? for high paid WOH that decided to SAHM

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-19-2007
? for high paid WOH that decided to SAHM
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Thu, 05-01-2008 - 8:32am

I've never written on this board before but I'm hoping I can find some other women out there that were in the same spot I am in.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 01-15-2006
Thu, 05-08-2008 - 6:52pm

The point is that spending half of my income on a nanny is not financially irresponsible,


how ironic.

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-08-2006
Thu, 05-08-2008 - 7:20pm

when I was a single mom, about 1/3 of my salary went towards our nanny.

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-08-2006
Thu, 05-08-2008 - 7:26pm

we haven't funded college -- and still have no idea how we're going to pay for it.

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-15-2006
Thu, 05-08-2008 - 8:40pm

was having a nanny an arrangement before your disabled child?

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-08-2006
Thu, 05-08-2008 - 9:02pm

we hired a nanny when we had child #3.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 05-09-2008 - 12:36am
And do you pay 1/2 your income to the nanny? And would having them in other care (DC, etc) be a less expensive/ equally good option? If not, then no its not irresponsible. If so, then personally, I think it is.
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iVillage Member
Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 05-09-2008 - 12:39am
1/3 or 1/6 isnt HALF your salary. Half to me seems irresponsible financially unless there are some really amazing reasons.
My good friend has a parapalegic daughter. She pays for a full time highly trained nanny. That's a must have, not a nice to have, and as such, hardly irresponsible.....
iVillage Member
Registered: 11-08-2006
Fri, 05-09-2008 - 5:33am

as I said, when i was a single mom I paid 1/3 of my income to the nanny's salary.

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-17-2007
Fri, 05-09-2008 - 6:20am

OT Sidejack: What is your strategy for giving? Do you give more to a few charities or do you spread it around?

We used to spread it around all over the place, but in recent years have chosen one charity in each of our interest areas and upped the ante. It has reduced our plea mail considerably.

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-14-2006
Fri, 05-09-2008 - 7:04am

Not her but..


But my system is I have a set amount per month that I donate. (I handle it like I do a bill. subtract it from my checking account on pay day).

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