Tuesday, May 1, 2012

How Much Do You Make?

That is the question that everybody would like to know the answer to, but nobody wants to ask. I mentioned before how readers are innately curious about other people's net worth. I think this is because of people's natural curiosity -- wanting to assess how one is doing compared to others. When you read new blog or meet somebody new, do you ever wonder how much they make?

So, how much do you make? I have asked this question before, and I'm asking again. Since I write an anonymous personal finance blog, that gives me the unique luxury of being able to ask the question without personally offending anybody.

So the last time I asked, I received a few responses such as these:

married female, 30 years old (husband is 30 years old). both of us completely self made professionals with degrees from state schools. rental income is approximately $60,000. combined household income is approximately $200,000.

Male, Married,Age 29 and 28, both MSEE, both work for the same company, combined salary 240k. Networth 273k.

Male, 41, divorced. $145k AGI Net worth is low due to student loan debt load but 401k is maxed and I'm killing the loan too.

married Male, 42 275K + 50K options. Retail, networth 1.4MM wife unemployed, 1 child

Now, do you care to add your own comment on how much do you make?

Note: Anonymous comments are welcome. (I want to assure you that Blogger does not collect Email addresses or any other personal information, if you select "Anonymous" on the comment form.) See also the annual income poll in the sidebar of my blog.



  1. PFS,

    Based on the comments you shared, your readers are doing pretty well financially, far better than our salaries were at the same age. Wonder if they plan to try retiring early :-)

  2. Looks like your readers make good money. At this point I'm ashamed of my total net worth :P