Black Friday

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Registered: 11-26-2013
Black Friday
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Fri, 11-29-2013 - 12:24pm

1. Did you do any shopping yesterday or today?

2. Do you have any leftovers? What is your favorite?

3. Do you have a budget for holiday gifts?

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Mon, 12-02-2013 - 7:31am

One of my kids has actually asked for underwear for Christmas! He's decided he really likes those $15 a pair compression shorts and told me that he'd love a few more pairs for Christmas.  And my teen niece and former foster daughter  get hair clips (among other things) in their stockings.

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Mon, 12-02-2013 - 7:33am
"You've adeptly turned one unfounded and way-off-base insult into two. Kudos" One of the reasons I continue to hang around this board is that I am fascinated by the psychology of those who continue to think that people who do things differently than they do are somehow insulting them.
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Registered: 09-01-2002
Mon, 12-02-2013 - 7:37am

bordwithyou wrote:
<p>One of my kids has actually asked for underwear for Christmas! He's decided he really likes those $15 a pair compression shorts and told me that he'd love a few more pairs for Christmas.  And my teen niece and former foster daughter  get hair clips (among other things) in their stockings.</p>

Oh, that is different.  It's more of a reflection on the parents.  Children need hair clips and underwear, and it's incumbent on the moms and dads to buy the kind they actually like and will use.  The normal parent won't bother buying basic wear that the child doesn't even like.

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Mon, 12-02-2013 - 7:47am
It's news to me that he doesn't "like" his regular underwear because he wants a few more pairs of the expensive type. It's also news to me that parents are under some sort of obligation to provide top of the line everything, right down to the skivvies.
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Registered: 09-01-2002
Mon, 12-02-2013 - 7:50am

bordwithyou wrote:
It's news to me that he doesn't "like" his regular underwear because he wants a few more pairs of the expensive type. It's also news to me that parents are under some sort of obligation to provide top of the line everything, right down to the skivvies.

Yep, that's called being a parent.  Clothing, feeding, etc.  Now that you know, you can buy it today and be done with it. 

How old is he?

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Registered: 10-23-2001
Mon, 12-02-2013 - 8:06am
Whew, that's nice to know. For a second there I thought all savings had to be done your way. Glad to read you've changed your tune about that.

 


 


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Registered: 01-08-2009
Mon, 12-02-2013 - 8:12am
"Whew, that's nice to know. For a second there I thought all savings had to be done your way. Glad to read you've changed your tune about that." I haven't "changed my tune," Jamblessed. I simply said I don't understand the appeal of the Christ Club kind of savings. That doesn't mean that I think everyone should do things my way. Marla had provided the best explanation I've ever heard about why they appeal to some folks, and they make more sense to me now.
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Registered: 10-23-2001
Mon, 12-02-2013 - 8:14am

bordwithyou wrote:
Who said it ws the "wrong" thing do do? People do all kinds of irrational things that are not "wrong," just irrational.

Like the banhsee that writes a check to a contractor before the completion of a job..  What is it you read as irrational here?  Christmas club accounts?  Explain how what is written here is even remotely close to what friends of yours do...  TIA. 

 

 

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Mon, 12-02-2013 - 8:17am
Again with the contractor fraud, Jambles? Sheesh, do you ever let anything go? I mean, it has nothing whatsoever to do with me OR the subject at hand, completely gratuitous. Irrational, in fact. It seems irrational to me to bother to have a separate Christmas savings account if it doesn't give you benefits such as higher interest than a regular account. But if it ties up your funds so you won't be tempted to spend them on other things, it makes sense.
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Registered: 10-23-2001
Mon, 12-02-2013 - 8:22am
Money grows on trees, you should know that. Kindles, pell grants, whatever it is you want there's a way to get it...

 

 

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