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[ - ] Dh just finally went to my stylist for a haircut and we had the hysterical revelation that his former hair person (a gay man) invented this whole narrative about his "difficult" hair and making him come back days after a cut to "tweak it after it settles" all this ridiculous stuff. He got a great no nonsense cut from my girl and we can't believe we didn't realize this guy's antics a long time ago! Lol 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:22 PM Flag
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That's funny. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:24 PM Flag
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I had a plumber like that once - told me all kinds of nonsense about why my plumbing needed monthly maintenance visits. Fifteen minutes of online research and I found out he was making it all up, and I never called him for service again. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:30 PM Flag
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Omg! I bet people in all professions are doing this... I had a dentist do it to me in college. Had my dads credit card on file and just went to town filling every tooth in my mouth and doing a root canal and crown I didn't need. Went in for a cleaning, no problems, no pain. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:32 PM Flag
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+1 I had a dentist like that. She told me all of the stuff I needed, and when I asked how much it would all cost, she tried to brush me off. I pushed, and when I totalled it all, it was over $3,000 for just what she said I needed "right away". I went to another dentist for a second opinion, thank goodness. [ Reply | More ]
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We had a plumber like that who did a remodel. DH wanted to adjust the pressure in the shower head and he said not to touch it, he would need to visit again and if DH touched it, it would "void his warranty." DH said bullshit and changed it in about two minutes. The plumber was pissed and wanted to come back out and see what Dh had broken. DH said not to come back. [ Reply | More ]
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Hilarious [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:30 PM Flag
[ - ] I would never admit this in real life but I am so jealous of my brother's fiance. 2 bridal showers, two wedding celebrations, big $$$. I am struggling to make ends meet. I am so sick of the facebook posts about this stupid wedding and it's not even for another 6 months. When did weddings become this giant extravaganza? Or it it now that on Facebook we get more of the constant play by play (ie OMG I picked out the shoes!). I was initially so excited for them but now I am just tired of it. Ugh. Immature vent over. 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:20 PM Flag
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So unfollow her. Problem solved. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:21 PM Flag
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This. She sounds annoying but it's an easily addressed problem [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:24 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:33 PM Flag
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It is just reflective of something happy going on in her life. A lot of brides are the center of their own universe for a while. The rest of us know what's coming later, so just let her have her moments. [ Reply | More ]
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Reality will set in for their lives at some point. And I personally didn't throw a big wedding because I thought it was ridiculous. My SIL had about 4 bridal showers and I had to go to all of them, and had to travel for them. It was annoying. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:23 PM Flag
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"Had to"? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:33 PM Flag
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It's OK to say these things on UB. I am jealous of my brother and his wife. Her family does not have much more money than my parents, and may even have less but they do so much. Her mom not only babysits, but loans them her car whenever, and the MIL has a job she can WAH many days, so if my SIL needs coverage, she's got it. They take them on vacation, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:24 PM Flag
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I hear you. DH and I have had a number of setbacks this past year. We're making it but barely. I have a relative in extended family who goes on vacation FOUR TIMES A YEAR and posts 100 photos each time of the resorts they stayed in, captions it with stuff like, "Quality time at the pool with my princesses!" #paradise, etc. I had to hide her posts, I can't take it anymore. Why did she have two showers and two celebrations? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:24 PM Flag
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I have a younger relative whose build-up to her wedding lasted 2 years. Multiple engagement parties, Mom & sisters' pre-wedding workout routine for 6 months with constant play-by-play, narrated selection of EVERY wedding item, etc. DH and I found it to be an endless source of entertainment. Long Island, I sure don't miss you, lol! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:24 PM Flag
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^PS--they're probably going into debt for all that. Just think of that when the envy sets in. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:26 PM Flag
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You need to work on letting it go, before you make yourself miserable. There will always be someone luckier, richer, smarter, prettier, and happier than you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:34 PM Flag
[ - ] interview was friday. she will receive my thank you tomorrow morning. -- so friday to monday -- that's good, right? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:17 PM Flag
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Perfect. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:19 PM Flag
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Interview for what and who is she? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:20 PM Flag
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person with whom i interviewed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:23 PM Flag
[ - ] Confession: I ruined a rowdy teenager's day today, just for my own amusement. It was selfish and low, taking advantage of inexperience. 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Cool, what happened? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:15 PM Flag
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5 teenaged boys (14-ish) got on the bus and sat behind me. On their way to their seats, they were loud and obnoxious, saying rude things to other passengers and "accidentally" bumping into them. The ringleader-type and the toady-type were saying things about raping women and shooting people, and then started kicking my seat and the seat of the woman across the aisle from me. I turned around and told them to quit it, and of course they just got worse, so I picked out the "middle" boy - not the big troublemaker, but the one laughing along - and took his picture with my phone, and pretended to upload it. I told him I knew he was the one causing all of the trouble, and I had heard the violent things he had said, and blamed the whole thing on him, and told him I was emailing his picture to the bus company and to the police, and then sending it to all of the rape crisis centers, high schools, and women's shelters in the city, identifying him as a sexually violent gun nut that all women should stay away from. He got up and moved forward several seats, and looked like he was about to cry, and even the ringleader kid shut up and sat still after that, but I still feel (a very, very) little bad using that kid to shut everyone else down. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:27 PM Flag
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um, that's actually pretty cool [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:30 PM Flag
