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[ - ] I was so excited to find china storage things on major sale today. So tonight I'm putting away my china and realize that we have no bowls. Can't remember for the life of me if we ever had them. Surely we had bowls but something has happened to them.Exhibit #544 that having kids make you stupid. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.05.08, 07:10 PM Flag
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5 pc place settings of fine china usually don't come with bowls. You have to buy them separately. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.05.08, 07:13 PM Flag
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OP- thank you. I thought I was losing my freaking mind. Yet, why in the world didn't I register for them? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.05.08, 07:14 PM Flag
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b/c you probably did not have the help of a consultant...and you thought you knew what you were doing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.05.08, 07:19 PM Flag
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OP - i knew I didn't have a clue. The particularly alarming thing is that we have been married for 10 years and I am just now noticing the absence of the bowls. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.05.08, 07:21 PM Flag
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well...maybe you don't need them. Why have something you would not use. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.05.08, 07:25 PM Flag
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In fact we never use any of it except for the salad plates for birthday cake. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.05.08, 07:26 PM Flag
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Because you almost never serve soup at formal dinners. A dinner plate, salad plate, bread/butter plate, cup and saucer is perfectly enough. And any consultant would tell you that. Don't listen to the person above. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.05.08, 07:20 PM Flag
[ - ] anyone have any idea how much a small box full of books weighs on average? shipping to europe prior to our move and they are asking me for weight of the box. am clueless. many many thanks 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.05.08, 07:09 PM Flag
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10-15 pounds [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.05.08, 07:10 PM Flag
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heavier than you guess. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.05.08, 07:11 PM Flag
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that is what i am thinking, i just got a new maclaren shipped here and the box weighs 29 lbs. I figure a small box of books weighs 20? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.05.08, 07:12 PM Flag
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step on the scale with the box and then subtract your weight! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.05.08, 07:21 PM Flag
[ - ] suggestions for party favors for a 3 year olds party? TIA 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.05.08, 07:09 PM Flag
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girl or boy? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.05.08, 07:21 PM Flag
[ - ] Viva Sanjaya? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.05.08, 07:08 PM Flag
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Chuck Norris? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.05.08, 07:09 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone attend the District 3 lottery? Did you get good news? 25 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 06.05.08, 07:06 PM Flag
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we got ps87. if anderson or ps9 G&T don't work out, we are golden. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.05.08, 07:28 PM Flag
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Congratulations! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.05.08, 07:32 PM Flag
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thanks! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.05.08, 07:57 PM Flag
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Would you choose PS9 G&T over 87? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 05:47 AM Flag
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liked it better. smaller program, smarter kids, nice community, less "busy." oh and closer to home. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 04:13 PM Flag
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We didn't get PS 87 but we got our first choice: manhattan school for children (333). I'm so relieved. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.05.08, 07:29 PM Flag
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Congratulations to you too! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.05.08, 07:32 PM Flag
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Congratulations! MSC is fabulous! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.05.08, 07:33 PM Flag
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If you were not there, how do you get the results? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.05.08, 07:31 PM Flag
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they said they will mail letters. of all 33 kids who were accepted at MSC, we were the only ones there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.05.08, 07:33 PM Flag
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Which zone were you in? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 06:20 AM Flag
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The MSC lottery wasn't announced. In fact, it was originally scheduled to be closed to the public. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.07.08, 01:29 PM Flag
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nada, zip, zilch, so disappointed [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.05.08, 08:01 PM Flag
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so sorry--do you have other options? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.05.08, 08:09 PM Flag
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waiting on G&T results, fingers crossed [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 05:54 AM Flag
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We got 87 and MSC and don't know what to do. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 02:49 PM Flag
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You got both in the lottery? How did that happen? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 02:53 PM Flag
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It's two separate lotteries. Got 87 in the D3 lottery and got a top # in the MSC lottery. We never dreamed of this happening and don't even know how to choose. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 03:23 PM Flag
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I would go play the Mega Millions tonight-- you are having a string of good luck! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 03:46 PM Flag
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That's what DH said. I know. It's unreal. Especially since we had a very yucky G&T situation. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 04:25 PM Flag
