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[ - ] I'm a closet softie. I cry during almost every episode of "This Is Us." 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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I found this show unwatchable. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Winter break activity ideas for a 16 year old male boarding school student? 2.5 weeks off, sports, academic... Anything besides simple volunteering - we have that covered. Thanks in advance! 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:35 PM Flag
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Does he have friends where you live? [ Reply | More ]
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They're more virtual if he still has them nearby - mostly long distance school friends. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:41 PM Flag
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I would think he would mostly enjoy just hanging out at home. Any friends from school near by that you could host? How about driving lessons? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:37 PM Flag
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Already started driving lessons... Maybe something else with cars though... so it's ok for him to just hang out? [ Reply | More ]
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Is this your child? [ Reply | More ]
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Nephew [ Reply | More ]
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I really think a 16 yo boy will know what he wants to do with his time! [ Reply | More ]
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He doesn't tell us anything :( [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:44 PM Flag
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Let go already! 16 is autonomous and he doesn't need you arranging his free time [ Reply | More ]
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This. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Just told friends we are moving this July. Within hours three people said they were very interested in buying. Two have seen the house several times. We haven't signed with a broker yet. How necessary is a broker. If we get an offer that meets our ask should we just do it ourselves? Seems like we would need a pro to guide us. But if we do our research and are careful do you think it might be smart? What is the downside of doing ourselves? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:31 PM Flag
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You're fine if you have a good RE lawyer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:31 PM Flag
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Upside is no brokers fees [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:33 PM Flag
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this. no need for a broker. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:33 PM Flag
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You can most cerainly do it yourself, but if you have 3 people already interested, why not market it with a realtor and get max $$? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:34 PM Flag
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wondering the same thing, a broker might be able to get you more. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:35 PM Flag
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absolutely. and it will certainly keep your friendships intact. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:40 PM Flag
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Go to broker, they can write agreement to exclude sales to those 3 named people (ie., you can sell to them, and they do not get commission) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:36 PM Flag
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Make sure you and the buyers have good lawyers. and that you disclose every last gd squeek of the dryer and hum of the ice maker - you don't want to be sued after for anything deemed "existing" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:36 PM Flag
[ - ] Yes I have been living under a rock. Who can I call to help me fix dc's room? I have no clue about domestic things. I saw some practical furniture on the Gothic Cabinet website but I need help with figuring out the whole thing. Pottery Barn? TIA. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:28 PM Flag
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I love Pottery Barn. They have it all. Depending on age pottery barn has some cute stuff too. It's a one stop deal. If you want to do it yourself check out AllModern.com and do it a la Carte? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:33 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone order a magazine subscription through Magazine.com? The rate is so low for a magazine I want to give ds for Christmas that I am skeptical it may be a scam. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:26 PM Flag
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it is a scam, the first year is cheap but they renew you automaticaly at crazy crazy crazy high price fuck that [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:27 PM Flag
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Thanks! I love when UB is so helpful. [ Reply | More ]
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This. They sneak that auto renew in there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:36 PM Flag
[ - ] Do you like a boy name Jesse? 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:24 PM Flag
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Jesse's girl [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:27 PM Flag
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:) [ Reply | More ]
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I know only girls named Jesse. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:32 PM Flag
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No. Jessie. [ Reply | More ]
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no [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:34 PM Flag
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I like it a lot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:35 PM Flag
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NO [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:37 PM Flag
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No, and he won't like it either. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:38 PM Flag
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My brother's name. I like it. [ Reply | More ]
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No [ Reply | More ]
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No...it always strikes me as rough and/or rurar [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] What ever the tax code subsidizes, society gets more of 26 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:22 PM Flag
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Today, mortgage interest is deductible and child care is not deductible [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:23 PM Flag
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So smart people buy expensive houses and have few kids [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:23 PM Flag
