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When can a kid pick his own damn hairstyle?!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Daniel 3 hours ago. 5 Replies

     If there is one thing my wife and I disagree on, it's when our two boys(ages 7 and 4) can have some independence. Now, I'm not saying I let my 4-year old walk to the gas station around the block…Continue

Starting a 401(k) in today's market?

Started this discussion. Last reply by terry sperling Nov 11, 2015. 60 Replies

Just looking for some thoughts....Just landed a new job. I'm going on 32, recently bought a house, so not working with a ton of money, and I have $0 retirement savings whatsoever.I want to get…Continue

How to talk to a woman about that thing you never talk to women about?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sir Sep 30, 2015. 7 Replies

Good Morning All,First, some back story.....I am married for 9 years. I love my wife dearly. We have completely different personalities and philosophies. She's a pain in the ass, but she's MY pain in…Continue

Some job-hunting advice....

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael D. Denny Jan 8, 2015. 4 Replies

Good Afternoon All,     As usual, seeking some free advice. First, some background. I have 10+ years experience in retail management. When my second son was born, I took a position managing the…Continue

 

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Daniel replied to James's discussion When can a kid pick his own damn hairstyle?!
"Having a hair nazi parent is not one of those things you look back on as an adult and appreciate, because it's less about the job of raising a good human, and more about Mom's image. The kid knows that, and will remember that."
3 hours ago
Northumbrian replied to James's discussion When can a kid pick his own damn hairstyle?!
"If I had a kid, I'd let them pick their own hairstyle, just as long as it isn't the mullet, the Afro, or a huge beehive hairstyle"
20 hours ago
Sir replied to James's discussion When can a kid pick his own damn hairstyle?!
"IDK how to resolve the disagreement in the marriage, but yes, I'd totally let the boy pick his hairstyle."
21 hours ago
Native Son replied to James's discussion When can a kid pick his own damn hairstyle?!
"I was stuck with "Flat top, no grease" until I was a high school freshman.  "
22 hours ago
John Muir replied to James's discussion When can a kid pick his own damn hairstyle?!
"So long as my son is productive, and does what I tell him to (chores), I'd let him be as queer as he wants to be with his hair. "
22 hours ago
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When can a kid pick his own damn hairstyle?!

     If there is one thing my wife and I disagree on, it's when our two boys(ages 7 and 4) can have some independence. Now, I'm not saying I let my 4-year old walk to the gas station around the block for his own cigarettes or some such nonsense, but when they're allowed to play in the yard or go next door or pick their own clothes without constant supervision.     My wife is the controlling one in this area, and I, according to her, am far too easy-going. Both those facts are due to how we were…See More
23 hours ago
John Muir replied to James's discussion Starting a 401(k) in today's market?
"Good, because it's down 8.7% today, currently at $308 which is $22 BELOW the OCT 31 price"
Nov 11, 2015
Liam Strain replied to James's discussion Starting a 401(k) in today's market?
"No, please do. "
Nov 11, 2015
John Muir replied to James's discussion Starting a 401(k) in today's market?
"Does this mean I can't keep slamming bitcoin (down 13% yesterday)?"
Nov 11, 2015
Penelope replied to James's discussion Starting a 401(k) in today's market?
"We're repeating ourselves.  That said, Tax advantage is only one factor, along with level of risk, expected returns, etc.  By all means, don't pay more tax than you have to, but don't make tax avoidance a fetish.  There…"
Nov 11, 2015
Penelope replied to James's discussion Starting a 401(k) in today's market?
"Depending on your income, if you have a 401(k) option, none or only some of the $5,500 may be tax-advantaged.  IRAs are tricky if your work offers a 401(k) - and that's your work at any time of the year, so if you're laid off from a…"
Nov 11, 2015
Native Son replied to James's discussion Starting a 401(k) in today's market?
"Gentlemen,  From personal experience, I know at least one of Brian R.'s retirement investment recommendations does not play out as well as he implies. That would be foreign exchange equities, had a small 401k position in those for several…"
Nov 10, 2015
John Muir replied to James's discussion Starting a 401(k) in today's market?
"Speaking of paid shills (or paying shills, or suckers), you don't perchance know or do business with Sergi Mavrodi, do you?"
Nov 10, 2015
John Muir replied to James's discussion Starting a 401(k) in today's market?
"No, you wrote that on Oct 31st, when BTC was @$330USD. On Nov 4 when you wrote this reply it hit $401.  401-330 = $71, which is not quite half of $150. At the moment I type this it's trading at $355          …"
Nov 10, 2015
Jack Bauer replied to James's discussion Starting a 401(k) in today's market?
"Who said only "US Dollar dominated assets"? "Volatility concerns" over BitCoin or the Iraqi Dinar (or whatever other currency speculation nonsense you want to buy into) with either no track record, or a track record of extreme…"
Nov 4, 2015
John Muir replied to James's discussion Starting a 401(k) in today's market?
"This isn't the forum for debates, it's the forum for civilized conversation"
Nov 4, 2015

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At 1:03pm on April 29, 2014, Michael J. K. said…

Hi James liked some of your posts so far.   Hope you are doing well and your family too.   I have a 5 month old grand son and  a 5 year old grand daughter.  I am sure you are a great dad.   I am a wonderful grandpa.  You have a great day.

At 10:10am on September 14, 2013, Herb Munson said…

Hey there James, welcome to The Great Debate!

 
 
 

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Daniel replied to James's discussion When can a kid pick his own damn hairstyle?!
"Having a hair nazi parent is not one of those things you look back on as an adult and appreciate, because it's less about the job of raising a good human, and more about Mom's image. The kid knows that, and will remember that."
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