I live in a one of the more expensive NC areas and it’s has a pretty low compensation scale for teachers though there have been some modest gains. I have friends who have 15-20 years of teaching experience, master’s degrees, lots of professional development and the one with 20 years experience, teacher of the year, etc makes around $60,000. Unless Amber has a side job I don’t see how it’s possible. Most teachers I know who don’t have a spouse or partner to share expensive with work other jobs. She definitely has another source of income.