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Let's flip that around. No more mortgage interest deduction but make child care for WOHMS tax deductible [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:23 PM Flag
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This means that smarter women will be MORE likely to WOHM under trump plan, more likely to stay in the workforce and more likely to have more kids [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:24 PM Flag
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As a society we can not continue to exist when stupid women have eight kids and smart women have one kid [ Reply | More ]
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we need this in order to persuade more women to wohm and more wohms to have more kids. Let freedom ring. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:24 PM Flag
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there's a reason why smart women do not have 8 kids and the reason is not bc childcare is not tax deductible! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:27 PM Flag
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Government subsidized child care is successful in persuading the TT scandanavian women to have a lot of kids. look it up [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:29 PM Flag
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Plus, the workday is short. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:41 PM Flag
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the more moms educated professional moms WOH, the harder those jobs will be to come by. this is the dirty secret of the whole unemployment issue - when the vast majority of women didn't work, esp women who were not poor, there were more jobs for men and those jobs paid better. when more and more women started working and continued working in more and more fields, supply went up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:29 PM Flag
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This. Same with college. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:40 PM Flag
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But not own a home, and risk skyrocketing rents which will eat up any savings going forward from the tax credit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:39 PM Flag
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Yeah. Crappy stuff like homeownership [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:23 PM Flag
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LOL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:39 PM Flag
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Charitable contributions [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:23 PM Flag
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If society doesn't need my money, I will gladly keep it! Thank you Donald Trump! So sorry that I doubted you! http://www.wsj.com/articles/taxes-under-trump-almost-everyone-pays-less-and-the-richest-pay-a-lot-less-1480700891 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:25 PM Flag
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^^^WSJ, Taxes udder Trump: Almost Everyone Pays Less and the Richest Pay a Lot Less^^^^ Awesome news!!! MAGA! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:26 PM Flag
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this is NOT a racial issue. It is an intelligence issue. [ Reply | More ]
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The stupidest white women have more kids than white women with PHDS do [ Reply | More ]
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the stupidest black women have more kids than black women with PHDS do [ Reply | More ]
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the stupidest Asian women have more kids than Asian women with PHDS do [ Reply | More ]
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talk to your friends with PHDS our current system sucks ass. it is very hard for PHDs to have a lot of kids. We need fully deductible child care NOW [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:27 PM Flag
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The Rich get Richer, while the poor get distracted with race issues. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:29 PM Flag
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Lol this... the only color that unifies all people is green. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:41 PM Flag
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Also red [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:44 PM Flag
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I agree. The Democrats are creating hatred between the races in order to sneak through their open borders agenda. Don't let them [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:45 PM Flag
[ - ] s/o Nursing post. I'm the OR of that post who argued that women with top-flight educations have power and should use that power for change. Here's a follow-up question: Most American women of my generation (I'm 41) had mothers who didn't have "careers like a man" as another poster put it. Most of the moms I knew growing up did have some kind of "job"--teacher, nurse, admin, etc. Some professionals, some SAHMs, but even my mom (an engineer) took an easier, public-sector job for the benefits and flexibility. If this is what all these women grew up with, who exactly is urging them to go to law school, med school, etc.? Wouldn't it be in part their own mothers, who saw the limitations of their own choices in life, and wanted them to have more? Maybe there are good reasons these careers are not valued--if they were so great why don't most of our mothers push us into them as well? 22 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:21 PM Flag
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As you say, I think a lot of women felt like they had no choice but to take jobs in a certain limited range of professions (I'm 43 btw, my mom is in her mid 60s). I think they wanted more options for their daughters - meaning that while the jobs might be fine, and they enjoyed them, they carried a certain stigma because they were "women's work" and limited in a way they wanted us to escape. So the problem wasn't the jobs themselves, but how society perceived them and how confining the acceptable options were. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:26 PM Flag
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Maybe. Though my mom did encourage me to go into engineering (I have an engineering degree) but always told me to avoid "women's jobs" like she had. Also, every single LI schoolteacher I know did encourage her daughters to also be LI schoolteachers, because they make a bazillion dollars with summers off, lol. [ Reply | More ]
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As you say, I think a lot of women felt like they had no choice but to take jobs in a certain limited range of professions (I'm 43 btw, my mom is in her mid 60s). I think they wanted more options for their daughters - meaning that while the jobs might be fine, and they enjoyed them, they carried a certain stigma because they were "women's work" and limited in a way they wanted us to escape. So the problem wasn't the jobs themselves, but how society perceived them and how confining the acceptable options were. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:26 PM Flag
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^^sorry for double post [ Reply | More ]
