Victor Franklin
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  • Arlington, TX
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Buying a cemetery plot for a parent

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kit Aug 12. 11 Replies

I'm looking for the advice, particularly from older people with kids?My parents have always been very clear about what they want done in the event of their death. My father and now stepmother, want…Continue

Relationship advice needed.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Todd Serveto Mar 15. 18 Replies

I'm in a relationship that I've been in for about 2 months now.  To cut to the chase, I'm worried we moved too fast, too soon.  We'd barely been dating for a month when she rolled over and told me…Continue

Large men's clothing

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cassidy Mar 11. 6 Replies

Is there a company out there that makes quality clothing for bigger men?  In my experience, everything I've bought from the big and tall stores is subpar quality.  I bought a belt a year back from…Continue

Knowing when it is time to move on

Started this discussion. Last reply by David F. Feb 3. 3 Replies

I have this group of friends.  Last year, everything was great, we got together all the time, had a great time, the whole nine yards.  This year, I've noticed that unless I initiate, they never ever…Continue

 

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Kit replied to Victor Franklin's discussion Buying a cemetery plot for a parent
"Its an eventuality in this world, my mum bought her own plot, and her parents, and knows where I want to go in the event I die before her. It just makes it easier when it actually happens because theres a small stress that you dont need to deal with…"
Aug 12
Penelope replied to Victor Franklin's discussion Buying a cemetery plot for a parent
"It's definitely a situation where you'll get a lot of perspectives, depending on what people think are "normal" family dynamics and attitudes towards death.  Some illustrative stories: Every time my in-laws travel, they…"
Aug 12
Victor Franklin replied to Victor Franklin's discussion Buying a cemetery plot for a parent
"My sister knows what she wants as well, I believe.  But perhaps we should have a family discussion about it.  I'll talk to mom about it."
Aug 12
Penelope replied to Victor Franklin's discussion Buying a cemetery plot for a parent
"It's not a matter of being strong-willed or right and wrong.  It's just a matter of practicality.  What happens if you're out of the country when your mother passes, so your sister makes the plans?  She needs to…"
Aug 12
Victor Franklin replied to Victor Franklin's discussion Buying a cemetery plot for a parent
"That sounds good!  Thanks!  "
Aug 12
Victor Franklin replied to Victor Franklin's discussion Buying a cemetery plot for a parent
"Ha!"
Aug 12
Victor Franklin replied to Victor Franklin's discussion Buying a cemetery plot for a parent
"There's me and my sister.  She's not married at this time, and I'll fight anyone who challenges her wishes.  She wants to be buried in that piece of earth, I'll make sure it's so and if anyone wants to stop me,…"
Aug 12
Regular Joe replied to Victor Franklin's discussion Buying a cemetery plot for a parent
"Just don't mention anything about life insurance at the same time."
Aug 12
Jack Bauer replied to Victor Franklin's discussion Buying a cemetery plot for a parent
"I wouldn't surprise her with a burial plot.  Talk like adults, let her help pick, and you foot the bill. JB"
Aug 12
Regular Joe replied to Victor Franklin's discussion Buying a cemetery plot for a parent
"There was a sale at the cemetery so I got you a plot. "
Aug 12
Penelope replied to Victor Franklin's discussion Buying a cemetery plot for a parent
"There's an active re-sale market for cemetery plots, so your risk is less than $200.  I'd buy it in my own name and give/sell it to her estate when the time comes.  Are you certain you'll be intimately involved in the estate…"
Aug 12
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Buying a cemetery plot for a parent

