I suck with money No, Really When I first got out of college, I managed to land a job paying me $25/hr with $0/yr in bills. I was working full time and even a little bit over. After taxes, I was bringing home close to $700 every week. I was incredibly lucky and had a lot of opportunity ahead of me. It would be reasonable, then, for someone to ask me something like “How much money did you put up?