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My father has an email signature that reads "youth and exuberance will always be overcome by old age and treachery". I don't think you should feel bad at all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:32 PM Flag
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This is a good tactic. NP. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:32 PM Flag
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Until she gets shot [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:35 PM Flag
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Until she gets shot [ Reply | More ]
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Heyyy, desperate times call for desperate measures! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:33 PM Flag
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DH was just saying the other day that he's in favor of things like Google Glass, because when people know they are being recorded, most of them behave better. Now we just need a website with facial recognition where we can post pictures of jerks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:36 PM Flag
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You probably taught them all a lesson. Good on you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:36 PM Flag
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That's great. But weren't you worried they might retaliate against you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:37 PM Flag
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You are my hero! I fantasize about doing stuff like that. The best I've ever done was loudly tell an Anne Hathaway look a lie that she was f-ing rude for pushing me on the subway platform when I was 9 months pregnant. Not nearly as good as what you pulled off! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:32 PM Flag
[ - ] Single moms, any suggestions on keeping home clean during week? I can't afford to hire help. I like a clean house. On the weekends, I clean everything, cook for the week etc. But during the week I just let it slide. Dishes pile up in the sink, clothes pile up. What do you usually do? I feel like I need to start better weeknight habits. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:13 PM Flag
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Set a timer and clean for 20 minutes a day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:15 PM Flag
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How old are DC? Why is this all on you? Clean as you go and simplify are my two tips. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:17 PM Flag
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def do your dishes everyday. put dirty clothes in hamper everyday. pick up 3 or 10 (whatever number) of things and put away before bed. Do you kids do chores? Eventually they will be able to help clean too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:19 PM Flag
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Just one dish per household member. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:19 PM Flag
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How old are your kids? I feel bad for you - mine are 5, 3, and 10 months. I have a housekeeper 2 times a week and I still feel like I am constantly cleaning. [ Reply | More ]
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My kids are too young to do too much and at the end of the day they are falling asleep hard to get them to do things. They do do age appropriate chores on weekends. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:21 PM Flag
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I've found that if I set a timer and tell myself I'm just going to power through 10 mns of cleaning before I go to bed and whatever I don't get to is fine. Pretty much everything necessary gets done in 10 focused minutes and those minutes are worth it when I wake up to a clean kitchen and don't lie in bed going over everything I should have done that day... [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] How do I clear my iPhone so that the New York Times will give me more than 10 articles per month? Thanks 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:09 PM Flag
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Settings. Safari. Clear history and cookie [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:12 PM Flag
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Tap the Settings icon, scroll down to Safari, scroll down to Clear History and Website data. This should clear your cache. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:12 PM Flag
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Pay them. I do. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:16 PM Flag
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Seriously. This. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:18 PM Flag
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I don't really like the times but from clicking on links on facebook I need maybe 12 a month. [ Reply | More ]
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Look at the site in privacy or incognito mode. [ Reply | More ]
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Do you have a relative who would like a paper subsciption? You can give them that and I think you can add electronic for no extra? [ Reply | More ]
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Actually I would like the paper. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:32 PM Flag
[ - ] Cheerleading competition on ESPN2 !!! 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:04 PM Flag
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Not a fan but I'm told it is athletically rigorous. DF is now dealing with a teen who has issues with drugs etc...I'm sure she wishes kid was in cheer leading instead... [ Reply | More ]
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It is college cheerleading, so a bit easier to swallow than high school. These kids love what they do, and most of the guys are now proudly out of the closet. [ Reply | More ]
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So exciting to be young, strong and agile. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:16 PM Flag
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Makes me want to send one of my kids to a big state school [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:23 PM Flag
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At my UB friendly college, people threw paper cups at the cheerleaders [ Reply | More ]
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They are all so bright and shiny [ Reply | More ]
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Those guys just totally dropped that U Mississippi girl [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:27 PM Flag
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Oh, wow, they are a train wreck [ Reply | More ]
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The girls are all crying walking off, I have to watch this again [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:28 PM Flag
[ - ] I am going to lose it.. I'm over this weather. I've run out of ideas of things to do with a 4 and 2 year old. So tired of playing in the snow and freezing! 16 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:00 PM Flag
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Burbs rock!!! Kids building tent house with card table and blankets in basement. [ Reply | More ]
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I am in the burbs. Theres nothing to do but play in the basement or in the snow. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:19 PM Flag
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indoor activities? tons of indoor playgrounds in Manhattan. in Brooklyn, brooklyn children's museum [ Reply | More ]
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Btdt [ Reply | More ]
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I have older kids but I am also OVER this weather. I want to wear shoes, or maybe even SANDALS... [ Reply | More ]
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I saw a guy wearing flip flops this week walking on the sidewalk!!! WTH. I'm in Brooklyn. [ Reply | More ]
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Some people don't feel the cold the same way. I saw a guy with just a sweater on the other day. Weird. [ Reply | More ]
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Museums? Movies, friends? Skiing? Skating? Tons to do. [ Reply | More ]
