Friday finances

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Friday finances
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Fri, 03-22-2013 - 6:55am

So I heard a lot of chanting at school yesterday about tomorrow (today) being pay day, Woot!  Ha, That doesn't mean a lot to me but some of those teachers make good money and b/w that and the slip ins about money in a couple threads here I thought a thread would be fun..

How often are you/your DH paid

Do you discuss finances with your children?  To what extent?

Are you a spender or a saver

 


 


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Fri, 03-22-2013 - 7:06pm
"Again, why does your hubby "help" you. Aren't you both respnsible for you home? And, you took the story out of context. I had already given the disclaimer that I was "in a mood". Is it really necessary to also explain that I don't normally let that stuff bother me either? Or that I'm not solely responsible for things like laundry and dishes.".................. Hubby "helps" me just like your family "helps" you and you "help" your family. If I am not home and something needs to be done, he will help out and do it. Just like if he is not home and dinner is not ready, I will help him out and start it. "In a mood"? I don't get like that but ok, I get it. We find humor in everything.
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Fri, 03-22-2013 - 7:07pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
Teachers have to deal with parents too and it is much worse now to be a teacher. I have many teacher friends and I don't envy them. </p>

Of course teachers have to deal with parents .. .but only the parents of the kids in their classes. Supts have to deal with the parents of the entire district.  And often they are dealing with the parents that are already fed up with the teachers or have gone over the teacher's heads.  Adn they have to answer for political pressures, money pressures, tax issues ... all sorts of things that can rile up an entire community.   They have to make decisions that affect tens of thousands of people.  

I'm not comparing a teacher's value relative to his/her pay -- to a superintendent's value relative to his/her pay.     All I'm saying is that every superintendent I've observed has earned his/her pay.

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Registered: 11-14-2011
Fri, 03-22-2013 - 7:07pm
That's why he goes to work? So his *job* is to work, and yours is to make sure that the home is cared for, and he "helps" you as needed? Am I reading that right?
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Fri, 03-22-2013 - 7:08pm
If you have stairs and a stairwell, typically you only clean the light fixtures periodically. But that does not mean that you only clean the area periodically. We have baskets at the to and bottom of the stairs and if I find some stray something someone had left out and it goes on the other floor, I toss it in the basket. The next person who uses the stairs is supposed to take it down and put it away. But sometimes they "forget" and things pile up.
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Fri, 03-22-2013 - 7:09pm
"I think the "we barely did anything while my mom was a SAHM> is an frightful comment. Everyone should contribute to the household chores, age appropriately, of course, whether rich or poor or somewhere in between."................. We picked up the garbage in the pails in all the rooms and brought it to the main one in the kitchen. lol. Everything was done by my mother as she was home full time. If she needed help she would have told us but to her, this was her job as a mother and wife. Yes, she had that 50's idea but it worked.
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Registered: 11-14-2011
Fri, 03-22-2013 - 7:11pm
No, my family doesn't "help" me. Taking care of our home isn't "my job" that I need help with. This home belongs to all of us, and we all do our share, respectively.
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Registered: 10-10-2011
Fri, 03-22-2013 - 7:12pm
"Do you have a deck, or a porch, or a closet? Do you need a detailed description of what it means to clean any of those spaces?"............ Deck-no Porch-yep Closet-yep Don't do anything but sweep my porch in warmer weather. Closets get cleaned probably once a year.
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Fri, 03-22-2013 - 7:12pm
I guess if I were a SAHM I would probably assume control for home maintenance. But that doesn't mean I'd become the House Elf and pick up after everyone, make their beds, clear their dishes from the table or even necessarily put away their laundry. I might even clean the kids' bathroom once a week, but I'd expect them to hang up their own towels and wipe out the tub when they were done with it. Stuff like that.
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Registered: 11-14-2011
Fri, 03-22-2013 - 7:14pm
Sah or woh, I am not anyone's maid.
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Fri, 03-22-2013 - 7:14pm

bordwithyou wrote:
I guess if I were a SAHM I would probably assume control for home maintenance. But that doesn't mean I'd become the House Elf and pick up after everyone, make their beds, clear their dishes from the table or even necessarily put away their laundry. I might even clean the kids' bathroom once a week, but I'd expect them to hang up their own towels and wipe out the tub when they were done with it. Stuff like that.

Exactly. I'm a SAHM, not Dobby the House Elf. 

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