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I hate debt and wouldnt have a mortgage, period 20 22.99%
I let the numbers speak, but they'd have to speak loudly 15 17.24%
Concerns about debt weighed equally in the financial considerations 20 22.99%
I'd rather be debt free, but we made the financial considerations top priority 28 32.18%
We dont worry about debt at all, pile it on! 4 4.60%
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Re: Next poll...honing in on mortgages
Old 02-20-2006, 11:40 AM   #21
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Oh you've gotta have some kids. Maybe some kids with debt.

My 1 year old pushes the shopping cart for me at the store. About as precious as you can get!
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Re: Next poll...honing in on mortgages
Old 02-20-2006, 06:47 PM   #22
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So is the repeated provocation OF a moderator, to say nothing of the bow wave of reported posts & PMs that we have to wade through when someone starts kicking up a fuss. And I think I speak for a number of posters' concensus when I reference their comments.

I will, however, avoid repeating Intercst's behavior. I'm not here to hassle JG to the ends of the earth, just to limit the bad stuff.

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Careful Wab...dont criticize the work unless you want the job

Wab and I always got along. He just happened to be persistently wrong on a number of occasions
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Dudes, I think it's fair to say that all of the actors in this play have character flaws. I enjoy pushing the occasional button as much as the next clown, but it's the *chronic* button pushing that reminds me of that unspeakable dysfunctional environment we all gladly left behind. Lazy bums like us should be able to get along. Just accept the character flaws as-is. It works for me.
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Apparently I have to push that button harder
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Re: Next poll...honing in on mortgages

I am quite debt averse, but am OK with a mortgage and an occasional car loan. My 5.875% fixed rate $230K mortgage isn't worrying me. It's about 33% of my take home pay (after taxes, after maxing out my 401(k)). And I have about $350K in equity in the property.

Right now I am debt free except for the mortgage. Credit card debt is "evil" debt to me, and unless something totally unforeseen happens, I hope never to carry a balance on my credit cards.
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