I was kidding for the most part....I'm just hoping my kids weddings cost as much as mine did....$42! As for school, my kids will have my veterans benefits.
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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe) - Page 950post #14236 of 3743810/24/14 at 2:10pmpost #14237 of 3743810/24/14 at 2:24pmpost #14238 of 3743810/24/14 at 2:37pmpost #14239 of 3743810/24/14 at 2:57pmQuote:Originally Posted by TM79
Student loan debt is almost assuredly the next bubble to pop. We'll see some private colleges who put all their eggs in one basket go out of business if and when this all goes down.
I'm happy to say I have exactly $100 in credit card debt and my only other debt is a car payment that's very manageable. Took a bit to get there but I did and have no intentions of going backwards. I buy all my clothes in cash so if i can't do that, I don't buy it.
Re: Running purchases by SO's ... my own opinion is that it's pretty disrespectful not to unless both people have agreed well ahead of time that it doesn't need to be done. I don't need a permission slip but I'm also not going to either get packages delivered behind her back or have boxes showing up at the house and let her find out that way that I've been spending. Just doesn't seem right to me.
That's already happening to for-profit institutions and rightfully so. It's absolutely insane that you can't dissolve student loans in bankruptcy and the rates are muderous. It's cheaper to finance a car than education. I guess we care more about people driving around than having a college degree.post #14240 of 3743810/24/14 at 3:42pmQuote:
Any thoughts on 3.125 tie widths? Is that getting too narrow or is it close enough to 3.25 and I'm over thinking this. I founds some Drakes on eBay that are 3 1/8"post #14241 of 3743810/24/14 at 3:57pmpost #14242 of 3743810/24/14 at 4:04pmpost #14243 of 3743810/24/14 at 5:30pmQuote:QUAKER~Originally Posted by Claghorn
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 weighed on me like an obese Italian sitting on my chest.
I'd say that's my time in East Asia talking, but I think my upbringing had lots to do with it.post #14244 of 3743810/24/14 at 5:36pmpost #14245 of 3743810/24/14 at 5:52pmpost #14246 of 3743810/24/14 at 7:23pmpost #14247 of 3743810/24/14 at 7:44pm
Around here mortgages are like playing cards with the devil, seriously.
Especially with some new reforms that started this year. In fact it's a lot more "easier" or "smart" to pay a rent and save with and investment and pay in cash a few years later. Fo example, if you want a $3,000,000 pesos home you will have to put $1,200,000 so that the bank give you the mortgage for $1,800,000 pesos. And you will end up paying $21,000 pesos a month for 20 years, that's $5,040,000. You still need to consider paying for services, what in Mexico is called the "predial" which is basically a tax for owning a home and it varies from where you live, then what is called "escrituración" which is having all the papers to your name and so on, that you end up paying more than the initial investment.
Usually in Mexico people used to say that you should never lend money to a Mexican cause you will never see it back and the previous reforms didn't let the banks to do something to you, now they can, and it could be scary.
If you rent a house for $12,000 pesos a month and save the rest in an instrument with nice return in 14 years you will have $3,248,455 pesos. You will be able to buy the house in cash.post #14248 of 3743810/24/14 at 7:45pmpost #14249 of 3743810/24/14 at 7:52pmpost #14250 of 3743810/25/14 at 5:52pmIn the best tradition of Noodles himself, after continued hemming & hawing over my Formosa situation, I've decided that I'm good with length of gun club and fox flannel, but remain seriously conflicted over the hopsack. I know the length issue has been discussed ad infinitum, and there are those of you who say keep and those who say sell, based on length alone. Allow me to present the sequel: The Hopsack Supremacy (hopefully there will be no Hopsack Ultimatum).
Exhibit A is the hopsack in question, a 38S, exhibit B is the jacket from a Formosa navy plaid suit, aka The Noodles Suit, a 38R.
Given that it's not quite an apples 2 apples comparison with the contrasting shoulder expression(s) and the arm positioning (it was the best I could provide to present both in a similar format and scale) here's my analysis: the hopsack has more open, rounded quarters and the skirt appears to flair slightly from the hips down. Perhaps the latter effect is due to the more open quarters? The suit jacket appears more trim through the body, and to my eye, a bit shorter. Perhaps on a taller person the quarters & skirt might appear completely different?
And just to add a shot of suit jacket with arms at sides, albeit upper only (try to disregard terribleness of sleeves, in all cases, but especially here):
Am I wrong/crazy/missing something? Ok, we've established I'm crazy; carry on.
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