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Fri Jun 27

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Lea77 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 11:20 AM

Re: Black Cards and Concierge Service

And a $500 annual fee (!!!!).

I got some sort of Amex invite that was 400 once. Threw it away, of course, but nice packaging.

I don't know if the concierge is worth it in the days of Google and smartphones.

I [more]

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Lea77 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 11:17 AM

Re: Cabbage

I don't know anything beyond red and green, where cabbage is concerned!

Tue Jun 17

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Lea77 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 5:29 PM

Re: LBYM news sources

One doesn't need the local paper to get the local news in DC. It's always:
Bang! Bang!
Silver Line 'aint opening anytime soon
When's this heat gonna end and we see some relief (if it's spring/summer) or when's this cold/snow gonna end
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Lea77 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 2:26 PM

Re: LBYM news sources

There is no indication where a link goes, which bothers me

I haven't been on drudge in a while, but some sites if you hover over the link you can see it in your browser before you click. But yeah, i agree, I don't like to go to a link [more]

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Lea77 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 9:01 AM

Re: LBYM news sources

My local paper isn't worth what they charge--and they've been charging for their online version longer than the NYTimes(!).

Same. I was in DC when my local paper started charging for online access, so I basically stopped reading any [more]

Fri Jun 13

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Lea77 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 4:39 PM

Re: "Group" gifts (a rant)

the culture here is that if you want cake on your birthday. YOU bring it.

That's kind of fun. At least you know you'll always have the cake you like on your birthday!

We actually did a birthday lunch at work today. We [more]

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Lea77 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 11:12 AM

Re: OT: funeral protocol?

Since you are attending in your father's place, I would just go to the wake to express condolences.

I agree with this. It will be the best time to actually talk to them, express regrets on behalf of your father, and move on. I dont' [more]

Tue Jun 10

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Lea77 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 1:59 PM

Re: Rising Cost of College

So in general, you don't have to pay those for kids who are doing things like babysitting or yard work for which they are getting paid.

Interesting!

So you are exempt on those things but you do have to pay SS if you work for [more]

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Lea77 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 10:29 AM

Re: Rising Cost of College

but at such a low income, the kids aren't paying any taxes at all now

Except they would still be paying SS and medicare etc, right? I'm curious if you were doing tax returns on babysitting money at 12/13.

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Lea77 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 9:09 AM

Re: Rising Cost of College

But this also means that employers can and do require at least a Bachelor's degree as part of their minimum hiring requirements.

And why more are expecting a masters. It doesn't mean the same thing it used to.

I don't [more]

Mon Jun 9

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Lea77 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 9:38 AM

Re: Rising Cost of College

they usually hire people with college degrees - because they need people who can take someone else's idea and grow it into a company

College is a signaling device, because we are no longer allowed to use IQ tests. An imperfect one, [more]

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Lea77 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 9:36 AM

Re: Rising Cost of College

"President Obama will announce on Monday an expansion of a program that helps student loan borrowers manage their debt, a White House official said.

That reminds me, what's going on with Sallie Mae? They are splitting up loans [more]

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Lea77 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 9:06 AM

Re: Blind spot alert

You only have control over the gap in front of you until another car moves into it.

Truth. I don't know how it is where you live, but people always seem to see that space in front of me and behind the car ahead as an indication that I [more]

Fri Jun 6

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Lea77 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 4:19 PM

Re: "Group" gifts (a rant)

I don't want presents from coworkers and I don't want to buy them presents.

Eh, to each his own. I dont' need birthday presents, but it's nice to get a card and a cupcake or lunch or something - but only if it isn't just perfunctory. [more]

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Lea77 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 9:11 AM

Re: Blind spot alert

After I followed their suggestions I had no or almost no blind spot.

I use all my mirrors and monitor traffic but someone still sneaks up on me every now and then. Especially when the car behind me is large and I can't see who is [more]

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Lea77 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 9:08 AM

Re: Blind spot alert

New cars now come with blind spot monitors, for example

And monitors for what is behind your car. Sigh. (still living with my 03 Hyundai!).

A lady started to come over to my lane, I don't think on purpose, on Sunday and I [more]

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Lea77 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 9:02 AM

Re: A headscratcher

Then a month later when blue hair is growing out of the ham, and you throw it away

I make a point to throw away everything remaining once a week has passed, because I'm not going to eat it and I don't want it growing hairs. Ew.

Thu Jun 5

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Lea77 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 1:55 PM

Re: Gelato Rant

Talenti Salted Caramel Gelato

Oh, are those gelato? I have been buying the ice cream pops and they are fantastic! Especially the salted carmel ones.

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Lea77 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 1:53 PM

Re: "Group" gifts (a rant)

one employee was Jehovah's Witness

One of my coworkers is as well (although she's not in my department). The first year I got her a little christmas gift, as i usually do, and she kind of made a funny face that I later understood when [more]

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Lea77 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 10:54 AM

Re: A headscratcher

This was helpful, since the rest of us loathed turnips.

My grandfather used to drop a huge sack full of fresh turnips on our front porch periodically during the summer and then we would eat boiled turnips for a while. I did not like [more]

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