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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Mon, 03-04-2013 - 11:17am
Cutting out tithing or having fewer kids so you can get more TV channels? Who here would give up any of their children in return for more TV?
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Mon, 03-04-2013 - 11:18am

Actually Regina, I think that the majority of people lack understanding about what tithing actually means.  And, after reading through the responses in this thread, I am not at all surprised by Rosie's attitude about it.

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Mon, 03-04-2013 - 11:18am

welllllll....it would depend on the show... ;-)

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Mon, 03-04-2013 - 11:20am

Bord, there are days that I would consider trading in my teenage daughter! 

J/K (sort of)

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Mon, 03-04-2013 - 11:21am

rosenylund wrote:
Yes, Regina...there are many people who do not tithe or even go to church. You do realize that right? (all different type of people in this world lol).

Certainly! But since those who tithe do so for closely-held religious convictions, I'm not sure why you don't understand that cutting cable tv would be far easier for them than cutting off God...which by cutting their tithe, is what they would be doing. If a person's faith dictates that God comes first (and most people of faith will tell you that is the goal), then God comes before cable tv. Easily. 

Care to explain your thought process behind this one?

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Mon, 03-04-2013 - 11:21am

I would have traded mine when she was younger but not now... she's so many shades of awesome fun I can't stand it... but from about ages oh 6-11?  NO PROBLEM!  LOL

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Mon, 03-04-2013 - 11:22am
Bea, have you seen BBC's Sherlock?
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Mon, 03-04-2013 - 11:23am

bordwithyou wrote:
Cutting out tithing or having fewer kids so you can get more TV channels? Who here would give up any of their children in return for more TV?

Considering what we went through to conceive the pair of them (nevermind what we shelled out for deductibles, co-pays, and meds for the conception of itty bitty), I'd happily give up all three flat screens and the cable. 

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Mon, 03-04-2013 - 11:24am
Peachy-I DID say if I was DESPERATE I WOULD cut cable. You are not reading my posts. It would not choose cable over food or rent or anything necessary in life. You do realize that many people are not religious (I would really not like to put up my personal business if I tithe or not) and don't even go to church nor tithe and for THEM, it is not considered a necessity in their life as others do. They WOULD choose cable over tithing as a religious person would pick tithing over cable.
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Mon, 03-04-2013 - 11:25am

lifespeachy wrote:
<p>Actually Regina, I think that the majority of people lack understanding about what tithing actually means.  And, after reading through the responses in this thread, I am not at all surprised by Rosie's attitude about it.</p>

Fair enough. I suppose those who don't understand the convinction behind it look at it as just another "expense" to be cut or as something "optional." It's obvious (but hardly shocking) that Spice Nut doesn't get it. Par for the course, I'd say.

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