Thrifty Thursday

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Thrifty Thursday
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Thu, 05-02-2013 - 10:03am

1. What is one thing you will spend money on? One thing that you won't?

2. Retirement money-I was watching Suze Orman the other night (don't really care for her lol) and she does a segment of "How well am I doing" and there was a 38 year old woman, married with 3 kids and she gave her a low grade. She had about $100,000 in her retirement fund and she said at her age, that was too low. Is there a goal (no need to put $ amounts down as I know that is a very personal thing) you have by a certain age or goals you had by certain ages and do you think that amount is good or bad for that age?

3. Weekend plans?

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Thu, 05-02-2013 - 5:59pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
Does your DD have a gym locker spring? My girls take sneakers to school and leave them in the lockers there, I don't like it b/c they don't ahve a second pair to run around in at home but by the end of the school year they do come home! My kids take llbean lunch bags to school (did I just drag llbean into debate? Lol!) and they've left them there more than a couple times, They end up in the lost and found, their classrooms or the front office. Who wants a lunch sak anyway... :)

Someone taking a lunch?  

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Thu, 05-02-2013 - 5:59pm

springfever2013 wrote:
You have never known someone who was working only for the benefits?</span></strong></p>

Health insurance and other, yes. But retirement? No.

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Thu, 05-02-2013 - 6:03pm

turtleemom wrote:
<p>You orginally put borrowed in quotes as if to imply she took them without permission.  Why doesn't she wear her own shoes for track and gym? How do you lose shoes? DId she come home barefoot that day? </p><p>Does she turn in homeworK?  Does she remember things to do with her friends?  Is she just forgetful when it comes to you?    If her ADHD is under control wouldn't she not be forgetting things? </p>

I don't know that adhd can ever be fully under control, kids/adults learn to manage and cope, sometimes better than others.  Those who live with kids/adults who have adhd also learn to manage and cope, sometimes better than others. The most important thing I have found is to be consistent with consquences and structure, it would be easier to do things for them but that is not always the best thing.

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Thu, 05-02-2013 - 6:07pm

savcal2011 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">springfever2013</em> wrote:</div>You have never known someone who was working only for the benefits?&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>Health insurance and other, yes. But retirement? No.</p>

What would "other" mean?  Some work for only the pay and benefits, Retirement is a benefit right? 

 


 


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Thu, 05-02-2013 - 6:07pm

As a mom of a kid who has co-morbid Aspergers/ADHD, I am familiar with atypical neurological behavior.  I do not see ADHD as an excuse or get out of jail free card.  Kids need to learn how to cope and find ways to keep track of their things.  Spring said it is under control.  To me that means coping mechanisms are being used.  If she is constantly forgetting things (which is the impression I got), I wonder how it is under control. 

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Thu, 05-02-2013 - 6:07pm

savcal2011 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">springfever2013</em> wrote:</div>You have never known someone who was working only for the benefits?&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>Health insurance and other, yes. But retirement? No.</p>

I can't imagine just working or retirement, maybe putting in an extra year or two to retire with full benefits if one has a pension but don't many companies have 401ks, which is mostly employee funded anyway?  

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Thu, 05-02-2013 - 6:09pm

turtleemom wrote:
<p>Are you being sarcastic or do you really think of yourself as a babystitter while subbing?  Do you have a teaching degree?  </p>

Many school districts don't require teaching degrees to substitute.  Do you have a teaching degree?

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Thu, 05-02-2013 - 6:10pm
Sub plans are pretty elementary, they are easy to follow. An educator's job is far bigger than that. No, I don't have a teaching degree.

 


 


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Thu, 05-02-2013 - 6:11pm

savcal2011 wrote:
Health insurance and other, yes. But retirement? No.

I do know one woman, who at least the rumor mill says is working only for retirement.  They live off of her husband's salary and she puts her entire paycheck into retirement.

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Thu, 05-02-2013 - 6:12pm

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savcal2011 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">springfever2013</em> wrote:</div>You have never known someone who was working only for the benefits?&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>Health insurance and other, yes. But retirement? No.</p>

What would "other" mean?  Some work for only the pay and benefits, Retirement is a benefit right? >>

Except of course you were specific with a single benefit, retirement...not benefits in general.  There are many other benefits to working, perks or beanies so to speak.  I have never known anyone to work only for retirement, which was your original comment and not this new and different comment.

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