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This is a topic hugely interesting to me. I'm 42, a lawyer (biglaw partner), raised by SAHM. My mom pushed me so hard to do my best in school and do well, even though her values were that mothers should not work (I have 3 DCs now). I think it was because kids' accomplishments are validation for SAHMs and moms who put themselves on a back burner. I mean of course we all want what is best for our children and want them to realize their potential and be excellent and feel proud of themselves. But I think there is an added layer of the validation it provides to the mother. I mention this only as a counter to the idea that it's all because they see their lives would have been better with better careers. I'm not sure they would have been (I am miserable sometimes and wish I worked less) and I'm not sure they would see it that way. [ Reply | More ]
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This is so interesting to me--thanks. -OP [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:29 PM Flag
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^It's like my parents pushed me to go to HYP, go to a top law school, get good grades, work hard at my job, go for the brass ring of partnership... and finally it's like the gilded cage and it's too much to give up and walk away. Would feel ungrateful or foolish. I'm not criticizing my parents per se but they didn't know what they were asking of us; they had not worked this hard. I wonder if I'd be happier if I'd dropped out long before. But maybe not, you never know how much is your innate personality anyway. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:31 PM Flag
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Op-Yeah, I get this. It's like they heard somewhere that these were the best things to want, but had no firsthand experience of them. My parents were foreign and there was also a cultural misunderstanding there--being a doctor was very different in their country of origin, in training, lifestyle, etc. than it is here. A Korean friend once told me that careers in the arts are very prestigious in Korea and many Korean-American parents push their kids into careers in the arts, which are so difficult here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:38 PM Flag
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Yes, like concert pianist or violinist. Make like 30k a year here. Sad [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:45 PM Flag
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I think what you say is true for many immigrants and their children. Except with them, they have the benefit of having grandparents care for children. Some of my most successful female friends are able to thrive in their careers because they have the peace of knowing grandma is caring for their kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:42 PM Flag
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No worries; All Asian moms push their kids to become Drs. I'm one, but I discouraged my son from it. Takes too long and very intensely stressful. There is more to life. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:27 PM Flag
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Maybe many women truly want to be present for their children. Most women have a desire to become mothers at some point, and most (all?) women feel an incredible bond to their young children. It is not "less than" for women to want to focus their time and energy on their children as they grow up- it's biological and natural. finding a job that allows you to make a decent salary, be intellectually stimulated, AND be fully present for your children is incredibly smart, IMO. It's not "less than". Ridiculous to assume that wanting work-life balance, and wanting to raise your own children, means that you were somehow failed when it came to teaching you how to live your life. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:31 PM Flag
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Who said that? Did you even read my question? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:32 PM Flag
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"Who is pushing them to go to law school, med school, etc.? Woudln't it be in part their own mothers, who saw the limitations of their own choices in life, and wanted them to have more?" My point is, why is a career where you work 60 hours a week in a high stress environment considered "more" by so many? Did YOU read your question? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:35 PM Flag
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You're really not getting it, are you? [ Reply | More ]
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No, i completely get it. You are talking about how women with "top flight" (aka- not nursing, or part time, etc) jobs should "use that power for change". You assume right off the bat that having a job that allows for work life balance is not "top flight". I don't want any changes in my life or my job or my family. I'd argue that many women in my situation feel the same way. I don't need you to "fight for change" on my behalf. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:42 PM Flag
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Well sorry but you're proving my point. First of all, I said "top-flight EDUCATIONS," not jobs. Secondly, I HAVE a job that provides work-life balance, remember? It happens to be in the field in which I received my top-flight education, and it was hard-won, but I HAVE it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:44 PM Flag
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^Also, my mother was a SAHM and she didn't push me in one way or another other than to do well in school and to be happy. I am the NICU nurse who responded to the other thread. She never told me i should study harder to be a neonatologist as opposed to a NICU nurse. In fact she's mentioned she's proud of me for finding a career I love that provides work life balance, interestingly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:33 PM Flag
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The truth is that raising young kids is a lot of monotonous work and there's no need to do it 24/7 these days. Then kids grow up and move on. You have the majority of your life to live without raising kids. I need to be achieving more than just momdom to feel fulfilled. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:38 PM Flag
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OP-I agree with this. I spend all the free time I have with my kids, but I actually think it's good for them to also spend time around others--with grandparents, at preschool, etc. T [ Reply | More ]
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It's monotonous, yes, but babies and toddlers thrive on routine. It is what it is. I don't agree with the "there is no need to do it 24/7 these days" because yes, babies and toddlers need 24/7 care even if that "care" is reading in another room while your 3 year old plays independently. I don't think kids need constant attention before someone accuses me of that! But I want to be the one home with them most of the time. I want to be their mom. I also want to have a career and I love that I found one that is so easily part time. I think that attitudes that "I need to be more than a mom" and "it's so boring and unstimulating to raise kids" are what make women continue to be seen as inferior (because it's almost always women doing the child rearing- mom, nanny, teacher, grandma, etc). Maybe if we stop talking about how boring and silly it is to raise kids, and talk about "mommy track" jobs like it's some sort of insult, then women will start to have a little more respect. [ Reply | More ]
