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by MnyGrl
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Can Sneakers go with Business Casual?
Replies: 172
Views: 8081

Re: Can Sneakers go with Business Casual?

Does your boss wear sneakers? If not, I wouldn't.
by MnyGrl
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Single Family Homes in Chicago?
Replies: 28
Views: 2854

Re: Single Family Homes in Chicago?

Bfwolf wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:07 am
I think all of this advice is irrelevant until OP says whether he has kids or not. I'm guessing he does not.
+1. It would be odd to mention your dogs and not your kids. I guess the kids would know where they stand. :D
by MnyGrl
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: To Be or Not to Be...Married
Replies: 135
Views: 4649

Re: To Be or Not to Be...Married

What is your income and net worth? I make about $180K all in. Networth about $500-$600K He makes about $60K. Networth -$200K due to the student loan. That is a fairly large income discrepancy - you're a high earner and he is not. You also seem to have a lot of other assets. How old are you? Is your...
by MnyGrl
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: To Be or Not to Be...Married
Replies: 135
Views: 4649

Re: To Be or Not to Be...Married

"Getting it done"? So romantic. :D
by MnyGrl
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Sell our new home to downsize
Replies: 37
Views: 3421

Re: Sell our new home to downsize

In our HCOL area it would not work to drop 50% of our income and find a home cheap enough that isn't 2 hrs commute from my office. It's all perspective, but those of us who actually do live in HCOL areas and would have to pay $750K-1M to get into a home in a "good enough" school district often on s...
by MnyGrl
Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: MINT Software Or Other For Budgeting/Tracking
Replies: 20
Views: 1394

Re: MINT Software Or Other For Budgeting/Tracking

I have used Mint for years. If you feel uncomfortable entering account numbers for your investment accounts, know that you don't have to. You can enter each one as property in Mint, then just update them manually every once in a while. I just go in once a month and update the numbers. You can also n...
by MnyGrl
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Joint Ownership of home with second wife
Replies: 184
Views: 12577

Re: Joint Ownership of home with second wife

You have received a lot of good advice. The current thinking regarding remarriage is that your spouse should not be expected to love your kids, but should play the role of aunt or uncle--friendly, supportive, not overly disciplinary. Is she kind and respectful to your kids? If you are planning to ha...
by MnyGrl
Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Joint Ownership of home with second wife
Replies: 184
Views: 12577

Re: Joint Ownership of home with second wife

Second marriages, and especially those that involve kids, have a high failure rate. Really recommend premarital counseling. So many red flags here indicate that she is not terribly happy about the presence of your children in her life, and that will make both you and your children miserable. When yo...
by MnyGrl
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Cash flow problems - best way to handle?
Replies: 151
Views: 11708

Re: Cash flow problems - best way to handle?

BuckyBadger wrote:
Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:18 pm
Congratulations! That's great news!! I remember this thread vividly. Thanks for sticking with it through the negativity.
Thanks!
by MnyGrl
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Cash flow problems - best way to handle?
Replies: 151
Views: 11708

Re: Cash flow problems - best way to handle?

<snip> I wanted to give an update: I received a promotion today - basically a new job has been created for me. It will be significantly more money and moves me up the ladder in a big way. I love my workplace and the people here, and I am so grateful that they are making it financially possible for ...
by MnyGrl
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Cash flow problems - best way to handle?
Replies: 151
Views: 11708

Re: Cash flow problems - best way to handle?

Hi, I wanted to thank everyone who responded to this thread in April. I received many good ideas and have them all listed on my phone, in case they need to be implemented. I got one of the Fidelity VISA cards with 0% interest in case I needed to float anything during the summer, but haven't used it...
by MnyGrl
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Cash flow problems - best way to handle?
Replies: 151
Views: 11708

Re: Cash flow problems - best way to handle?

Hi, I wanted to thank everyone who responded to this thread in April. I received many good ideas and have them all listed on my phone, in case they need to be implemented. I got one of the Fidelity VISA cards with 0% interest in case I needed to float anything during the summer, but haven't used it...
by MnyGrl
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Cash flow problems - best way to handle?
Replies: 151
Views: 11708

Re: Cash flow problems - best way to handle?

I’m also appalled by some of the responses on this thread. There is also an underlying insensitively to many of them. Op is in great shape because she has a career but there is a reason that the majority of households living at the poverty level are headed by women . There are many threads giving w...
by MnyGrl
Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Decision for Stay at Home Wife?
Replies: 84
Views: 3604

Re: Decision for Stay at Home Wife?

+1 for stay at home mom. Outsourcing your job of taking care of the kids is something you will regret. We as a society will pay dearly for abaonsong kids the way many do. In fact, we already are. -TheDDC Working is not abandoning your kids. For the majority of the time of the history of not only th...
by MnyGrl
Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Decision for Stay at Home Wife?
Replies: 84
Views: 3604

Re: Decision for Stay at Home Wife?

