Budgeting for Your New Job

If you’re nearing graduation and about to step into the work force, changing your job, or just plain curious of the available salaries out there, then try “Salary.com”:http://www.salary.com. This site gives you the median salaries of the jobs you’re interested from the place (zip code) you specify. If that’s still not enough for your budgeting purposes, use “this calculator”:http://www.surepayroll.com/calculator/calc_paycheck_netpay.asp to enter in information like your salary, deductions, and some other (clearly defined) stuff to get a rough estimate of your take home pay. For my whopping salary, the after tax estimator was only $50 off. Still not enough? With some quick info entered into turbotax (“here”:http://turbotax.intuit.com/tax_help/tax_calculators/tax_estimator.jhtml) you can generate an estimated tax return. If it works out that you’re just not making enough, learn the best ways “to get promoted”:http://ezinearticles.com/?How-To-Get-Yourself-Promoted&id=500734, “how to switch fields”:http://www.jobprofiles.org/library/guidance/switch-careers.htm or, contrarily, “how to get fired”:http://careerplanning.about.com/od/workplacesurvival/a/get_fired.htm.