Speaking of Money

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Sat, 03-02-2013 - 3:33pm

Here is a SAHM who takes careful budgeting to new heights. It must, of course, be noted that since her DH is military, the family is probably covered in terms of health insurance. 

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/how-a-family-of-four-manages-to-live-well-on-just--14-000-per-year-174803218.html

"Wagasky, 28, lives with her her husband, Jason, 31, and their two young children in a three-bedroom family home in Las Vegas, Nevada. While Jason, a member of the U.S. Army, completes his undergraduate studies, the family's only source of income is the $14,000 annual cost of living allowance he receives under the G.I. Bill. Despite all odds, the family has barely any credit card debt, no car payment, and no mortgage to speak of."

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"By the time Wagasky's husband came home from Iraq, they had managed to scrape together the $30,000 they needed for a downpayment on a home. 


"But we decided the best option would be not to have a mortgage payment at all," she said. "We found a fixer-upper that didn't have a kitchen ... and we paid cash." "

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Wed, 03-06-2013 - 6:19pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>Don't assume this is about you... I am a native midwestern and I know what I'm talking about. Thank you for your concerns. </p>

You are not a native midwestern. You are a native midwesterner. If you're going to claim the title, you should at least learn how to pronounce it properly. And per the SEC and Southern Living, I'm a Southerner, NOT a Midwesterner. 

On Wednesdays we wear pink.

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Wed, 03-06-2013 - 6:18pm
So your children eat during their sporting events PKA? Is that even allowed?
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Wed, 03-06-2013 - 6:15pm
Yes after their pasta party----carbs you know for mostly swimming and sometimes track :)
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Wed, 03-06-2013 - 6:15pm
Thanks for limiting it to your schools. I just find it amusing you use the word "professional" to describe what facebook is not, Lol.

 


 


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Wed, 03-06-2013 - 6:13pm
A tornado actually went right over my job last summer Chestnut lol.
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Wed, 03-06-2013 - 6:13pm

Don't assume this is about you... I am a native midwestern and I know what I'm talking about. Thank you for your concerns. 

 


 


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Wed, 03-06-2013 - 6:09pm

"Facebook is a source of professional communication for other professions outside your own, Schools for one."

What schools?  None of the schools that I work with, nor the ones that my children attend use facebook professionally. 

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Wed, 03-06-2013 - 6:06pm
Football is very big here, and it's taken very seriously. We told son that he could not play, b/c neither husband or I would make the type of commitment that is required...the least of which is a parent present at EVERY practice.
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Wed, 03-06-2013 - 6:06pm
Facebook is a source of professional communication for other professions outside your own, Schools for one.

 


 


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Wed, 03-06-2013 - 6:03pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">lifespeachy</em> wrote:</div>Here, parents are required to be at every football practice. Is that not the case where you are?</blockquote></p><p>

That's too bad, A member of my family's mommy or daddy never attended a practice and the kid is now at a big 10 school on a football scholarship.</p>

Why is that too bad?  Parents at younger children's football practice is for safety reasons.  In high school I would say that most schools have an athletic trainer (or two) on staff and on campus during practice and games.

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