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    (Original post by Viva Emptiness)
    I'm just gonna put this here so people can re-evaluate what they think 'average' is accordingly.

    http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/...easury-009.jpg
    According to that, my gross household income combined with my partner is in the top decile. It certainly doesnt feel like it
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    (Original post by XMaramena)
    Well it's quite simple. I was a music producer, ran my own music company which really started out as more of a glorified sole-trader than anything else - it was really just about teh name of owning a company, along with tax stuff, realised there's not a whole lot of money in music anymore, so used the money I made from that (which wasn't a huge amount, just enough to pay a few salaries and benefits) and launched more companies - not just in music, but in application development (which was just at the right time too), publishing and education. And they're doing quite well. Whenever I have the capital and a good idea, I launch another one in a another industry. Don't put your eggs in one basket - when one industry falls, another one rises, so make sure you're there to capitalise off it!
    Wow interesting, nice man... I wish. Well done.

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    300,000......A week
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    (Original post by bad8oy)
    Lol I'll earn at least 100k by the time I'm 32 if everything goes well for me. I'm willing to put the work in though, I will make that much.
    I don't need a reality check, what's 40k gonna buy you lmao. Is it gonna pay for a good car? A £500k mortgage ? Lol I don't think so.
    You need the reality check, the reason you think 40k a year is a lot because you strive to earn that much lol. I'd be embarrassed if I were you tbh. Get off your ass and make things happen.
    Your actually ridiculous and so are your comments.

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    I find it unlikely you'll reach 6-figures by 32 without a basic grasp of grammar.
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    (Original post by Wisefire)
    Wow that's what I aspire to myself. Exactly that basically. So what do you do/will you do?

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    Medicine then hopefully go into pharmaceuticals.

    You wanna do economics at uni and earn 80k you will, just put the work in
    Know what you wanna do and go for it, work towards that one thing. Don't start changing your mind, to get something you've gotta have a plan first then work towards that goal. You will be successful.


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    (Original post by Reue)
    According to that, my gross household income combined with my partner is in the top decile. It certainly doesnt feel like it
    You earn around £90k between you and you don't feel like one of the most well off people?

    How sheltered are people on here?!
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    (Original post by Viva Emptiness)
    I'm just gonna put this here so people can re-evaluate what they think 'average' is accordingly.

    http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/...easury-009.jpg
    Gross household income means before tax? So, for example, one earner on £80k, and the other on £45k, would be £125k/the top decile?

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    (Original post by Wisefire)
    Why didn't I go into dentistry Is it too late for me? If I don't get grades good enough to go to a top 8 uni next year/a really good one for economics, I'm seriously considering stopping everything, and just re doing A-levels as a whole, with Chemistry and Biology in there, with a dental application in mind.

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    You can't retake your a levels for dentistry unless you have a top 5% application...
    BTW, dentistry is definitely not the quickest, nor easiest way to make 100k lol.

    Its just that dentistry gives you a bit of everything, high status, high salary, helping people, progression, autonomy
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    (Original post by Reue)
    According to that, my gross household income combined with my partner is in the top decile. It certainly doesnt feel like it
    So, for example, as a couple with no child... What salaries do you both get if it's gross over £88k? Sorry if that's too much to ask, just don't reply if so lol.

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    (Original post by Reue)
    I find it unlikely you'll reach 6-figures by 32 without a basic grasp of grammar.
    Lol ok whatever you say


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    (Original post by Wisefire)
    Gross household income means before tax? So, for example, one earner on £80k, and the other on £45k, would be £115k/the top decile?

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    Strong maths skills, I can see why you have such high hopes.

    But yes.
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    (Original post by Viva Emptiness)
    You earn around £90k between you and you don't feel like one of the most well off people?

    How sheltered are people on here?!
    Unless I've misunderstood the graph, a combined salary of about 70k+ would put you into the top bracket?
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    (Original post by Reue)
    Unless I've misunderstood the graph, a combined salary of about 70k+ would put you into the top bracket?
    Yes that's right. From what I understand from your post, you feel like your salary doesn't afford you the material things that you think someone in the top bracket would have?
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    (Original post by Viva Emptiness)
    Yes that's right. From what I understand from your post, you feel like your salary doesn't afford you the material things that you think someone in the top bracket would have?
    Then yes, we are in the top bracket, and yes: I don't think we have enough disposable income to be able to afford what I would perceive the 'top 10% gross salary earning households' to possess.
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    (Original post by Wisefire)
    So, for example, as a couple with no child... What salaries do you both get if it's gross over £88k? Sorry if that's too much to ask, just don't reply if so lol.

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    as £88k is the median, you can (and we do) earn less than that to still be in the top 10th
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    (Original post by bad8oy)
    Lol ok whatever you say


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    By all means; come back in a few years and show us the P60
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    (Original post by Reue)
    Then yes, we are in the top bracket, and yes: I don't think we have enough disposable income to be able to afford what I would perceive the 'top 10% gross salary earning households' to possess.
    I guess that's because when you think of top earners you think of those 500 or so multi-millionaires that lord it up with helicopters and ****.

    I'm still baffled that people think £40k is an embarrassment.
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    (Original post by Viva Emptiness)
    I'm still baffled that people think £40k is an embarrassment.
    I completely agree. I'd love to be on £40k
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    (Original post by Wisefire)
    Wow that's what I aspire to myself. Exactly that basically. So what do you do/will you do? You think an economics degree at a top 8 place would set me up to get to near such a salary in my mid 30s? A*A*A is what I feel I could get if I max.

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    Just focus on being happy. Find a job that you love to get up and do in the morning :cool:
    Then it doesn't matter as much what you earn and you won't get so caught up on salary. Do you have any hobbies you enjoy? I got into a top 6 uni and then rejected it because I wouldn't have enjoyed it lol
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    (Original post by Viva Emptiness)
    Strong maths skills, I can see why you have such high hopes.

    But yes.
    Damn my mistakes. **** me and my ****ty limitations. I'm a genetic ****pile. Genetics determine so much... Eh, what a stupid mistake that actually was. Would it help if I said I haven't slept in 21 hours? Wow man, it's exactly these kind of things I do... Just generally, everything that I do wrong, that will affect me in the future, that makes me miserable. I just can't stop making mistakes. Sorry. I bow down to you, superior one. To hell with this thread.

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