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Then I am very happy for you--you deserve a break! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 07:07 PM Flag
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df got msc and ps9 last year. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 04:14 PM Flag
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Thanks but insideschools is totally down today, at least for me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.07.08, 12:58 PM Flag
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What is the deadline for accepting PS87? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 04:54 PM Flag
[ - ] i know none of you watch Fox News, but they have the oddest commercial of Al Sharpton and Pat Robertson doing a psa about going green. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.05.08, 07:05 PM Flag
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I've seen that...it cracked me up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.05.08, 07:08 PM Flag
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that does sound odd. but you're right, cannot stand fox news; besides, the newscaster on channel 11 is so funny, now I watch that instead of channel 4. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.05.08, 07:09 PM Flag
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that commercial was produced by Al Gore's organization. He's done a few of these "odd pairings" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.05.08, 07:25 PM Flag
[ - ] Okay, who is going to the Puerto Rican Day Parade? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.05.08, 07:05 PM Flag
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is that this Sunday? hate that parade, so glad I've left the city and don't have to deal with the traffic and the crazies (NOT the puerto ricans, who are fine, but the crazies, who are not) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.05.08, 07:07 PM Flag
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you must be in NYC or Chicago. It is horrible in Chicago. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.05.08, 07:08 PM Flag
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nyc. well, westchester. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.05.08, 07:10 PM Flag
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havent gone in years. Rather watch it on TV. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.05.08, 07:15 PM Flag
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ew. no thanks. i'm still traumatized by watching footage from a few years back when a few women were violated by the crazies. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.05.08, 07:15 PM Flag
[ - ] anyone know the going rate for a nanny share? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 06.05.08, 07:03 PM Flag
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1.5x regular nanny rate if pt. ft is just a bit more than regular, assuming dc are close in age and nanny doesn't have to constantly shuttle back and forth. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.05.08, 07:07 PM Flag
[ - ] Please help I have hired 2 nannies and need to fire one. One is more of a carreer nanny older and as interactive and as intellectual but sweet and loyal and reliable also helps a little with groceriese etc. The other is young and very smart very playful but also professional and experienced for her age but might (don't know this for sure) be a little immature and need some working with to understand her role 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.05.08, 07:03 PM Flag
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Seems as if the older one is the better nanny, so what's the dilemma? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.05.08, 07:04 PM Flag
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fire #2 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.05.08, 07:05 PM Flag
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definitely the career nanny. I've had many nannies, ft and pt, and definitely prefer the older, career nanny. You can get lucky with a younger woman, but expect high turnover and more variability. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.05.08, 07:08 PM Flag
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have a career lady myself...she is great. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.05.08, 07:09 PM Flag
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I find the career nannies too rigid. I only do this...I don't do that...ick [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.05.08, 07:14 PM Flag
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how much tip have you given when they leave [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.05.08, 07:14 PM Flag
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Approx a week salary per year of working. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.05.08, 07:15 PM Flag
[ - ] Any District 2 parents get notification on CTT placement in grades 1-5 yet? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Special Needs 06.05.08, 07:03 PM Flag
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I was told by our teacher that rather than advance to a 2nd grade CTT class, they're going to hold back my 1st grader to repeat [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.05.08, 07:04 PM Flag
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Based on what promotional criteria? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.05.08, 07:16 PM Flag
[ - ] Good bday party favor to give out to 23 kids for a 4 yo boy party? 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 06.05.08, 07:03 PM Flag
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Any theme for said party? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.05.08, 07:03 PM Flag
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OP: SUPER HEROES [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.05.08, 07:04 PM Flag
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Capes? I bet you could find something inexpensive at Oriental Trading or the like. Those swirly straws with characters on top? Matchbox cars (they have them licensed with superheroes). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.05.08, 07:07 PM Flag
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RUN to jacks on 32nd. They have three good books, 2 superman and one batman - I spy, coloring/activity and story book. All for a dollar. But hurry - I saw them yesterday [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 08:11 AM Flag
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Fun toothbrushes and toothpaste. Check your local 99cent store they always have cool superhero stuff, like banks, coloring books, card games, flashcards etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.05.08, 07:05 PM Flag
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no way. this is not a dentist vist, it's a birthday party. maybe a selection of gems, fossils, shark teeth [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.05.08, 07:10 PM Flag
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Water bottles with thier name on it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.05.08, 07:11 PM Flag
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D2 G&T selection was done like a month ago! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.05.08, 07:22 PM Flag
