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Looking for advice on what to do with my fiance.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Dallas Jul 9. 10 Replies

Hello all,First I would like to say it has been a long time since I have even been here let alone posted anything, but you I have always received good advice from you guys. I would like to start by…Continue

Should I take a credit increase offer

Started this discussion. Last reply by Penelope Dec 6, 2012. 24 Replies

Hello all,First a little background on myself I am the field supervisor for an oil and gas well service company I live in northern british columbia and am 22 years old. I'm planning to buy a home in…Continue

what happened?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Todd Serveto Feb 11, 2012. 11 Replies

Hey everyone,first a little background basically I have been a very introverted individual never needed anyone never wanted anything like marriage but last year I met someone she had a little 2 month…Continue

Operation Wallstreet

Started Dec 13, 2011 0 Replies

I was curious on what everyone thought about these matters since it has been around for awhile now, I apologize if this has been brought up alreadyContinue

 

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Steve Dallas replied to J Garten's discussion Looking for advice on what to do with my fiance.
"My guess is that she has depression and you are trying to treat it by the ol "get over it with work and activities" method. Because of medical conditions my wife is extremely prone to horrid bouts of depression. What you say here sounds…"
Jul 9
Will replied to J Garten's discussion Looking for advice on what to do with my fiance.
"So what I see in your reply is something like "I don't expect this (unrealistic) thing of her, but I do expect this other thing of her.  This is what I judge she should do."  What I don't see is, "She's…"
Jul 9
Michael D. Denny replied to J Garten's discussion Looking for advice on what to do with my fiance.
"The two of you are not compatible. You're not actually in love with her.  You're not emotionally/psychologically ready for marriage yourself. "
Jul 9
Nathanael replied to J Garten's discussion Looking for advice on what to do with my fiance.
"Most people don't like working.  Even people who do like their jobs, and are successful at them, are often glad to come home at the end of the workday.  Of course, people with jobs they dislike work anyway, for the money, and because…"
Jul 8
Lucius Artorius Castus replied to J Garten's discussion Looking for advice on what to do with my fiance.
"What you aren't understanding is that it is that black and white... you're just to deep in the shit to realize that."
Jul 8
J Garten replied to J Garten's discussion Looking for advice on what to do with my fiance.
"I understand what you are saying, but it's not as black and white as that. What I'm saying is that while deciding on purchasing our home which as anyone will agree is one of the largest decisions one will make, she had to be working as…"
Jul 8
Lucius Artorius Castus replied to J Garten's discussion Looking for advice on what to do with my fiance.
"This. This is exactly what I was going to say, albeit mor politely than I would've put it."
Jul 8
Will replied to J Garten's discussion Looking for advice on what to do with my fiance.
"The "but" says it all. You're hoping that things will be easier for you, and if so, you like the idea of staying -- but you're already thinking of leaving, not because she's sleeping around or shooting up heroin, but because…"
Jul 8
J Garten replied to J Garten's discussion Looking for advice on what to do with my fiance.
"Thank you for your response, It is tough because I have gone with her to the doctor and very directly asked her what can be done to over come the health issues, the answer has always been eat better and be active regularly. Pretty simple steps yet…"
Jul 8
Penelope replied to J Garten's discussion Looking for advice on what to do with my fiance.
"I'm in a similar boat with my husband.  He's long-term unemployed, and there are various minor health concerns.  Here's what I've learned:  You can't force your partner to do anything.  You can only…"
Jul 8
Penelope replied to J Garten's discussion Should I take a credit increase offer
"Payments are payments. Bah. It's called the mortgage interest deduction."
Dec 6, 2012
Penelope replied to J Garten's discussion Should I take a credit increase offer
"I think it's really hard for Americans to wrap their head around a system of universal healthcare and unemployment benefits that guarantee car payments are made. If OP can't work, he doesn't need the truck. I'm guess…"
Dec 6, 2012
J Garten replied to J Garten's discussion Should I take a credit increase offer
"Thanks everyone there is a lot of great advice here there are reasons why I wish to purchase a house sooner rather than later I know that paying down my truck before hand is preferable my plan is to use my tax returns yearly to pay it down because…"
Dec 6, 2012
Jack Bauer replied to J Garten's discussion Should I take a credit increase offer
"Lots of Ramsey followers around here.  Most would probably say no debt except for a mortgage.  15-year fixed.  You'd have to rent in the meantime anyway.  Payments are payments. JB"
Dec 5, 2012
Will replied to J Garten's discussion Should I take a credit increase offer
"Many here will tell you you should avoid debt, instead saving and paying for things in cash.  Which means you have to rack up US$100K-$200K to buy a house, all the while paying rent.  It isn't cost-effective. Still:  $47K on a…"
Dec 5, 2012
Rob replied to J Garten's discussion Should I take a credit increase offer
"J, Rebekah says but that is not what a certified financial planner would tell you without first sitting you down and have you fill out rather a lot of personal and financial information, before deciding that there is no risk. It's good to hear…"
Dec 5, 2012

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