There may be a benefit, but 40 percent of moms are the breadwinners in their families. What would you have them do? "Moms" of kids of what age? Under 5? Wouldn't that impact the decision? -TheDDC So you're saying that for those 40 percent of women who are breadwinners for their families, they shoul...
by MnyGrl
Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Decision for Stay at Home Wife?
Replies: 84
Views: 3604

Re: Decision for Stay at Home Wife?

For the majority of the time of the history of not only this country, we saw a benefit in having kids raised by parents. And guess what? It worked pretty well. Kids know when a parent chooses them versus work. Try and convince them otherwise and see how that works. -TheDDC There may be a benefit, b...
by MnyGrl
Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Decision for Stay at Home Wife?
Replies: 84
Views: 3604

Re: Decision for Stay at Home Wife?

+1 for stay at home mom. Outsourcing your job of taking care of the kids is something you will regret. We as a society will pay dearly for abaonsong kids the way many do. In fact, we already are. -TheDDC Working is not abandoning your kids. For the majority of the time of the history of not only th...
by MnyGrl
Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Decision for Stay at Home Wife?
Replies: 84
Views: 3604

Re: Decision for Stay at Home Wife?

+1 for stay at home mom. Outsourcing your job of taking care of the kids is something you will regret. We as a society will pay dearly for abaonsong kids the way many do. In fact, we already are. -TheDDC Working is not abandoning your kids. For the majority of the time of the history of not only th...
by MnyGrl
Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Decision for Stay at Home Wife?
Replies: 84
Views: 3604

Re: Decision for Stay at Home Wife?

+1 for stay at home mom. Outsourcing your job of taking care of the kids is something you will regret. We as a society will pay dearly for abaonsong kids the way many do. In fact, we already are. -TheDDC Working is not abandoning your kids. For the majority of the time of the history of not only th...
by MnyGrl
Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Decision for Stay at Home Wife?
Replies: 84
Views: 3604

Re: Decision for Stay at Home Wife?

+1 for stay at home mom. Outsourcing your job of taking care of the kids is something you will regret. We as a society will pay dearly for abaonsong kids the way many do. In fact, we already are. -TheDDC Working is not abandoning your kids. My DW stayed home with the kids, who are now grown and suc...
by MnyGrl
Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Decision for Stay at Home Wife?
Replies: 84
Views: 3604

Re: Decision for Stay at Home Wife?

TheDDC wrote:
Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:59 pm
+1 for stay at home mom. Outsourcing your job of taking care of the kids is something you will regret. We as a society will pay dearly for abaonsong kids the way many do. In fact, we already are.

-TheDDC
Working is not abandoning your kids.
by MnyGrl
Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Decision for Stay at Home Wife?
Replies: 84
Views: 3604

Re: Decision for Stay at Home Wife?

It is so incredible to read what the OP wrote about the misunderstood "lazy" SAHMs. With that attitude, his wife should probably be thinking about what she may do in the event of marital problems. I have seen too many SAHMs who became "poor working single moms" after being out of the workforce for ...
by MnyGrl
Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Cash flow problems - best way to handle?
Replies: 151
Views: 11708

Re: Cash flow problems - best way to handle?

Hi, I wanted to thank everyone who responded to this thread in April. I received many good ideas and have them all listed on my phone, in case they need to be implemented. I got one of the Fidelity VISA cards with 0% interest in case I needed to float anything during the summer, but haven't used it ...
by MnyGrl
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Figuring out long-term technology plan for kids - Chromebook?
Replies: 43
Views: 2469

Re: Figuring out long-term technology plan for kids - Chromebook?

LawyersGunsAndMoney wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:07 pm
Bit of a contrarian opinion but I see Chromebook // Kids // Long-Term as a "pick two" scenario.
Agreed. And "technology" and "long-term" would be a "pick-one."

:happy
by MnyGrl
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Figuring out long-term technology plan for kids - Chromebook?
Replies: 43
Views: 2469

Re: Figuring out long-term technology plan for kids - Chromebook?

Thanks for all the advice. I am probably going to go with 4GB to start, since the price goes up quite a bit for the 8GB chromebooks. I will try both at Best Buy and open a bunch of tabs to get a sense of the impact. Again, thanks!! Happened to see this which may be of some interest to you: https://...
by MnyGrl
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Figuring out long-term technology plan for kids - Chromebook?
Replies: 43
Views: 2469

Re: Figuring out long-term technology plan for kids - Chromebook?

