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Post by Addadude » Tue, 18 Jan 2011 8:51 am

ohdeano wrote:i dont think anyone could live of $3500? coudl they?
You could. But it's very unlikely you'll save anything on this.

You've also got to think of your future prospects. Even without knowing how old you are, your career as a footballer will be relatively short. So you need to plan for when the game is quite literally up. Therefore savings are VERY important.

$3,500 might be okay if you are in an industry where your career (and presumably your earning prospects) can expand over the next twenty or thirty years. Short of your transiting into a coaching or managerial role, its unlikely your soccer career will offer this longevity.

Having watched the S-League's 'progression' since its inception and the relatively short term careers of most of its foreign hires, I would advise you to look for as much as possible salary-wise.
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Post by u4ria » Tue, 18 Jan 2011 11:53 am

you could live with $3,500 mate but you will have to live the local lifestyle. Which means living in HDB, eat at foodcourt and taking public transporation. You can rent a HDB unit for around $1,500, on a $25 a day budget for meals at foodcourt, $20 a week for public transport. You may still have some savings at the end of the month but you will have to watch your spending closely.

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Post by Barnsley » Tue, 18 Jan 2011 12:12 pm

ohdeano wrote:i am thuinking the same thing $3500 is not alot. So as one of the prevous replys i should not worry about it unless it was up around $5K - $7k?

i dont think anyone could live of $3500? coudl they?
If you are sharing a place its pretty simple to do that.

When we had some temporary pay cuts I was living on not much more than that for a while.

If playing in Singapore can further your progression up the football ladder then why not.

Whats the alternative to not coming here to play?
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