How Much Money Do You Need To Make?

Ever play the game M.A.S.H. when you were a kid? Play the grown-up version to find out how much money you need to make to live the lifestyle you dream about.  Want to play M.A.S.H.?  Click here.

So what did your salary come out to be?  Mine was some crazy number like $300,000 dollars a year.  Try this site for numbers that are a little bit more realistic.

Here is another site that gives a different opinion on what a typical budget for a person who lives in Los Angeles, California.  Click here.

What if you decide to live somewhere else besides the Los Angeles area?  Click here to compare where you want to live with Los Angeles.

How Much do you have to make to be considered rich in the United States?  Click here.

Debt means a person spends more than they earn.  Check out the top 25 reasons a person goes into debt by clicking here.  Why would you go into debt?

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Want to Go to A Good School?

Money Magazine rated the top 711 schools in the United States.  That ranking was based on three different criteria.

  1. The quality of education which includes how quickly students graduated, how the students and professors evaluated the school and the financial well-being of the school itself.
  2. Affordability which means the amount of debt students acquire for attending the school, the value of the degree a student earns, and the affordability of the school for low-income students.
  3. The outcome which is to say the amount of money a graduate makes, if the school’s reputation actually helps the student get a job, and if the student’s job helps them move from one socio-economic class to another.

 

Below are all of the colleges in California that were ranked by Money Magazine.

4.  University of California-Berkeley

 

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Looking for a Good Technology Job?

10. SCRUM MASTER

A scrum master teaches and coaches a development team so that the team can be more productive and make a better product.  The scrum master does not manage the team but instead helps the team to self-manage.
Median base salary: $95,167
Number of job openings: 2,072

9. SYSTEMS ARCHITECT

A systems architect is an Information Technology professional who creates networking and computer systems for a company.  The professional is responsible for creating, operating, and supporting the technology system used by a business.
Median base salary: $97,873
Number of job openings: 1,167

8. USER EXPERIENCE (UX) MANAGER

Median base salary: $98,353
Number of job openings: 263

7. INFORMATION-TECHNOLOGY (IT) PROGRAM MANAGER

An IT program manager runs a company’s IT department. Unlike an Information Technology Architect that creates the entire business’ system
Median base salary: $98,883
Number of job openings: 250

6. DATA ARCHITECT

A data architect finds ways to collect and keep important information to help a business succeed.
Median base salary: $102,091
Number of job openings: 1,438

5. SOLUTIONS ARCHITECT

A solutions architect works on projects and is responsible for the overall design of the company’s websites and/or product. They also meet with clients, to help create new company designs and products.
Median base salary: $102,678
Number of job openings: 4,174

4. SOFTWARE ARCHITECT

A software architect puts together a software system. They don’t have to be expert programmers but they must understand how the software works and which software is best for the solutions they are looking for.
Median base salary: $104,754
Number of job openings: 1,147

3. INFORMATION-TECHNOLOGY ARCHITECT

An Information Technology architect designs ways to upgrade an organization’s computer systems.
Median base salary: $105,303
Number of job openings: 250

2. SOFTWARE ENGINEERING MANAGER

A software engineering manager heads a team of engineers that maintains and creates software.
Median base salary: $109,350
Number of job openings: 1,011

1. APPLICATIONS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

An application development manager maintains business operations by keeping tabs on the company’s software. They also maintain, support, and upgrade existing software systems and applications essential to the business.

Median base salary: $112,045
Number of job openings: 516

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