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[ - ] Visited my friend at Harvard Business School this past weekend. Wow. Those guys party hard, and the girls in Boston absolutely love them. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 04:11 AM Flag
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What does "party hard" mean in this instance? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 04:50 AM Flag
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NP, but I went to HBS. Weekends in Bermuda, Park City, New York, champagne, coke, you name it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 04:54 AM Flag
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LOL, no! When I was there a few years ago, most of the guys were nerds. The "party studs" were mostly concentrated around the Kennedy School - lots of wealthy younger foreign guys who were there on political connections more than "merit." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 04:58 AM Flag
[ - ] Umm someone filed taxes with dh SS number so our filing was rejected!! Apparently we are the victims of identity theft and I'm kind of freaked out. This is beyond credit card fraud. How do I deal with this? 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 03:58 AM Flag
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IRS site says file Form 14039, but not too soothing- does not say what happens next and given today's IRS, i would totally believe that Form goes into an abyss never to be heard from again [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 04:04 AM Flag
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Thx beyond irs I mean - how can I quash identify heft before it goes beyond this - someone has dh SS number! Holy shit! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 04:06 AM Flag
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Put theft alert on your credit reports with the credit agencies and check them so see if anyone has opened accounts recently- creditkarma is good for this for instantaneous without paying. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 04:11 AM Flag
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Thx [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 04:13 AM Flag
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crap. I don't know but you 2 should both call in sick tomorrow and spend the entire days on the phone trying to alert authorities and banks and anyone else. It will be worth it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 04:18 AM Flag
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What authorities do I alert? I don't know where to begin [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 04:36 AM Flag
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I would start now and start with the police and get notebooks ready for y'all both to be on the phones all day tomorrow and the next day. This is no joke. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 04:41 AM Flag
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^Im sure the police will take note and also tell you where to call. This has become a big business. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 04:42 AM Flag
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^Obviously call all of your banks and credit cards. Take it seriously. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 04:43 AM Flag
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Where are the replies [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 04:39 AM Flag
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Why do the replies keep disappearing [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 04:40 AM Flag
[ - ] Okay UB - need help with a big school decision - and you guys have been wonderful before. DC luckily got into the only public school that I would have considered (it is in a struggling district but is small, nurturing and has good enough academics - DC's preschool director highly recommends it). We also have a spot at a progressive private with 50% FA. While of course the private is a better school, our HHI is 200 and we also have a one year old who needs childcare and we would not be able to also afford private for him. G & T is out because DC only qualified for district and our district G & T blows. I know we should opt for public but I feel so, so bad not giving DC the advantages of the private school (DC is bright but quirky and I was thinking that the progressive private would be so good for her). But going private means we use all of our income for education with absolutely no savings (and we rent). 22 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 03:57 AM Flag
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Which private [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 03:58 AM Flag
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TSAC [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 04:01 AM Flag
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OP: school at columbia [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 04:02 AM Flag
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There no right answer - maybe income will increase over years? When my oldest was 5 our combined income was 200 and know 7 years later it is 500k so do you have that ahead ? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 04:04 AM Flag
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^^ you hit the nail on the head. this is why this decision is so hard - this is about the maximum for our HHI - it may increase but only minimally - maybe, 10,000 and that is not even a given [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 04:08 AM Flag
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I live in the burbs and I have wealthy friends in NYC who do all 3 - g & t, private, and public - I honestly think the privates feel good at the moment and give a facade of security but the end game is pretty much the same - unless you are ready to sacrifice everything - vacations, savings etc. I would do public - if on the other hand education is the highly prized item in your life then start tightening your belt. If it doesn't work I guess you can pull out? Congrats by the way - it's not a terrible decision. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 04:13 AM Flag
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thanks so much - [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 04:18 AM Flag
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Possible to get more fa? Think some privates are way overrated - he will always be a have not there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 04:01 AM Flag
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50% is the absolute maximum at this school, unfortunately [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 04:03 AM Flag
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Just my opinion: I would go with the private with 50% financial aid. Your second child might get into a better public. But I am a crazy private school mom who puts my kids' education above all else. I always get flamed on here for my lifestyle decisions. I am sure that the public school would be fine too. GL! :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 04:01 AM Flag
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OP: just curious. what do you see as the biggest advantages to private. what major lifestyle sacrifices have you made for education. Also, unfortunately, there are no better public options for us and we would not be able to afford to move if we are paying for private school [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 04:05 AM Flag
