Originally Posted by -p.tiddy-
After that it can buy you retirement aka freedom from work if you wish. The saftey net of knowing you don't have to work if don't want to.
I've heard the 70k thing as well but I find it hard to believe there isnt another level after that consisting of those who are set up for life.
Most people who make 70k or more enjoy the responsibility of their job. I never had a job I both loved and made great money at so I can't say from experience but from co-workers I can see the stressfulness of making 30k a year with a family to support while also having no job security. I would argue that it is human nature to want to be productive and have a purpose regardless of how much you have in the bank. There is a curtain pride that comes with knowing you have earned what you have. Even after you feed your dog, he still wants to go outside and hunt.