To discuss issues relevant to the large and growing world of young Frum families and singles who are fully engaged in the Olam HaTorah and Olam HaZeh. You take your career, learning, family (or dating) and play seriously (not necessarily in that order.) You are nervous about the anti-intellectual trends that you see in your community while being proud of being part of the Torah renaissance in our generation.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

What is the frum 'Poverty Level'?

How much family income do we need to generate to support a normal frum lifestyle? No luxuries, just pay tuitions, make Shabbos have company over, go on a simple vacation, pay medical bills, mortgage, etc. etc. Oh, and save to marry off your kids and support them through Kollel, medical school (or if you are lucky, both!:) What does it take?The number that I have heard bounded about, in our Northeast neighborhood is $150,000 a year for a family married for - say five years - with 2 or 3 kids. I have no clue what is needed with a family with high school aged kids.What is the number that you think is right?


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