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 - 6:52pm

 I like Facebook messages for family comminication because we can all see what everyone else is saying.  But DD1 does not use FB as much as the rest of the family so sometimes I also have to send her a text to let her know there is a message on FB for her.  

 I use texting rather than FB when it is information that I want to make sure they get in a timely matter because I do not know when they may check FB.

  Texting is the favorite way of communcating for my kids so I am doing it more and more.  I did not like it at first but since I got a phone with a key board I am liking it more.  It works very well when we want to share information but do not need a reply or to have a conversation.

   The thing that I do not like about texting is when one of my kids want to use if for a conversation.   If we have to go back and forth more than two times I would much rather just talk. 

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Wed, 03-06-2013 - 7:09pm
I'm not on pto/a but I volunteer my time.

 


 


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Wed, 03-06-2013 - 7:15pm

That's exactly how I feel, I tell my kids I want to hear their voices, Lol.  DH texts on his blackberry so the kids do get that opportunity to text us, Just not with me b/c I don't like it. 

 


 


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Wed, 03-06-2013 - 7:22pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>That's exactly how I feel, I tell my kids I want to hear their voices, Lol.  DH texts on his blackberry so the kids do get that opportunity to text us, Just not with me b/c I don't like it. </p>

For me, it isn't about "me" or how I feel. My Daddy doesn't like to text. So I don't text him, even though many of our phone conversations would be much more easily done over text. He doesn't want to. Because he's almost 70 and doesn't want to trade in his flip phone for a phone w/a keyboard. Whatever.

DS loves to text me from his iPod. I fully expect the texting to increase when he gets a phone. Which is fine. So long as he's communicating in a way that is comfortable to him, I'm just glad he's communicating. I don't care HOW he communicates with me, it is more important to me to keep those lines open in a way he feels comfortable than the mechanics of how he's communicating.

I don't want to take a my way or highway approach to communicating w/my kid. 

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Wed, 03-06-2013 - 7:29pm
Same with my mom Regina, she cancelled the text feature on her phone as she doesn't feel the need for it. She uses her phone mostly for an emergency thing. Sometimes it would be easier just to text her though than waiting for her to go on her computer and get an email. I don't like texting but like it when I have to pick up my oldest someplace or when I want to tell somebody something and don't want everyone around me to hear what I am saying. Constant texting drives me nuts though. lol.
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Wed, 03-06-2013 - 7:33pm

Dh's rule is - if you need a response now or pretty soon, call him.   If you just want to impart information, or if the response can be a long time from now, you can text him.

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Wed, 03-06-2013 - 7:35pm
I should have that same rule Savcal as I don't look at my phone sometimes for days lol.
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Wed, 03-06-2013 - 8:58pm
A quick piece of info, texting is great... it saves the time of a phone call conversation. Tonight, my son reminded me that he needed to be somewhere ate 5:30. send me an address, a phone number, a time or place that we are meeting...but I can't stand having a full back and forth conversation via text, and don't send me three page document either.... I won't respond, or I will just call you.
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Wed, 03-06-2013 - 9:02pm
I got my answer. Thanks
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Wed, 03-06-2013 - 10:14pm

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

What schools?  I don't know any schools that use facebook in a professional manner, social...yes, professional, no.

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