Sep 25th 2010 10:21AM I detest that $75k is now being thrown around as the magic number. For whom? In what situation? With what financial burdens? Living where?
It makes a convenient soundbite for the media, but I don't like the "one size fits all" implications. As if your Dilbert boss isn't reading these articles and planning evil.
I make more than $75k but see true happiness in six-figure territory. "Covering my bills" is like covering my privates. It works at the beach, but look out for winter.
Aug 19th 2010 9:11AM "Unfortunately, creditors aren't shy about bellying up to claim their share of a dead person's nest egg, Gilgen says."
Why should they be? A person's death isn't a free pass to financial obligations. If death meant creditors were unable to collect on what they are legally owed, you'd see a lot of senior citizens with canceled credit cards as banks minimized their exposure to this population.
Your heart is in the right place, and creditors who attempt to collect illegally from any family member are ethically corrupt, but a debt obligation is binding.
Aug 11th 2010 9:15AM I hate to say it, but if the US would allow online sports betting, poker, and other gambling, we'd probably solve a lot of our financial ills at the local, state and federal levels.
Some will call this a tax on the poor or a tax on the mathematically challenged (for those who can't figure the odds), but instead it should be viewed as entertainment that people are willing to pay for.
Would I enjoy wagering on a little college football? You bet. :)
Oct 13th 2009 7:04PM It sounds as though the author didn't do a gear check prior to the raid. As raid leader it would have been her responsibility to ensure the player was prepared. You owe that to him and to the rest of the group.
What he didn't deserve is an article written on how poorly you feel he played. Haven't we all had our shining moments of badness?
How inappropriate of you to shine a spotlight on his.