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If you have health insurance, or can get it for a few hunded a month, and don't live in a high price/high tax environment, you can get by on 25K/yr...

My biggest expense, other than income tax, is on real estate ($5400 tax, $1500 insurance, and about $4500 in utilities and misc maintenence - plus every now and then a few thousand for a big repair)....

The more you have, the more you have to maintain - and the more you are willing to do, the more you reduce expenditures.

If you live in many areas of the country outside the 'big city' or expensive suburbs, and downsize housing to what you need, you could do this.

My current medical expenses I calculate at about $5000-$6000 a year....including monthly premiums and the $3000 deductible...which unfortunately I hit the past two years due to some problems. hopefully that will reduce.... (but between dental, routine things like Colooscopies - and trying to figure out what is wrong when things aren't right , it can add up quickly). If I had better insurance, that cost would be reduced. (now I have 30% co-pay) deductible....


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