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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Sun, 03-03-2013 - 1:16pm
Well Thardy, don't you know that I just don't know what I am talking about. Bawahhaa...I have only SEEN the paperwork with my own eyes. lol.
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Sun, 03-03-2013 - 1:15pm

puss_boo_kay wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">rosenylund</em> wrote:</div>Yes, over 20+ years ago, depending on why you are leaving. If you decide the military is not for you, and you want to quit (again, not sure if this is how it works now) you receive a less than honorable discharge (not dishonorable (for someone who has conduct unbecoming). 6 months after that you file paperwork to have it upgraded to honorable.</blockquote></p><p>Yeah, not so much, no.  I was in the military 29 years ago.  You couldn't just quit and presume you'd get an honorable discharge 6 months later.  You had to prove that your less than honorable discharge had been a mistake or injusticely administered.</p><p>You've been grossly misinformed.</p><p>   <img src="http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c290/jzygail/Interwebz/etrade-baby_zps96afc105.jpg" height="253" width="179" /></p>

She just said that.  Altho she didn't say "injusticely" tho. 

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Sun, 03-03-2013 - 1:15pm
I donate to BB/BS all the time Thardy (enough that I didn't have anything to donate to the victims of Hurricane Sandy (so I gave monies instead). I want my donation to go to people who truly need help, not someone who is sorted through the things (like at Thrift shops with whom I am very familiar with their procedure as I have a good friend who volunteers at one) and found something they like even though they can afford to buy it for themselves.
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Sun, 03-03-2013 - 1:12pm

rosenylund wrote:
Yes, over 20+ years ago, depending on why you are leaving. If you decide the military is not for you, and you want to quit (again, not sure if this is how it works now) you receive a less than honorable discharge (not dishonorable (for someone who has conduct unbecoming). 6 months after that you file paperwork to have it upgraded to honorable.

That is how it operates today.  It makes sense to me as a taxpayer who never wanted the War in Iraq and other military messes in the first place.  Such as no draft so that the military had to repeat too many tours, the policy of dismissing gays, etc.  It was a disgrace, I hope this Congress can get its act together.

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Sun, 03-03-2013 - 1:12pm
I'm sorry Puss, I just must be mistaken hearing it from the horse's mouth and seeing it with my own eyes. My bad. Bawahhhaa.a...
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Sun, 03-03-2013 - 1:09pm

rosenylund wrote:
Yes, Thardy because you know you can only get quality clothes at the Thrift Shop lol. I'm gonna pop some tags, only got twenty dollars in my pocket. I wear your granddad's clothes, I look incredible. Bawhhhaaa....

I once saw a woman in church wearing my used cashmere sweater, one of the things I donated to the church thrift shop. Then I realized she works in the church thrift shop and, as a volunteer, must get first dibs. Smile  I'm sure she paid and money got to the needy somehow.  But this woman is not poor by any means!

I'd rather get clothes new for a variety of reasons.  My sweater was on its last legs, tho it was cashmere.  I still donate clothes to charity wishing they would go to the needy.  Not bargain hunters.  My pet peeve ~ no one else's.  It's how I was raised...

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Sun, 03-03-2013 - 1:07pm

rosenylund wrote:
Yes, over 20+ years ago, depending on why you are leaving. If you decide the military is not for you, and you want to quit (again, not sure if this is how it works now) you receive a less than honorable discharge (not dishonorable (for someone who has conduct unbecoming). 6 months after that you file paperwork to have it upgraded to honorable.

Yeah, not so much, no.  I was in the military 29 years ago.  You couldn't just quit and presume you'd get an honorable discharge 6 months later.  You had to prove that your less than honorable discharge had been a mistake or injusticely administered.

You've been grossly misinformed.

  

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Sun, 03-03-2013 - 12:56pm
Yes, over 20+ years ago, depending on why you are leaving. If you decide the military is not for you, and you want to quit (again, not sure if this is how it works now) you receive a less than honorable discharge (not dishonorable (for someone who has conduct unbecoming). 6 months after that you file paperwork to have it upgraded to honorable.
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Sun, 03-03-2013 - 12:52pm
Bord-not sure if you read her menu's but many things are canned, bagged, loaded with preservatives, etc. None of these menu's look much different than the average person eats and she also gets leftovers from church and family. I am lucky we even have leftovers let alone given any from other sources (which never really happens unless we go to a party).
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Sun, 03-03-2013 - 12:49pm

rosenylund wrote:
I personally know a few people in the military right NOW at the present time so I am familiar with housing. lol. And yes, many, many years ago you could quit with an honorable discharge but I guess I don't know anything. Thanks.

No, you could never "quit"  with an honorable discharge.    You are given an honorable discharge when your service commitment is over and you have earned it.

 

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