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Re: What day does your wifes paycheck fall on? [Re: renegade50] #15674169 01/18/21
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Wife doesn't work so she gets paid every Friday. Someday I would like a paycheck...

Debt free except for a few med bills and I would rather have her raise my daughter than someone else. It's worth it


If Obama is the answer, must have been a pretty stupid question.
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Re: What day does your wifes paycheck fall on? [Re: renegade50] #15674654 01/18/21
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We make our living in a somewhat unusual way, where neither of us gets paid regularly.

While she sells freelance magazine articles now and then, mostly she runs the publishing company she started about a dozen years ago--which mostly sells the books she and I write. One odd fact is that around 3/4 of the new books in the U.S. are sold in November and December, so that's when the company makes a lot of its money. But periodic sales throughout the year boost her income now and then.

When we got married 38 years ago she was teaching part-time, so had a steadier income than I did as a freelance writer. But within a few years that changed, to the point where I supported both of us while she wrote her first book. All of it worked well enough that we were debt-free within about 25 years. Haven't had to make a mortgage or car payment for quite a while, so we can each make choices in how and when we work--which is why we have separate companies set up for her income and mine. In the meantime we did a lot of stuff many people put off until retirement, including traveling and hunting/fishing quite a bit around the world.

We both like what we're doing, and in some ways have slowed down a little, but so far have no plans to totally retire.


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Re: What day does your wifes paycheck fall on? [Re: renegade50] #15674681 01/18/21
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We don't get any money.


Well....thats not completely true.

We borrow money to live on....pay an assload of interest on that money....and then pay it back.


We kinda rent our paychecks.....

Re: What day does your wifes paycheck fall on? [Re: Mule Deer] #15674690 01/18/21
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Originally Posted by Mule Deer
We make our living in a somewhat unusual way, where neither of us gets paid regularly.

While she sells freelance magazine articles now and then, mostly she runs the publishing company she started about a dozen years ago--which mostly sells the books she and I write. One odd fact is that around 3/4 of the new books in the U.S. are sold in November and December, so that's when the company makes a lot of its money. But periodic sales throughout the year boost her income now and then.

When we got married 38 years ago she was teaching part-time, so had a steadier income than I did as a freelance writer. But within a few years that changed, to the point where I supported both of us while she wrote her first book. All of it worked well enough that we were debt-free within about 25 years. Haven't had to make a mortgage or car payment for quite a while, so we can each make choices in how and when we work--which is why we have separate companies set up for her income and mine. In the meantime we did a lot of stuff many people put off until retirement, including traveling and hunting/fishing quite a bit around the world.

We both like what we're doing, and in some ways have slowed down a little, but so far have no plans to totally retire.


Jeeze....why don't ya brag about it then....... wink

Re: What day does your wifes paycheck fall on? [Re: renegade50] #15674699 01/18/21
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Don't know when or what she gets paid. We keep the finances separate except for things for the kids.


Yup.
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Re: What day does your wifes paycheck fall on? [Re: AKduck] #15674822 01/18/21
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My wife is the fiduciary for our family's business consortium. She has grown everyones' investment by >6% per annum for almost 20 years. I wish I had retired sooner so that I would have more time to squander our share.

Dumb women a boring.


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Re: What day does your wifes paycheck fall on? [Re: Jim_Conrad] #15674873 01/18/21
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Jim,

Sorry to offend you..

We both worked really hard at lower-paying jobs for quite a while. In fact, the first year we were married I spent almost two months working one of my "regular" jobs I'd had for several years, running a combine for a custom-cutting crew--which of course involved being away from home for those two months. During that time I had to replace the rear-end on my 25-year-old Dodge pickup, which I'd already rebuilt the engine on--with one from a junk yard in Williston, North Dakota. That took care of a lot of my "free time" (and some income) during the 15-18 hour days of whacking wheat.

In other "careers" have spent time driving a tractor around and around a summer-fallow field in 90+ degree weather, working "worm's corner" on oil rigs, and repairing railroad tracks as a "gandy-dancer." Started making my entire living as a writer at 30, which still involved just barely scraping by--which we managed to do by moving to a very small town in central Montana where we could rent a house for $150 a month.

But whatever.


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Re: What day does your wifes paycheck fall on? [Re: renegade50] #15674955 01/18/21
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Mine hasn't worked for 15 years. She keeps track of the money. I earn it she banks it. I control the investments. She may leave me high and dry. But that's doubtful given our history.

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Alternate week from mine.


These are my opinions, feel free to disagree.
Re: What day does your wifes paycheck fall on? [Re: hanco] #15675384 01/18/21
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nice to work and get ss.

better to get ss, with a working wife loves her job.

and do my whatever want to with healthy dose of volunteer work.

thank the Lord every day for health, and hope for wealth.


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Re: What day does your wifes paycheck fall on? [Re: renegade50] #15675386 01/18/21
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My wife works as hard as I do as equally as competent at our jobs, just on different levels. She earns a fraction or what I do yet she educates little ones as best that I know anyone can. I build the schools her coworkers populate. Amongst other towers, hospitals, etc.

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