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Monday, June 8th, 2009

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is land contract bad?

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009
Old Corpse asked:

What do you know about land contract? I am thinking of buying a cheap (yes, that’s the best word, not “afforable” or bargain priced…LOL) mobile home. What do I care if it falls apart in 30 yrs? I will be old then. Maybe in a nursing home or retirement community. Sure, people like to will/gift an old house to thier children, but… by the time I am 60, I would hope that my 30 yr old kid has already bought her own home. She will not need the sale of my house to benefit her. Times change. people live longer now… wait… does that mean I should buy a stick built/block house? Please? someone help me! advice, please! I’m very lost. I’ll do whatever you tell me to do. I’m young. I don’t know the first thing about buying a house. It is suggested that I get FHA approval for my loan. But I have $15,000 for a down payment… or more ($8,000+).. (but I wanted to go shopping for new beds, matteresses, maybe even a used car, any appliances, stoves, washer dryer, dishwasher, needed)…
Thank you!!! Fascinating! excellent help everybody! wow! Yeah, I suppose an “older” mobile home would be much much “older” in 20 yrs, huh? what will I do? I’m not sure. But it is on , gasp, State land! The location is to DIE for. Surely, someone will want this property , purely based on the location, it has re Sale value! Awesome Idea though. WHERE will I live? if my mobile home falls apart?????? That’s a good question. Maybe I can save my usual “house payment” amount towards a new mobile home? Because this one will be paid off in 2-3 yrs if I use land contract? then, I can continue to place the normal “house payment” amount into a special savings fund? for next future mobile home??? maybe??? we all know how some people can not keep a strict savings. but this is really important!!!!! Besides, all that “extra” money would be pure profit. It should go into savings. How many beds and tvs can one person buy????? LOL


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If you were my sister- what would your rather get for Christmas?

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009
Mrs. Wonderful asked:

She is 27 and still lives at home. She works in a retirement home…doesn’t have a lot of hobbies other then knitting. I want to get her something really nice. I was thinking of these- any other suggestion would be great, I want to stay under $200.00
1. A piece of Tiffany’s Jewerly
2. Coach Purse
3. Gift Card to Mac makeup- like $200.00

Any other suggestions?


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Interesting Art?

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009
larryctimm asked:

I have a most interesting piece of artwork. It is a drawing by Maurice Merlin (1939). This was given to me by my ex-father in-law (Ann Arbor, Michigan). He was a Psychiatrist until retirement. The story is most interesting! Mr. Merlin was an excellent portrait artist. He was out of money while in college (U of M??). A wealthy Russian lady asked Mr. Merlin to draw a picture of her house keeper’s daughter and in exchange, she would pay his way through college (the remaining year). He titled the drawing “Mexican Girl.” It is a VERY interesting and eerie drawing. The Russian lady later became my father-in-law’s client and gave this to him as a gift to hang in his office. My father-in-law said that some people tried to contact him and placed ads in the local papers trying to obtain this drawing on numerous occasions. He felt the GIFT should remain in his office until he retired. He then passed it on to me. How would I go about finding information out about the potential value of this drawing and the artist?


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on when u first get your green belt they give you a quiz.does anyone know the answers to it?

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009
Jennifer asked:

This quiz is designed to test your awareness of the world around you. If you don’t know the answers, you can research them at the Historical Society. This will be good test of your willingness to be aware of your environment, and your thoroughness. You are not expected to know the answers from memory, but you are expected to get them all right in order to pass. You can take the test as many times as you want. If you are willing to look carefully and patiently, I’m sure you’ll do just fine!
Which competition began on July 15, 2005?
A. Astronomy Challenge
B. Choose Breakfast Challenge
C. Chocolate Lucky Charms® Challenge
Which of these bands played at the Millsberry Music Festival, held in August 2005?
A. The Energetic Mangoes
B. The Happy Apples
C. The Bouncy Grapes
On what date did Millsberry commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Great Fire?
A. January 28, 2005
B. June 14, 2005
C. March 4, 2005
Which Millsberry citizen reeled in a record-breaking catch at Peabody Pond on November 3, 2005?
A. Simon Szabo
B. Henry Johnson
C. Antoine DuVal
A portrait by which of these painters was added to the Millsberry Museum on June 30, 2005?
A. Mary Cassatt
B. Artemisia Gentileschi
C. Sofonisba Anguissola
Which Millsberry citizen was interviewed on August 11, 2005?
A. Pedro Gonzalez
B. Marco Rojas
C. Carlos Guerro
What was the clue, which was found in a sardine can, that lead to the discovery of Sylvie?
A. A photograph
B. An old newspaper article
C. One of Sylvie’s teeth
Who is the manager of the Millsberry Academy Student Store?
A. Suzie Johnston
B. Betsy Parker
C. Emily Harrison
Who was the special guest at the opening of the Inventor’s Exposition?
A. Lucky the Leprechaun
B. The Trix Rabbit
C. Chip the Wolf
What Halloween event was held at the Red Lion Manor on October 13, 2005?
A. The Trick or Treat Challenge
B. A bobbing for apples tournament
C. Spooky Story Night
Who sponsored the Halloween Challenge?
A. The Millsberry Community Center
B. Mayor Trumble
C. Millsberry Academy
Which of these animals was one of the new pets introduced at the Pet Palace on November 10, 2005?
A. Dog
B. Sugar Glider
C. Python
What day did the new hockey rink in Peabody Park open?
A. October 17, 2005
B. December 2, 2005
C. November 23, 2005
Which holiday event was run by the Millsberry Community Center?
A. The Gift-a-thon
B. The White Elephant Gift Exchange
C. The Toy Donation Drive
What were Millsberry residents on the lookout for during the Winter Festival?
A. Lucky the Leprechaun
B. A snowman
C. Snowflake tokens
What did Lucky the Leprechaun leave behind when he left Millsberry on January 26, 2006?
A. His hat
B. Berry Lucky Charms®
C. A pot of gold
What was Mr. Fort.s class studying in February 2006?
A. Plants
B. Astronomy
C. Chemical reactions
What was found in the mysterious crate that was discovered on January 7, 2005?
A. Hidden treasure
B. Chocolate Lucky Charms®
C. Ancient books
Where did explorer Cecil Colhurst disappear in 1945?
A. The Pacific Ocean
B. France
C. The Maldives
What special item was found in the Donation Center by a Millsberry resident on April 6, 2006?
A. A Lucky Charms® bracelet
B. A digital camera
C. An antique toy
Who moved to Millsberry on February 4, 2005?
A. Robert J. Williams
B. Kelly Kimbell
C. Carlos Guerro
What important event happened on December 17, 2004?
A. The Pet Palace reopened
B. Millsberry merchant began preparing for the holidays
C. The first major snowfall of the season occurred
What milestone did the Red Lion Manor celebrate on October 23, 2004?
A. Its 200th anniversary
B. Its destruction by the Great Fire
C. Its 1,000th visitor
What did the Ubah brothers announce on April 8, 2005?
A. The addition of new games to the arcade
B. The Charmed Life Scavenger Hunt
C. Their retirement from the arcade business