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Skiing and skating with 2 YO? LMAO. [ Reply | More ]
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Right?!? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:19 PM Flag
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Or even go the movies? [ Reply | More ]
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Have you never been through winter up north before? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:13 PM Flag
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Yes. But at this point, I'm done. [ Reply | More ]
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Rent a car or do zipcar and get out of the city. There are a lot more indoor activities outside of NYC for that age. Try the children museum in norwalk. It's awesome and you can spend the entire day there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:21 PM Flag
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You and the kids can lounge at your favorite branch library. Catch up on reading, studying, internet. [ Reply | More ]
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I think people forget what long winters are like with little kids or are in denial. Mid February to mid March suck! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:23 PM Flag
[ - ] Things to do today in SOHO with elem. school aged dcs? Any ideas appreciated. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:43 PM Flag
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Scholastic book store [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:51 PM Flag
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zzzzzz b&n just as easy [ Reply | More ]
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Play outside! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:54 PM Flag
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I'd say go down to Pearl Paint, but since that doesn't exist anymore because of the real estate factors in NYC, then go to Duane Reade, buy some poster paints. Go to the hardware store, buy a big role of painter's paper. Create a mural. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:58 PM Flag
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is venturing further down to Chinatown an option? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Thoughts on a baby shower for a second child because the person threw away all of her 7 year old's stuff. 52 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:39 PM Flag
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If you don't want to give her a gift, just don't go. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:41 PM Flag
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This. I am hoping she gave to charity if stuff was usable. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:42 PM Flag
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No. She throws it away. [ Reply | More ]
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Disgusting! Np [ Reply | More ]
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seriously, why? [ Reply | More ]
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Idk. We fight about it. I beg her to give her old stuff to me to distribute. [ Reply | More ]
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What is your relationship to this person? I don't really approve of her throwing the stuff away but you sound extremely over-involved and bossy. [ Reply | More ]
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This. [ Reply | More ]
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Sister [ Reply | More ]
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Maybe she gave to someone and she didnt feel she had to answer to you. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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No I helped her move and saw it in the garbage. She wouldn't let me call the vets [ Reply | More ]
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"to distribute" - lmao - you mean, so you can have her stuff for free. [ Reply | More ]
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No my kids are older. [ Reply | More ]
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And no I don't sell stuff on eBay. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:22 PM Flag
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None. But I have some thoughts on people who get invited to a party and then passive-aggressively snark about having to give a gift to someone who already had a shower for the first baby. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:42 PM Flag
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This. I don't know how these people have any friends. [ Reply | More ]
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And they are usually the ones who show up with the biggest smiles and over the top excitement. [ Reply | More ]
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Seriously [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:32 PM Flag
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your suggestion or hers? [ Reply | More ]
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She wants one and I would be part of it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:47 PM Flag
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same gender? would you be part of it be her request or you really want to do it? i think 7 years is fine but she should say that she gave the other things to charity. I wouldn't splash out on someone who threw previous gifts away rather than gifting them to people who could use them [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:51 PM Flag
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We don't know the gender [ Reply | More ]
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honestly with that back history of throwing out items, she should by her own things. [ Reply | More ]
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But how do I tell her that [ Reply | More ]
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"buy" :-) [ Reply | More ]
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^^giving [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:11 PM Flag
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We did this for a friend's oops 4th baby in her 40s. She had an IUD in place and her youngest was also in second grade. Total shock. She cried for days, decided to have the baby but they could not remove the IUD. We threw her a gender neutral shower at my house when she was around 4 months as a show of support. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:45 PM Flag
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What happened to the baby with the iud there [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:56 PM Flag
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Oh, he is four now, he was fine. They removed the IUD during the csection and tied her tubes. [ Reply | More ]
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But she went through the whole pregnancy with it in place! [ Reply | More ]
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Ok good [ Reply | More ]
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Neither here nor there ... But She could have known the gender at four months. [ Reply | More ]
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For her reasons, she chose not to know. [ Reply | More ]
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Got pregnant and cried for days? Fuck her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:11 PM Flag
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Np. You don't deserve to be pregnant if you don't understand how frightening that scenario might be. [ Reply | More ]
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Maybe so. Been TTC for years and just lost my first pregnancy. My body is disfunctional. [ Reply | More ]
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Your womb might work a little better if it were a little less angry. [ Reply | More ]
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I have 3 dc's and am close to 40, youngest is starting K in the fall and I'm back to work FT. If I got pg with a 4th by accident, I'd keep the baby and love it to death but yes, I'd probably cry for a few weeks first. It's normal. [ Reply | More ]
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Especially when you know there is an IUD in there! OMG, I would freak! [ Reply | More ]