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I'm probably the odd one out here, but my parents were very old fashioned and couldn't imagine me even working after I had kids. I guess I was strong-willed and wanted something else. I'm 53, so my parents are probably a little older than OP's parents, but my parents couldn't see beyond what I was "supposed" to do after I got married. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:40 PM Flag
[ - ] Do you like to see a funny family photo Christmas card? When do people begin to mail Xmas cards? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:20 PM Flag
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I wish people woulda just pay it on fb. I don't need to hang it up aNd always feel bad throwing it out. [ Reply | More ]
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Ok Scrooge [ Reply | More ]
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I find sending and receiving these tedious. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] How hard is it to get a 700k mortgage? No job, but will start working at family business soon. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:19 PM Flag
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No HHI? What's your net worth, and what does it generate in income. Without either of those, it will be impossible. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:23 PM Flag
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You need a job unless you have sufficient assets that you don't really need the mortgage [ Reply | More ]
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You have no income? Are you putting anything down? [ Reply | More ]
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Seriously? Why would anyone give you a mortgage? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Did anyone ever spend Christmas in London? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:19 PM Flag
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Yes. It's a lot like NYC. Magical but hectic and overcrowded. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:38 PM Flag
[ - ] Why is everyone talking about bone broth all of a sudden? Is drinking liquified bone actually healthy or is it a hippie fad? 23 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:14 PM Flag
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Sounds like something ghouls would eat in a Burton film. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:16 PM Flag
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it's been around for awhile now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:16 PM Flag
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Yeah feel like it took off a couple of years ago [ Reply | More ]
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yes [ Reply | More ]
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This. Plus it is a winter thing. [ Reply | More ]
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It's not liquified bone. :) [ Reply | More ]
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NP: you beat me to it! Besides, its not a new thing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:22 PM Flag
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This. Very healthy. [ Reply | More ]
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Fad [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:19 PM Flag
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where I grew up we often made soup from bones with a little meat on them. I don't know if it is a fed or whether it is healthier but it is tasty and economical way to cook. [ Reply | More ]
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^ fad [ Reply | More ]
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+1. I always make stock. It's so easy & tastes much better than store bought. [ Reply | More ]
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exactly and I am sure anything home made is always better than bough + the alternative is throwing away bones or using more extensive cuts. I see it as a win win. If that is called a fad so be it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:27 PM Flag
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The rest of us have been making broth forever using browned soup bones. Not sure what the new fangled part is. And it's not liquified bone. [ Reply | More ]
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there is nothing new, its just that most women don't know how to cook [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:28 PM Flag
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Not a fad... Pho [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:28 PM Flag
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The kale of 2016 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:31 PM Flag
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It is as much a fad as chamomile tea... has been around since humans started cooking [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:32 PM Flag
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I agree it's been around a long time, but now there are like restaurants and cafes charging a pretty penny for a cup and people walk around with a cup like it's tea. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:37 PM Flag
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yes. the people eating healthy should be chastized but the fatties at starbucks with their gallons of coffee milkshakes are not. 'Merica... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:42 PM Flag
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It's so good, flame away! [ Reply | More ]
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Ugh. [ Reply | More ]
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Ugh? Why are you upset about soup? You fat or something? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:44 PM Flag
[ - ] $500k downpayment, HHI $275-300k (if including bonus). How much should we spend on a house or apt (I realize the carrying costs, transportation costs, etc., are different, so if you have different suggestions for both that would be great!)? Like what should our monthly mortgage safely be? 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:12 PM Flag
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^in NYC/BK/Queens/LI areas, thanks! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:13 PM Flag
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I'd shoot for 500 - 650 mortgage range, so $1,000,000 to $1,150,000. Assuming public school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:14 PM Flag
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OP: Thanks. I have been looking a bit on streeteasy, etc. and for some apts with very low carrying costs, it seems we could afford a much higher mortgage (based on what we currently pay now for rent). What am I missing? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:18 PM Flag
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Have you done a budget? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:22 PM Flag
