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[ - ] Any pregnant moms on over 41? Tell me your happy story. 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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baby is now 14m old! No issues with pregnancy or delivery. Baby boy doing fine! [ Reply | More ]
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Best thing I ever did. Changed my life and ALL for the better. Easy pregnancy. Easy everything. [ Reply | More ]
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Mine is now 20 months and i am 44! Best decision ever. [ Reply | More ]
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+1, Preg at 41 db perfect db at 42 now 44 with perfect db still. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:35 PM Flag
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all good, i had one at 39 (now at brooklyn tech) and another at 41 and going to lag... [ Reply | More ]
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I had my 4th...a surprise baby many years younger than her siblings...at 42, and it has been wonderful! Yes I was a bit more physically tired than with my earlier pregnancies/infants, but I was also much more secure and clear headed about my parenting decisions. A lot less second guessing, which made me much LESS tired. It was a really fun experience! She's 8 yo now and we're still loving it! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:36 PM Flag
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np Do you think this is more because of age or experience? I mean, she was your 4th. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:20 PM Flag
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OR: Some of both, I'm sure. But I do think age (or more specifically, me being more mature and knowing myself better) helped. As even compared to my third, the fourth was much easier mentally. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:38 PM Flag
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conceived at 44 with IVF/DE... amazing, beautiful child. totally easy pregnancy, I was in way better shape than most of the 30 year olds in my birthing classes (!). I loved being pregnant, only wish I'd done it earlier but things don't always work out the way you think they will. Love being a mother. I'm 50 this summer, doing fabulous, so is my DC. Best thing I ever did with my life. GL! [ Reply | More ]
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Tina Fey, Gwen Stefani [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:22 PM Flag
[ - ] First-time expecting mom, mother-in-law lives in another country but is willing to come help out. We own small apartment, so space would be cramped and there is always a little family conflict. Any good or bad stories about husband's mom moving in to help with baby? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:07 PM Flag
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you don't need help! We were fine with 2 kids by ourselves. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:09 PM Flag
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OP- Thanks. We both work outside home and are weighing day care options for post-maternity leave through Pre-K age. So it is her vs. nanny vs. day care. We can afford nanny or day care, but like most families, it would be a major expense. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:17 PM Flag
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Mine moved in to help w twins. Sort of helpful but created other issues. I was happy when they left and was able to do things on my own with some paid help. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:29 PM Flag
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Definitely get help. But have her stay in a temp studio near by. You don't want stranger in the house right after you give birth. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:31 PM Flag
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Depends on your relationship. Mine was always willing to come and help, but what little help I got caused me ton of emotional exaustion. I preferred physical exaustion and doing things by myself to being emotionally exausted and frustrated. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:15 PM Flag
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mine came from end of my maternity leave (7 weeks ) until db was 5 months. She cooked, cleaned and took care of everything db related. It was really nice, the only thing I had to worry about after i got home was spending time with db. we have a small apt too but she really saved me. Also depends on how helpful dh is (mine was not very helpful at all) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:17 PM Flag
[ - ] The person who prepared my taxes at H&R Block told me that I would only be charged 1 day of interest if I sent in my check 1 day late. I just found out that she was wrong and I'm going to be fined for 1 month of interest. Both the woman who prepared my taxes and her manager admitted that they were wrong. Is there anything I can do to resolve this with the IRS? 17 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:05 PM Flag
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Unlikely. Would HR Block Fees cover the additional interest? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:08 PM Flag
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No. The interest is 2500 and the fees were 100. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:10 PM Flag
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np -- you are stuck. IRS will do nothing. Signed, tax lawyer mom [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:55 PM Flag
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But "do nothing" probably also includes not assessing her for the additional interest unless she is audited and filing a day late is not an audit flag [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:13 PM Flag
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Ugh. I would probably just send it in. Their backlog is so huge, I doubt they're actually checking postmarks and going after people for interest like this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:12 PM Flag
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$2500? How much did you owe? I owed $6000 and paid like $8 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:55 PM Flag
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I am self employed so taxes aren't taken out of my paychecks - I pay them all at once. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:15 PM Flag
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Yeah but you could be making quarterly payments to them, right? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:00 PM Flag
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I could but I didn't [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:17 PM Flag
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no -- resolve it with H&R Block -- reduced fee [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:54 PM Flag
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Duh [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:14 PM Flag
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d'oh! [ Reply | More ]
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Did you file on Apr 15 but simply pay by check on Apr 16? If so, penalty is small- 0.5%. If not, penalty is 5.0%. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:00 PM Flag
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Small claims court unless H&R pays up. Also, twitter about your bad experience with them. That usually gets quick action! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:30 PM Flag
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This. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:18 PM Flag
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But give them a chance first. If you twitter now no reason for them to make right [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:23 PM Flag