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Four months is sort of early. [ Reply | More ]
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N. [ Reply | More ]
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No [ Reply | More ]
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If it's that big of a deal to you to buy some pacifiers and onesies or a gift card to Babies R Us, just don't go. But really, this shouldn't be a big deal if you are at all happy for this person and not focused exclusively on whether they are exercising proper Victorian etiquette so as not to burden their friends and family with having to go to a party that involves bringing a $40 gift. [ Reply | More ]
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x1000 [ Reply | More ]
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ok for 5-10 close friend. over the top for group of 40 people [ Reply | More ]
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Frankly even a first shower with 40 people sounds OTT and annoying. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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ITA. My best friend went overboard on my first shower, and there were over 50 guests. I was kind of embarrassed, and I vetoed the gift-opening part of the party because it would have been mortifying and would have taken days. [ Reply | More ]
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I think the question is, what kind of shower does she want? Does she want to have her mom, sisters, and 10 friends over to someone's house for cake and fancy sandwiches and gifts of clothing or toys they would have been likely to buy anyway, or does she want to invite 50 people to a catering hall for a sit-down meal? IMO the first option is completely fine and shouldn't be vetoed because of some "rule" that you can't have showers for a second dc, but the second one is kind of tacky - under any circumstances but especially if she's done this before for the first dc. [ Reply | More ]
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Restaurant. 50 women. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:22 PM Flag
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I am having a "sprinkle" after a five year gap and different gender. Wasn't my idea. Small group of friends and we are going to brunch. No registry and certainly no obligation to buy me anything. More of good friends celebrating with me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:27 PM Flag
[ - ] Just got back from vacation. I asked my 8YO DS if he had fun and if he was excited to go back to school and see his friends. He said "no you ruined the vacation like you ruined every vacation." WTF! Anyone else's kid act like this? 29 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:36 PM Flag
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he must have heard that somewhere? your DH? The TV? [ Reply | More ]
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DH wouldn't say that [ Reply | More ]
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Hugs. Not at 8, but teen. What happened? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:38 PM Flag
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Nothing we went to a couple of hotels that had water parks and arcades. He said he had a blast [ Reply | More ]
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He did say "you made us go to the pool before the arcade"-seriously? [ Reply | More ]
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Wow. Does your DH disrespect you in front of kids? [ Reply | More ]
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He used to argue with me over everything-he's an attorney and thought I enjoyed debating and being challenged [ Reply | More ]
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I'd tell him that he sounded ungrateful and quite frankly, was acting like a brat. [ Reply | More ]
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wow. you must be terrible to be around. what did you do? [ Reply | More ]
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NP here -why is there always a nasty person on here who tears you down when you're feeling low? [ Reply | More ]
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This [ Reply | More ]
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please stop. the OP knows that she spent the whole vacation complaining or putting the kid down. there's no mystery here. [ Reply | More ]
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I'd ask him to elaborate, just to see if maybe there was some specific thing I did that really was out of line (doubtful - how does an adult ruin a vacation for an 8yo? - but I'd ask, just in case), and then I would declare a moratorium on family vacations for two years. If he doesn't like vacationing with you, he can vacation on his own when he can afford it. [ Reply | More ]
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Good plan. [ Reply | More ]
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Your kid sounds like an asshole [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:46 PM Flag
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an ungrateful one. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:47 PM Flag
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He does sound bratty [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:48 PM Flag
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really, I think the mom sounds horrible and like the whole family trades nasty little zingers like this all the time. parents must bitch at each other constantly for an 8 year old to come up with this line. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:49 PM Flag
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snarky and mean. she is just reaching out, you don't have to chop her head off. Mean people on here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:09 PM Flag
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because there is always some horrible shrew coming on line and playing 'why me' when someone finally acknowledges how horrible she is. she knows what she did. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:34 PM Flag
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Is he a bratty kid or an anxious, depressed kid? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:04 PM Flag
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Not sure [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:06 PM Flag
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You have your answer. Do not take DS on any more vacations. Tell him why. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:09 PM Flag
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This. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:17 PM Flag
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ITA [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:17 PM Flag
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^2 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:17 PM Flag
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+ I'll leave you home next time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:18 PM Flag
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my ds says some very nasty things when he is angry, but when he cools off he usually apologizes and listens to reason. I'm sure everyone else on this board has a perfect little angel who never misbehaves, judging by all the judgy responses. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:11 PM Flag
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Judging is what our brains do, and is usually appropriate. The only people who ever complain about judginess are the people who are doing crappy things and being judged. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:18 PM Flag
[ - ] Suggestions for healthy things to order from Fresh Direct for my picky toddler? At my wits end. 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:31 PM Flag
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Broccoli "trees" in peanut butter "dirt" with bean "rocks" or raisin or seed "bugs". Then he would use those construction toy utensils and dig... Also- iPad. Not as a habit but every once in a blue moon I turn on a movie and he cleans his plate without a fight. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:34 PM Flag
