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Mon Jan 26

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MetroChick replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 4:48 PM

Re: Cancer surgery supplies

I will need 2 pockets, that I plan to make out of washcloths to absorb any fluid that might escape the tube junction. I will fasten them with velcro so they can be moved to the sides while I sleep.

What about just getting a flannel [more]

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MetroChick replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 4:38 PM

Re: Annual spending

I respect those who set their goals and achieve them, even if my goals are different.

Me, too. Where were the goals ?


No specific monetary goal was given - but their totals did decrease over the year for restaurant - so [more]

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MetroChick replied to the Credit Cards and Consumer Debt board. 10:22 AM

Re: Lifetime cost of debt can be huge

What's the point of mentioning this? New and used cars are both at risk of being totaled in an accident. The fact that accidents can happen is not an argument for or against buying a new car.

It's still a consideration if someone is [more]

Sat Jan 24

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MetroChick replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 11:21 PM

Re: Poll: CC tuition

Jesus people, this isn't about minimum wage jobs and it isn't about CEO jobs. This is about closing the education gap so we don't keep hiring foreign workers on H1-B visas - possibly close to a million people - because we're not educating our own [more]

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MetroChick replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 10:58 PM

Re: Annual spending

Makes me feel a little embarrassed and wanting to look harder at what we do!

Yeah, I won't post what I spent on groceries for a mostly-party-of-1 (except when I hosted a house guest and Thanksgiving for 3).

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MetroChick replied to the Credit Cards and Consumer Debt board. 10:49 PM

Re: Lifetime cost of debt can be huge

I don't mind paying to repair a car, I'm just saying that you aren't getting the same product when you buy a ten year old car, vs a new one. You can expect the new one to last long, the repair costs to be higher on an older car, and all of that [more]

Fri Jan 23

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MetroChick replied to the Atheist Fools board. 5:24 PM

Re: Roman Catholic Sharia

Roman Catholicism still remains a superstitous fertility cult with rules as bad as any sharia.

Most of the major religions preach against using birth control because the group with the biggest population is more likely to win in the [more]

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MetroChick replied to the Political Asylum board. 5:16 PM

Re: Anti-Semitism and Moslems

Unlike the Christian world, which was never fully subjugated by Islam

I guess you (or the blogger) haven't met the Armenians.

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MetroChick replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 11:46 AM

Re: Poll: CC tuition

Seems like a lot of middle-class parents have a welfare-entitlement attitude too if they think they should be entitled to Needs-Based financial aid for their kids even if they were able to save for their kids education. [more]

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MetroChick replied to the Credit Cards and Consumer Debt board. 11:20 AM

Re: Lifetime cost of debt can be huge

I will probably keep my 1992 Ford Escort with 215,000 miles, as it still runs like new, though it doesn't look like much. *sigh*

You could always spend a little to make it look fresher. How it looks only has to please you.

I [more]

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MetroChick replied to the Atheist Fools board. 10:52 AM

Re: the face of deregulation

Of course the owners know.

Nat Geo did an article on ship breaking in Bangladesh - dangerous, toxic work that most countries regulate against, so Bangladesh is where most of it is done.

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MetroChick replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 10:40 AM

Re: Poll: CC tuition

I think that we might do better--or as well--by offering employers incentives somehow to train people. Employers right now want to hire some one off the street who can do EVERYTHING, because it costs them money to train people. Community college [more]

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MetroChick replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 10:13 AM

Re: Poll: CC tuition

Actually, it appears that President Obama proposed eliminating the tax breaks for the 529 and Coverdell accounts, and taxing them as ordinary income for the student, which would impact their financial aid as well.

So it's really a penalty
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Tue Jan 20

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MetroChick replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 12:09 PM

Re: Poll: CC tuition

The complaint is that because kids are buried in student debt, they aren't buying homes, cars, etc. and the economy remains stagnant.

I don't think that's the main or only complaint. I think a lot of people realize the good paying [more]

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MetroChick replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 12:04 PM

Re: Poll: CC tuition

No initial skin in the game, may equal less motivation to do well. When I was putting my nickel out of my pocket working toward my Master's Degree, I was motivated, focused and busted my arse to get straight A's to ensure I would get [more]

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

Re: Poll: CC tuition

Why stop at 2 years or 4. Why not 6? Why not 8? Free school for the rest of our lives! As many degrees as we want!

I mean, it's 'free' right? Who cares about the people who have to pay for it.


No it's not "free" - [more]

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MetroChick replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 10:45 AM

Re: Dumpster diving for skincare

If it's stuff still in packaging/blister packs, that's one thing. If it's open products - you could end up with a medical condition that ends up costing you more than it would have to buy the product. If it's open products displayed on counters that [more]

Mon Jan 19

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MetroChick replied to the Atheist Fools board. 4:22 PM

Re: American Sniper a coward

I've always seen Michael Moore as a self serving, unethical huckster

It's also not very bright of the man who directed "Bowling for Columbine" - he misses a completely obvious opportunity.

You've got the sniper who [more]

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MetroChick replied to the Credit Cards and Consumer Debt board. 4:10 PM

Re: Lifetime cost of debt can be huge

but even today the mortgage interest can add up to almost as much as the actual price of the house.

It used to be fairly standard that over a 30 year period one would pay more in total interest buying their house than the original [more]

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MetroChick replied to the Atheist Fools board. 12:02 PM

Re: Tom Hanks on Obama's Plan

Debate? It's not a debate. It's just another item on the laundry list of "free" stuff. Obama wants votes. How does he get them? By offering "free" stuff.

Well the jokes on whom ever thinks it's "free". [more]

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