Originally Posted by wiegeabo
Split the difference and make it $500,000.
$250,000 sounds like a lot, but not if you're in one of the professions like medicine that carry a huge amount of educational debt.
Although, are we talking about $250,000 single or married/jointly?
I dunno. I think $1 million seems a bit fair because at $250,000, sure it's well off in certain areas like where I live. But in more urban areas like NYC and San Fransisco, $250,000 means that people are still going to have to make ends meet due to high living costs of those areas. And as you say, certain professions have a huge amount of educational debt.