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Old 04-04-2008, 05:48 PM   #41
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Cash NOW is the best. $20.89 credit this month on my PENFED VISA bill this month. Waiting for cash/gift card at the end of the year or some other period seems a bit of a hassle but that is just MO.
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Old 04-04-2008, 05:56 PM   #42
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Either that or dont go into a field that is known for its crap pay.

Hey I told these people get out now, go back to school do anything but to stay in teaching now is just dumb.

Not a snowballs chance in you know where would I start a teaching career now, especially in NON UNIONIZED north carolina!
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Old 04-04-2008, 06:19 PM   #43
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Hey I told these people get out now, go back to school do anything but to stay in teaching now is just dumb.

Not a snowballs chance in you know where would I start a teaching career now, especially in NON UNIONIZED north carolina!
Yep dont blame you. One of the underpaid jobs in the US.
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Old 04-04-2008, 08:24 PM   #44
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Why thank you rambler, I see you are feeling better. My OP was just saying that I thought most americans had more money than the media says we have. You know all this economy doom and gloom stuff. By the way, Most people I know the young teachers that I work with these days here in North carolina, are in debt up to their eyeballs, all looking to tend bar paint houses anything to make extra money to pay the rent or mortgage, but then they all go out and spend a ton in the bars drinking and eating out while they tell me their sad money stories.
Thanks, I am feeling better and going home in a few minutes.

Agreed, most have more more than the media says we have, but aren't necessarily using it properly....

There is too much doom and gloom on the news, and it causes collateral belt-tightening damage (people who can afford to spend become afraid and stop spending, making the economic death spiral even worse...more fodder for the media).

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If you need more money to pay the mortgage, get another job!

Heck if the illegals can work their you know what off so can a legal american citizen. Instead of standing or sitting on a bar stool drinking on a friday sat or weekday night, work BEHIND the bar and make money instead!
Spot on the money.

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Old 04-08-2008, 04:03 PM   #45
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Sometimes I do look around and wonder how people can afford everything they appear to have - then I realize it's just borrowed on cc's. Even people with the nicer homes, cars are/were leveraging their homes and cc's and now are having to cut back.
Oh yeah. See Debtor Nation**(July-August*2007).
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Our house is paid for and so are our 4 vehicles.
Four?! :confused:
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Interesting read. Some think it matters, some don't. All I know is, I have the gut feeling that "the piper will be paid" and I'm happy to be debt-free.
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