7:23 pm on Saturday, May 18, 2013
" What would you do if you woke up in a similar situation?"
Uhm, let's see...run outside and call 911?
Mr. McGillvary can apparently afford a cell phone and has access to the internet, so he has funds somewhere. And his supporters don't come off as people who would have an extra $3 million sitting around.
7:03 pm on Saturday, May 18, 2013
bd, I found your statistics about 70% of incoming college students needing remedial help an interesting start, but I would like to have seen the numbers researched even further. I wonder how many of that 70% had high-quality early education - including such programs as Head Start . Or, to look at it another way, how many of the 30% who did not need remedial help had access to high-quality early education.
2:08 pm on Saturday, May 18, 2013
Ms. Davis, it would certainly be interesting to see a rebuttal post from bd with supporting links provided for his research and, of course, under his/her real name.
8:20 am on Saturday, May 18, 2013
Check again. I believe that two of these houses are not in Hillsborough, but in Millstone Borough.
10:46 pm on Thursday, May 16, 2013
Kidnurse, I don't see being fiscally responsible as precluding living life to the fullest. They are not mutually exclusive. We planned to save and were able to save and we have a happy satisfying life full of "love, laughter, and sharing." A certain amount of happiness and security comes from not living over our means. We are able to share our time and make charitable donations.
Doting on family and friends in our circle doesn't involve much money, but does involve time.
The lady in the article does not seem to be unhappy. I would be interested in hearing why you think that a financially responsible person can't be happy. Thanks.
9:57 pm on Thursday, May 16, 2013
Ms. Gendal, you apparently have personal knowledge about this case. You should contact the prosecutor and offer your assistance.
6:12 pm on Thursday, May 16, 2013
Wayne and KP, here is an interesting link "The Demographics of Filing Bankruptcy" with more recent figures - 2008. "...Age demographics of bankruptcy filers shows a bell curve with it's peak, and highest rate of filing, at about 40 years old...."
6:08 pm on Thursday, May 16, 2013
We would probably be considered extreme savers by many Americans, but do not live like squirrels. We are having a good time.
6:05 pm on Thursday, May 16, 2013
Happily married and childfree is even better!
6:04 pm on Thursday, May 16, 2013
Gee whiz, Wayne, I hate to pop your bubble about the Baby Boomers. The average age of a bankruptcy filer is 38 (c. 2001).
We worked hard (multiple jobs), paid off our house, lead a "modest" lifestyle, saved and invested enough money to last our lives and pass some along, and retired early. Chose to hold off on social security. Our siblings (except for one *sigh*) and friends have done the same.
Our parents were proud of us and taught us lessons that they learned during the Great Depression (my parents married in 1934). We have one credit card which is paid off every month. No cars are purchased with loans. No using the house as a bank. We have passed these lessons down to the next generation and they now are teaching their children.
As for graves...we have already purchased them. And if anyone is paying for anything, it is more likely that we will be the ones paying.
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