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Bill Geiger
12-27-07, 12:28 PM
I am curious as to what our demo is here on DVDTalk. The answer should be just from your work, no stocks, ebay sales etc. This is the total amount you make, before taxes.

Nifty03
12-27-07, 12:30 PM
I thought everyone here knew that everyone here makes 100K+ a year.

suziq999
12-27-07, 12:30 PM
1 Meellliiiion Dollars

zuffy
12-27-07, 12:31 PM
Where is the poll and what is your address?

Bill Geiger
12-27-07, 12:32 PM
The poll is up!

Bronkster
12-27-07, 12:34 PM
The poll is up!
-other-

Bill Geiger
12-27-07, 12:34 PM
I should have had it show who voted for what, then we can bother the others to lend us money!

yakuza70
12-27-07, 01:08 PM
What you earn is all relative to where you live. $100,000 a year in New York or the San Francisco Bay Area really isn't that much when adjusted to the cost of living.

FiveO
12-27-07, 01:11 PM
I made $65,004 this year.

Thats minus 2-3K in overtime that I didn't have....not as busy.

Also our contract negotiations came through nicely. Should be pushing $70K in 2008 with $4K in overtime which is usual.

Not complaining at all considering I never have to worry about getting a pink slip due to a drop in business :)

dick_grayson
12-27-07, 01:14 PM
just out of curiosity, can't the mods or admins look to see who chose which option?

4KRG
12-27-07, 01:18 PM
ah the annual (or seems quarterly now) I make more than you thread, nice

kvrdave
12-27-07, 01:33 PM
Do we include rental income? If so, that's an extra $10, two bottles of rum, and 3 dozen eggs a month.

General Zod
12-27-07, 01:34 PM
I make far more than I am worth and far less than I would like.

Nick Danger
12-27-07, 01:39 PM
ah the annual (or seems quarterly now) I make more than you thread, nice

But you make far more than I do. You should be pleased to have another opportunity to boast.

saoirse
12-27-07, 01:40 PM
Zero, until I get my green card. Part of the reason I'm not a fan of illegal immigration (slows things down greatly here in Cali).

dick_grayson
12-27-07, 01:42 PM
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zuffy
12-27-07, 02:01 PM
I would be an upper class in midwest but here in NYC, I am piss poor with my salary.

7Keys
12-27-07, 02:01 PM
So far more people earn over $100k than under $40k.

zuffy
12-27-07, 02:07 PM
So far more people earn over $100k than under $40k.

Not too suprising if you think about it. The people making over 40k are probably mostly white collar. They are in the office with internet access.

Venusian
12-27-07, 02:15 PM
just out of curiosity, can't the mods or admins look to see who chose which option?
mods can't

Venusian
12-27-07, 02:16 PM
haven't we had this poll numerous times before?

Maxwell Smart
12-27-07, 02:28 PM
I'm in the 60-80 range. Hopefully will get another raise this year.

islandclaws
12-27-07, 02:39 PM
$43,782. Not too bad for a college student working full-time. But based on the quality of life I enjoy, I need to be making at least double that once I graduate.

cpgator
12-27-07, 02:40 PM
I'm in the 60-80 range. Hopefully will get another raise this year.
I am in the 50k - million dollar range.

twikoff
12-27-07, 02:40 PM
just me, or me and corrie?

jdodd
12-27-07, 02:48 PM
Do we include rental income? If so, that's an extra $10, two bottles of rum, and 3 dozen eggs a month.
Must be nice.

Maxwell Smart
12-27-07, 02:53 PM
I am in the 50k - million dollar range.
Thats a hell of a range...

tommyp007
12-27-07, 03:05 PM
$33,600

criptik28
12-27-07, 03:16 PM
$43,782. Not too bad for a college student working full-time. But based on the quality of life I enjoy, I need to be making at least double that once I graduate.

You make more than I do, and I graduated from college in 2001.

:(

fumanstan
12-27-07, 03:19 PM
40 - 60 range. But living in Orange County it doesn't mean much.

Bill Geiger
12-27-07, 03:29 PM
Twik, just you.

Bill Geiger
12-27-07, 03:29 PM
haven't we had this poll numerous times before?

Probably, always fun to re-live though.