But kids should be learning all they can about technology rather than being offered simple solutions. IMO, of course. How would kids be learning more about technology by using Windows or Mac rather than a Chromebook? :confused Have you ever really used a Chromebook (and I don't mean for a few minut...
by MnyGrl
Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Toughest Purchase of my Life. Engagement Ring time
Replies: 207
Views: 9975

Re: Toughest Purchase of my Life. Engagement Ring time

I doubt it... She probably wants the fairytale wedding and ring... Every girl's dream. Dude, NO! It is not every girl's dream. Not by a long shot. That's a media creation; some girls (and guys) buy it, some don't. You need to know whether it is HER dream. If it is, the expense is worth it. But you ...
by MnyGrl
Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Moral dilemma - What would you do?
Replies: 54
Views: 5782

Re: Moral dilemma - What would you do?

Hi, DH is in a moral dilemma. He recently joined a new company (after being laid off last year) at a fairly senior position. The company executives are asking him to sell a big deal(upwards of 25 million) which isn't the best solution for the client. They are asking him to propose the deal that is ...
by MnyGrl
Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Moral dilemma - What would you do?
Replies: 54
Views: 5782

Re: Moral dilemma - What would you do?

Hi, DH is in a moral dilemma. He recently joined a new company (after being laid off last year) at a fairly senior position. The company executives are asking him to sell a big deal(upwards of 25 million) which isn't the best solution for the client. They are asking him to propose the deal that is ...
by MnyGrl
Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Toughest Purchase of my Life. Engagement Ring time
Replies: 207
Views: 9975

Re: Toughest Purchase of my Life. Engagement Ring time

Two Words: Cubic Zirconia And one more: Elope I'd be more than happy to get married in Vegas and plan an after-wedding party in a Hall or our House. I really feel like the Engagement ring and a Wedding are for other people. Yes, but is your prospective fiance one of those other people? If not, why ...
by MnyGrl
Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Advice For Friend Going Through Divorce
Replies: 25
Views: 3474

Re: Advice For Friend Going Through Divorce

Dear Bogleheads, Looking for some advice for a good friend of mine going through a difficult period of life with a divorce. Thankfully, I have no experience in this area, so looking to the wisdom of the bogleheads. Background: - Currently still legally married, going through legal divorce proceedin...
by MnyGrl
Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: An argument against self-insuring for long-term care
Replies: 214
Views: 10963

Re: An argument against self-insuring for long-term care

but needing LTC for a decade is extremely rare. Do you have any sources that show the likelihood of needing LTC for a specific period of time, including home care? One source that may shed some light.... https://www.morningstar.com/articles/823957/75-mustknow-statistics-about-longterm-care.html Tha...
by MnyGrl
Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Figuring out long-term technology plan for kids - Chromebook?
Replies: 43
Views: 2469

Re: Figuring out long-term technology plan for kids - Chromebook?

Thanks for all your input! Most of her work will be within Google Docs. There are a few websites she needs to use (like Quizlet for foreign language exercises), but these seem to work fine in the Chrome browser. One other question: when you first get a Chromebook, do you set it up with a primary gma...
by MnyGrl
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Figuring out long-term technology plan for kids - Chromebook?
Replies: 43
Views: 2469

Re: Figuring out long-term technology plan for kids - Chromebook?

Thanks for all the advice. I am probably going to go with 4GB to start, since the price goes up quite a bit for the 8GB chromebooks. I will try both at Best Buy and open a bunch of tabs to get a sense of the impact.

Again, thanks!!
by MnyGrl
Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Figuring out long-term technology plan for kids - Chromebook?
Replies: 43
Views: 2469

Re: Figuring out long-term technology plan for kids - Chromebook?

Thanks for all the comments. They use exclusively Macs at school, and I have to endure a fair amount of whining that we don't have one, but I think it's good that she knows how to use multiple OSes in any case. Can someone explain how printing works on a Chromebook? It is not a must-have since she c...
by MnyGrl
Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Figuring out long-term technology plan for kids - Chromebook?
Replies: 43
Views: 2469

Re: Figuring out long-term technology plan for kids - Chromebook?

Would a Chromebook meet her needs? Any suggested models? According to Popular Mechanics the Asus Chromebook ($245) is one of the best ones for students. It got some pretty good reviews on Amazon too. "It might not quite cut it for college or university, but Asus' very affordable Chromebook C202SA s...
by MnyGrl
Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Figuring out long-term technology plan for kids - Chromebook?
Replies: 43
Views: 2469

Re: Figuring out long-term technology plan for kids - Chromebook?

I have two kids, eight and twelve years old. Currently we have one Windows laptop at home running Win 10. It is about three years old and runs slowly but adequately. (Each of us has a Kindle Fire as well, for consumption of music, apps, web browsing, Netflix, etc. - so one laptop is usually enough....
by MnyGrl
Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: indoor houseplants--your advice?
Replies: 19
Views: 1461

Re: indoor houseplants--your advice?

