago..its father's day.. i said to my dad..i love him ..and i really know wt's life ..i hv so much appericiate for him to offer me such a good life.... i think this is my first said this words from my bottom heart.. bcz i can touch this hard feeling ehe thanks for reading hv a nice day
@marguicha (76191)
• Chile
12 Jul 09
Your salary will improve, no doubt. And you will also learn how to administrate it better. You are at the age where one is climbing the ladderI´m retired and don´t have as many chances in the future as the young people. Still I help myself getting some money from this online work. And I´m glad that posts like yours apppear here. Your generation has been a lot more pampered than mine and that worries me. But when I read your post, I can see that younsters grow up, mature and learn how to accept their responsibilities even if it´s not easy. Congratulations!
• China
13 Jul 09
thanks for ur warm words. yes.to be honest, it;s really my first time to feel life is tough. i never thought about save some money.or i never realized earn some money is so hard when i was in my student career. but now .i think i understand a little bit,... i really thanks my partents offer me such a good life and i am trying my best to support and enjoy my own life. hehe hv a nice day
@rosapai (254)
• Philippines
12 Jul 09
No... sad to say, I don't think my salary is enough for me. With so many bills to pay, if I were the only one paying for them there wouldn't be any left for food. Good thing I do not pay for the house since I live with my mum. To supplement my income, mum and I make pickled papaya and I sell them. I also tutor a student, cannot add more, due to lack of time. After that most of my salaries goes in paying debts.
• China
13 Jul 09
oops...its good for u to live with mum .you can save some little bit money. if i lived with my family..then i really dont pay anything on house..balbal.. only getting salary llol thanks for reading hv a nice day
• United States
11 Jul 09
for us, my husbands the only one that works. i used to work, but he wanted me to stay home with the baby, esp now because we're expecting another. but its hard right now we have so many bills so we live paycheck to paycheck. i want to get a job but nobody will hire me seeing as im pregnant, so the see me as a liability. Im hoping the economy gets better soon because its ridiculously hard these days.
• China
13 Jul 09
wow...glad that u are going to be a mum..ahah u'd better not work and take care of ur baby and urself. during these days i think u can read some books to raise ur skill so that after ur giving birth..u can give a good job quickly haha thanks for reading hv a nice day
@ratyz5 (7831)
• Philippines
25 Jul 09
With what I earn, I still help out at home. I contribute to pay for the bills like electricity, water, phone/internet bill and groceries. If all those things would be paid from my salary, there wouldn't be anything left, as in nothing at all even for my travel expenses. I usually hope that my other brothers and sisters who are working would also contribute for the expenses at home. They usually do and sometimes, they would have a hard time pulling out some bills from their pocket. I do get that feeling sometimes as I would be thinking that I'm the only one doing my part. (-_-") Aside from trying to earn a little extra, like here in myLot, I also try to lessen my expenses. I compute the right amount that I should set aside for travel until my next pay so, I'd know that even if I do contribute a bit more, I'm still at ease that I wouldn't be asking from any of them for money. I also try to avoid doing large purchases. Even though I really want something, I just keep in mind that I can still buy it later on when I have more than enough. Even with the things that I need, I tend to minimize my expenses as well. It would be nice if I could be here in myLot during my vacant time in the office but, that's not possible in my case. (^_^")
@haiershen (1084)
• China
13 Jul 09
yes, my salary isn't much enough to support my life. even though, i'm already worked years ago.each month, we should be pay apartment monthly charge, telecommunication fee, transport charge and so on,those were fixed, and other fee, such as eating, shopping, they are not huge to pay.we are young, we can't manager ourself very well, so we also spend all of our salary at the beginning of the month,until the end of months, we often have no money to do other thing.to solve this problem,some young people has become slave housing.they loan money to buy a house,and fixed to pay the accrual each month.their salary often can not cover their life.nowatodays,it is very difficult to life for the young people.