Speaking of Money

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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 - 4:47pm
What does BAER mean?

 

 

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Mon, 03-04-2013 - 4:48pm

rosenylund wrote:
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.

Who is being nasty? Just pointing out my exceptional reading comprehension skills, which you questioned. Pointing out your less than stellar comprehension (while you patently deny saying what multiple posters have quoted you saying) is hardly a reflection of my faith. It is, however, relevant to the debate at hand when you say you understand tithing, which you demonstrated that you clearly do not understand by comparing it to cable tv.

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Mon, 03-04-2013 - 4:50pm

lifespeachy wrote:
<p>What does "SMH" mean?</p>

Shaking my head, I think.  I don't speak teenage text fluently.

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Mon, 03-04-2013 - 4:51pm
I thought you said once you had a huge flat screen above your fireplace? Sounds expensive.

 

 

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Mon, 03-04-2013 - 4:51pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>We typically lump all our charitable donations together, from tithing at church to what we donate to the free store. </p>

What do you mean by lump them together?

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Mon, 03-04-2013 - 4:52pm

Bad analogy. 

 

 

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Mon, 03-04-2013 - 4:53pm

Reminds me of the chipmunk song, lol.

 

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Mon, 03-04-2013 - 4:53pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
And cans of manwich are 10/10.00 this week says my grocery flyer savcal, You shop like I wouldn't.

How do you know how she shops?  I was at the grocery store today, best time is not 9am...it's 11am on a school day.  :)   

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Mon, 03-04-2013 - 4:54pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
What does BAER mean?

Big *ss eye role.  I do speak sarcasm fluently.  :)


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Mon, 03-04-2013 - 4:57pm

lifespeachy wrote:
<p>Again, simply knowing someone does not equal understanding.  I have asked you some very basic questions that you can't seem to answer, which leaves me to conclude that you don't understand.  It's okay.  I don't think any less of you for it.</p>

I know people w/o a lot of money. IDK what their day to day existence is like b/c I'm spoiled. I know this. I own this. I don't really budget, I generally spend what I want, when I want. However, I get that this isn't normal. And, it works b/c my wants are generally more Target than Saks.

But I'm not going to get on here and pretend I know what it is like to not know where your next meal is coming from. Because I have no idea at all what that's like...and it would be disingenuous and frankly insulting to all of you to pretend that I do.

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