Who has an easier transition?

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Registered: 06-23-2009
Who has an easier transition?
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Fri, 07-17-2009 - 10:29am
Who do you think has an easier transition: the SAHM re-entering the workforce? Or the WOHM staying home for the first time? Why?

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Wed, 07-29-2009 - 4:06pm

If you support the causes that she supports, you would do better to just write a check to the foundation rather than buy


why..because you can write it off your taxes?

 

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Registered: 03-06-2009
Wed, 07-29-2009 - 4:11pm

I think it's fine to buy something you like that also has an added benefit of supporting a charitable organization - but I think what Bords trying to say is that by the time that tiny tiny percentage (and believe me it is TINY) of the price of that product gets to the charity -- it's impact is not as great as a check written for direct services -- in other words I'd rather write a check to my local cancer research institute than watch a few cents of something I buy at Targe funnel it's way to a national monolith of a charity where I can't really see or measure the impact of my charitable giving.


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Registered: 01-08-2009
Wed, 07-29-2009 - 4:12pm

No, not because you can write it off your taxes. Because if you want to support a cause, it is better to write them a check for fifty bucks than it is to buy a bag for fifty bucks knowing that maybe a dollar of that will go to support the cause that's "near and dear to your heart."

I am happy that you tithe and do other charity work, but that has nothing to do with owning multiple Vera Bradley bags. If you can afford 'em and enjoy 'em, have at it. If it makes you feel good that some percentage of what you are spending is going to some charity you care about, good for you.

Why you are bothering to tell me that you tithe and support other charitable endeavors is beyond me, since it has nothing to do with the thread.

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Registered: 05-10-2009
Wed, 07-29-2009 - 4:14pm

No because financially it is more logical.


A: Spend $10. -- Get a product that would cost $5 less "elsewhere" or maybe even a product you neither want nor

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Wed, 07-29-2009 - 4:14pm
Especially since supporting Breast Cancer month at Target involves buying a lot of pink stuff. My house is done in blue and peach, with accents of brown and green. The pink stuff would look gruesome.
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Registered: 05-10-2009
Wed, 07-29-2009 - 4:15pm

I don't do pink.


I do P!nk, but not pink.

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Wed, 07-29-2009 - 4:17pm
There is an option D, which is buy something you want or need, which is the best buy for the money that is good quality and also gives to charity. I do that all the time. What I think happens a lot though, is that people will buy something the don't need, or is way more expensive and justify it on the grounds that they are "giving to charity."
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Registered: 01-08-2009
Wed, 07-29-2009 - 4:18pm
What's P!nk?
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Registered: 05-10-2009
Wed, 07-29-2009 - 4:19pm

Yes.


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Registered: 05-10-2009
Wed, 07-29-2009 - 4:20pm

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