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Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-04-2011, 09:13 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 55,761
Posted By Kiernan
COL is 145 here. I'm very comfortable at $125K -...

COL is 145 here. I'm very comfortable at $125K - able to cover needs, aggressive savings, and a reasonable amount of wants - but then again I bought my condo 12 years ago for half what it would cost...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-08-2010, 11:45 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,636
Posted By Kiernan
I have a 2005 X3 that went off warranty last...

I have a 2005 X3 that went off warranty last summer. I didn't do the extended warranty and so far, have only paid for an oil change. The car runs beautifully and has never given me any trouble. Now,...
Forum: Parenting   07-20-2010, 10:14 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 13,536
Posted By Kiernan
Quote: Originally Posted by ThisCat...

Quote:
Originally Posted by ThisCat http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15645449)
But even if your parents divorced sooner,...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-19-2010, 08:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,315
Posted By Kiernan
When you're a responsible person, it's natural...

When you're a responsible person, it's natural to assume that other people would meet their responsibilities if only they could. But some people, like your ex, won't step up unless they have to. Let...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-17-2010, 10:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,315
Posted By Kiernan
Asking a parent, sibling or friend to contribute...

Asking a parent, sibling or friend to contribute financially to your child's well-being would be asking for help. Expecting your co-parent to support the children he created is not. He's had a...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-13-2010, 11:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,778
Posted By Kiernan
I can definitely empathize. My son's dad passed...

I can definitely empathize. My son's dad passed away last fall so I am 100% a solo parent. Sometimes I get unbelievably tired not just doing all the physical parenting but all the mental parenting -...
Forum: Personal Growth   06-06-2010, 11:11 PM
Replies: 134
  Nm
Views: 11,447
Posted By Kiernan
Good for you for catching this and addressing...

Good for you for catching this and addressing it. My late husband could have written your original post about 3 years ago. He liked to drink a little too much, he couldn't have just one, he thought...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-12-2010, 04:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,482
Posted By Kiernan
He's just flailing about, trying to find an...

He's just flailing about, trying to find an approach that will get you to react the way he wants. As best you can, stay calm and consistent and don't let yourself get rattled. It's very unlikely...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-13-2010, 09:55 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,274
Posted By Kiernan
I had to pay. Far less than I did when I was...

I had to pay. Far less than I did when I was part of a two-income family, but still about $450.

I don't qualify for any credits but making use of my company-sponsored FSAs for childcare and...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-23-2010, 11:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,631
Posted By Kiernan
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

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I hope you can find your way to a more peaceful life.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-12-2010, 02:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 466
Posted By Kiernan
I do get Social Security survivor benefits for...

I do get Social Security survivor benefits for my son, but not for me (I make too much to qualify). Those benefits are considered his income, not mine.

I kept my exemptions the same - I claim 1...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-12-2010, 12:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 466
Posted By Kiernan
So, I finally got around to changing my taxable...

So, I finally got around to changing my taxable marital status at work now that my husband passed away (which I should have done when it happened but ... just didn't). And yikes - my paycheck this...
Forum: Ask-An-Intuitive   03-06-2010, 02:34 AM
Replies: 1
  My son
Views: 432
Posted By Kiernan
Hi Jamie, My 3-year old's dad passed away...

Hi Jamie,

My 3-year old's dad passed away last fall. Will he be OK growing up without a father figure?
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-27-2010, 05:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,230
Posted By Kiernan
I'd probably put about $200 into the debt so you...

I'd probably put about $200 into the debt so you can continue to see that amount go down, and the rest into savings.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-22-2010, 05:42 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,214
Posted By Kiernan
Quote: Originally Posted by Jane91...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jane91 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15101237)
What was the intended purpose of the life...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-19-2010, 07:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,484
Posted By Kiernan
Are you assuming no support from your husband?...

Are you assuming no support from your husband? He ought to be paying for half of childcare, at least, even if you share custody. I think I've seen in your other threads that he pays quite a lot in...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-17-2010, 02:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,688
Posted By Kiernan
I'm very sorry. My ex was an alcoholic as well,...

I'm very sorry. My ex was an alcoholic as well, and unfortunately his illness got the best of him and he passed away last October.

I think a restraining order is your best option. Do you have...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-16-2010, 11:26 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,214
Posted By Kiernan
This is a good discussion so here's some more...

This is a good discussion so here's some more info/food for thought:

In terms of job stability, I'd say I'm a 7 on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the most secure). The industry is doing well, the...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-15-2010, 01:28 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,214
Posted By Kiernan
This is great, I have a lot of notes to discuss...

This is great, I have a lot of notes to discuss with my financial planner when we meet next month.

Quote:
Originally Posted by nd_deadhead...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-14-2010, 09:33 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,646
Posted By Kiernan
You're not being too protective! My DS is only 3...

You're not being too protective! My DS is only 3 but I can't imagine letting him go into a locker room alone in three years.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-14-2010, 05:36 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,214
Posted By Kiernan
Some great points, thanks! I'll add a bit more...

Some great points, thanks! I'll add a bit more detail because I am really appreciating all the perspectives (although I will definitely consult a professional as well):

My mortgage is a 30-year,...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-14-2010, 10:46 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,214
Posted By Kiernan
Quote: Originally Posted by Delicateflower...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Delicateflower http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15067459)
I would pay it off, then invest the...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-14-2010, 10:41 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,214
Posted By Kiernan
Quote: Originally Posted by caiesmommy...

Quote:
Originally Posted by caiesmommy http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15066628)
If you sold right now would you make...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-13-2010, 11:05 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,214
Posted By Kiernan
Good input, thanks! Some of you asked if we are...

Good input, thanks! Some of you asked if we are planning to stay here forever, or suggested buying a rental property. Those actually bring up a 3rd option I've been considering: use the money to buy...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-13-2010, 09:30 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,214
Posted By Kiernan
I received a good-sized life insurance policy...

I received a good-sized life insurance policy last year when my ex-husband passed away. It's a little more than 3x my current mortgage. About a third of it went to my son's 529 fund, an emergency...
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