Bandoman
12-27-07, 03:31 PM
Why don't I just .pdf my tax return and post it here? Gimme a minute...

criptik28
12-27-07, 03:36 PM
Always silly since people (under the guise of anonymity) start to inflate their salaries. For what reason, I don't know.

twikoff
12-27-07, 03:44 PM
Why don't I just .pdf my tax return and post it here? Gimme a minute...

its been 13 minutes, slacker

Bandoman
12-27-07, 03:48 PM
its been 13 minutes, slacker


Sorry, my income was so huge it wouldn't fit on my computer.

Chew
12-27-07, 03:50 PM
Sorry, my income was so huge it wouldn't fit on my computer.

You do seem to have a lot of problems with various things being enormous, don't you?

cpgator
12-27-07, 03:51 PM
Always silly since people (under the guise of anonymity) start to inflate their salaries. For what reason, I don't know.
True - and I am guilty of this. A more accurate range of my salary is 50k - 500k.

Brian Shannon
12-27-07, 04:05 PM
It's not what you make, it is what you keep ;)

Bill Geiger
12-27-07, 04:10 PM
You do seem to have a lot of problems with various things being enormous, don't you?

Like Genitals?

VinVega
12-27-07, 04:10 PM
just out of curiosity, can't the mods or admins look to see who chose which option?
mods can't
Don't tell them that Venusian. :grunt:

Bando did email me a .pdf of his tax return. I could barely read it over the sound of how awesome it was. -eek-

Th0r S1mpson
12-27-07, 04:13 PM
I don't make money. I earn it. You listening, government? :mad:

Bandoman
12-27-07, 04:14 PM
:lol: @ Vin.

criptik28
12-27-07, 04:26 PM
I don't make money. I earn it. You listening, government? :mad:

:up: :up:

RandyC
12-27-07, 04:26 PM
13,000-24,999

Woohoo!

OldDude
12-27-07, 04:30 PM
Since I'm retired, under the rules, I had to choose "I don't work, I just Twikoff!"

VinVega
12-27-07, 04:34 PM
Since I'm retired, under the rules, I had to choose "I don't work, I just Twikoff!"
I chose the same thing, but mainly to skew the polling results.

dick_grayson
12-27-07, 04:36 PM
I get paid in bulk meat.

Charlie Goose
12-27-07, 04:48 PM
Will work for food.

4KRG
12-27-07, 05:11 PM
But you make far more than I do. You should be pleased to have another opportunity to boast.


On dvdtalk, I am nothing more than a poor peasent, everyone here makes more than me :(

WepaMan
12-27-07, 05:16 PM
Would food stamps qualify as 'income'? If so, I would be upper middle class.

mike7162
12-27-07, 05:19 PM
It's not what you make, it is what you keep ;)



Right on, Brian! I'll challenge anyone here on debt to income ratios!

Brian Shannon
12-27-07, 05:36 PM
Right on, Brian! I'll challenge anyone here on debt to income ratios!

Well that too is a good point as is a net worth statement, but too many people get hung up on gross income.

How many celebrities are completely broke? Didn't they "make" alot of money?

True_Story1011
12-27-07, 05:36 PM
13,000-24,999

Woohoo!


wow... thats below poverty. :(

Isnt anything below 30k considered poverty level?

I just about cleared $49k this year.

parrotheads4
12-27-07, 05:40 PM
Well that too is a good point as is a net worth statement, but too many people get hung up on gross income.

How many celebrities are completely broke? Didn't they "make" alot of money?

Let's not forget time. I knew a plumber who worked 70 hours a week, and made well over 100k/yr. I'd rather work less/play more.

kvrdave
12-27-07, 05:46 PM
wow... thats below poverty. :(

Isnt anything below 30k considered poverty level?

I just about cleared $49k this year.

I think RandyC is taking full advantage of his corporation. :lol:

EdTheRipper
12-27-07, 08:28 PM
I made a bit over $40,000 this year.

NotThatGuy
12-27-07, 10:37 PM
I think RandyC is taking full advantage of his corporation. :lol:

Seriously!

:lol:

I'm rocking $15,000/yr! Ahh...the life of a grad student. :(

-p

criptik28
12-28-07, 02:57 AM
Seriously!

:lol:

I'm rocking $15,000/yr! Ahh...the life of a grad student. :(

-p

Dude, at least you're getting paid!

That's $50,000 per year more than I made!

criptik28
12-28-07, 02:59 AM
Seriously!

:lol:

I'm rocking $15,000/yr! Ahh...the life of a grad student. :(

-p

Dude, at least you're getting paid!

