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    60,000. it would be substantial enough for me to give my family a nice middle-class home with all the conveniences a good home should have. if i have this condition met then money will cease to motivate me.
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    (Original post by de_monies)
    Yup, that's true. I'm just sort of imagining getting the CCIE it has the same wage - around the same. To get somewhere you do need to specialise. I said this in another thread, but received one pos rep and two neg reps lol
    Yeah I aggree with the cisco one :P Anything in cisco is well known :P Just finished part of the CCNA one, so so much to learn :O People don't know what they're on about :P They get confused and hit the neg button out of anger xD
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    (Original post by Cast.Iron)
    Perhaps I am being naive, but I want to go to a good university not purely to study the subject which I love, but also so that I can give myself the best possible chance of earning a sh*t ton of money (that's a technical term) .
    I don't think there's anything wrong with that at all
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    (Original post by Cast.Iron)
    Perhaps I am being naive, but I want to go to a good university not purely to study the subject which I love, but also so that I can give myself the best possible chance of earning a sh*t ton of money (that's a technical term) .
    I'd lol if you started studying and decided you wanted to work in legal aid-funded areas of the bar... (Or started studying and discovered you hate the lucrative parts of legal work...)
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    (Original post by 'James Hunt')
    In these current times, i would be happy with a boring office job which pays £15,000 a year after i graduate as it would pay my bills and mortgage. By the age of 30 i would want to be on a salary of £25,000 a year though (mortgage would be cleared and id be saving about 10k a year).

    So what salary would make you happy?
    I'm not quite understanding you here, you wouldn't have a mortgage cleared whilst earning 25k a year, before 30? I'm on just under 30k but have little chance of getting a mortgage, so I think you may need to give this some consideration. Saving 10k a year is ambitious as you would be earning about 17-18k after tax and NI, so you're going to run a house etc all off about 7-8k?

    Unless you have inherited a fortune or have banked a shed load in the bank already you need to up your salary ambitious to get that mortgage and 10k saving.

    Well I will be happy when I'm earning a 6 figure salary, in relative to todays terms.
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    (Original post by 'James Hunt')
    I should have clarified that I live with my parents and to take the pressure of paying the mortgage and bills from them i would take over the costs.

    The mortgage we have to pay off is £75k with 20 years left so about £5k a year. Utilities and my personal expenses come to about £7K. As for food, my parents pay for that

    Im in an asian family so the thought of living with my parents when im 30 doesn't really bother me, asian families tend place and emphasis on keeping close, it's just the way things are. The thought of 3 generations all living together under the same roof brings a smile to my face in fact!
    Ahhh, right. I also currently live with my parents and I really like it - we get along well and I want to treasure the time we have together while we're all relatively young. However, if I stayed around much longer I think my dad would be like, "WTF, get out and grow up. What's the matter with you." Also, I live in Dorset which is a difficult place to start a professional career.
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    (Original post by jjarvis)
    I'd lol if you started studying and decided you wanted to work in legal aid-funded areas of the bar... (Or started studying and discovered you hate the lucrative parts of legal work...)
    Indeed, there would be a cruel irony in that. However, if that was the case, I would not be purely limited to the legal professions
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    It sometimes hurt when we talk about aiming to earn round £20,000 or more.

    While we have some footballers that do nothing except from sitting on the bench and still earn no less than £60,000 a week.

    Some of them aren't even worth half of the wages they receive but hey that's life as sometimes its about luck :banghead:

    Im generally hoping i will be satisfied with earning at least £50k, possibly round the age of 40.
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    (Original post by im so academic)
    Salary is irrelevant. I would work for free for my perfect job.
    Have fun living on the streets then
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    I wouldn't get out of bed in the morning if my glass ceiling was lower that 150k.

    Like seriously whats the point in working, if all your life your just going to lead a life of mediocrity, where is the motivation?
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    (Original post by shaz111)
    I wouldn't get out of bed in the morning if my glass ceiling was lower that 150k.

    Like seriously whats the point in working, if all your life your just going to lead a life of mediocrity, where is the motivation?
    If I don't bring in some money, then my hypothetical family may be reduced to benefits or may have to make severe cutbacks

    What do you expect 150K in? 25-35K is something you can live on quite nicely really
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    £18k+ plus to start with so long as it isn't in London. I'm quite happy with anything so long as I can live relatively comfortably, go on holiday once or twice a year and not worry about bills. Of course over the span of my career I'd want to be earning enough by late 20s/early 30s to afford a mortgage.
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    At these times of recession ANY type of salary or income would make me happy, i'm not even kidding.
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    I don't think it's salary that really makes you happy, it's quality of life. Of course salary contributes towards that - but if I got paid huge amounts to live in a city I hate, do a job that I hate, work long hours and have no social life etc. I don't think I'd be too happy. What's the use of owning a super-expensive mansion if I'm only ever there to sleep in it, and don't have the time to invite friends round? What's the use of owning a nice sports car if I'm living in Central London and have to get the Tube to work every day anyway, unless I like spending hours in traffic?

    Then again, if I got to play Champions League and World Cup football () I think I'd be pretty happy even if I was only getting paid an average working man's salary.

    As it happens, I'd hope to be on £70k per annum if I work for a company, or £500 per day if I work as a contractor by about age 25.
    (That's if I'm optimistic and assume that I don't mess up the upcoming university exams, and that I pass all my professional exams within about 3 years).
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    I'd say about 100k/year at the age of 30. To start off with, a standard salary of 30-35k will do.
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    I don't have a figure in mind, but as long as I was earning enough to cover all my expenses (rent/mortgage, loans, food, travel, bills ect) and had some left over to spend on a holiday or something, and some to save, I'd be content.

    Looking at it like that, I guess my current salary makes me happy
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    (Original post by Sam89)
    At these times of recession ANY type of salary or income would make me happy, i'm not even kidding.
    We aren't in recession! But I know what you mean. I'm graduating in 2014 when hopefully things will be good! I'd be happy with anything at first money-wise as long as it was in a good career however inflation aside by the time I hit my 40s I would consider myself successful financially if I was making over 200000, that's unfortunately the kind of money I see you'd need to have a nice house in london, send 3 kids to private/boarding school, go on nice holidays etc!
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    lol at the uni students thinking they're going to be on 70k.
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    How can you define happiness?
    The richest man in the world could have the perfect job and an amazing salary but still could be lonely and unhappy. Money doesn't buy happiness although it does help it along lol
    Ahhh but in my dream world I would love to be on £60+
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    70K... I'd be happy with 70K, and adequate days off so I could spend my time doing fun things.
 
 
 
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