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Wed Dec 14, 2011, 08:33 AM

38. combined income while I was working was 70k a year.

We both work(ed) less than 7 miles from home. I worked in a restaurant, (bartending/managing) free food, health/life insurance was $90 a week for the whole family. Hubby works for a foodservice. Transportation costs are pretty cheap, though no public transit.

As for not having much for extras, no that was not my ideal plan. But it is what it is at the moment. We make the time for each other. We set our schedules so that we have the same days off. People who love each other make the time, and they make it work.

Something else to keep in mind, is that if you compare living in Maine, to say, NY, Cali, or Mass, it's pretty cheap. Example, I payed 85k for a 1000 sq ft home on one acre. My taxes are less than $1200 a year. My cars are payed off, and my insurance is cheap even with full coverage on both vehicles. I have no student loans, just a mortgage. I pay $200 a month (year round) on my heating plan.

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