That's $50,000 per year more than I made during my med school years!

RandyC
12-28-07, 04:08 PM
I think RandyC is taking full advantage of his corporation. :lol:


I am just not worth much! The corp takes in millions per year. Me, not so much.

I would pay myself less if I could.

4KRG
12-28-07, 04:17 PM
I am just not worth much! The corp takes in millions per year. Me, not so much.

I would pay myself less if I could.


[reporting this thread to the IRS]















:lol: :p

RandyC
12-28-07, 04:19 PM
One cool thing about a Corp, is that I am not the corporation. I am just a cheap employee.

Keep in mind that the corp pays taxes. But paying me more would also mean paying more into SSI, which for me makes no sense.

RunBandoRun
12-28-07, 04:25 PM
I make a bazillion dollars a year and have less than 6 percent body fat.

Ima Liar
AKA Vibs
:D

kvrdave
12-28-07, 05:12 PM
I am just not worth much! The corp takes in millions per year. Me, not so much.

I would pay myself less if I could.

Yeah, okay. :lol:

Somehow I am betting the trip to Europe, the car, etc. are tied into the corp. -wink-

Shazam
12-28-07, 10:10 PM
Strictly employment income? 19K. I took everything else as dividends and management bonus. Lets me take full advantage of all the tax deductions available to a small business.

Dash
12-28-07, 10:13 PM
40 - 60 range. But living in Orange County it doesn't mean much.


I feel ya. Living in Irvine is killing me

Bill Geiger
12-29-07, 12:10 AM
I feel ya. Living in Irvine is killing me

Just move to Inglewood then! :)

X
12-29-07, 12:12 AM
I feel ya. Living in Irvine is killing meYour location says "Nor Cal". Not that that would be any better...

matta
12-29-07, 12:48 AM
Always silly since people (under the guise of anonymity) start to inflate their salaries. For what reason, I don't know.

It's not just inflation -- people go to either extreme. So people either make $250,000 per month or $0.008 per hour.

matta
12-29-07, 12:50 AM
I am just not worth much! The corp takes in millions per year. Me, not so much.

I would pay myself less if I could.

But is that with or without your admin salary? I heard you guys got a 25% raise this year.

RandyC
12-29-07, 12:56 AM
lol, I resigned my admin duties here, in spite of the tremendous pay from Geoff. Unfortunately, or fortunately, I now run some other forums that take too much of my time. http://www.lotustalk.com being one.

atari2600
12-29-07, 04:02 AM
I feel ya. Living in Irvine is killing me

irvine is nor cal? what do you consider socal? argentina? ;)

zuffy
12-29-07, 10:34 AM
Always silly since people (under the guise of anonymity) start to inflate their salaries. For what reason, I don't know.
There is that possibility but I am not too suprised by the poll though. Afterall, this is an internet website and most of the votes came during business hours. Many white collar workers will have internet access at work and often enough, they are cranking 40-50k minimum.

jonw9
12-29-07, 11:32 AM
I make the same as the last time this question was asked... :(

kvrdave
12-29-07, 02:41 PM
13,000-24,999

Woohoo!

:lol: Okay, I just ran the numbers on what I made this year, and I fall into that same category, so I have no room for smack talk.

ChiTownAbs, Inc
12-29-07, 03:01 PM
that's like 250k in nyc.

NotThatGuy
12-29-07, 03:11 PM
Dude, at least you're getting paid!

That's $50,000 per year more than I made during my med school years!
True...but I'm spending far more than that, so I net out well into the negatives.

-p

The Bus
12-29-07, 03:14 PM
:lol: Okay, I just ran the numbers on what I made this year, and I fall into that same category, so I have no room for smack talk.

Ah, yes, the "cost" of depreciation.

kvrdave
12-29-07, 03:30 PM
that's like 250k in nyc.

:lol: Probably true.

criptik28
12-29-07, 09:58 PM
True...but I'm spending far more than that, so I net out well into the negatives.

-p

But we all spend lots.

I'm just saying, it's nice to be getting paid to go to school, no?

Th0r S1mpson
12-29-07, 10:07 PM
Well, early results showed people at the high and low end of the spectrum. Now after some time, the middle of the pack has pulled ahead to form a near-bell curve (the bell would likely be perfect if the highest rank was parsed).

From this we can conclude that responding quickly to polls is a symptom of either unemployment or that go-get-em attitude that leads to great financial success. People who respond slowly to polls are destined for mediocrity.

