Moving along to *after* the wedding.....

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Moving along to *after* the wedding.....
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Tue, 07-22-2003 - 12:31pm
This is an interesting read.

http://moneycentral.msn.com/content/CollegeandFamily/P55979.asp

So how about it? Can *you* afford a SAHH?

P.S. OT...does anyone, besides me, really HATE the cutsie term 'hubbby'? Reminds me too much of wifey-poo. Blech.


"There in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I close my eyes, feel their beauty and follow where they lead."

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Tue, 07-22-2003 - 12:34pm
I hate it too, Annie. Almost as much as "mommy."

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Tue, 07-22-2003 - 12:35pm
Yes and pet names don't offend me at all.
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Tue, 07-22-2003 - 1:00pm
Our long term plan is for me to complete my Master's and for DH to stay with the kids. The idea is the parent who has the most income potential WOH.
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Tue, 07-22-2003 - 1:40pm
What happens when neither one has a greater income or potential than the other? DH's salary and mine are fairly close. Unfortunately we need both to survive.
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Tue, 07-22-2003 - 1:43pm
My best friend could find herself in this situation...her DH might be laid off and at 30, her clock is ticking. He said he could SAH while she becomes the breadwinner, but she's not crazy about that idea! She wants to be the one home w/the kids all day...

I think it's interesting though--if it works for a family and they're happy--go for it! C

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Tue, 07-22-2003 - 1:43pm
Good point, and another huge things to consider are benefits.

401k, Health Insurance (a biggie for us), hours, time off, family friendly environment,in reality, earning potential is just a small piece of the financial pie.

"There in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I close my eyes, feel their beauty and follow where they lead."

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Tue, 07-22-2003 - 1:44pm
MIL is working solely for health insurance. FIL is self-employed and health insurance is dirt cheap for them through her employer. She'd love to retire, but doesn't want to lose the insurance benefits! C
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Tue, 07-22-2003 - 1:55pm
I know of some families that it would make sense for the dad to stay home and the mother to work. I have a friend that is a CPA and her DH is unemployed. She will not return to work. Her feeling is that God meant for the woman to stay home not the man. She also thinks her DH will not patient enough to stay home. So, they sit and pray and hope for her DH to find a job. They can not afford anything and are living on charity. Can you tell it bugs me alot? I wish they could step out of themselves and view their situation. It would help alot.

K

"I do not want to be a princess! I want to be myself"

Mallory (age 3)

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Tue, 07-22-2003 - 4:38pm
DH and I have talked about this. We don't have kids and aren't sure if we will, so this is all hypothetical right now. In our area, it's difficult for a parent to stay home, but I think we could manage DH staying home in about 5 years or so - after we've bought a home, have some savings built up, and I've finished my master's degree which will result in an increased salary for me.
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Tue, 07-22-2003 - 6:15pm
Finally! Someone who agrees on "hubby."

I swear, that 'word' makes we want to retch every time I hear/see it. Don't know why it does, exactly, but it just does!

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