@forget it i quit I am another coder. Dont make quite 6 figures but I have enough equity in my company to make the "exploitation" worth it. It is pretty much known in the industry that you basically do whatever it takes to get the job done and if that means an all nighter then thats what you do. It evens out though. I make sure to leave early/work from home when things aren't busy.
$120 a month for cable (w/ HBO) and internet. My roommate and I are suckers for WWE Pay Per Views so its usually $50 more.
T-Mobile - $150. I have my sister on my plan.
If someone is able to get college credits by working as an unpaid intern for you over the summer then that is a good way for them to benefit. I was one of those over-paid tech interns but would have done it either way because I got college credits and legit work experience out of it.
Here is my monthly process: First I start each month with an amount I made up to make me feel comfortable in my checking account. I have all my bills setup to auto debit. I only use my credit card for purchases thru the month. I ALWAYS pay it completely off each month. (Dont do this if you aren't going to pay it off). I find myself spending less if I know I will be making 1 large payment a month. It gives you a pretty good idea of how much money your spending. At the end of the month I take my checking account back down to my comfort limit and put the rest in my savings. A lot of times I do this process for each paycheck.
@swirrlygrrl we are pretty much in the same situation. By no means am I living luxury but I choose to live in a half decent place that is really cheap.
@aetataureate not really $700 is how much my place is total. its probably on the lower end for my area but not by much. I live in a cheap city and I have lived 4 places in the past 5 years and all of them were less than $400 a month for my share.
@LookUponMyWorks I live in a suburb of Pittsburgh and it is a pretty cheap area that I split with a roommate. I also make a pretty decent amount of money.
Those are some crazy numbers. I pay 6% pretax/8% post tax on rent.
@kthkskddn my point was so many people are majoring in fields that are declining and are projected to continue to decline so it is going to be harder for them to have a career as opposed to just work. Everyone I know that majored in computer science or mathematics have good jobs as opposed to many friends who aren't using their business degrees or history etc.