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Financial Samurai
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Financial Samurai 8h
For sure. Life is too short not to live in Hawaii!
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Financial Samurai 13h
I agree with this. We can only control what we can control e.g. time spent raising our kids, and hope for the best. I'm most interested in hearing about the WHY, when both parents decide to work FT after kids and share their story like this comment. 👍
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Financial Samurai 13h
Replying to @LazyManAndMoney
Makes sense to gut it out for six more years to get that pension for life. Like winning the lottery! Congrats.
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Financial Samurai 17h
Replying to @CastellanoChris
Excellent! While you were there, what did you observe about the wealth of the students there? eg are private school attendees wealthier than average despite universities saying they want to be more inclusive and diverse?
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Financial Samurai 18h
Dang, Boston University costs $70,000 a year all in! How do people afford this? Only the rich or super smart with scholarships? What about the rest of us? System seems rigged.
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Financial Samurai 19h
Replying to @JaxsBeachLife
Thanks for sharing. I’d love to know how you’ve managed being a great parent and employee. How do you measure great? Is it a mindset vs something measurable? So many people struggle with doing both that tips from those who are great at both will surely help many folks 👍🏻
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Financial Samurai 20h
Replying to @hackler10_MPQ
Saw it, and it makes me wonder whether All the property buyers paying record high prices in the most expensive cities have seen this as well? It’s obvious, the slow down, if you’re spending time on the ground. But will the mass media be willing to tell the truth?
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Financial Samurai 20h
Replying to @ms_ziyou @mrspirateowl
Sure, so one reason for paying someone to take care of your child is if you feel you are a bad parent despite trying, have a volatile household (fights, drugs, alcohol). Such stories would be good to share eg shipped off to boarding school.
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Financial Samurai 20h
Replying to @uyenthi_t @ApathyEnds
Just like with money decisions, we are all going to be super biased with parental decisions. We think our way is the best way, which is why I’m asking folks to shed some light and share their opinions.
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Financial Samurai 20h
Replying to @jen_weddell
It’s a good perspective Jen. And I wonder what became of the Mayan children? Just like what became of the Tiger Mom’s children who went to Harvard. What is the end goal of it all is the question I want to explore.
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Financial Samurai 20h
Replying to @ms_ziyou @mrspirateowl
I think it’s the idea that 1) nobody will care more for your child than you, 2) that daycare is expensive and may neg affect behavior, and 3) that spending more time with your child is better than less. Why was your mom’s care not great in the early years?
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Financial Samurai Jul 18
I prefer you just clicking links so I don’t have to go back to work. That would be horrible.
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Financial Samurai Jul 18
Hah! No right answers and tough situation. Readers tell me I’m not doing enough as a father All the time, despite making a goal to try and do more. I simply want to understand other people’s situations.
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Financial Samurai Jul 18
Replying to @cubertAC
Taking turns doing part-time during the initial years sounds like a no brainer. But maybe the desire for money is too great to conquer to follow a no 🧠er path.
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Financial Samurai Jul 18
Replying to @ApathyEnds
True, but isn’t it also a huge sacrifice for the kids as well? Thoughts about this study that says behavioral problems increase with daycare? I’ve witnessed lots of nannies ignore kids all session, also after falls.
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Financial Samurai Jul 18
Replying to @youravgdough
Makes sense. It’s just impossible to have it all, no matter what the mass media says. Something must give.
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Financial Samurai Jul 18
Replying to @SamMrTens
Awesome! How long have you been homeschooling? I’d love to learn about the positives and negatives and experience overall you guys have had.
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Financial Samurai Jul 18
Replying to @LimpJohnson
I’m pretty sure I’m missing something, so often the best way is to just ask with an open mind 👍🏻 Got lots of blind spots.
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Financial Samurai Jul 18
Replying to @jcarnoldsf
I have never known someone to want something, and not work to get that something they want. Have you? That would be like working 40 hours a week or less and complaining why you can't get ahead!
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Financial Samurai Jul 18
Given everything is rational, curious to know what are the reasons for having kids on purpose, and then working during the initial years to pay strangers to take care of your kids. Thoughts welcome! Want to do a follow up post. Thx
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