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Is MIL being passive aggressive/trying to make statements with her ‘gifts’?

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009
Moo asked:

Husband and I received a book entitled ‘Live Well on Less Than you Think’ for Christmas from MIL…we are in our mid to late thirties, not just starting out, by the way. Husband makes a very good salary and has saved a substantial amount for retirement over the years- which his mother knows. MIL thinks world is too material and lives very modestly (on purpose) in a rural, isolated area.I was pissed at the ‘gift’ but didn’t tell husband…a couple of years ago I was experiencing a lot of stress at work and at the same time was working on completing an advanced degree in my field. Lo and behold I received a book from her entitled ‘Women Who Think Too Much’ (my husband had mentioned to her that I was experiencing stress at work, but did not go into detail. The stress was not affecting our marriage as we get along well and help each other through things like this). Even if DO think too much, I found it totally inappropriate to send me this book. Do these gifts seem passive aggressive?

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What should I do about my selfish mother?

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009
TennesseeGirl asked:

Mom is the guilt trip queen. She guilt trips me about not comign to visit her often, and my plans to move four states away. (1) she always put men before my brother and I (2) no showed at my wedding she says because her new husband instigated a fight with her and convinced her not to go (3) I finally forgave her and am civil and invited her to my husband’s military retirement ceremony which also invloves me (sort of a second chance thing to bond) She sent us a gift 4 months before saying in case you couldn’t make it… Guess what she made an excuse and didn’t. (4) She started a war with her brother’s/ sisters built a privacy fence between her house and theirs pissed them off then left the house to rot which was the home I grew up in. (5) expects me to call the home she shacked up in with her husband instead of my wedding my home. I am tired, going to school and working full time. Does she need to pull her head out of her *** or what? They have not once visited us.

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What’s the etiquette here?

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009
anonymom asked:

I am hosting a retirement party tomorrow. Everyone has chipped in for a gift. The main part of the gift is a gift certificate to a B & B. There is also some wine, chocolates, travel bag. When I present the gift to the retiree, should I just give it to her and say we all pitched in for a special gift? Or do I specify that there is a gift certif for a B & B, a restaurant, etc?
I put everything in a basket; you can see everything, but there is a lot of stuff, so I didn’t know if I needed to clarify.

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Can you help me stop spending $$$$?

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009
nottashygirl asked:

Any tips. We recently moved, and when we had the money, we bought new furniture, sheets, and decor for our new home. Christmas came, and I spent more money on gifts, etc. Now, I am still spending. I feel like I “need” a new purse, new pajamas, new cologne – all the things I didn’t get at Christmas I think. I am trying to make our life perfect, and have all the things we need, or deserve. At least that is my mentality. How do I stop this cycle? I have had issues in the past (a long time ago) with credit, and learned my lesson. I am paying for all of this with cash, but we need to start saving!!! We both need a retirement plan! I spend, and then feel guilty and nervous about money (due to my past experience), but keep doing it once the feeling passes. I need advice before the bank account dwindles more! Any tips would be good.

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Should I be Suspicious?

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009
Rousseau asked:

My sons each pitched in a got me a Spa Weekend Getaway for Mother’s Day. The certificate is hand-printed on the back of an old AARP newsletter and the address is the same as Golden Years Retirement Home. Should I just enjoy this thoughtful gift from my 2 loving sons? I’m sure they went to a lot of trouble and expense for the perfect gift. They even offered to drop me off.

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