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I worked for h&r block (a lo g time ago). Write a letter to headquarters with the facts, and the names location and that they admitted error --- tell them how disappointed you are in their quality, that they used to have a reputation for standing by their work and the ethics to absorb financial errors due to their mistakes. Say how many years you have used them (if a lot) OR if this is your first, it will be your last and throw in can no longer recommend to friends and family. If you spell out the difference in o e day and one month .... And use that figure like.... I can't believe your organization would would lose customers over $$ - you will get a check. Good luck [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:21 PM Flag
[ - ] Real estate prices in NYC are just unreal. How long will they keep going up? These are bubble prices, no? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:05 PM Flag
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The problem is NYC real estate prices are cheap by foreign buyers standard, when comparing to prices in other major cities like London and Hong Kong. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:54 PM Flag
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This. My friends in London can not believe how cheap Manhattan is. Many hope to move here [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:12 PM Flag
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Plus one [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:12 PM Flag
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When we start getting low on oil, everyone will want to live in nice cities. Prices are never drastically going down in NYC. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:15 PM Flag
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I've given up trying to understand Manhattan real estate. I've given over to the notion that it is part of a global luxury market, and using the traditional yardsticks of affordability do not apply. I'm so glad I don't have to buy into this market. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:35 PM Flag
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And the Chinese buyers are buying here with all cashes whenever their children come here for school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:39 PM Flag
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prime areas of manhattan have been unreal for a very long time. its not a bubble unless NYC suddenly becomes undesirable and everyone loses their money. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:41 PM Flag
[ - ] If anyone needs to laugh google Amy Shumer Time Warner Cable skit. I'm dying laughing. I've been there. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:03 PM Flag
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It's called 'calling the cable company'. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:07 PM Flag
[ - ] Any August birthday boys accepted to choice private schools? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 04.16.14, 04:03 PM Flag
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Went g&t [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:31 PM Flag
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Did you try for private first? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:36 PM Flag
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Went g&t [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:31 PM Flag
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Only for preK. Too young letters otherwise. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:34 PM Flag
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My son is one of the youngest in his preschool (physically the biggest). His teachers are constantly telling me how bright and mature he is. One of his teachers accidently told me he was her personal favorite and smartest kid. Doesn't this count? Or can I expect to receive too young letters anyway? :( [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:38 PM Flag
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S/O Any August girls accepted? [ Reply | More ]
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I toured Friends yesterday and noticed that they had a few August birthdays; however, there were none in June and July. I suspect the August birthdays were redshirts. If not, than there were some August boys and Girls. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:40 PM Flag
[ - ] Major Ivy League study states that the U.S. is an oligarchy www.princeton.edu/~mgilens/Gilens%20homepage%20materials/Gilens%20and%20Page/Gilens%20and%20Page%202014-Testing%20Theories%203-7-14.pdf Kind of scary that we are becoming such a divided country. I'm concerned how this will affect social stability. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:57 PM Flag
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Next news update - the sky is blue [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:01 PM Flag
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Not sure if your just realizing this or are trying trying to educate those with their heads in the sand that would prefer we cut off all social safety nets and devolve into something resembling one of our neighbors sit the south....so long as they're behind the wall, that is. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] All-inclusive resorts, yay or nay? 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:57 PM Flag
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we did club med florida, and the food was great, so was the tennis [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:41 PM Flag
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Did you get bored being stuck in one place all week? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:50 PM Flag
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they had lots for adults to do. Took a tennis less for 1 hour per day for 4 days, and 1 other class for a total of 2 per day. They also had at least 10 other classes to choose from. Kids were at kids club which was oopen till 5pm, but we took them out about 3pm and hung by pool. They also have stuff in evening, after dinner, including 1 or 2 shows per night, and babysitting at kids club for $20 per child till midnight. Liked it much more than I expected and reasonably priced! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:05 PM Flag
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We did "all-inclusive" at luxury lodges in New Zealand, that was fantastic. Buffet in the Caribbean - nay. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:51 PM Flag
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Young kids? Yea. No kids or older kids? Nay. [ Reply | More ]
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I agree with this. It's ideal when you have little kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:39 PM Flag
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I usually don't like them, though some are very nice, because they could really be anywhere, and the reason I travel is to see new places. For a long weekend, okay. For a week, not for me. [ Reply | More ]
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Sometimes I travel to see new places, and ITA that all inclusive is silly for that. But if you just want to chill in a place that is not home, and have an easy week, it's great! So, I like them sometimes even for a week. But you make a good point. Depends what you want to get out of the vacation. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:25 PM Flag
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highly recommend the Club Med resorts. DH and I did Turks and Caicos last year. We had a blast and plan to return again when we can. I've also stayed at Sandals St. Lucia but was bored out of my mind there. Club Med had more activities/fun people. [ Reply | More ]