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Broccoli with peanut butter and beans? That's disguting. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:38 PM Flag
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i thought i misread. just nasty [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:43 PM Flag
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Not to a truck obsessed toddler. Healthy and basic [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:58 PM Flag
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Cute thanks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:38 PM Flag
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Grilled chicken, carrots, mashed potatoes, pizza [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:34 PM Flag
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Ian's chicken dinner [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:34 PM Flag
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What is he or she picky about? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:39 PM Flag
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Cook healthy meals for all and offer it to toddler. Don't feed him separately and don't give him special "toddle food" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:53 PM Flag
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God this. Such a bad precedent. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:05 PM Flag
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You don't think it's good to create an outdoor construction scene for your toddler to nom nom on? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:12 PM Flag
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Sweet and fun once in a while. No harm if it's not a habit. Geez you people are so rigid! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:14 PM Flag
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Probably not super healthy, but not detrimental....I order the 20 turkey meatball bag. My very picky son eats them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:17 PM Flag
[ - ] First db due in a month, and I'd like to get a bassinet--something like the Baby Bjorn cradle--for the first few months. Experienced moms--any reasons why this wouldn't be a good idea? It doesn't seem to have frilly padding or anything like that, and is light and compact enough for our NYC apt. 32 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:29 PM Flag
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That's pretty expensive and not very cute? Is it breathable? Does it rock or anything? We have a beautiful wooden bassinet with slats so we could see in and not have to look over the top which was really helpful. Also used a rocknplay at first which was the only thing db would sleep in to start. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:33 PM Flag
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Hmm--I think it's cute and I'm a furniture designer. I like that it's simple and no-frills. The RH ones are nice too, but over-the-top. I haven't seen one in real life though, going to take a look today. You could be right. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:36 PM Flag
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^it says that it does rock. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:36 PM Flag
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It's really nice looking. Not "cute" like most cheesy baby stuff. I like it op [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:37 PM Flag
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pretty ugly and looks like a diy project. there are plenty of other minimalist baby bassinets out there [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:47 PM Flag
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Only reason not to get one is that it's only used for a few months so you can easily get by without it. I loved having a bassinet and we have the space so I went with the monte designs one. It's in great shape after my dd and 2 friends' dbs. Now waiting in the next room for my #2! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:31 PM Flag
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OP-I like that one as well--I'm a furniture designer so am a bit of a snob--the idea of a pack-n-play in my home makes me retch, lol. I'm thinking I'll replace the bassinet with an inexpensive, simple Ikea crib once baby gets bigger. Thanks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:34 PM Flag
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Haha! I totally understand! I like the bjorn one you linked as well. Also the stokke mini crib is great, basically converts from a small round bassinet to an oval shaped crib. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:36 PM Flag
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a pack n play makes you wretch? loser. there are plenty that offer different design aesthetics, but you really sound like a fool. let your kid run around and get hurt while you worry about offending your design sensibilities. priorities ... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:46 PM Flag
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Um yeah, because you just can't get other products that work just as well and don't look like shit, right? Stop taking everything personally. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:49 PM Flag
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you can. baby bjorn makes a pack n play also, which is why you sound stupid saying all of them make you wretch [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:54 PM Flag
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I'm not OP. And "pack & play" is a trademark not a generic term, you idiot. Made by Graco. And they ARE ugly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:56 PM Flag
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i actually don't care enough and should have ignored the pretentious OP. Gracos is ugly, but obviously, pack n play is used more broadly. eg google Bjorn pack n play and you see there version [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:00 PM Flag
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Idiot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:01 PM Flag
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i actually don't care enough and should have ignored the pretentious OP. Gracos is ugly, but obviously, pack n play is used more broadly. eg google Bjorn pack n play and you see there version [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:00 PM Flag
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their [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:00 PM Flag
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OP- Bjorn also makes a version of the travel crib that doesn't look like it belongs in a basement rec room. I don't see who is sacrificing safety here--these are all tested products sold by major retailers. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:54 PM Flag
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this is all I was trying to say, but OP and her alter ego are getting bent out of shape, so I'll let her figure it out for herself. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:01 PM Flag
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Omg you are crazy. & I'm not OP [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:15 PM Flag
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sure you arent [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:36 PM Flag
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Np there are plenty of safe and aesthetically pleasing baby products. Relax. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:59 PM Flag
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Idiot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:01 PM Flag
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^OOPS! Meant for above--sorry! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:01 PM Flag
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Yikes. Op I hope you're not taking this loon seriously. Np [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:02 PM Flag
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OP here--Only on UB can a post about baby products be inflammatory, haha! Thanks, all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:13 PM Flag
