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 - 10:15pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>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. </p>

You don't know anything about hurricanes?  Thats a shame, perhaps you might want to read up?

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Wed, 03-06-2013 - 10:17pm

sweetsummmerdays wrote:
Yes after their pasta party----carbs you know for mostly swimming and sometimes track :)

Well yes, I know about carbs....but you didn't mention carbs, only the soda and desserts before a meet.

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Wed, 03-06-2013 - 10:24pm

sweetsummmerdays wrote:
So your children eat during their sporting events PKA? Is that even allowed?

During events that last hours, yes and yes....haven't you been reading my posts?  Fuel, you know.  Haven't you ever seen athletes drinking out of their blender bottles and/or eating snacks between events?   If you haven't then it's pretty common to see them either snacking on a powerbar or some other type of nutrient for between events.  Really.  But if you don't want to listen to my years of experience, no worries. shrug.

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Wed, 03-06-2013 - 10:32pm

sweetsummmerdays wrote:
You have been involved in swimming and track with your kids PKA? I thought they did football, baseball and basketball?

As I said in my previous post (are they not being read?) my kids have been involved in swimming, yes.  They have not been involved in track, but the oldest trained for a triathlon each year for many years.  And yes, some of the sports my children participate (or have in the past)in are football, baseball and basketball but that is not the only sports that my two children participate.  In fact my youngest doesn't participate any of those three currently and yet still has tried out and made sports teams for high school each season this year.

I have also worked with a nutritionist for diets that met the needs of both of my children as competitive athletes (and kids) making sure that they receive enough vitamins, nutrients and so forth as naturally and close to the source as possible.  This of course included event specific planning.

Your expereince?


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Wed, 03-06-2013 - 10:36pm

Exactly Regina, I want to communicate in what makes my children comfortable and not what I need, especially in these teen years.  I want my sons to feel that they can talk to me anyway they want and I will listen anyway they want.

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Thu, 03-07-2013 - 3:53am
"but I'd rather watch him play soccer." ------- Wow! I am so glad my kid never got involved in sports, because I truly can not think of anything more painfully boring to watch than sports. It is so pointless.
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Thu, 03-07-2013 - 6:02am

sweetsummmerdays wrote:
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.

I don't think MIL texts either and when we call there we call their landline number.  My friend is a g/s leader and she organizes all of her events/meetings via text, That works assuming all of your troop is connected that way, Fb/email/actual phone call are preferred methods for others.  Dd1 is constantly texting, even through homework, That's a kid thing and as long as school work isn't suffering I really don't care, Texting and social media is disallowed at school and some kids have had their phones taken away b/c they violate those rules. 

 


 


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Thu, 03-07-2013 - 6:13am

That's ok, Different strokes, Soccer is fun and DS' happy, He's been playing since he was 4.

 


 


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Thu, 03-07-2013 - 7:10am

bordwithyou wrote:
Marla, I teach at a traditional university and we LOVE non-trads here. They really do make the best students. Take advantage of everything the university had to offer. We even have a bunch of non-trad graduate students in my department.

I chose a smaller university with a smaller department just to maintain a smaller, more intimate setting and I'm hoping that will help.

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Thu, 03-07-2013 - 8:38am

You should see dancers eat between classes.. it's nuts... LOL... our daughter's dance studio has a hangout /homework/ eating room for the teenagers and they are always in there chowing down and doing homework inbetween classes...

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