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Yes, sometimes. It's great when you want to relax, and aren't interested in doing a ton of planning. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Does anyone have a 1st grader who is doing piano lessons? I'm thinking of starting dd in the fall (she'll be 6.5). How much of a time commitment is it? How much practice do they typically require beyond lesson time? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Are you a tiger mom, or is it just an introduction ? [ Reply | More ]
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my child is supposed to practice about 20 mins a day, 5 days a week. we let her skip lesson day and one other day, but she often chooses to do more or to mess around on the piano separate from her assigned practice. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Starting to look in the burbs. What can you tell me about Glen Ridge NJ? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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I've heard ridgewood is really nice [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] S/O Where to buy China Glaze nail color near 27/Broadway? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Ricky's. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Does fibrosis make getting pregnant more difficult? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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cystic fibrosis? [ Reply | More ]
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Fibroids, sometimes [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Is there a web site to get salary range for positions? Like, what is range for in house counsel or benefits administrator at mid size bank? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:40 PM Flag
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yes, glassdoor.com [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:26 PM Flag
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But take everything online w a grain of salt [ Reply | More ]
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yes the government has a good website - bls.gov [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:48 PM Flag
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OP: Thanks [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Anyone do NYAC for kid's camp and sports? How about family summer weekends at the pool at TI? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:37 PM Flag
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DS did the summer camp at age 5 (suggested minimum age is 7). Great coaches, great program, but it kicked his butt. Lotta jocks at the NYAC means a lot of kid jocks with natural athletic talents. The price per week becomes reasonable if you do the whole eight weeks, otherwise it's kind of pricy. There is a bus that will pick up at your residence. If you're not a member, you can get a member to get your kid a place in the camp, for a slightly higher fee. [ Reply | More ]
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Thanks! Do you remember the hours and prices? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:21 PM Flag
[ - ] How much do you think you can trust the projections your retirement company gives you? On our statements they give you the projection that says "if you continue to invest the way you are now until you're 65 you'll have XX per month at retirement." Do you think that's a real number? Because I'm kind of happy with what that number is, but I'm not sure if I should believe them or start investing more to be safe. 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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I am sure it's a lie. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:21 PM Flag
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heh I get those statements from Fidelity all the time. I dont believe them. I see X amount and I assume that in 20 years, it will be a little higher but nowhere near tha $1.x million those Fidelity brochures claim..LOL.. [ Reply | More ]
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It is true, but based on assumptions. Make sure you agree with the assumptions. Rate of return, mainly, and what % of your in one they think you need to live on once retired. [ Reply | More ]
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If the economy stays stable for the next 20 yrs , then it might be close. The don't project a bubble or market pullback [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:46 PM Flag
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This. The projections are just averaging your resurgence to date and multiplying it by remaining years to retirement. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:00 PM Flag
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What is the general rule of how much income you need per year to live comfortably? Not poor, not super rich just continue being umc [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:44 PM Flag
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read the small print -- its all speculation based upon defined assumptions [ Reply | More ]
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yes and no. they don't take into consideration your losing your job for example or not being able to contribute as much in certain years or your employer reducing its match or contribution. but IME they use a pretty conservative rate of returm for these things. if you really doubt it, do your own financial projection - using a conservative rate of return and your current year contribution but not the increases that he tax law will allow. and see where that leaves you. compound returns really do make a difference and they make more of a difference in the last 20 years than in the first 20. [ Reply | More ]
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Take them with a grain of salt. When it comes to retirement,it is largely about timing, i.e., how is the market / state of economy when you actually need to start withdrawing the money. Which is why it is wise to move into more conservative investments as you get closer to retirement. Unfortunately, there is a risk to that as well if you need to keep investing to maximize returns because you really don't have enough to move permanently into more conservative investments. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] has anyone here had a nose job? anyone you would recommend in ny? what was the cost and what was the recovery like? when could you go back to work and look relatively normal? 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:34 PM Flag
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I went to sherrel Aston in the 90s. Quick recovery. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:36 PM Flag
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I want my nose done, feel like it's getting bigger as I get older. Any idea of the cost? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:37 PM Flag
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I did it I do recommend it however catiliginous tissue may continue to grow - that did happen to me. So I got rid of the ugly hump but still have a bulbous nose tip. Would love to get that part redone [ Reply | More ]
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Do it! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:31 PM Flag
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no money otherwise I would [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:48 PM Flag
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op - what do you mean about the tissue continuing to grow? can you clarify? i never loved my nose, but i think after playing a college sport - i got hit one to many times in the nose with the ball. its been fractured twice.... but i notices this year is kind of grown and almost tilts to one side. it didn't used to do this, but i guess all those knocks in the face finally caught up with me. [ Reply | More ]
