Confessions of one sahm

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Confessions of one sahm
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Fri, 04-03-2009 - 1:58pm

I've been thinking about this *debate* lately, and I think that many of my

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Tue, 07-14-2009 - 9:32am

Actually it does.

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Sat, 07-11-2009 - 2:47pm

The post I responded to was the idea that "everyone" who rents wants to own. Not necessarily. My brother (and others like him who are lucky enough to have rent-controlled apts) doesn't. My (retired) mom is another example. She sold her house and has no interest in owning again.

I don't see how either of those are bad examples, but maybe you're debating something different.

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Sat, 07-11-2009 - 10:59am

My university did a

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Sat, 07-11-2009 - 9:45am
<<I'm not surprised he pays part of the mortgage on your house since he and his dd live there.
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Sat, 07-11-2009 - 9:35am

<<However, the fact that we pay each other's mortgages from either account (as well as the rest of the household expenses) shows that we are in this together.>>


I'm not surprised he pays part of the mortgage on your house since he and his dd live there.

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Sat, 07-11-2009 - 9:25am

That alone took him out of the definition of "most renters."


The fact that he still doesn't own a home as his primary residence also made him a bad example for what was being debated.

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Sat, 07-11-2009 - 8:21am
Education is a five year degree here, but you end up with a Master's degree at the end.
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Fri, 07-10-2009 - 10:52pm

That's interesting, because when I got my engineering degree in the early 90's, 5 years was rare.

In fact, each class you needed was only offered in one semester. There was no flexibility. You missed it or flunked it, you were held back a year. Which was rare.

I know of lot of guys who are on the 5 year plan now, often because they do the first two at a community college. MUCH cheaper that way.

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Fri, 07-10-2009 - 5:33pm
Makes sense. My friends have no kids.
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Fri, 07-10-2009 - 12:47pm
Lol, my brother and his wife have spent their villa money on private school/ivy league college for their son.

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