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Broke and in school 18 42.86%
0-20,000 DIY only way to do it 5 11.90%
20,000-30,000 DIY cheaper way 5 11.90%
30-40k 1 2.38%
40-50k 8 19.05%
50-60k 3 7.14%
60-70k 4 9.52%
70k-I just like working with my hands k 5 11.90%
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Old 12-24-2006, 07:17 PM   #1
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a convesation on m.net about buying cars for cash straight up (and some are saying just save up and pay 15k+ cash for a car) got me thinking. Just wondering what the salary ranges look like here for the DIY guys vs. as some term them checkbook racers.
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Old 12-24-2006, 07:39 PM   #2
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44k this year, will be more after my trip to Kuwait next spring.
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60 some this, should be mid 70 next.
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broke and in school with a 12/hr part time job
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I love tax free... too bad you gotta go to the armpit of hell to get it. Koto, you going anyplace you can talk about?

I'm a LT, 0-3.
http://www.dod.mil/dfas/militarypay/...006updated.pdf

Back in Cali, the wife made what I did, but out here in Virginia, nurses don't make ****... good thing houses are about 1/3 price.
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I love tax free... too bad you gotta go to the armpit of hell to get it. Koto, you going anyplace you can talk about?
I'm not actually sure I can get that specific here, so I'll err on the safe side. But there's only so many camps in Kuwait...

How many years do you have in, Sam? Any prior enlisted service?

I'm guessing an 03 base pay + BAH + BAS = 1 million gazillion fuffillion dollars. Or at least compared to an E3 @ <2 years.
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Broke as hell.. =(
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I work road construction in Alaska during the summer as a heavy equipment operator, and make a good wage. More than enough to go to TN for 9 months, pay for room and board, a use turbo'd '99 miata, vacation to hawaii and another to Florida, while living a good college student life in Tennessee. I'm happy, that's about it, not much excess floating around but enough to have plenty of fun.
I would only pay cash for a car, i hate bills.
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Depends on how much Hoe'in I want to do!
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Depends on how much Hoe'in I want to do!
so basically 0.00 then.
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I'm not actually sure I can get that specific here, so I'll err on the safe side. But there's only so many camps in Kuwait...
How many years do you have in, Sam? Any prior enlisted service?
No prior service (OCS, 90 day wonder)... in fact, I worked at Club Med for two years before joining the Navy ($400 a month and all of it went to booze)...I'm still workin' off that hangover.
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I checked both, broke and 50-60 because thats where i should be after graduating.
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Both 100K+ because the wife makes the $$$ and I'm in school so I am broke.

Rough life eh?

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i made 45 this year, should be over 50 next year, and my wife pulls in a wopping 20k a year ohh and cant forget the 4800 a year we get in child support from the baby daddy And you know what.. im still always broke as hell.... between the prices of homes in AZ and the 380 a month i pay for my wifes new car... im poooor ***
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Oh. The GF pulls in like 55. I just did me.
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my base is $42, but after overtime and per-diem, I'm looking at $73k this year.

However, I only pay cash for cars. I don't drive anything worth a ****, but I'm about to drop $8k on a 2003-2005 4-door frontier or colorado.
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I worked alot of ot but not enough apparently i wanted to breack 35K but i would be lucky to breack 30K this year. My car would be wicked fast if i made 50K + a year like some of you guys but hell that is most of what i spend my money on i have no life.
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I didn't know we were doing significant others, my girls makeing 60+ next year first year out of school and combined were pulling 110 (not including bonuses at least another 10-20)

Im convincing her to buy me a bike (yeah another one)

When the bank starts rolling in, everything i do will still be DIY, but alot better quality.
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I worked alot of ot but not enough apparently i wanted to breack 35K but i would be lucky to breack 30K this year. My car would be wicked fast if i made 50K + a year like some of you guys but hell that is most of what i spend my money on i have no life.
student loans kill my soul. I payed off a $14k credit card this year too, spent $3k on a miata, and $2k on my daily driver that still doesn't run. It disappears more quickly than you'd think.

I'm about to get sent back out for work for another 3 months making about $5400 per month...so the miata is about to get stupid.
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So dont use credit cards i have zero credit, or leins. but agian i have no life sometimes we need to simplify i wish 3k was all i had spent on my miata this year, or 5 K on my miata+ nissan+bike.
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