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Old 08-23-2006, 07:27 PM   #21
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Re: Forbes Magazine -- Don't marry career women

My DW stayed home for 27 years and raised the kids. 7 years ago she went back to work at the local school district. She retired today and the career is over. Best thing is an 8K 1/2cola pension and medical which we only pay 10% for. To me that's a great career.

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Re: Forbes Magazine -- Don't marry career women
Old 08-23-2006, 11:05 PM   #22
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No problems here with being married to a "career woman." It was especially nice in grad school - the life style except for the financial part.

In her career commissions have often been a large part of her salary. In a bad year I'll make more. In a good year she'll make more. Sometimes a lot more. I prefer good years.

We were DINKs for more than 10 years. We had well defined "MY activities, HER activities and OUR activities."

BUT, it got a lot trickier when the kids showed up . . .

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Old 08-24-2006, 05:40 AM   #23
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Re: Forbes Magazine -- Don't marry career women

I guess I'm the opposite of this article. I married a non-career woman 35 years ago and it lasted a couple of years. I married a career woman 23 years ago and its been happily ever after. Of course, I always liked woman who are smarter than me. Makes for more interesting conversations.

By the way, what happened to the article? Did Forbes get blasted bad enough to take it down in embarrassment?
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Old 08-25-2006, 10:54 AM   #24
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The news just ran a segment with a panel of women complaining about the article. I'm paraphrasing here, but the consensus was that they think he's an idiot.

Looks like the article did exactly what they wanted: Generate some publicity.

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