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 - 4:50pm

Ripping up the carpet and tack strips was easy enough (I did it w/a herniated disc, as it turns out). But the sanding and staining/painting was tedious. Especially painting the banister & railings. DH retro-fitted custom stair skirts b/c the stairs lacked them. It looks so. much. better and is so much easier to clean (damp mop). My next project is getting rid of all the carpet upstairs and replacing it w/hardwoods...but I think that's going to be a summer project! And we've got to get the rental house finished before we do anything else here...

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Fri, 03-22-2013 - 4:50pm
Vacuuming, shampooing, cleaning the chandelier, etc.
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Fri, 03-22-2013 - 4:51pm

reginageorge2005 wrote:
Not snarky. That's why I prefaced my statement by saying my perception is skewed. But I also place a lot of weight on net worth and assets. B/c a family can fall in that top 1-5% but if they're spending it all and not putting anything away...that scenario usually makes DH's head spin like a scene from the Exorcist.

I remember when we made about $25,000 a year, and I thought that if we just made $50,000 we would just be rolling the dough.  I may have posted something to that effect on this board at some point.  lol

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Fri, 03-22-2013 - 4:51pm

lifespeachy wrote:
Ok, so it was to me...not Regina (whose home is 3500sf). Neither one of us has five kids, I'm not sure where you are getting your information from. But, I would prefer that you stop trying to make the debate personal.

Nope. Not even if you count DH and the dog (who weighs more than the human kids). The fish is entirely too neglected to count.

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Fri, 03-22-2013 - 4:52pm
"Vacuuming, shampooing, cleaning the chandelier, etc." You put the cleaning the chandelier in with taking care of the stairs? How come?
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Fri, 03-22-2013 - 4:53pm
That's why YOU were aksed to define "good money", Jams, so that we would all be working from the same definition.
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Fri, 03-22-2013 - 4:54pm

Personal experiences do feed opinions and when one brings personal experiences to debate be prepared to debate it. To determine "good money" only by one's own income (if that in fact is where you were going!) is shallow IMO, I can't imagine applying a couple words to only my income!  But that's probably b/c I know many other people making "good money" that are in different income brackets besides our own too. 

 

 

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Fri, 03-22-2013 - 4:54pm
B/c the chandelier in the stairwell needs to be cleaned from time to time. Why wouldn't I include it?
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Fri, 03-22-2013 - 4:57pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
Personal experiences do feed opinions and when one brings personal experiences to debate be prepared to debate it. To determine good money only by ones own income (if that in fact is where you were going!) is shallow IMO, I can't imagine applying a word to only my income but that's probably b/c I know many people in income brackets beside my own who I think are making "good money" too.

But I don't have an income, Jam. I haven't worked in over a decade. So how can I use my own income to determine what is good money? Moreover, I clearly stated that my perception was skewed. I fail to see how that makes me shallow. 

Unless you're just being snarky b/c of what my DH earns. <shrug> It isn't a competition. 60-80 hr work weeks are the norm around here. He is fairly compensated for the time he puts in, the results he gets, and his level of experience. 

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Fri, 03-22-2013 - 4:57pm

cruisingchick20111 wrote:
"Vacuuming, shampooing, cleaning the chandelier, etc." You put the cleaning the chandelier in with taking care of the stairs? How come?


A lot of people have chandeliers in their stairwells.  We have a hanging light fixture, but I don't think it qualifies as a chandelier.  Our home architecture and decor is kind of Prairie Style/Craftsman, so the chandelier wouldn't work, but Colonial Style homes, for instance, often have chandeliers in the stairwell.

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