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    Having your own plan is a good idea from a credit building standpoint. I've never had a plan under my parents. I got my first phone in 2000 with my own money and own credit. Brad and I joined plans in 2005 when he left Nextell and joined me at US Cellular. I've been with US Cellular since 2001 and have been happy there. We pay a lot each month for a family plan, but it works well for us.

    1000 outgoing minutes (calling other US Cellular customers is a free call)
    Unlimited incoming minutes (if someone calls us, we don't get charged for using minutes)
    Unlimited text/pic/video messaging
    5 GB data
    Nationwide plan, so no roaming charges
    And a bunch of other stuff I can't remember - this is the important stuff...

    I believe you can transfer your number to a new carrier nationwide now. I don't think you'd have to change your number anymore when you switch providers.
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    Our kids only get "free" until they are A). done with school or B). get married. Which ever comes first. That goes for cell phones and car insurances. We are still paying for one daughters phone, and the other daughters car insurance. Their mom pays the counterparts. We know the cell phone daughter will be done with school in June - so she'll be paying for the phone or getting her own plan at that time. The car insurance daughter still has 3 years of school left - but will likely be getting married before she graduates so the $150/month we shell out will go away then also. It pretty much sucks to be paying for your kids when they are adults and have jobs are not living in your house anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoanieL View Post
    That's awesome! How long will you be there?

    Not really a day trip, but maybe a two day trip - the Chunnel to Paris. Riding the Chunnel from London to Paris HD - YouTube

    Not historical but definitely campy and touristy if you like that kind of thing: The London Dungeon - One of London's Must-See attractions

    I'm so excited for you!
    1 week! I think we'll be able to do overnight flights, which should help a little with the timezone change. I think it's 6 hrs +? That dungeon thing looks potentially hilarious & awesome.

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    Yay! You can meet Yogabare!!!

    Re cell phone: When your Verizon contract ends, you might consider Virgin Mobile. I used to have Verizon and was paying like $85 per month. Now I have Virgin Mobile, and it's only $35 per month. It's not unlimited voice though (but neither was Verizon), but I don't talk on the phone that much so it's not a big deal for me. It's unlimited data and text, which is really all I need.
    That's the plan

    I don't talk on the phone much either, but I also use hardly any data. The only thing I don't like about switching to Virgin mobile is I'd have to buy a new phone and they are EXPENSIVE. Sticking with Verizon would save me that much, at least, and it turns out I can get a discount through my job.

    Quote Originally Posted by jenn26point2 View Post
    1000 outgoing minutes (calling other US Cellular customers is a free call)
    Unlimited incoming minutes (if someone calls us, we don't get charged for using minutes)
    Unlimited text/pic/video messaging
    5 GB data
    Nationwide plan, so no roaming charges
    And a bunch of other stuff I can't remember - this is the important stuff...

    I believe you can transfer your number to a new carrier nationwide now. I don't think you'd have to change your number anymore when you switch providers.
    Wow, that's WAY more than I would need. I don't even use 1 GB a month, even when I'm using the GPS for trips! I didn't realize you could transfer numbers nationwide now. I've had my number since I got my first cellphone in high school. I would have to wait until the end of my contract (March) to swtich so I wouldn't have to pay the early termination fee.

    Quote Originally Posted by tomi View Post
    It pretty much sucks to be paying for your kids when they are adults and have jobs are not living in your house anymore.
    haha, I can imagine. I started pitching in while I was still in school, I think, and continued once I got a job after graduation. I had to stop this year because of all kinds of financial crap. My mom said I can wait until Hulky gets paid to start pitching in again and then he and I will talk about what we want to do. His parents don't care if he stays on their plan & continues not paying, which is pretty awesome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tomi View Post
    Our kids only get "free" until they are A). done with school or B). get married. Which ever comes first. That goes for cell phones and car insurances. We are still paying for one daughters phone, and the other daughters car insurance. Their mom pays the counterparts. We know the cell phone daughter will be done with school in June - so she'll be paying for the phone or getting her own plan at that time. The car insurance daughter still has 3 years of school left - but will likely be getting married before she graduates so the $150/month we shell out will go away then also. It pretty much sucks to be paying for your kids when they are adults and have jobs are not living in your house anymore.
    Your kids are lucky. I started paying my own car payments and insurance when I turned 16. Paid for my own gas, insurance rates every six months, and had to buy my own cars. Always paid for my own cell phone and as soon as I started working, bought my own clothes. My parents helped with my first 4 years of college - each paying 1/3 of my tuition, me picking up the other third. Might be why I'm so indedependent now and rely on my parents only for babysitting services every so often.

    My sister, however, didn't have to do any of this and she is still very dependent on my mom and stepdad for a lot of things - Grandpa bought her house and she makes payments to him. Mom does her tax bookwork (as an independent cosmotologist, she has to pay income taxes, sales taxes, etc - mom does all that bookwork for her). Stepdad does all of her maintenance work - except now she's got a husband-esque kind of guy so he does some of that for her now. She is VERY dependent on others.

