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What are associates with roughly 2.5 YOE making in Los Angeles? I’m making $81K but feel like with insurance, student loans, car payment, rent, etc I am unable to save anything and am so stressed.

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Good luck to you. In the early years (<5 years out of ug) it can be hard to make ends meet. That’s why we all keep working...

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Thank you! Glad to hear it’s not totally abnormal. I need all the hope I can get. :)

Buy a used car! I had a clunker in LA for three years after school and it got the job done. Now I’m in NY and happy to say I no longer need a car

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You’re underpaid

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@PWC1: where do you live that you just pay $650 rent? 🥺

Shut up I’m the same YOE making 79k

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Haha no I didn’t! It’s all good. I wish it was much higher...

One year of experience at pwc is about 86

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Same YOE, tier 1 city, making the same as you . I feel underpaid

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10yoe 100k

A bit over 1.5 YOE, 100k

Nope

Simple: pay off the debt first

M1 I feel like it’s not that simple. I can only afford to pay the minimum payments which are still huge. Obviously if I made more money I’d pay more to my student loans

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