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Being able to pick a school and community that share your values and those you want to foster in your children (most important for elementary). No homework, worksheets, or testing for little kids. Huge focus on art, nature, music, movement, and play. Exciting and engaging curriculum, including foreign language instruction from the start. Those are some that come to mind at the moment. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 04:22 AM Flag
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Oh give me a break you elitist ass [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 04:33 AM Flag
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Focus on movement? Jeez there are kids sinking in the Mediterranean who would die for a worksheet - if your kid is smart and you live I a good enough neighborhood with a decent enough public a kid is fine. Take him to a museum for art - you will have extra money to pay for foreign language classes and music if need be, or your kid may be a regular boy who just wants to play Lego and watch a bad cartoon. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 04:35 AM Flag
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Actually, our public has everything she listed. I don't know what she's talking about. Skipping a test does not justify all of the downsides to private for me. -NP [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 04:38 AM Flag
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The "advantages" of private are in your head. She'll do as well or better in public. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 04:05 AM Flag
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The advantages are real, but not at that hhi. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 04:19 AM Flag
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Please explain. Advantages should be the same regardless of price. If the advantages aren't there, then, even if it's free, it's pointless. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 04:27 AM Flag
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Public. You'll move out of the city within 5 yrs anyway. The cash you save will be your down payment. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 04:18 AM Flag
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Go public. All my private school friends with kids wish they had. 200k is not even close to enough. we are 400k and dh used to make more so we have 2 mil in savings and 1 mil coop but still do ps 6. It is great and we are saving that extra several hundred k for college and retirement. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 04:22 AM Flag
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thanks - this is the way we are leaning. I figure that private schools would give DC a better educational experience but that public is much better for our entire family, including DC. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 04:33 AM Flag
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pp: Private is better than public but having more money for college or extracurriculars are more important. If your kid is smart they will do well anywhere and if not than not. I would totally do private if I had huge trust fund but even with 400k and our savings and 1 dc I don't think it will change his future compared to going to college with no loans. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 04:37 AM Flag
[ - ] So why isn't Bruce wearing dresses yet? 0 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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[ - ] What is the most effective way to have my obese cat lose weight? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 03:57 AM Flag
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Better quality dry food. Try Science Diet for indoor older cats [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 04:01 AM Flag
[ - ] I live on Madison and 88th and it kind of... creeps me out how clean and disneyland like it is around here. No NYC grit or charm. No nothing. It's like a suburb. Where's the cool NYC? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 03:56 AM Flag
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Go about 15 blocks north [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 03:59 AM Flag
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+1 barrio is where it's at [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 04:03 AM Flag
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Cobble Hill. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 04:01 AM Flag
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Charming, but far from cool. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 04:55 AM Flag
[ - ] My marriage is so on the rocks. We don't really like each other and dc is 2.5. We haven't taken a vacation in 3 years but when I suggest it DH wants to bring dc which means a working vacation for me and expensive to not be fun as I WOHM and an am just exhausted. Would you just not do vacation or push for a long weekend vacation to try to get back to where we were. Our nanny is very trustworthy so no issue there. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 03:54 AM Flag
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You liked each other enough to get married. What happened since then? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 03:55 AM Flag
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I got really tired between being a regular woman with a night or 2 of private downtime where I used to rest and just watch TV and now being a WOHM doctor who has a husband who can't pack or function or cook or think of anything child related. How do you get your DH to help with running the house? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 04:30 AM Flag
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What do you do for a living that leaves you exhausted? Do you make enough to bring the nanny on vacation? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 03:55 AM Flag
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I could bring the nanny on vacation but she needs more attention then DC so the vacation would revolve around her. I don't want to take thousands of dollars out of retirement just to have another person to take care of. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 04:33 AM Flag
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I would do a weekend vacation with just the two of you :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 04:49 AM Flag
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op: That is what we really need! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 04:54 AM Flag
[ - ] Adolf Hitlar killed 7 thousand Jews, is that enough or too ltitle? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 03:46 AM Flag
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fake [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 03:47 AM Flag
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Umm 9 million you jackass [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Do you think Erin Andrews partakes in the nose candy like her boyfriend? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 03:45 AM Flag
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Yes. I have heard they put cocaine in their butts and then sniff each other's coke farts to get high. How this woman is still employed is anyone's guess. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 03:47 AM Flag
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I've heard that too. Unless we stop Erin Andrews, it's only a matter of time before our DC's start doing this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.21.15, 03:55 AM Flag
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