Corcaigh

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  1. Corcaigh

    Rules for living right?

    Don't Feed the Reaper.
  2. From what we know it's hard to see how the school's action was reasonable, but you would think this action by the school must have been to escalate something that had not been addressed in the past. Not informing the parent suggests they wanted this to escalate. I was wondering if they just don't want to deal with special needs kids, but she apparently is already in a special needs class according to: https://www.nbc29.com/2020/02/16/girl-with-special-needs-taken-mental-health-facility-after-reported-tantrum-fla-school/ "She is on medication for various mental health issues and is in a class specifically for children with special needs. "
  3. Corcaigh

    Does having a million dollars still qualify as rich?

    https://www.cnbc.com/2019/05/14/the-net-worth-of-the-average-american-family.html 50th percentile American family has a net worth of $97k Median net worth of U.S. families based on the age of the head of household: Age 35 or younger: $11,100 Age 35-44: $59,800 Age 45-54: $124,200 Age 55-64: $187,300 Age 65-74: $224,100 Age 75 or older: $264,800 And here’s the mean net worth of U.S. families based on the age of the head of household: Age 35 or younger: $76,200 Age 35-44: $288,700 Age 45-54: $727,500 Age 55-64: $1.17 million Age 65-74: $1.07 million Age 75 or older: $1.07 million This no doubt includes home equity, so another survey shows 80% of American families are living paycheck to paycheck. This net worth percentage calculator says $1M puts you at the 88th percentile: https://dqydj.com/net-worth-percentile-calculator-united-states/ The article linked at the top came up with $2.37M for 'wealthy' from a Charles Schwab survey which is the 95th percentile.
  4. Corcaigh

    The Brexit Thread

    @nonniey - it’s a joke, making fun of the English (that their version of the language is being replaced) and the Irish (that their way of speaking is so odd at times)
  5. Corcaigh

    The Brexit Thread

    it isn’t the Brexit he voted for. He voted to keep foreigners out of Britain, not to have HIS rights changed. Funny how that works.
  6. Corcaigh

    The Brexit Thread

    https://wurst.lu/irish-english-replaces-british-english-as-eu-working-language/
  7. Corcaigh

    Does having a million dollars still qualify as rich?

    Money can't buy you happiness, but it can buy you a yacht big enough to pull up right alongside it.
  8. Corcaigh

    Does having a million dollars still qualify as rich?

    Funny how drinking coffee made from rodent excrement is a sign of wealth.
  9. Corcaigh

    Does having a million dollars still qualify as rich?

    If we can’t feel rich, maybe we can meet up for coffee in our unlimited leisure time and shake our fist at the clouds, or something.
  10. Corcaigh

    Does having a million dollars still qualify as rich?

    Yeah ... but that wouldn’t make ME feel rich. And they should not underestimate the joy of earning it for themselves and it would be wrong of me to deny them that fulfillment. And aren’t you retired at a young age?
  11. Corcaigh

    Does having a million dollars still qualify as rich?

    And speaking personally, I’ve yet to work out how to feel ‘rich’, even though I’m now financially independent. Yeah, I can sense your sympathy for my predicament.
  12. Corcaigh

    Does having a million dollars still qualify as rich?

    Sounds like enough of an upgrade to make you ‘rich’ if that’s the lifestyle that satisfies you. For some people (not me) a nice vacation house on the shore is the definition of rich.
  13. Corcaigh

    Does having a million dollars still qualify as rich?

    Depends entirely on your lifestyle. If your job covers your expenses and retirement contributions, for many people the income on $1M (without touching the principal) would allow you to leave a pretty damn good life. Without necessarily being financially independent. But decide that you deserve that vacation property or that yacht ... not so much. How will the additional income allow you to change/upgrade your lifestyle?
  14. Corcaigh

    Let's talk about investing! Stock market, ETF, etc.

    Did you ever get back in? The plain old S&P 500 went up 29% since then.
  15. Corcaigh

    Nazis showing up at places uninvited.

    it’s a pretty safe bet that everyone is guilty of something at some point.