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SuperHero ABC book by Bob MacLeod (unfortunately not in paperback until Sept, so perfect but pricey) or Skippy Jon Jones book...BookMom [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.05.08, 07:33 PM Flag
[ - ] Does anyone give stage 3 baby food jars to their 13 mo along with finger food? When should you STOP the jarred food? 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Toddler 06.05.08, 07:01 PM Flag
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My kids loved the jarred pureed bananas long after they had started eating "people" food. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.05.08, 07:02 PM Flag
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I still give them to my 11 mo, along with real food [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.05.08, 07:02 PM Flag
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my 13 mo old has had maybe 3 jars of baby food ever, she wanted finger food from the get go. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.05.08, 07:03 PM Flag
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yipee for you....... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.05.08, 07:05 PM Flag
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go get another drink. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.05.08, 07:09 PM Flag
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i was still doing jarred at around 15 mos. sometimes it was just easier on the go. she probably stopped soon after that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.05.08, 07:07 PM Flag
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OP: So at 15 months, no finger food-mostly jrs? Did she want lots of finger food at the time? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.05.08, 07:08 PM Flag
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I give my 13 month old finger food and 2 jars per day --- a fruit jar to mix in in with her yogurt and one meat jar at lunch [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.05.08, 07:09 PM Flag
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If you don't mind, can you tell me more specifically including milk, what she eats at each meal? Thanks.......... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.05.08, 07:14 PM Flag
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Sure. She's in daycare so meals vary but in general she gets a bottle of whole milk around 6:30. At around 8:30 she gets plain yogurt with stage 3 fruit jar mixed into it along with whatever is on the menu so she may get waffles or pancakes and will also get fruit that's been sut up. She'll also get some milk in a bottle. Lunch is the meat jar + whatever is on the menu - so that might include pizza, pasta, beans, veggies. She'll get a sippy cup of juice as well. Snack is around 2:30 and she'll get cheese, crackers, cheerios + sippy cup of water. She gets a bottle of milk at 4:30. Dinner is usually some combo of steamed veggies and something else like veggies, tofu, pasta, avocado, bread with cheese melted on it, pizza or egg (yolks only). She'll get her final bottle of milk at dinner as well. For her dinners, I'm slowly starting to introduce her to what my husband and I eat. I know she's supposed to be off the bottle but it took us FOREVER to get her onto milk from formula so now that we've won that battles, I'll focus on weaning off the bottle. Hope that helps! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.05.08, 07:22 PM Flag
[ - ] My 11 mo is really scared of loud noises, even cries sometimes. Anyone btdt? I thought he would have outgrown it by now. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.05.08, 07:01 PM Flag
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yes. dd was just like that. Every time a plane flew overhead or a key jingled in the door she ran screaming to me. Now she is a VERY bright and creative 6 yr old with no sound issues. I think it is just an oversensitivity that mellows with time. and while some may disagree (and will) i think it is linked to the very thing that makes her so smart. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.05.08, 07:12 PM Flag
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my 10mo has always been this way. very high startle response. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.05.08, 07:12 PM Flag
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He's still a baby! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.05.08, 07:12 PM Flag
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mine is 14 months and still does that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.05.08, 07:13 PM Flag
[ - ] my 10 month old at e an entire grilled cheese sandwish today. shes a tiny little thing, but she packs it away. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.05.08, 07:01 PM Flag
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fascinating [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.05.08, 07:05 PM Flag
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mine is, too. great eater and was from the get go. So much different than her older bro. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.05.08, 07:07 PM Flag
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my 11 mo doesn't eat that much. he's kind of small too. haven't tried grilled cheese yet. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.05.08, 07:11 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone else having to re log in whenever they try to reply? Frustrating. I guess if you are having problems, you can post in response to this post. ;) 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.05.08, 07:00 PM Flag
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Only to a particular response. I just posted the same. Weird. Were you replying on the political thread? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.05.08, 07:03 PM Flag
[ - ] Do you plan to payoff your mortgage? We own about $500k and have about $400k equity. Not moving, but things are tight, and rather not take on any other debt. Pay for cars cash, save for college, etc. I just don't see us paying it down. Interest only with fixed rate. In 15 years, DH will retire, we will move and whatever equity we, we have. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.05.08, 07:00 PM Flag
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But you don't build equity in an IO mortgage. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.05.08, 07:02 PM Flag
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I know. But, we have nearly 50% equity already, plus, despite this market, over the next 15 years we will build more. The alternative is to live in a much less desirable 'hood without less potential appreciation over the years. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.05.08, 07:14 PM Flag
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we paid ours off a year ago...it's been great. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.05.08, 07:11 PM Flag
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In a time when property values are declining in some markets, I'm not sure it's good to have more than 20% equity. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.05.08, 07:13 PM Flag
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you know nothing of personal finance. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.05.08, 07:15 PM Flag
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