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General Chat Thread, Rowntree Foundation - Educational IT Professionals' salaries in General; Originally Posted by j17sparky Where are all these "national average" people? Aireborough, West Yorkshire -- David Hicks...
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    Quote Originally Posted by j17sparky View Post
    Where are all these "national average" people?
    Aireborough, West Yorkshire

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    I'm paying 200pm but I am sharing a house with two others...

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    I paid 195pcm to share a 4 bed detatched house in Cardiff all last year. But to be honest we were very lucky with that one. Paying 275/mo now to live in a much smaller flat with no garden! *sigh*

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    Flawed methodology imo.

    People spend as much as they earn end of!

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    Just one thing i heard on the radio was that it classed multi-channel tv as an essential and a car a luxury, what world do these people live on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave.81 View Post
    Just one thing i heard on the radio was that it classed multi-channel tv as an essential and a car a luxury, what world do these people live on.
    well, i've obviously got my priorities all wrong...i do have mult-channel tv but don't have a car. wooops!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ittech View Post
    Flawed methodology imo.

    People spend as much as they earn end of!
    Again ........

    The report is on what people consider to be necessary incomes. Housing costs were specifically excluded since they vary too much according to individual circumstances. If you actually read the report you will see that they asked a sample of the population what they considered to be essential for modern living.

    The results give a snapshot of what people in the UK consider essential, not what the investigators thought essential!!!!


    Yet another case proving the need to read content rather than relying on media headlines!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ittech View Post
    Flawed methodology imo.

    People spend as much as they earn end of!
    That is such an ignorant statement it's not even funny.

    I try and save as much as I possibly can. Hopefully I can get a house one day (current estimated house buy date = when I'm 70 odd).

    Many others end up having to spend MORE than they earn because they have bills e.t.c. that outstrip their income.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave.81 View Post
    Just one thing i heard on the radio was that it classed multi-channel tv as an essential and a car a luxury, what world do these people live on.
    Probably 70% of people need a car to get to work, but 0% need a TV, never mind a multi-channel tv

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    Quote Originally Posted by Friez View Post
    That is such an ignorant statement it's not even funny.

    I try and save as much as I possibly can. Hopefully I can get a house one day (current estimated house buy date = when I'm 70 odd).

    Many others end up having to spend MORE than they earn because they have bills e.t.c. that outstrip their income.
    Ah but are those bills actual costs of living such as gas bills, or car tax, or are those bills credit card and loan bills for all the fancy stuff they buy but don't need? Of the few people I know really struggling - its because they choose to fritter their money on several credit cards, or a nice car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butuz View Post
    or a nice car.
    Got money problems? Cant get credit? Well buy a new car! lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by j17sparky View Post
    Got money problems? Cant get credit? Well buy a new car!
    Hang on, perfect solution - buy a VW Camper van, live in that. Neatly kills two birds with one stone and all that. Working in a school is the perfect environment, too - somewhere to flush your sewage tank and get fresh water, bet you could run a cable from the server room to recharge batteries too...

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    Quote Originally Posted by j17sparky View Post
    Got money problems? Cant get credit? Well buy a new car! lol
    Its the answer to all your problems!!

    * Terms and conditions apply. Typical interest rate: morethanyouearn%

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhicks View Post
    Hang on, perfect solution - buy a VW Camper van
    you're kidding right, have you seen how much they cost?!!?

    not that i looked cos i want one or anything

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    Quote Originally Posted by MK-2 View Post
    you're kidding right, have you seen how much they cost?!!?
    Even a second-hand one? Isn't there some fancy (and expensive) "reimaged" version out now, like the updated Mini?

    Bet you could make one with huge great solar panels on the top to charge batteries. I don't think that would be enough to drive an engine, though.

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