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OP; Well our other costs (preschool, nanny, transportation) wouldn't change all that much I don't think (in the scenarios I am thinking of where we had an apt in BK or LIC). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:23 PM Flag
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Well if you're comfortable doing what you're doing, and you are able to save a lot, then go for a mortgage + HOA + tax situation that will equal your rent. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:33 PM Flag
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Savings?Taxes? Insurance? Do not exceed mortgage/Maintenance of 30% of net. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:41 PM Flag
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What is your salary excluding bonus? your mortgage can be 30% of that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:34 PM Flag
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$275k. So mortgage can be $82,500/year (or $6,875 a month)? Is that the correct calculation? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:38 PM Flag
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No. look at take home. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:41 PM Flag
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what do you pay for rent now? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:34 PM Flag
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$5,500 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:39 PM Flag
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How do you afford a nanny, preschool,savings? You can't be bringing home more than $10k a month. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:43 PM Flag
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Oops..$12k [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Trump is an immature, spoiled rich, egomaniac who is dangerously unqualified for this job. It's like hiring a teenager to do brain surgery. 38 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:07 PM Flag
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You left out vile, vulgar and dishonest. [ Reply | More ]
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np-Agree and the list goes on and on. [ Reply | More ]
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Honestly, that's why I just ca t get over this. A quarter of the people in this country don't think he is the most disgusting human being on earth. How did we get here? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:11 PM Flag
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yep good summary [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:12 PM Flag
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They agree with him, or they overlook his views. Sad. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:21 PM Flag
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Essentially the same thing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:24 PM Flag
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NP, I voted for him. And think in eight years most of you will be grudgingly singing his praises. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:13 PM Flag
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I will never praise a pussygrabbing racist. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:15 PM Flag
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How is he cutting taxes for corporations and citizen, but promise to rebuild roads, and airports? Basically, how is he going to go through with all the stuff he promise and balance the budget? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:17 PM Flag
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He can't. Economists were clear. If trump tries to do what he said he'd do (no reason to think he will) the deficit will increase by trillions. The pinheads who voted for him weren't aware of this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:26 PM Flag
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And we know Damn well Mexico isn't paying for a wall. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:31 PM Flag
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Well obviously they aren't. There won't be a wall. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:37 PM Flag
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The proposed tax cut favors the rich and the proposed offsets from MC/UMC deductions still produce a net loss in revenue. https://www.google.com/amp/www.wsj.com/amp/articles/deduction-limits-pose-test-for-donald-trumps-tax-cut-plan-1480555670?client=safari Don't forget he still needs to pay for the deportation force or coop local police forces to do so and divert state and local tax funds from other state and local services. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:29 PM Flag
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Mmmk. LOL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:25 PM Flag
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I wish you hadn't been that stupid. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:41 PM Flag
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It must be so nice to be blissfully ignorant. Facts have ruined my life. Stay naive and uniformed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:46 PM Flag
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Unfortunately the Dems sold out to Wall Street. And now they have doubled down with keeping Pelosi in. They need to learn that with electronic communication, funding of campaigns less important. HRC way outspent Trump. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:16 PM Flag
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Excuse me but DONALD TRUMP IS WALL STREET! You elected a man that is part of America's problem. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:20 PM Flag
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We will see what he does re immigration and free trade. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:23 PM Flag
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Deporting immigrants will not make a difference with a balance budget. I'm guessing it will add more debt because that's less people paying taxes and it will cost $$$ to deport them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:25 PM Flag
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nope. Deport all 21 million [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:28 PM Flag
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np. Donald says he will deport 2 million criminal illegals on the day he takes office. On January 20th, their time is up! Make it happen! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:32 PM Flag
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LOL. Have you noticed how deportation is not on the first page of the agenda anymore? Medicare, Obamacare, Tax cuts and elimination of tax deductions the wealthy don't need. That's the agenda now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:33 PM Flag
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Um, it's 11.2 million. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:34 PM Flag
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++++illegals pay more federal tax than Donald Trump does! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:33 PM Flag
