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Last Month’s poll prompted a wide array of responses- over 6% of you thought a Jewish family could live comfortably on under $20,000 a year, while an equal number thought $300,000 is a minimum. In between we had a classic bell curve, with a median response at $112,500 year and an average of slightly above $120,000 per year. Sure everyone has different expectations for comfortable, but any people that wandered through the desert for 40 years surely cant have unreasonably high expectations.
So what does this all mean? Plenty! Even our not so scientific poll points out that our voters think we need to make significantly more than the average US worker just to be comfortable. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics the median earnings of the nation’s 97.7 million full-time wage and salary workers was about $32,000 in the fourth quarter of 2002. Some of you are saying- I couldn’t afford my children’s tuition on that salary.
Jew Central will try to help. We will continue to provide tips to help tighten your belts and articles on expanding your career. This month we offer to articles to help your career: The Best Way to Find a Job? Talk Your Way In and How to keep your job in these troubled times and many other articles, enjoy.
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