Change Up

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-17-2007
Change Up
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Mon, 03-22-2010 - 5:33pm

On a debate team, one has to be prepared to debate *either* side of a specified subject area.

So, what points from the "other side" do think have merit. Are there any points that you haven't seen that you think would be hard to counter?

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iVillage Member
Registered: 10-22-2009
In reply to: tryingtoquit
Tue, 03-23-2010 - 5:35pm

Thank goodness he never did,

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-22-2009
In reply to: tryingtoquit
Tue, 03-23-2010 - 5:45pm

Right, your pension is part of your retirement money,

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-22-2009
In reply to: tryingtoquit
Tue, 03-23-2010 - 6:19pm

I think that is can set up that dynamic, but I do not think that it automatically does.

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-22-2009
In reply to: tryingtoquit
Tue, 03-23-2010 - 6:44pm
Or they could go on welfare~

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-08-2010
In reply to: tryingtoquit
Tue, 03-23-2010 - 7:30pm

I never said living paycheck to paycheck. Things happen and a spouse can be out of work for many years. Do you have 2-3 years salary saved? Do you think most people do?

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-08-2010
In reply to: tryingtoquit
Tue, 03-23-2010 - 7:32pm

Do YOU believe this?


I believe you should be ready for ANYTHING. Divorce can happen to ANYONE.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-08-2010
In reply to: tryingtoquit
Tue, 03-23-2010 - 7:34pm

That's great that after 14 years out of the workforce you can make enough to support your entire family.


What type of line of work are you in that you would be able to bounce back like that after being off for so long?

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-08-2009
In reply to: tryingtoquit
Tue, 03-23-2010 - 8:38pm
I have never worried about being out of work for years at a time except in the case of illness or disability. My husband and I have a diverse enough skill set we wil not starve, either of us, even if we lost the jobs we have had for the last few decades.
iVillage Member
Registered: 04-22-2005
In reply to: tryingtoquit
Tue, 03-23-2010 - 8:42pm

I never said that you said living paycheck to paycheck. I was just chiming in with my thoughts.

To answer your questions, no I don't have 2-3 years worth of savings (PS - I'm a WOHM). No, I don't think that most people do.















iVillage Member
Registered: 01-08-2009
In reply to: tryingtoquit
Tue, 03-23-2010 - 8:42pm
It seems to me that if you are constantly worried about protecting yourself in the event of a divorce, there is probably something wrong with your marriage. Of course you should have a pretty good cash stash, but if you are thinking of your savings as your rabbit fund rather than your nest egg, something is wrong.

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