Wednesday Fluff

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Wednesday Fluff
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Wed, 09-15-2010 - 10:00am

I think we need a little fluff :)

1. Have you/Will you decorate(d) for the fall?

2. Have you started any Holiday shopping yet?

3. What is one food (or drink) that you look forward to when the weather gets cooler?

Bonus (it was a discussion at work yesterday and wondered others opinions):
4. If you were able to have an inheritance for your children (or maybe you have already experienced this with your own family), and you were able to live comfortably and was not relying on that money to survive, would you rather spend the money while you are alive and watch your children enjoy the money now or would you rather have it given to them when you died?






Edited 9/15/2010 10:24 am ET by harvardgrad

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Registered: 02-23-2010
Wed, 09-15-2010 - 10:16am

1. Have you/Will you decorate(d) for the fall?
Not yet. It is still warm by me and I have bought a pumpkin candle but don't plan to decorate until probably the first week of October.

2. Have you started any Christmas shopping yet?
No-lol!! I don't usually shop until December.

3. What is one food (or drink) that you look forward to when the weather gets cooler?
Pumpkin pie, hot chocolate, meatloaf w/mashed potatoes.

Bonus (it was a discussion at work yesterday and wondered others opinions):
4. If you were able to have an inheritance for your children (or maybe you have already experienced this with your own family), and you were able to live comfortably and was not relying on that money to survive, would you rather spend the money while you are alive and watch your children enjoy the money now or would you rather have it given to them when you died?

If I could live comfortably, not worry about any bills forever and know that my children would be able to take care of themselves later in life also, I would probably spend it on them before I died.

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Registered: 12-07-2003
Wed, 09-15-2010 - 10:19am

1. Have you/Will you decorate(d) for the fall?

Maybe. If I do, I'll put out some pumpkins, corn stalks and a fall/Halloween wreath thingie I have.

2. Have you started any Christmas shopping yet?

Kind of. I just ordered a ton of yarn with which I'll knit the majority of the presents I'm giving. I still need to buy some fabric for a few of the other gifts.

3. What is one food (or drink) that you look forward to when the weather gets cooler?

Potato soup and apple cider.

Bonus (it was a discussion at work yesterday and wondered others opinions):
4. If you were able to have an inheritance for your children (or maybe you have already experienced this with your own family), and you were able to live comfortably and was not relying on that money to survive, would you rather spend the money while you are alive and watch your children enjoy the money now or would you rather have it given to them when you died?

I think it depends on what's going on in my kids' lives and how much money they would potentially inherit.

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Registered: 06-24-2008
Wed, 09-15-2010 - 10:21am

1. I'm not big on decorating. We do have some Halloween decorations we usually put up for a Halloween party we have for the kids.

2. If I start Christmas shopping before December 20th I'm doing good. No, I haven't started yet.

3. Can't think of any food/drink I am looking forward to. I've changed my diet recently and I am eating much more salads and vegetables, that'll continue I hope.

4. I'd spend some of it on them while alive, and leave some for them after I died.

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Registered: 02-23-2010
Wed, 09-15-2010 - 10:21am

Yum-I just ordered this potato soup. Never had it but figured I would try it out on the family-lol!! :)

http://www.tastefullysimple.com/shopourproducts/allproducts/perfectlypotatocheddarsoupmixvaluepack168006.aspx

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Registered: 07-17-2007
Wed, 09-15-2010 - 10:22am

1. Have you/Will you decorate(d) for the fall? I will be decorating IN the Fall, but not FOR the fall. We are renovating some space in our basement, once the painting is done, I will be shopping for matching sheets, towels,etc.

2. Have you started any Christmas shopping yet? We don't celebrate Christmas, so no I haven't started my Christmas shopping.

3. What is one food (or drink) that you look forward to when the weather gets cooler? Thanksgiving dinner.

Bonus (it was a discussion at work yesterday and wondered others opinions):
4. If you were able to have an inheritance for your children (or maybe you have already experienced this with your own family), and you were able to live comfortably and was not relying on that money to survive, would you rather spend the money while you are alive and watch your children enjoy the money now or would you rather have it given to them when you died?

First, I would look into the tax implications of both options. I would probably do a bit of both. The Now on an "as needed basis", the when I die when I know I won't need it anymore.

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Registered: 02-23-2010
Wed, 09-15-2010 - 10:24am
I'm sorry, I should have said Holiday. I will fix :)
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Registered: 05-10-2009
Wed, 09-15-2010 - 10:33am

1. Have you/Will you decorate(d) for the fall? -- No. Unless you count not raking the leaves as yard decoration.



2. Have you started any Holiday shopping yet? -- No.



3. What is one food (or drink) that you look forward to when the weather gets cooler? -- Nothing in particular. I don't really vary my diet a lot due to the weather.



Bonus (it was a discussion at work yesterday and wondered others opinions):
4. If you were able to have an inheritance for your children (or maybe you have already experienced this with your own family), and you were able to live comfortably and was not relying on that money to survive, would you rather spend the money while you are alive and watch your children enjoy the money now or would you rather have it given to them when you died? -- I'd rather spend it and enjoy it WITH them, which means that would need to be before I died.

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Wed, 09-15-2010 - 10:38am

1. Have you/Will you decorate(d) for the fall?

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Registered: 06-16-2010
Wed, 09-15-2010 - 10:46am

1. Have you/Will you decorate(d) for the fall?



I will, but not until the temp drops.

Kevali


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Registered: 06-16-2010
Wed, 09-15-2010 - 10:49am

It's good stuff. Their Creamy Wild Rice soup is also fabulous. It used to be a standard item but I think they only break it out during winter now.

Kevali


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