NotThatGuy
12-29-07, 10:41 PM
I'm just saying, it's nice to be getting paid to go to school, no?
Yeah, but I wish it was more. :( If I declined my offers and tried again the next year I may have gotten a better package somewhere else, but I wasn't willing to kill another year or two, with a good shot of not having a great match and then suffering through 4-6 years of a bad match, or not even GETTING a spot.

It's only money, right?

-p

criptik28
12-30-07, 04:15 AM
It's only money, right?


Exactly. :up: My sentiments exactly.

SamDVDCompare
12-30-07, 06:57 AM
Wheres the - option?

I had to relocate my business this year so lost about 42000 ($80000+) in Jan-Aug but made 35000 ($70000) Aug to Dec.

OldDude
12-30-07, 07:51 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by RandyC
13,000-24,999

Woohoo!
==================

:lol: Okay, I just ran the numbers on what I made this year, and I fall into that same category, so I have no room for smack talk.

Yet one of you considers $100K cars to be bargains and the other has a way better "man room" than me.

Obviously, I need lessons in <s>cheating the government</s> minimizing my legal tax obligations.

NotThatGuy
12-30-07, 08:31 AM
Obviously, I need lessons in <s>cheating the government</s> minimizing my legal tax obligations.

Yup.

I'm using a non-profit I formed a few years ago as a way to minimize my tax liability (at least a bit of it). That wasn't the main reason I did it since I'm not sure if it is the *best* way to do it, but it may be an unintended consequence. It'll mainly be a referral generator for me, and help some people in the process. Win....Win....and hopefully (Tax) Win!

-p

criptik28
12-30-07, 02:08 PM
Yup.

I'm using a non-profit I formed a few years ago as a way to minimize my tax liability (at least a bit of it). That wasn't the main reason I did it since I'm not sure if it is the *best* way to do it, but it may be an unintended consequence. It'll mainly be a referral generator for me, and help some people in the process. Win....Win....and hopefully (Tax) Win!

-p

What? Seriously? How did you do that?

Er...PM/email me if it's not for public knowledge. :)

kvrdave
12-30-07, 02:17 PM
Yet one of you considers $100K cars to be bargains and the other has a way better "man room" than me.


:lol: My manroom is an old converted garage and the cost of the stuff in it were less than most plasmas. I'm just a bargain shopper. I think my screen cost $50

RandyC
12-30-07, 02:46 PM
Yet one of you considers $100K cars to be bargains and the other has a way better "man room" than me.

Obviously, I need lessons in <s>cheating the government</s> minimizing my legal tax obligations.


Anything you can do to minimize the money you give away to the government is just and right. To give more would be foolish. There is not a lot of loopholes and such as most people think. Well, maybe there are for bazillionaires. But for us regular people, the loopholes I used to use are gone. Still, I don't have to pay myself a lot of money as a employee, no reason to.

But there is still the fact that a corporation is separate entity owned by the shareholders. I am an employee of the corp. We take great pains to not pierce the corporate veil.

A lot of taxes are just deferred. The corp has a value ($10mil+) right now and when that is realized, then I will be paying quite a bit in taxes. No getting around that I am afraid.

kvrdave
12-30-07, 05:43 PM
But if you are building up the corporation, aren't you causing some double taxation problems? IIRC, the first $50k of corporate profit is taxed at 15%, which is a great rate if you have to pay SSI and income tax on that same amount, but above that you get to 50% don't you? I honestly don't know because it hasn't been an issue. :lol:

But if I left money in the corporation and it was taxed at 15% and eventually took it out, I get double taxation. If you do it when you are over $100k in income to avoid the SSI, you are still at 35% roughly.

RandyC
12-30-07, 05:51 PM
I am making sure the money does not exist at the end of the year, because of careful planning. All profits are re-invested back into the company so that near year's end, there is a very low balance. These funds I hope, are what build equity (marketing and engineering), so I transfer the taxation to some future date when the company is sold.

kvrdave
12-30-07, 11:57 PM
Ah. Bless the corporation. Everyone should have one, just as everyone should have at least one rental.

bill_n_opus
01-01-08, 07:50 PM
I have 4 kids under 8 ... i'm cash poor but family rich.

Don't matter how much I make it all goes down the drain.

Arpeggi
01-02-08, 12:32 AM
$80,000 to $99,999 range but poor as hell because I live in Orange County. Fuck.