Moving to Des Moines

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  1. CYEATHAWK

    CYEATHAWK Well-Known Member

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    And this posts screams of Lynn Richards and the CNU. Maybe you should take some time, sit back and listen to a song by some old school hippies "out in the country" and stop shoveling that organizations BS propaganda.
     
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  2. Cyched

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    Death, taxes and cap city pontificating in a thread about moving, finance, etc
     
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  4. motorcy90

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    I was asking OP if moving to the DSM area was really the best move or option, and that if that's really what they want, that the smaller surrounding communities might make more sense form what they said they were looking for and to save a little bit of money. As I said I grew up in Ankeny basically and have seen the problems it currently faces like many of the other surrounding suburbs. they are no longer the quite little places they were before that brought a lot of the families in to begin with. Some of the people I went to school with have either moved or want to move away from the area because of the unchecked growth going on.
     
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  5. mtowncyclone13

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    I don't want to move to Ankeny.

    Just because I'm curious, how do YOU define "unchecked growth"? How would growth be checked?
     
  6. mtowncyclone13

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    What makes it BS other than you disagree and prefer the suburban style of development?
     
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  7. capitalcityguy

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    I'd love to dialogue about this. We might be able to learn something from one another. Before we can do that however, you have to offer something worth responding to first.
     
  8. capitalcityguy

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    ....and the fact that Wiggington needs to start at point next year (which I was validated by DSM Register article today which confirm Prohm has now said as much....assuming Wiggie is back).

    I'm here to help!
     
  9. Tailg8er

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    What in HS costs $1,000/month?? So far at 4th grade we've dabbled in dance, cheer, & soccer - haven't even spent a quarter of that I don't think. And my kids will be expected to have a job in high school, at least in the summer. I can't imagine the costs being the same, and probably not close.

    Unless this is some joke about our kids having kids by then.. lol.. in which case, ignore what I posted.
     
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  10. BCClone

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    A vehicle, gas, insurance, clothes, sports equipments and camps or AAU clubs and private lessons. Band instruments. Medical bills, acne treatments and chiro visits. Can keep going if you want.
     
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  11. BCClone

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    If boys, grocery bills like you’ve never seen.
     
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  12. CycloneDaddy

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    Yeah
    Yeah $50 an hour math tutors.
    $50 an hour math tutor.
     
  13. Walden4Prez

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    My grandpa used to say...”Once you have kids, that’s all you have.”
     
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  14. motorcy90

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    yeah my mother always jokes that the food bill at home dropped $800 after I left. I was and still em a constant grazing style eater..
     
  15. Tailg8er

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    I'm not saying you can't spend $1,000/month on a high schooler, but I also don't think it's as common as you make it sound. Some of your items are things we already pay for the pre-schooler in addition to the daycare - while I'm sure many will increase in teenage years, it won't be as drastic as you propose. And not everyone does the AAU/non-public school music/tutor things every year, let alone every month.

    Even if it's close in high school, so far from K thru 4th grade with our oldest we've saved a ton EVERY month, and it's not close.
     
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  16. BCClone

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    In youth a 50 buck bat that lasts 3-4 years works. In HS, those composite bats are 300-400 and you pray it lasts 2 . We didn’t buy expensive cleats yearly until HS and in youth it was cheaper ones that would go two years. Football is the nastiest sport to outfit, so different than I was in school.

    If your kid has a vehicle in 4th grade that eats up gas and insurance, he’s the coolest in his class. :)

    If you think what you spend on clothes for a 4th grader compares to a HSer, just give it a couple years. You are on the edge. Our youngest, 5th grader, has now became conscious about clothing brands and styles. Heck, socks now are like 30 bucks a pair. They don’t last any longer.

    My daughter quit dance after 8th grade and that was 250/month for lessons and costumes. The expenditures haven’t went down. Amongst the people I know and my sisters and their kids, I wouldn’t say we aren’t way above them. My sister probably spends more than we do.

    Next year one goes to college so that is 2k/month right there.

    Our daycare was probably 1000/month for 2 kids for comparison. (Or 500/kid)
     
  17. Tailg8er

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    You're still using high numbers for nearly every category. You trying to say every kid playing baseball in high school has a new $400 bat every 2 years? Yeah, no. I played football and officiate it now, other than cleats ($100), mouthpiece/chinstrap ($30), gloves ($40) and game under clothes ($100), there isn't much else you have to buy..

    As far as car goes, liability insurance on a 10+ year old car isn't over $100, probably less. A high schooler who rarely needs to drive over 20 miles in a day with a 4 cylinder car won't use much gas (especially since they'll have a summer job).

    Socks aren't $30/pair, again, you're exaggerating. If you're a savvy shopper at all, you can outfit a child for $1,000/year (again, that nifty job can help them go above that).

    Our oldest has been in dance and cheer for 3 years now, not once has either cost $250/month, and rarely do they combined.

    And I'm already saving for both their college (not to say they couldn't pay for their own like I did). This isn't a cost that's changing.

    Again, I'm not saying you CAN'T spend $1,000/month, but it's pretty easy not to.
     
  18. mtowncyclone13

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    Why does a kid need a car?
     
  19. 3TrueFans

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  20. mtowncyclone13

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    Not to get all "CapCity" on you, but living in Ankney or Waukee almost forces them to have a car. It's not required.
     

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