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Idiot [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:25 PM Flag
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^^ just kidding :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:25 PM Flag
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lol. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:27 PM Flag
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Seems superfluous. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:19 PM Flag
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I borrowed one, with wheels. Worked great, because I could move it around the apartment to wherever I was. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:30 PM Flag
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OP--This is exactly why I want it! But wheels scare me in my apartment--we have 2 sunken rooms with a couple of steps going down, and uneven floors. I know you can lock them, but don't trust myself not to forget sometimes. This thing looks light enough to drag from one room to another (while holding the baby, of course...) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:34 PM Flag
[ - ] Say bye bye to your 401 k. 89 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:22 PM Flag
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What brought that on? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:23 PM Flag
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He's a commie [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:29 PM Flag
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Who, the OP? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:31 PM Flag
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The guy you voted for only because he's black [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:35 PM Flag
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Oh, please. I voted for him because the alternative was totally unacceptable. I preferred Hillary. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:36 PM Flag
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The alternative? The worst they had on McCain was that he was old and the same party as Bush. Neither was relevant in the end. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:38 PM Flag
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I never contribute to 401K above company match. I just don't think it's a good idea for many reasins [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:25 PM Flag
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Reasons [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:25 PM Flag
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I have always contributed the max and very happy I did. Maybe you make than I do [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:53 PM Flag
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^^^When I was younger, I worked for big firms that had great investment choices. When I left them, I rolled money into Vanguard IRA -- again, lots of great choices, low fees. Now I work for a small firm, only one good investment choice (S&P500, low fees), so I put all in their, and can balance re my Vanguard. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:55 PM Flag
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Meh. People retire too early and live too long anyway. If you work until you're 70 and only live to 75, you don't have to worry about your IRA or your 401k. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:25 PM Flag
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You seem to think that most people are in charge of their own retirement date. Think again!!! You must be really young. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:29 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:30 PM Flag
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You *are* in charge of your own retirement date. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:31 PM Flag
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You are not. Talk to us when you get laid off at 53 and can't get another job. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:33 PM Flag
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ITA. I'm in my 50s and my advice to everyone under 40 is to try to build the ability to do project work/freelance into your career because you'll likely need (or want) to be able to drum up that type of work when you're in my age bracket. Keep up a good network, always. And save your money. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:35 PM Flag
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This. Need to be able to live off of what we have if there's another layoff. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:42 PM Flag
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Very good advice. Being dependent on one specific job over 40yo (or at any age, really) is shortsighted. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:08 PM Flag
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True. Also, some sort of work where people don't know how old you are. People are really sucky about judging others because of appearance and age. When I was young, I remember they were looking for a new secretary/assistant and one of the guys hiring was harping on how one of the candidates was kind of old. Shit. She was a VERY attractive woman in her 50s who really needed a job. Who did they give it to? A 22 year old with no experience who they could pay peanuts to. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:33 PM Flag
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They know how old you are the minute they see you or know the date you graduated from college or grad school, leaving all work experience out of the equation. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:35 PM Flag
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You can get another job at 53. It may not be the job you want or think you're entitled to, but you can get a job. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:36 PM Flag
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I think so to. I think it also very much depends in the industry, skill set and your job expectations. I think 60 yo is where it really gets difficult though [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:39 PM Flag
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No, 50. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:46 PM Flag
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What's your industry and job expectation at 50? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:54 PM Flag
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No one is giving you a job making $60k when you were making $200k before. Even at 45. Btdt. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:41 PM Flag
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BTDT as well. It does not happen IRL! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:45 PM Flag
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My boss was laid off this year. She was early 50ies. She was likely making 300ish. Her dh took a low paying in house law job once she got to this level. They have 2 kids in college, mortgage etc. Ido t think she can afford to never work again. I am pretty sure she will have to take a job that's my level making mid 100s but she will work again [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:58 PM Flag
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Ok post back when she does. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:00 PM Flag
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She absolutely will because she is expecting a lower level position and is downplaying her previous role. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:20 PM Flag
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She is expecting but they won't give it to her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:24 PM Flag
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Some start up or non profit could never get a person of her caliber until now. I expect she will be employed within the next 6 mo. She has real skill set. Do you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:27 PM Flag
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This. Anyone can get laid off from any job, at any time. Making $300k today does not guarantee you will make $300k next year, and everyone needs to be ready to move down the income ladder just as flexibly as they move up it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:06 PM Flag
