Friday finances

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Registered: 10-23-2001
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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Registered: 10-10-2011
Fri, 03-22-2013 - 3:27pm
60 degrees? Brrr...lol. I have my heat on 70 degrees all the time when we are home.
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Registered: 10-23-2001
Fri, 03-22-2013 - 3:27pm

cruisingchick20111 wrote:
I wouldn't want to live in such a large home (3,800sf is large IMO). Too much maintenance, cleaning and utilities. Did you find your bills went up because of the size of the house? Do you rent so you are able to just call the landlord when something needs to be fixed?

These are my thoughts too, too much work, But hail to the stay at home moms who truly can do it all!  Lol. 

 


 


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Registered: 10-10-2011
Fri, 03-22-2013 - 3:28pm
"There are advantages to both big and small, as well as draw-backs to both.".... ITA with you Rollmops
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Registered: 02-20-2013
Fri, 03-22-2013 - 3:29pm

 

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">reginageorge2005</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;&lt;blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"&gt;&lt;div class="quote-author"&gt;&lt;em class="placeholder"&gt;cruisingchick20111&lt;/em&gt; wrote:&lt;/div&gt;Teachers in my area START at $55,000/year (after college)&lt;/blockquote&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;I don't think that's a lot of money for your area. Do you?&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>A 55K entry level salary for a 23 or 24 YO is a lot of money wherever you live, IMO. </p>

Sure it isn't. 16 years ago (straight out of college) I had a job offer for 40k in Manhattan. I wouldn't take the job for 2 reasons. 1. I was not moving to NYC. 2. Even at the age of 21, it would have taken me a starting salary of waaaay more than 40k to live in NYC. Could I have tried to negotiate more? Probably. But since I wasn't moving, I didn't.

The job I ended up taking paid considerably less than that, but w/the cost of living difference, I "made" waaay more. 55K is a lot in the sticks. 55K on one of the coasts? Peanuts.

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Fri, 03-22-2013 - 3:30pm
"These are my thoughts too, too much work, But hail to the stay at home moms who truly can do it all! Lol. "..... My mom had to get used to cleaning her home as it was the biggest she had lived in as an adult. She got it down after awhile but basically she said you start at one room and by the time you get to the last room, you are starting all over lol. I like that I can clean my entire house in one day (if needed).
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Registered: 10-23-2001
Fri, 03-22-2013 - 3:33pm

That superintendent salary wouldn't surprise me there either.   And we raise a stink when our district talks budget cuts but publishes the superintendent salary at a lofty 130 or 140K, The snot!   Lol. 

 


 


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Registered: 10-10-2011
Fri, 03-22-2013 - 3:33pm
Our teacher's salaries are all published.
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Registered: 02-20-2013
Fri, 03-22-2013 - 3:34pm

cruisingchick20111 wrote:
My parents have a larger home so I am aware of living in something larger and for me, it is perfect as I don't like cleaning all the time and I like that I could clean my entire house in one day. I do have a basement too though (unfinished) so the kids can and do go down there to play and we are able to have storage.

I can clean my entire house in a day, too. <shrug> Your house is perfect for you. My house is perfect for me. I don't get why you're compelled to find something wrong with those of us with larger houses or make assumptions about cleaning all the time or whatever. 

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Registered: 10-23-2001
Fri, 03-22-2013 - 3:37pm
Good money and rich are not synonyms reginageorge.

 


 


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Fri, 03-22-2013 - 3:37pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">reginageorge2005</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;&lt;blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"&gt;&lt;div class="quote-author"&gt;&lt;em class="placeholder"&gt;cruisingchick20111&lt;/em&gt; wrote:&lt;/div&gt;Teachers in my area START at $55,000/year (after college)&lt;/blockquote&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;I don't think that's a lot of money for your area. Do you?&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>A 55K entry level salary for a 23 or 24 YO is a lot of money wherever you live, IMO. </p>

One of my grad students' husband just got his first engineering job out of college.  He's 23.  His starting salary will be about 85K.  Now granted it's year round, rather than nine-month, but around here, public school teachers start at about half that. 

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