I would like to say that I would certainly be happy if I made more, but I don't think I make "crap money". I have a nice house for which we have no trouble paying the mortgage, my retirement plans are maxed out, money in my savings account, no credit card debt, and my husband is able to buy the toys he wants. (He is very spoiled) :) I don't consider that crap money. But then again, you have to learn to live within your means. And I agree that if you paid 60-80,000 for your BSN, you didn't shop around. I don't think I paid that with both of my bachelor's degrees combined.