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Get off your fucking high horse. It gets tougher when you get older. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:13 PM Flag
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Exactly my point. Past performance is no guarantee of future results, so you have to be as ready, willing, and able to earn less as you are to earn more. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:19 PM Flag
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They give the low paying Job to younger people. It isn't that the person is unwilling to take the job [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:25 PM Flag
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Ding ding ding! You seem to be the only one who understands that. They give the low paying jobs to the younger people. It's not like they offer it to the formerly high paid person and that person turns down the job. The job is never offered to that person. People don't get it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:28 PM Flag
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So why don't you tell us the job you lost and what job you are willing to take. Be more specific [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:21 PM Flag
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ITA, but let these people keep living in the land of delusion. Not my problem. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:22 PM Flag
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Share your personal experience please [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:28 PM Flag
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OK. I'll do that. I'll go from my $250K/yr job to $10/hour at the mall. Thank you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:41 PM Flag
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Exactly. And good luck competing with 20 year olds for that shit job. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:51 PM Flag
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Why not? If that's all you can get, you think you should turn it down and stop contributing to the world at 50? Just scale back your life and live within your new means. If other people can live on $10/hour, then so can you, at any age. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:52 PM Flag
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Ummmmmmm. Are you this stupid and naive IRL? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:54 PM Flag
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You think people can't live on $10/hour jobs? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:10 PM Flag
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Scale back? You need to move in with grandma if going from $250k to $20k [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:55 PM Flag
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Or just move to a place with a lower cost of living. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:10 PM Flag
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If you don't save you will do that [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:54 PM Flag
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I just wouldn't work at all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:55 PM Flag
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Like I said, you better have good health and have enough saved. Hope you have 5mm now to have your attitude [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:01 PM Flag
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Tell me how one could spend $5 million in 35 years of life, assuming you're 50 now and die at 85, which is more than the average life expectancy of a woman? Let's assume zero return on investment and zero inflation just to make it easy. Also assume no Social Security or pension. $5 million/35 years= about $140K/year. Keep in mind, that is after tax money, so it would be like earning and spending every penny of about $250K/year. My costs are $40K/year, FYI. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:18 PM Flag
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Most people have 2 children in MS at 50, a mortgage etc etc. also remember that your healthcare will be VERY expensive without an employer plan [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:30 PM Flag
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Not true. $400/month per person under ACA less subsidies if income is below a certain level. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:32 PM Flag
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Maybe so, but you are at a severe disadvantage. Not easy. How would YOU personally want to be in that position. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:35 PM Flag
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Start your own company. Teach. Work two or three part-time jobs. Freelance. If you're 53 and you haven't built up enough experience, knowledge, and network connections to support yourself, then your company was probably right to fire you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:12 PM Flag
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Start your own company. Haha. Written by someone who is so naive to think that it is that easy. I can't tell you how many people I know who did just this and lost everything. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:20 PM Flag
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NP: not every job is about building networks or connections. Not all if us work in marketing, sales, business development etc [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:22 PM Flag
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Word! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:27 PM Flag
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uh, you can likely get a minimum wage job, not certain about anything else. MY god, on UB, people wont even hire nannies over 60. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:33 PM Flag
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Are a SAHM or go you work at Walmart? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:34 PM Flag
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True. So many people get laid off and because of age discrimination they can't get another decent paying job! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:27 PM Flag
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Are you very wealthy to be this disconnected from reality? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:30 PM Flag
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I took it that OR was really young and really naive. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:35 PM Flag
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Even very young have aging parents. She has to be very stupid or very wealthy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:37 PM Flag
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I vote stupid. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:41 PM Flag
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Very hard to get a job once you are over 50, and most live to more than 75. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:32 PM Flag
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Work smarter, and accept the end of life at a reasonable age instead of pursuing expensive medications and treatments to extend it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:37 PM Flag
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I hope you follow your own advice and you are welcome to arsenic at 75 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:39 PM Flag
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Seriously. My DH's aunt was going full-tilt into her 90s. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:42 PM Flag
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I do. CPA mom -- typically CPAs can find employment. But I accept that I pay taxes to support those who cannot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:40 PM Flag
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ITA re: medical care. We spend way too much money at the end of life, and we need to shift those resources to better care for children in poverty and the mentally ill. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:46 PM Flag
