My mother's boyfriend makes $3500 a month, perhaps even more, yet he manages to nearly run out by the end of each month. From what he's told me, I've figured out he would still have an extra $1400 after all his expenses, both necessities and desires (like cable and Internet). What he does with it is a mystery to me. Poor managing, I guess. Of course, when he can shoot a $600 swimming pool with a shotgun or slice a hole into a $900 tent because he's angry, you get the sense he takes this kind of stuff for granted.