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 - 1:48pm

Who is attacking you about not tithing?  I am still not even sure why we are talking about tithing.  Can you please explain?

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Mon, 03-04-2013 - 1:53pm

rosenylund wrote:
The entire point Savcal is that different people have different things they find important in their lives. I am being attacked of how horrible it is that someone would not tithe. Why? Am I attacking anyone of how they don't watch as much TV as I do or have as many channels (which don't even matter most of the time lol)? No, the point is that everyone chooses different things that are important to them. Tying this into the main reason of this thread.

You're being *debated* because you implied that one might cut tithing instead of cutting cable.  Which is almost offensive (even to me! A dedicated agnostic!). 

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Mon, 03-04-2013 - 1:59pm

rosenylund wrote:
The entire point Savcal is that different people have different things they find important in their lives. I am being attacked of how horrible it is that someone would not tithe. Why? Am I attacking anyone of how they don't watch as much TV as I do or have as many channels (which don't even matter most of the time lol)? No, the point is that everyone chooses different things that are important to them. Tying this into the main reason of this thread.

You're not being attacked, although I do think there is a bit of distain for the importance in which you have elevated TV in your life. Let's be honest--do you think anyone has ever looked back at the end of their life and thought, "Gee, wish I'd watched a bit more Bravo..."

I think not. And you certainly aren't being attacked for not tithing. Savcal expressed her less than favorable opinion on religion, and no one attacked her. You're being asked why you would compare cutting a tithe to cutting cable tv. Which you've still not managed to explain...

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Mon, 03-04-2013 - 2:02pm

rosenylund wrote:
Yes Peachy, people who enjoy TV DO choose NOT to cut it (or at least not to the bare minimum) BUT some cut others things out (maybe tithing or having multiple children) to have something they enjoy. The $25/week that I spend is FULLY worth it to my family.

ROSE - this post indicates that someone would cut tithing or multiple children to have cable.   And, even if someone read this with a more liberal view (and did not relate "something they enjoy" back to "enjoy TV") then it still says (not implies - SAYS) that someone might cut tithing to have something they enjoy; that indicates you don't understand tithing.  People who are devoted enough to their religion to tithe wouldn't cut it for something they *enjoy*. They might cut it to put food on the table, or be able to afford rent, or to pay the utlities, or to pay medical care ... but not for something they *enjoy*.

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Mon, 03-04-2013 - 2:03pm

rosenylund wrote:
Yes Peachy, people who enjoy TV DO choose NOT to cut it (or at least not to the bare minimum) BUT some cut others things out (maybe tithing or having multiple children) to have something they enjoy. The $25/week that I spend is FULLY worth it to my family.

Um, right here. You tell Peachy that some ppl should cut tithing or having more kids as an option to cutting cable. Are you really going to say that isn't what this says? people who enjoy TV DO choose NOT to cut it (or at least not to the bare minimum) BUT some cut others things out (maybe tithing or having multiple children) to have something they enjoy. B/c I scored a perfect score on the reading comprehension part of the ACT. And if I were a betting woman, I'd bet you didn't...

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Mon, 03-04-2013 - 2:16pm

rosenylund wrote:
I can read Littlemiss so yes, I understand lol.

Sadly, this has proven to be far from accurate.

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Mon, 03-04-2013 - 2:21pm

So Rosie, you still have not provided a list of things that people facing financial hardship could cut from their budgets, which is what this line of discussion was actually about.

 

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Mon, 03-04-2013 - 3:49pm
You know, I'm not even remotely religious almost to the point of being cynical about it, but even I realize that a Christian's devotion to tithing is not the same as a person's devotion to cable. Unless said cable person has a really really really sick need for tv. ------------I never said devotion, you did.
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Mon, 03-04-2013 - 3:50pm
Regina-I can't say what anyone else but myself can say when they look back at their life. You can?
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Mon, 03-04-2013 - 3:54pm
B/c I scored a perfect score on the reading comprehension part of the ACT. And if I were a betting woman, I'd bet you didn't... -----------not sure why you always feel the need to be nasty to me and condescending. Very christian like. SMH.

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