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 - 6:21pm
Lol.

 

 

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Wed, 03-06-2013 - 6:24pm
So, what schools?
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Wed, 03-06-2013 - 6:25pm

reginageorge2005 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">jamblessedthree</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;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. &lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><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. </p>

I forgot to mention that little thing called the "Missouri Compromise" in 1820 which likely initially earned my state its Southern status. But yeah--I consider myself a Southerner far more than a Midwesterner.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missouri_Compromise

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southeastern_Conference

On Wednesdays we wear pink.

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Wed, 03-06-2013 - 6:31pm
I work with a number of schools, governmental agencies, and professional companies. None of them use facebook for proffessional communications.
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Wed, 03-06-2013 - 6:34pm

lifespeachy wrote:
I work with a number of schools, governmental agencies, and professional companies. None of them use facebook for proffessional communications.

Our district uses it along w/Twitter as a PR device/tool. But it certainly isn't the primary or preferred method of communication w/parents. Our school's PTO has a page, but again, it is a tool in the arsenal, not the primary means of communication.

On Wednesdays we wear pink.

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Wed, 03-06-2013 - 6:38pm

Yes, Regina!  It's a great PR tool...not so much for professional communication though.  :)

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Wed, 03-06-2013 - 6:42pm

Our school district is on facebook and twitter but main communication from parents to teachers is either phone calls or emails.

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Wed, 03-06-2013 - 6:44pm

I think she was speaking of sports outside of school Savcal.

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Wed, 03-06-2013 - 6:52pm
"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?" How many/which channels and do I get to pick which child? Come to think of it, our stranger has a nice TV and cable package. Maybe we could negotiate a trade. (Is there anyone that does not find that concept ridiculous?).
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Wed, 03-06-2013 - 6:52pm

lifespeachy wrote:
I work with a number of schools, governmental agencies, and professional companies. None of them use facebook for proffessional communications.

No school or company should use facebook as its main information channel because of facebook's well known privacy and security issues.

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