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And the 1%. He will take care of them FIRST. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:27 PM Flag
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Are you not paying attention? Look at his cabinet. Look at his tax plan. This is not a president for the middle class. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:22 PM Flag
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N-NOPE! The MC is going LMC and belowww. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:28 PM Flag
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Sessions want them OUT!!! Go Sessions [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:37 PM Flag
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This is hilarious and indicative of the brain power that voted for Trump. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:26 PM Flag
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Exactly. Those who voted for him don't have capacity to realize that he just trolled them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:40 PM Flag
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That's pretty insulting to teenagers. Trump is way less qualified than that. At least my teen has a steady hand. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:18 PM Flag
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+1 Not to mention that my teen's hands are not tiny [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:22 PM Flag
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Lol. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:29 PM Flag
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+2 My teen doesn't Tweet. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:28 PM Flag
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The way he's acting with foreign leaders is alarming and naive. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:31 PM Flag
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It's frightening and hilarious. The transcript from the conversation with the pm of Pakistan is unreal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:38 PM Flag
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He clearly has a grudge against single moms, so my taxes are going up. Thanks a lot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:43 PM Flag
[ - ] How often do you check your middle school aged dc's grades online? If you see HW missing, do you ask your dc or email teachers directly? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:03 PM Flag
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I get alerts 1x/week [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:05 PM Flag
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Never. I ask from time to time. Straight As are expected. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:08 PM Flag
[ - ] As long as there's sexual abuse of children, America will always have a drug problem. 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:02 PM Flag
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Huh? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:03 PM Flag
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logic is not your strong suit [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:06 PM Flag
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Most drug addicts have been sexually abused. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:08 PM Flag
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I very much doubt that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:15 PM Flag
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I very much doubt that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:15 PM Flag
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np. why do you doubt that? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:17 PM Flag
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but you have no way of knowing how many people who were sexually abused are NOT drug addicts [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:16 PM Flag
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Honey, did I say all people? I said most people that are on drugs have been sexually abused and America will always have a drug problem due to sexual abuse. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:22 PM Flag
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it is such an odd connection/statement to make, as if this is the number 1 reason why we have a drug problem. It's a big, messy, complex problem, which makes focusing on one small aspect of the "drug problem" bizarre. It's also true that children of divorce are more likely to experiment with drugs, but I would never say that as long as there is divorce, America will always have a drug problem. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:31 PM Flag
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I actually understand your line of thinking and would definitely equate drug abuse with trauma, even if all of the trauma is not in the form of childhood sexual abuse. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:32 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:40 PM Flag
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NP: I posted earlier about DS who'd been sexually abused. OP has a valid point. The statement is blunt but MOST victims don't disclose and don't get the help they desperately need. As they get older they feel the need to quiet the remnants of trauma. Addiction of some type is often the path. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:35 PM Flag
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Very true. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:40 PM Flag
[ - ] where does it statemin trumps tax plan that he is removing the mortgage tax deduction and state income tax deduction? That would destroy the middle and umc in California. Ruin property values. The state just voted to keep big tax increases for the next 12 years. People would have to sell their houses and move to nevada where there is no state income tax. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 06:59 PM Flag
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I highly doubt he can get this through, at the most he may be able to limit deductions to 100k. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:01 PM Flag
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I thought he was limiting deductions to 200k? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:02 PM Flag
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Does anyone know how much your fed tax deduction is if your mortgage is 1m at 2.5% and state taxes of 80-90k? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:03 PM Flag
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How is it possible that a person with a 1mm income will save 300k additional in taxes under trumps plan? This doesn't make sense. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:10 PM Flag
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I like Trump's plan. The current system subsidizes people who have expensive homes. Trump's plan makes it all fair to everyone [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:21 PM Flag
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All the houses in California are expensive. Even in ghettos. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.02.16, 07:44 PM Flag
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