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So would you have said my 90 YO Grandma could not have cateract surgery? [ Reply | More ]
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Yes. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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Why are mentally ill any more valuable to society than our elderly? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:59 PM Flag
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A treated, now-healthy mental patient can become a contributing member of the community for years to come. An 80yo who needs tens of thousands of dollars in ongoing treatments and prescriptions will not. People need to accept old age and death as it comes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:04 PM Flag
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If they do not agree to consistent treatment, they do not contribute much. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:06 PM Flag
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Exactly. This person will be a burden on society forever and probably never was productive member. The elderly have children who are productive members and they earned the care during their work life. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:32 PM Flag
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ITD [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:24 PM Flag
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Did you READ the article? It is not about limiting 401Ks, but stopping irresponsible brokers. I am a Republican, but support this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:31 PM Flag
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+1. I read that article and couldn't understand what OP's point was. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:34 PM Flag
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To be fair with OP, the headline was unfair. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:36 PM Flag
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Well, that's certainly generously fair to people who can't be bothered to read past the headlines before shooting their mouths off. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:47 PM Flag
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This lol. Stupid. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:06 PM Flag
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We don't need anymore regulation [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:37 PM Flag
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CPA here, I totally disagree. I have seen ugly trading by brokers. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:52 PM Flag
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It is not an article, it is an opinion piece written by an avid Republican. It is cherry picking without context as usual. Both liberals and conservatives do this, so it should be taken with a HUGE grain of salt. I do think the legislation is unnecessary and don't understand why it is a priority right now since this isn't a huge problem, but I guess it is so the Dems can look strong on Wall St. regulation without actually doing anything that really hurts anyone. It is really nothing to get riled about. I would ignore it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:44 PM Flag
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THIS! It was so that the average joe doesn't decide to buy speculative tech stocks in his retirement plan with encouragement of his broker and then complain when they go belly up and he has no money. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:23 PM Flag
[ - ] Where (online or store) can I buy a good wooden table for 5 year old kids? Sit 4 people, rectangular or circular? I found them either too small, or too expensive. Budget is $400 with 4 chairs. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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pb kids [ Reply | More ]
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Amazon [ Reply | More ]
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Unpainted furniture store [ Reply | More ]
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pottery barn kids. land of nod. lakeshore learning [ Reply | More ]
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Kid sized? IKEA is fine for stuff like this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:20 PM Flag
[ - ] Can someone explain monthly maintenance fees to me? How is it apartments can cost $5k a month for maintenance? Is it just calculated as a percentage of mortgage? How does trash removal, cleaning, and a doorman cost that much? Esp when the units are small for the most part. They must be making a killing. 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:15 PM Flag
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It's the cost of maintaining the common areas of the building, plus services (trash, etc). Your share is usually calculated by square footage of your unit vs the whole building size. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:18 PM Flag
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If a co-op, it also includes your share of the property tax, and your share of the interest on any mortgage on the building. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:22 PM Flag
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Includes taxes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:21 PM Flag
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Not necessarily. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:21 PM Flag
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for coops usually includes taxes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:21 PM Flag
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The collected maintenance in our coop (38 apartments, we pay $1300/mo for our 2br), covers property tax and insurance on the entire building, salaries for live in super plus a porter, all building repairs and maintenance for two 11 storey elevators, roof, water tower on the roof (which had two frozen pipes needing replacement when this winter ends), plumbing, electric, and heating systems. It covers all the heating oil that is needed year round to provide heat and hot water and a portion is put into a reserve fund for capital improvements and unexpected repairs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:23 PM Flag
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Coops don't make a killing. The tenants are the shareholders. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:26 PM Flag
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this! haha---most co-ops are over 50 yrs old--can you imagine how much maintenance is required there? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:30 PM Flag
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Our UWS building is from 1928. Went coop in 1982. It's not fancy, but is extremely well run and maintained. Fiscally prudent with a healthy reserve fund. It is in good repair and we almost never have assessments on the maintenance. No complaints here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 04:06 PM Flag
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If its a coop it includes RE tax and it almost always includes heat, water, garbage, electricity for main areas, doorman, garbage, super etc etc. the apartment owner basically just pays electricity and cable [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:33 PM Flag
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And if you live in a full service building with a smaller amount of units, each shareholder will pay more for these items than someone who lives in a large building with many units. This is usually the reason why some coop maintenance fees seem so high. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 03.01.15, 03:47 PM Flag
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in coop include taxes too. building can have 15 employees paying them $50k (which is not a lot) is $800k per yr alone. then up keep. coops don't make money as they are owened by people who live their. the fees cover expenses [ Reply | More ]
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I'm in a condo with a maintenance company and they def make a profit for doing very little work. [ Reply | More ]
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