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    (Original post by Louise_1988)
    I know someone who's earning 100K 5years after graduation, ok, she did get a first from cambridge... but still there's a lot of luck involved.
    It depends what career you go into.
    Did she do law by any chance?
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    Our parents genration have already (mostly) bought houses when they were much cheaper so don't need to earn as much. I fear that our generation will need to earn a lot more.

    £30K should be more than enough but sadly in a lot of cases its not.
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    i'm goin for 500K at least
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    (Original post by Tinykates)
    i'm goin for 500K at least
    Will you marry me?
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    Im going for a job where they'll let me surf the net all day and never give me any difficult work - oh no wait i already have that
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    (Original post by Gimp)
    Will you marry me?
    yes
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    (Original post by Tinykates)
    yes
    Woohoo! \o/

    Do I have to get you a ring?
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    (Original post by Gimp)
    Woohoo! \o/

    Do I have to get you a ring?
    If she's going to earn 500k she should buy one herself!
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    (Original post by happysunshine)
    £20,000 will be fine.

    I can't wait for those who voted for massive salaries to find out you wont be getting them.

    £20,000 would be more than great, as if you find a partner with the same salary, that's £40,000 between you. As well as my property developer ideas. :cool:
    As harsh as this may sound, you're probably going to struggle financially all your life. Why do you wait for those who want to be financially successful to fail? Here's one important principle in life. You can't attract what you frown upon.

    You've chosen to dream small, good on you, you'll remain in working class all your life. A lot of people who have voted for massive salaries WILL get them. Well, they'll DEFINITELY get more than £20, 000.

    Besides, what if you never get married eh? What if you get divorced. Seems to me like you're depending on someone else's income to supplement yours. Hmm..you're independent.

    Sorry to sound harsh but it annoyed me that you tried to put down those who want to be rich. It's good to aim high I think. Too many people 'settle' as you have chosen to do.

    Take care

    John
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    (Original post by amazingtrade)
    Its not as much as you think though, it sounds a like a lot but its not. My parents earn £22k between them and some times to struggle to find the mortage money which is only £40k. (about £350 a month)

    Our generation are basicaly facing massive property time bomb, apart from the higher earners most us may be renting all our lives.:mad:

    I guess £30k a would be enough for me as I could afford to buy a 1 bed room flat as longs as its not brand new with £100k.
    I appreciate that, but in my opinion those asking for like £40,000 after a few years in to their career are being totally unrealistic, and some wont even hit the £20,000 mark.

    I appreciate that property is increasingly becoming expensive, but I'll work my way around it (a few kids j/k), and hey, if I get £30,000 salary at 24, I'll be impressed.
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    (Original post by happysunshine)
    I appreciate that, but in my opinion those asking for like £40,000 after a few years in to their career are being totally unrealistic, and some wont even hit the £20,000 mark.

    I appreciate that property is increasingly becoming expensive, but I'll work my way around it (a few kids j/k), and hey, if I get £30,000 salary at 24, I'll be impressed.
    Me too, I will be happy with £18k after graduating and I doubt I would get that, I am quite realistic, however by the time I am 30, then £30k is what I would need to be earning if I was to have a good quality of live in the area.
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    (Original post by jndikum)
    As harsh as this may sound, you're probably going to struggle financially all your life. Why do you wait for those who want to be financially successful to fail? Here's one important principle in life. You can't attract what you frown upon.

    You've chosen to dream small, good on you, you'll remain in working class all your life. A lot of people who have voted for massive salaries WILL get them. Well, they'll DEFINITELY get more than £20, 000.

    Besides, what if you never get married eh? What if you get divorced. Seems to me like you're depending on someone else's income to supplement yours. Hmm..you're independent.

    Sorry to sound harsh but it annoyed me that you tried to put down those who want to be rich. It's good to aim high I think. Too many people 'settle' as you have chosen to do.

    Take care

    John
    Ohmygosh! You make it sound like well just because people have said they are going to get £40,000 a year, and I said I'll be happy with £20,000, it's set in stone, they'll be rich and I'll be a poor, working class girl all my life. So what if I decide to be realistic? Do you realise how big the graduate unemployment rate is? Sorry, but people who honestly expect to earn £40,000 at 24 unless they are hugely lucky, are going into medicine (?), or law need a dosage of real life. I'm not frowning upon anything, simply preparing myself for a nice wage of £20,000, and if there's more I'll be delighted.

    OK, maybe I need to check some figures, if I'm putting down people who think they'll earn £40,000 (and baring in mind this is a big proportion), again aren't I the one being more realistic? Wont I be the one earning, whilst they wait for the imaginary job? I'm not depending on anyones income thank you very much, although *alot* of people around such an age tend to get paired up with someone.

    So, I appologise if I annoyed you, but GET REAL.
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    (Original post by amazingtrade)
    Me too, I will be happy with £18k after graduating and I doubt I would get that, I am quite realistic, however by the time I am 30, then £30k is what I would need to be earning if I was to have a good quality of live in the area.
    Same, 18k would be great. And yes by the age of thirty, 30k would also be great.

    Although *people*^ slating me, when I answered the question right which said " a few years into your career", which I thought meant after graduation.
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    well an average graduate starting wage is about 20k a year, so 6 years into your career i'd say 28-30k would be good, depends on your degree i guess, if you did a medicine or engineering type degree where there is a specific field to go into then i'd expect to be on 30k after 6 years or there abouts, but with say a buisness degree a lot less becouse of the large amount of people who have that kind of degree. Market forces.

    of course everyone would like 80k a year but come on its not going to happen, the prime minister only earns about 100k.
 
 
 
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