Attn: Lucy, charging my 18 yr old.

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      Yup…911 is kinda important. Imagine my mother has a heart attack while I’m goneand one of the 3 year olds dials 911. We can teach them about 911, but most wouldn’t remember our address.

      Suzi

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      From: Lucy Anderson
      To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Saturday, August 09, 2008 1:19 AM
      Subject: Re: Budget101.com : Attn: Lucy, charging my 18 yr old.

      Wondering why you fax? Do you have a home business that requires it? How
      much does the business bring in?

      Most average people do not find it a
      necessity to fax from home?

      We do not keep a landline because we simply cannot afford it. I recently
      cut us down to two cell phones – my husband’s and mine – and mine is paid
      for by my job, or I would cut it further. Eating comes far ahead of cell
      phones.

      I can see wanting a phone for 911. Past that, it becomes a
      luxury.

      Same for a car. You mentioned that you use the car to bail the kids out –
      you did not mention getting yourself to work or shopping…. If it is being
      used simply to rescue the kids from “being followed” or such…

      introduce
      them to the bus. That is a huge savings – which you can use to feed them.

      as far as charging your daughter, it was a very good idea – ask her what she
      thinks… she is a semi-adult. let her in on exactly how much money comes
      into the family home each month and what you have budgeted for each thing.
      let her voice an opinion on where the money should go and where she would
      like to help out, if she wants to.

      rent – sure…. but not if you approach
      it with “you need to start paying for groceries so i can feed your
      brother.” let her give if she wants to….

      otherwise you are opening a can
      of possible resentment.

      lucy

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