I'm looking for the advice, particularly from older people with kids?My parents have always been very clear about what they want done in the event of their death. My father and now stepmother, want to be cremated and then once they are both cremated they want to be spread over the ocean. My mother wants to be buried in her hometown where the majority of her family is buried.Now, they don't have a family plot or anything, and she's never taken steps to secure this like my grandmother did. They…See More
Aug 12
Rick Shelton replied to Victor Franklin's discussion Where to buy clothes at?
"Never buy jeans at Old Navy.  Worse than Walmart's house brands."
May 22
Adrian Miranda replied to Victor Franklin's discussion Where to buy clothes at?
"Marshalls, Kohls, Ross, second hand stores (consignment stores are better than thrift stores)  online, ebay has alot of decent quality clothes at very low cost.  as prevously mentioned no graphic shirts, subtle tones, collars.  If the…"
May 22
Joe Tsai replied to Victor Franklin's discussion Where to buy clothes at?
"It's really not about the brand, but the style you're going for. First is to ditch the traditional college apparel such as t-shirts with logos, skinny jeans and running shoesl. Instead, opt for button downs, dark tapered jeans and…"
May 22
Regular Joe replied to Victor Franklin's discussion Where to buy clothes at?
"It depends what you buy at Walmart. If you're buying Levis or Wranglers, they'll almost certainly be fine. If you're buying George or house brand stuff, it can be hit or miss. "
May 22
Regular Joe replied to Victor Franklin's discussion Where to buy clothes at?
"I agree with JB. It's less about where you buy and more about what you buy.  The most important feature is fit. Make sure it fits properly. Otherwise, no matter how classy and expensive a garment, you'll look juvenile or just crappy…"
May 22
Joseph Scibbe replied to Victor Franklin's discussion Where to buy clothes at?
"Wrangler Jeans are some of the most comfortable jeans you can own, also Levi is good. (Walmart or Kohls) I don't think I'll buy a pair of khakis that aren't Dockers again. (JC Penny) Get a few polos and button up shirts that are…"
May 21
Lucius Artorius Castus replied to Victor Franklin's discussion Where to buy clothes at?
"Target, old navy, Bealls, Macy's, pretty much anywhere that sells clothes that isnt playing elevator music or hard rock."
May 21
Native Son replied to Victor Franklin's discussion Where to buy clothes at?
"Given my experience with Walmart, I'd hesitate to buy anything there except maybe a ball cap or a hoodie.  Try Target or even Sears."
May 21

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“Keep away from those who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you believe that you too can become great.”
--Mark Twain

“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear"
--Mark Twain

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
--Mark Twain

“I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.”
--Jimmy Dean

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--Wiliiam Arthur Ward

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Hope and change in 2012.

Posted on November 8, 2012 at 7:32pm 11 Comments

This maybe has nothing to do with anything but as I was laying in bed last night this thought occurred.

Hope and change.  Something we all strive for.  To better ourselves.  Something our president got elected on last time.  Something he just won four more years based on, more than likely.  What's wrong with hope and change?  Why do the republicans and our country as a whole, seem so opposed to it.  Hope and change empowers someone like Barack Obama to run and get elected.  Let's face…

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At 10:11pm on May 30, 2013, Brian Splash said…
Stay the course Victor ( see what I did there )
At 10:22pm on May 9, 2012, Herb Munson said…

Hey Victor, just wanted to say welcome to The Great Debate. Great to have you with us.

 
 
 

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Todd Heavner replied to Christian's discussion 20 year old looking for advice from you "white collar" gents.....is the money worth it?
"It sounds like you think white collar is all dull and less than manly.  It can be, but doesn’t have to be.  I spent time at two huge corporations, and yes, they were what I would call stodgy.  Now, I’m at a small company…"
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Should I go for the CPA?

I have long been thinking about adding a CPA to my name.I graduated with a bachelor's degree in history and an economics minor when I was an undegrad. I then went to a master's program in accounting; having completed financial, managerial, cost, and intermediate accounting classes. While I was in the master's program, I received a job offer working for a union funds office as a collections/delinquency coordinator for a multi-employer health and welfare plan. I've been working at this job for 2…See More
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Rick Shelton replied to Chu Kim's discussion Slavery is Awesome
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