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Foo, you need to shop your avatar. The square there is misleading.
On a personal level, I like a lot of the posters there. And I greatly enjoyed their snark when directed at professional iGents and the like. But their occasional collective action against folks whose crimes amounted to nothing more than being dislikable (to some) or awkward (to some) was something I eventually felt shitty about condoning (and despite my attempts to inject nuanced positivity, along with folks like EFV, HC, and journeyman, I did eventually feel like my...
Is light charcoal a thing? If we restrict charcoal to the super dark gray verging on black (like those on Luciano posted by DWW a few pages back), I really don't see it having a place in a odd pants rotation. But dark gray, where it is light enough for a jacket to be a bit darker, I can see them having a place in a very low contrast look (in my mind, the entire look is low contrast, not just the jacket and pants). Still pretty limited. And you'd have to be working with a...
Cantabrigian: The Suckler
I think Foo's should have been The Foop or Foople It sounds funny.
I see debt good for the following:- buying a house- financing an investment (education, new business, even real estate)- when a large purchase would prevent a person from being able to cover expenses in case of an emergency (better a car loan than credit card debt to pay for an emergency room visit)and unless cash is going toward some investment which pays a higher return than the interest, I can't imagine wanting to hold on to it. In the months after I graduated, my debt...
EFV, it's ridiculous you don't put yourself in the top quartile. Which is where I land comfortably (low 80s for myself, mid 90s for EFV)
Debt is only good if you have investments that return more than the debt's interest rate (or the tax write offs balance the interest). I hate debt. Paid off 60k in student loans (and that's with half of it paid by scholarship) in a little under 3 years. I'll do debt month to month(because yay credit card points), but I won't run a balance. Car was paid cash. We'll probably be moving around a bit for the next decade, so by the time we're ready to settle down, we're buying...
Regardless, start with two ties from Hober. A grenadine should definitely be among them if you want to impress upon your wife the qualities of a fine tie. A second might be: https://www.samhober.com/new-linen-tie/midnight-blue-belgian-linen-tie.html or https://www.samhober.com/oxford-weave-silk-ties-en/oxford-silk-tie-clone-clone-en-2.html I asked my wife to go through my Hobers and tell me what would impress her most knowing little of ties (excluding grenadine, which...
I guess we're newly married, so I still try to think of it as "our" money. Given our respective career paths, I will probably always earn substantially more than she, so this is doubly important. This was especially tough to keep in mind this past year when I was working seven days a week. I was lucky in that for a few of the unexpected windfalls, Mrs. C had no issue with me going to B&T, but I can't deny that part of me felt like I should have more say with what we do...
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