    I think the sooner kids have to fend for themselves, the sooner they learn responsibility and accountability. Will I do things exactly like my parents did? Probably not, but I won't be far off. For starters, I will emphasize saving money, keeping debts low and money management skills that we weren't taught as kids. My parents did very little money management skills training with us - not educating on how to budget or how to handle credit cards, etc, which partially explains our current financial situation. I say partially b/c as adults we should have done some learning on our own prior to getting into trouble, but sometimes you just don't know what you don't know.
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    The times... they are a'changing. Haha.

    I have only ever paid for my own car insurance since I didn't actually drive until I had my own car in college. Thankfully, insuring an old car that I never drove was quite cheap & I had a fair amount of disposable income with my part-time job and low rent. My parents covered my tuition and anything they couldn't cover was picked up by loans, which I'm now paying off. I hope to be able to do that for my own kids someday, as long as the loans situation doesn't get any worse than it currently is (I don't want them to end up with too much, assuming they don't go for anything beyond undergraduate degrees).

    Hulky and I each kind of figured out our own money management skills. Now we're making decisions together, which is a weird feeling. It's strange to make a decision with what to do with OUR money, propose it to him, and have him say, "Sounds good, let's do that." Now these decisions affect someone else and it's just weird.
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    I had some sudden pain in my hands & foot just now like I get when I've had too many PUFA's. I had one of those little "smoothie" squeezy fruit packs (mango, pineapple, apricot), an orange, and some medjool dates after my lunch of chicken soup. Wtf bodddyyyyyyy

    It can't be from the chicken soup (don't know how it would be, anyway), as I've been eating it almost daily for two months now with no issues! Does the fruit hate me?

    Also, not sure I can eat oranges, as they seem to irritate my gums. I knew this already, but I forgot, and also hoped maybe they wouldn't anymore. I am not so lucky.

    I have spent far too much on groceries this week and I still need to buy another chicken.

    [edit] The aching progressed to a hypoglycemic episode. I ate a raw carrot & a plum when I got home and now I'm just incredibly hungry & have heart burn.
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    I have no idea what's happening in your journal at the moment, so apologies if this is badly timed. However, I had to share. No need to read it (a sporking of New Moon) just skim it for hot, Supernatural slashy gifs. The Sporkings of Das Mervin and Company - New Moon: Chapter 17 - Visitor (Part II)
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    Could it be buildup of PUFAs from chicken soup over time? Or are your Omega-3s too low? The mysteries of food...
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    Quote Originally Posted by drssgchic View Post
    I have no idea what's happening in your journal at the moment, so apologies if this is badly timed. However, I had to share. No need to read it (a sporking of New Moon) just skim it for hot, Supernatural slashy gifs. The Sporkings of Das Mervin and Company - New Moon: Chapter 17 - Visitor (Part II)
    Hahahahah much appreciated. I friggin' love Castiel. I haven't watched the most recent season of Supernatural. I need to harvest that blog for GIF's.

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    My head won't turn off tonight. First: drama on Facebook. I have a guy friend and a girl friend who are into each other. The girl friend has her own set of issues, all relating to her relationships with men. She wants to date the guy friend, but he is basically being non-responsive, though he definitely likes her. I just think there's a communication breakdown in the way that men & women often have (women make it too complicated, men make it too simple). HOWEVER. I've never been in this situation before (two friends of mine who I introduce & become interested in each other) and I feel caught in the middle. I'm having less and less patience for my guy friend's shit-stirring tendencies (both online and in person, he LOVES to debate and is quite good at it, but tends to end things with "I'M RIGHT YOU'RE WRONG let me show you how"). I kind of want to tell her to give up on him, but she probably won't. Bah. I guess I should just stay out of it and let them play out their own thing. She doesn't live close so there won't be any issues there, at least.

    Blah. Anyway, I'm getting fed up with the guy friend & his debating tendencies. He's turned them onto me twice recently. I have made a point to avoid those confrontations with him, so this was the first time. I had to tell him to STFU, which I'm very surprised he honored. My sister & her fiance kind of came to my rescue and got defensive for me, which I really appreciated (and I'm starting to like her fiance a lot more now). I just... I don't know. I enjoy hanging out with this guy, Hulky does too, but I wonder how much of someone's bullshit is worth putting up with before you call it quits. Like, "Oh I like most of you, but not this bit. Keep that away from me and we're cool." It's just hard to tell how much of that is posturing due to insecurity and how much is just him.

    Good things: a friend from when I worked at the Sony store texted me tonight. He's back in town. I last spoke to him in January of 2012 after our New Year's party. He moved to FL and I didn't keep in touch with him. I got into the cycle of, "Maybe he doesn't want to hear from me... It's been so long, maybe he doesn't want ot hear from me... I feel guilty and I don't think he'd want to hear from me..." I was a shitty friend. Phone-only contact stresses me and he wasn't on Facebook & I couldn't get through on his email (either I spelled it wrong or his account hates mine). He apparently missed me too and I hope we can meet up and catch up soon (he didn't even know Hulky & I got engaged, let alone married) and he can meet Fae & come to our Halloween party!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kalli889 View Post
    Could it be buildup of PUFAs from chicken soup over time? Or are your Omega-3s too low? The mysteries of food...
    Eh, I don't know. That would be weird. I don't really have any source of omega-3 right now, to be honest.
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