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My income is ______% of the household income

Forum Opinion Poll
Less than 25% 5 2.42%
25-33% 23 11.11%
34-50% 51 24.64%
50-66% 81 39.13%
66-75% 32 15.46%
75%-100% 15 7.25%
 

Poll for FTWM's

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Waste06
Waste not, want not

Member since 6/06

7219 total posts

Name:
Lois Mom Mommy Mama Ma

Re: Poll for FTWM's

I carry the benefits, because my company's health insurance is slightly better.

Or maybe I should say because his health insurance is worse. Chat Icon Both aren't great. Chat Icon

Posted 9/14/11 9:45 AM
 

PotofLuck06
Our Baby Boy Is Here!!!

Member since 11/06

13241 total posts

Name:
Betsy

Re: Poll for FTWM's

I make a little less than DH, and he carries the benefits.

Posted 9/14/11 9:54 AM
 

nycgirl
Angels!

Member since 3/09

7721 total posts

Name:

Re: Poll for FTWM's

Currently, about 30-40% of HHI (last pregnancy , we were 50/50), but I have the more stable job PLUS the better health benefits (but we BOTH get health benefits).

Posted 9/14/11 10:08 AM
 

eroxgirl
My Loves

Member since 5/05

15697 total posts

Name:
Rebecca

Re: Poll for FTWM's

Math was never my strength... but I make more and carry the benefits, so I think that puts me in the 66-75% category.

Posted 9/14/11 10:14 AM
 

Smileyd17
kids

Member since 5/05

20997 total posts

Name:
Mommy

Re: Poll for FTWM's

I make less but it contributes a lot, so I say 50%, could be lower.

He has the benefits.

Posted 9/14/11 10:18 AM
 

babyonboard11
In love with my little man!!

Member since 8/10

1841 total posts

Name:

Re: Poll for FTWM's

I make about 60% of the income but DH has the benefits. He is salaried but gets nice OT and bonuses every month so if he has a really good month then we are pretty equal.

Posted 9/14/11 10:18 AM
 

JennyPenny
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Member since 1/08

12702 total posts

Name:
Jen

Re: Poll for FTWM's

DH and I are almost 50/50. He makes less than $100 more than me. The benefit are technically through him but we are using Cobra because he switched jobs and now works for my company as well. Our company pays his former job for the Cobra benefits until his Union benefits kick in.

ETA: He also works his former job part time, so I guess technically he makes about $170 a week more than me.

Posted 9/14/11 10:25 AM
 

ItsaJoya19
my cup runneth over

Member since 1/10

2949 total posts

Name:
E

Re: Poll for FTWM's

I make roughly 40% of our income. DH carries the benefits.

Posted 9/14/11 10:29 AM
 

jam11308

Member since 11/07

7273 total posts

Name:

Re: Poll for FTWM's

We're about 50/50. Our base pays are within $1k or $2k of each other, but he is eligible for overtime & usually brings home a bit more than I do each year. We also split the benefits. Health is through him, but dental & vision are through me.

Posted 9/14/11 10:30 AM
 

TreAnt427
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Member since 8/06

8651 total posts

Name:
Tracy

Re: Poll for FTWM's

I would say about 40% and I have the benefits for the family.

Posted 9/14/11 10:37 AM
 

Ophelia
she's baaccckkkk ;)

Member since 5/06

23378 total posts

Name:
remember, when Gulliver traveled....

Re: Poll for FTWM's

my husband makes almost double my salary.

I bring in probably about 35-40% I guess. ANNND

HE carries the benefits.

this used to be fine b/c I used to be gorgeous but now......I should really be paying him more sexual favors. Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 9/14/11 10:46 AM
 

NervousNell
Just another chapter in life..

Member since 11/09

54724 total posts

Name:
..being a mommy and being a wife!

Re: Poll for FTWM's

Posted by Ophelia


this used to be fine b/c I used to be gorgeous but now......I should really be paying him more sexual favors. Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon



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Posted 9/14/11 10:47 AM
 

Atlast07
2 Girls and 1 Boy!