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Dr Philip Miller in nyc is very good - and does great revisions too. See his website for pics. I thought he did a fantastic job - cost about $12,000 but that was 5 years ago. Worth every penny. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:25 PM Flag
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Also he will show you what you will look like on computer - Mine turned out exactly as we planned. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:26 PM Flag
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Recovery is not fun. its not the pain but more discomfort with the packing for the first few days and then just wearing the cast. Do you have kids? Bec keeping them away from your face also difficult. Took 2 weeks off work, most bruises gone by then or coverable with make up. Depends on how drastic the change. Whats wrong with your nose? [ Reply | More ]
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thanks for the info. i posted above. i never loved my nose, its a little big for my face, but just decided to live with it. over the past 1-2 years it seems like its grown and almost tilts to one side (slightly). it never used to do this, but perhaps playing a college sport and getting knocked in the face repeatedly and having a couple of fractures finally caught up with me. i'm just not happy with the way it looks and it really bothers me. [ Reply | More ]
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I've never seen one that wasn't completely obvious to me. Unless you've got a total honker schnoz, I wouldn't do it. My sister had one, ruined her face. And there was no reason for her to have it done. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:22 PM Flag
[ - ] We turned down Mandell for crappy public (163)/UWSA/g&t back in February. Fast forward 2 months. Dc got a 97 on the g&t test, so we can only hope for ps 165 at best. We got into SA, so now it's down to 163 gen ed, which we hated, Success, or 165 g&t at best. Did we make a mistake turning Mandell down? 27 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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NO [ Reply | More ]
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No. SA or 165 G&T are both better options than Mandell. [ Reply | More ]
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Thank you. I am about to lose it with the whole school thing. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:29 PM Flag
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Mandell is awful but I would not sent my kid to 165. That place is GHETTO [ Reply | More ]
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We were not thrilled with 165 when we toured. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:50 PM Flag
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Did you like Success? If I were in your shoes I'd probably try SA for a year. On the other side of the spectrum: MSC? Also: PS 452 has a lot of out of zone families and is a great school... [ Reply | More ]
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We did like it, so I would be comfortable sending dc there for a year. We applied to MSC, although would prefer Success. Didn't realize we could apply to 452 out of zone! [ Reply | More ]
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You absolutely can - although it may be late now bc of Kindergarten connect. I'd still give the parent coordinator a jingle. If you liked Success, you will not like MSC. Absolutely do SA for a year. You might really like it, and then your school issues will be resolved (for both kids!). If you don't love it, you can try everything again (except Hunter) for 1st. Many, many people move between K and 1st. [ Reply | More ]
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Thank you, very helpful to hear we still have good options. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:18 PM Flag
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Do you own? Do you have high HHI? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:01 PM Flag
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We own. HHI is not very high. We could afford 1 private tuition, but have a younger sib as well. Two tuitions would be a huge stretch. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 03:49 PM Flag
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when you say not very high what is it? maybe you can get some FA with two dcs in private? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:00 PM Flag
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about $275K. We both WOH, f/t nanny and younger sibling who is almost 2. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:03 PM Flag
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or: you made the right decision. 100%. We have HHI of 330 and 3 kids and NO WAY can we do private and neither can you. Smart kids end up at the same MS in D3. Both G&T at 165 and UWSA are perfectly fine options and if you don't like it you rent for 1 year in good zone when your oldest starts 2nd and youngest starts K and you are done. GL! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:25 PM Flag
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Also, Mandell is not worth the $$ at your income. You absolutely made the right decision. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:26 PM Flag
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Thank you so much. Feel better now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:19 PM Flag
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I personally would be thrilled to have a spot at UWSA and wouldn't even question it for 1 second. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:27 PM Flag
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You won't get enough FA with that HHI. But you would drain yourself paying for Mandell. You did the right thing - just decide which of the available options is the best, and know that you can ALWAYS change your game plan. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:27 PM Flag
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This sounds right. I knew we were doing the right thing at the time, but was really hoping dc would get a 99 so we could apply to citywides, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:21 PM Flag
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I think you can get FA at that level. Although maybe not at Mandell. There are also parochial schools, Metropolitan Montessori (cheaper private options) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:29 PM Flag
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You can't get any meaningful FA for one child with a HHI above $250K. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:30 PM Flag
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np - do you think younger sib could have a chance doing better at G&T? I would try success for the year and then reevaluate. Either move into a better zone or try for private. I would not do 165. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:19 PM Flag
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^^^also, turning down mandell is not a mistake. would much rather try out SA than mandell. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:19 PM Flag
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No clue, younger sibling is still a toddler. Moving would be difficult, but we could try success and reapply to g&t and privates for next year I guess. But what are the chances we'd have better luck with privates for 1st grade? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:09 PM Flag
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How old is DS? If he is on the younger side (birthday later than April), you have a decent shot at privates if you are willing to let him repeat K. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.16.14, 04:29 PM Flag
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March birthday, and I would not hold him back. [ Reply | More ]
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