+1 on Pothos.

I have a number of philodendron plants and only remember to water them about once a month. They are still alive after 4-5 years.
by MnyGrl
Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Figuring out long-term technology plan for kids - Chromebook?
Replies: 43
Views: 2469

Figuring out long-term technology plan for kids - Chromebook?

I have two kids, eight and twelve years old. Currently we have one Windows laptop at home running Win 10. It is about three years old and runs slowly but adequately. (Each of us has a Kindle Fire as well, for consumption of music, apps, web browsing, Netflix, etc. - so one laptop is usually enough. ...
by MnyGrl
Wed May 16, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: I will be laid off but can not get unemployment benefits?
Replies: 26
Views: 4220

Re: I will be laid off but can not get unemployment benefits?

In their eyes, if you are generating money from a business, you are not unemployed.

In many states, the unemployment payments you receive have any income deducted from them. So if they would be sending you $300 a week, but your business is generating $350 a week, you would get nothing.
by MnyGrl
Thu May 10, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What's the view on dogs running free?
Replies: 110
Views: 6258

Re: What's the view on dogs running free?

I LOVE dogs (see my cute rescue dog in my avatar) but wouldn't want one running free in my backyard. Mostly for safety reasons - I have kids and dogs can be unpredictable. They also leave poop which I would then have to deal with. Dogs are frequently hit by cars as well when they are loose. Where I ...
by MnyGrl
Tue May 01, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How would you handle a request for money from a niece?
Replies: 89
Views: 7472

Re: How would you handle a request for money from a niece?

As I said, if OP helps her, it is free. I wash my kids hair all the time, and my dog’s. They are squirmy as heck and it is still possible. This does not sound like a high COL area. I live in one, but you can go to places like Hair Cuttery and they will wash and dry your hair for less than $40. I ho...
by MnyGrl
Tue May 01, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Career change and going back to school at 40+
Replies: 37
Views: 3592

Re: Career change and going back to school at 40+

Our lives actually sound very similar. I'm also a divorced mom living close to DC, looking forward to the time I can escape to a lower COL area. I have two kids though so will probably be waiting longer than you. How old is your kid? The logistics and economics of divorce can make you feel really st...
by MnyGrl
Tue May 01, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How would you handle a request for money from a niece?
Replies: 89
Views: 7472

Re: How would you handle a request for money from a niece?

I think some of the people who are defending the granddaughter in this scenario probably sponge off their parents and grandparents, too. :twisted: Family norms differ. It could well be that those of us who are less zealous about saying “No way!” live in families where people enjoy helping each othe...
by MnyGrl
Tue May 01, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How would you handle a request for money from a niece?
Replies: 89
Views: 7472

Re: How would you handle a request for money from a niece?

I hope that when I'm old I won't be spending so much on my hair (getting hair done every week? 52 times a year????) that I wouldn't be able to give a struggling relative $100 if it was really needed. Believe it or not, it takes some effort to wash your hair when you're old. Your arms get weak holdi...
by MnyGrl
Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How would you handle a request for money from a niece?
Replies: 89
Views: 7472

Re: How would you handle a request for money from a niece?

I hope that when I'm old I won't be spending so much on my hair (getting hair done every week? 52 times a year????) that I wouldn't be able to give a struggling relative $100 if it was really needed. Believe it or not, it takes some effort to wash your hair when you're old. Your arms get weak holdi...
by MnyGrl
Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How would you handle a request for money from a niece?
Replies: 89
Views: 7472

Re: How would you handle a request for money from a niece?

Wake up! Your 42 year old niece is a bum! (And, I'm beginning to wonder about YOU even considering giving her money!) So I'm going to play devil's advocate for a moment. I'm 90. I love my grandchildren. I have a granddaughter who is 42 and single. Other than a few small loans ($40? $100) here and t...
by MnyGrl
Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How would you handle a request for money from a niece?
Replies: 89
Views: 7472

Re: How would you handle a request for money from a niece?

I cannot imagine my kids having asked any of their grandparents for money. If they absolutely needed money, and could not get it elsewhere, I would hope that they would come to me, not a 90 year old. How did the idea of grandparents as an ATM start? If this person is asking, where are the parents i...
by MnyGrl
Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How would you handle a request for money from a niece?
Replies: 89
Views: 7472

Re: How would you handle a request for money from a niece?

It sounds like someone who needs help. I hope that when I'm old I won't be spending so much on my hair (getting hair done every week? 52 times a year????) that I wouldn't be able to give a struggling relative $100 if it was really needed. Giving someone $100 like that is not helping. I suggest many...