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As you all know ds is getting ready to enroll at the local community college

The basic tuition for him—no grants anything is $73 per credit hour with the single class he’s wanting to take being 3 credit hours. Then of course there are the lab fees, activity fees, and of course the ever terrifying … Continue reading

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My dad did it from poverty and without any help at all

And, he did it while supporting a wife and 2 kids. It can be done and there is now more help out there than there was when my dad did it. There was no financial aid in those days. And, … Continue reading

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Your level head is showing again, thank you

#1 Can he do the job? I have no doubt he can, he’s done similar before and excelled and remember the sign we have, he’s the one who created it in calligraphy it says “Impossible is only a word to … Continue reading

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So it sounds like he has three major concerns:

1) can he do the job? Most of the folks around him not only think he can do it, but do it well. So that one can be laid to rest (easier said than done, I know, but just for … Continue reading

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I agree

no matter what you do for a living … physician, teacher, ditch digger. If you don’t like your hours, pay, or work environment, then take action to change it. In today’s world when you sign on for a job, you … Continue reading

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A situation has came up at dh’s work

that may require him to make a pretty big choice and I’m not sure how to advise him on it in the numerous discussions we’ve been having on it. Remember that white board I mentioned earlier in the week. Well … Continue reading

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I would disagree that generational poor feel they are owed anything

My years in the school system, both as a teacher and administrator showed me that people overwhelmingly wanted a hand up versus a hand out. Back when paper checks were en vogue, before pre paid debits, check cashiers ruled. For … Continue reading

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Ahhh, the choices speech

My kids hated that speech when they were growing up. Today they both say it was that speech that helped them to stop and think about the choices they were making throughout life. Not what the instant gratification would be … Continue reading

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In Texas teachers are paid better salary

but the insurance and retirement is not as good as some states. Plus I have 13 years experience and more education. If they are only making 900 a month they can go to school with Pell grants and low income … Continue reading

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I’m actually impressed that you make THAT much

I was under the impression that teachers only made around mid-$30’s. Even YOUR salary is too low for the benefit you provide, IMO. I would have NO objection to good teachers earning $80K. But if someone is working 30 hours … Continue reading

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In fact, there is a disadvantage to having things come too easily

It’s called not learning how to work hard for things. Those whose fortunes are gone before they hit adulthood are worse off then the lower middle class child who has to work to find a way to go to school … Continue reading

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Not everyone “born” rich ends up running a company

Most just live off the money and contribute little to society, while others donate tons of time and money without “working”. It is true that blue collar jobs are mainly labor intensive, but sitting in an office at a C-Suite … Continue reading

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Actually I think you nailed it

Folks who have made careful choices, and made an effort to improve their lives, no matter their starting point or setbacks, are the ones who eventually come out on top. Those who want the free ride, or the easy path, … Continue reading

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I work in the school setting as a school psychologist

so I see how hard teachers work. You’ll get no argument from me. I kind of agree. Why should someone working at a fast food job get more than others with more responsibility. We reap what we sow and if … Continue reading

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I am under contract 200 days for the school district

I typically get to school at 630 and leave at 430. That is 10 hour day and then I work 1-2 hour s every night and at least 5 hours every weekend. This past summer I went to 4 conferences … Continue reading

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Sounds like Detroit

I’ve seen estimates of close to 50% unemployment here. I know two ladies who live there who cannot afford a car, but have to get to work in the suburbs(one as a waitress, one at Target), because there are no … Continue reading

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That’s pretty much what I said

except for the statement that those with families can choose other jobs. In some areas it isn’t always a choice. But what happens with all the ‘real’ jobs disappear because of the poor economy, and people with families are forced … Continue reading

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Our unemployment rate is 16 percent

eight miles south 19 percent, ten miles north has been as high as 36 percent. Would not want to consider any job as exclusively for young people for spending money or even saving for college. May not be meant to … Continue reading

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Those should be the jobs for the young

that are making spending money or saving for college. Those with families can choose other jobs if they want to. In my area, I rarely see these people behind the counter. This is not the kind of job that is … Continue reading

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I don’t think so either

I have heard that getting old doesn’t make you sweeter or nicer, just more of who you are. I believe the same thing about money. Money is amoral. It brings out your true character rather than developing your character. I … Continue reading

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Walt Disney World is going over to

the self order system for all their “quick service” meals, as they call them. A prime example is the new “Be Our Guest” restaurant in the remodeled fantasy land. You use a computer screen to order, you are given a … Continue reading

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Swap child care

We do it all the time for various things. When moms help each other out, you can avoid needing to pay for a babysitter and i get 1000$ loan from www.lendme1000.com. That is the part that is a big obstacle … Continue reading

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Not act better

but be able to afford to live better in society. If I make money to buy my groceries and pay my rent, I do believe a great majority of people would do so. We have abusers of the public assistance … Continue reading

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Many community colleges around the country

are much cheaper and have evening classes. All a mom has to do is swap with another mom and that pell grant would easily cover tuition. It is called being creative. No, I would never recommend the places you mention, … Continue reading

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CEOs have responsibilities most never want

If there is accounting fraud, they can now go to jail. they have to manage HR and Finance and every other department, plus if they are public, deal with Wall street and the investors. Even if the CEO was paid … Continue reading

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It may be the area where you live

I have worked in 4 states and I see racial differences with this as well. Here in Baltimore, they went a disability check because a child cannot pronounce r correctly. The schools fill out hundreds of these each year and … Continue reading

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I guess that’s what caught my attention

When my first husband walked out, I was in a minimum-wage job just trying to earn some extra cash. Suddenly, literally overnight, it was the only way I had to pay my bills. This was years before I’d ever heard … Continue reading

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Millions of people voted for Hitler

How do you think they felt when he had millions executed? Was the fact that everyone else voted for him something that made them feel better? There’s a saying I’d use that was recently used in Batman Begins. It’s our … Continue reading

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The contemporary slave trade is

fueled almost exclusively by the “adult entertainment industry”. It wouldn’t be far off the mark to suggest that _every_ investor in a business in the adult entertainment industry can be convicted of either slave trafficking, or owning slaves. (This is … Continue reading

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Diifernt type of MLM – woulf you

I am considering joining an MLM called the ‘AllXClub’. This is the Link I have been looking at: MyAllXClubVIP.com – this is my friends site, and I have been on the fence with it not sure if I want to … Continue reading

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