Member since 7/07

3504 total posts

Name:
D

Re: Poll for FTWM's

I carry the benefits but we could easily switch to DH's plan if I were to stop working. The benefit to my carrying the health insurance is that I don't pay into it. DH would have to pay a percentage so that is a cost savings there.

Posted 9/14/11 10:48 AM
 

jellybean78
:)

Member since 8/06

13100 total posts

Name:
Mommy

Re: Poll for FTWM's

I carry the benefits...DH job has super sucky benefits. He works for small shop..I work for a huge company. Salary wise we net about the same although I gross more.

Posted 9/14/11 11:14 AM
 

mtnmama

Member since 5/06

4794 total posts

Name:

Re: Poll for FTWM's

We get our health benefits from my job

Posted 9/14/11 11:22 AM
 

memi7206
LIF Adult

Member since 3/11

2355 total posts

Name:
Due Dec 29th!!!!!

Re: Poll for FTWM's

We are about 50/50 but my DH salary is mostly commission based so that varies depending on whether he has a good month or a slower month, it probably averages 50/50 though. I do carry the benefits (although those offered through DH job is comparable, my company also has profit sharing and partially reimburses for daycare which are nice perks)

Message edited 9/14/2011 11:23:48 AM.

Posted 9/14/11 11:22 AM
 

serendipitous
LIF Zygote

Member since 9/11

42 total posts

Name:

Re: Poll for FTWM's

I make more but he carries the benefits, and they are excellent at that.

Posted 9/14/11 11:25 AM
 

Jonsgirl04
Love my two girls! xoxo

Member since 9/08

6079 total posts

Name:
Stephanie

Re: Poll for FTWM's

I make more and carry the benefits.Chat Icon

Posted 9/14/11 11:46 AM
 

annoyedTTCer
LIF Adult

Member since 4/09

3272 total posts

Name:

Re: Poll for FTWM's

My % flips between over/under 50% depending on what our bonuses look like but as far as base salary I'm slightly higher.

We both have good medical offerings but we went with mine because of more favorable fertility coverage.

Posted 9/14/11 11:50 AM
 

CrankyPants
I'm cranky

Member since 7/06

18178 total posts

Name:
Mama Cranky

Re: Poll for FTWM's

Before I was let go a few weeks ago, I made more and carried the benefits.

We can survive on his salary (and he just picked up the benefits)-but it's not as luxurious a life styleChat Icon

Posted 9/14/11 12:03 PM
 

shiv
Twinsanity!!

Member since 5/07

4747 total posts

Name:
Shiv

Re: Poll for FTWM's

67% w/o bonus, 72% if bonus is included.

DH has the benefits, but I could easily have them as well. He wouldn't be able to be a SAHD but if godforbid he lost his job, we could make it work.

Posted 9/14/11 12:04 PM
 

CaMacho
Sisters :)

Member since 7/06

15112 total posts

Name:
Jess

Re: Poll for FTWM's

Probably 35-40% but I carry the benefits which are pretty good.

Posted 9/14/11 12:21 PM
 

mrsej
The cutest!

Member since 1/07

2495 total posts

Name:
Mommy

Re: Poll for FTWM's

About 30% of HHI; my dh makes about double of what I do, but I have the health benefits.

Posted 9/14/11 12:30 PM
 

OaksWife
Girls Rule!

Member since 1/11

1100 total posts

Name:

Re: Poll for FTWM's

I make a little less than DH, but I carry full medical for the family.

Posted 9/14/11 12:34 PM
 

Erica
LIF Adult

Member since 5/05

11767 total posts

Name:

Re: Poll for FTWM's

We are close without his bonuses.

he carried benefits, since my job gives me 35% of health care costs for individual. it pays for the monthly contribution and deductible - so benefits are a wash Chat Icon

Posted 9/14/11 1:58 PM
 
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