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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #525 on: April 09, 2013, 01:44:57 PM »
Really ought to be simple if I were running the school. Drive an Acura/BMW/Caddy/Inifiniti/Lexus/Mercedes, etc=pay full tuition regardless of what you earn.
I think that's way oversimplifying it.
For example, (besides what others have mentioned above,) if you're talking about deciding whether somebody should be paying lets say 5 or 10 grand, I would tend to agree with you. (As a general guideline not an absolute rule. It is possible for somebody to have a fancy car and not have a cent to their name)
Once you're talking about multiple kids and large amounts of money it's a whole different story. You cant say that because somebody is splurging and spending an extra couple of hundred bucks a month on a car it means he can afford to pay 100k/year in tuition.

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #526 on: April 10, 2013, 12:16:31 AM »
Definitely. You feel like you can't go out to dinner without getting dressed up down South. Thornhill is much more chilled out
Bathurst and Lawrence still has a quite yeshivish mix. Bathurst and Eglinton is where it gets very trendy...IMHO
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #527 on: April 10, 2013, 12:28:51 AM »
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If you got a good deal on a luxury car I'm sure they'll understand. No? What if your parents give you the Mercedes, but that's it? Can I assume they use common sense?
I know a lot of people that there in-laws/parents give them certain things that would be considered way over their budget.

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #528 on: April 10, 2013, 01:41:04 AM »
I know a lot of people that there in-laws/parents give them certain things that would be considered way over their budget.
Apple doesn't fall far from the tree. It's sad that even some people from the previous generation have screwed up priorities.
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #529 on: April 10, 2013, 12:58:54 PM »
Its not that bad in oak park I live in oak park and when I'm convincing someone not to move here I wouldn't bring up safety because its not like Detroit there is no action here
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #531 on: April 14, 2013, 08:07:25 PM »
The main community (Bathurst and Lawrence) happens to be very gashmi and five Townsy but we won't be living there
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Bathurst and Lawrence still has a quite yeshivish mix.
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I grew up in that neighborhood. There are definitely some pockets of young couples like Ergel is talking about, plus a bunch of younger guys who made it, but overall the core is quite yeshivish. It's a mix of older families, kollel couples, former kollel couples, some baalei tshuva, some MO etc.

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #532 on: April 15, 2013, 11:32:37 AM »
I know a lot of people that there in-laws/parents give them certain things that would be considered way over their budget.

I saw something in a sefer once that could be a potential justification. It was on hilchos maaser ksafim, and it was going through business expenses that could be deducted before taking maaser. Basically it said that if someone has a fancy car because they need it to attract clients, or to be able to do business with certain types of people, the excess cost over a regular car could potentially be deducted from the cheshbon hamaaser.

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #533 on: April 15, 2013, 11:52:13 AM »
I saw something in a sefer once that could be a potential justification. It was on hilchos maaser ksafim, and it was going through business expenses that could be deducted before taking maaser. Basically it said that if someone has a fancy car because they need it to attract clients, or to be able to do business with certain types of people, the excess cost over a regular car could potentially be deducted from the cheshbon hamaaser.
Are you trying to be na´ve? This may be true for a select few, but not an entire community....

It is an interesting discussion whether or not driving a fancy car will  give you an edge in certain industries.
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #534 on: April 15, 2013, 12:10:07 PM »
Are you trying to be na´ve? This may be true for a select few, but not an entire community....

It is an interesting discussion whether or not driving a fancy car will  give you an edge in certain industries.

What can I say, I listened to a shiur about dan l'kaf zechus on the way in to work  ;D

Obviously it doesn't apply to everyone (more likely hardly anyone), just thought it was an interesting point.

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #535 on: April 15, 2013, 12:12:20 PM »
I know this was mentioned already regarding NMB, but no state income tax is a big plus in Dallas and Houston. From what I've heard the job market in both is really good too, as is the housing market. I don't know much else about them, just what I've heard from a few friends looking into moving there.

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #536 on: April 15, 2013, 02:05:47 PM »
I know this was mentioned already regarding NMB, but no state income tax is a big plus in Dallas and Houston. From what I've heard the job market in both is really good too, as is the housing market. I don't know much else about them, just what I've heard from a few friends looking into moving there.
No state income taxes, means no EIC, a minus to many :D
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #537 on: April 15, 2013, 02:09:39 PM »
No state income taxes, means no EIC, a minus to many :D
the state eic is only a small part compared to the federal eic
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #538 on: April 15, 2013, 02:13:04 PM »
I know this was mentioned already regarding NMB, but no state income tax is a big plus in Dallas and Houston. From what I've heard the job market in both is really good too, as is the housing market. I don't know much else about them, just what I've heard from a few friends looking into moving there.
No state tax is great, but what are the schools and communities like? Restaurants?
I know in Houston at least the weather can be pretty miserable for much of the year.
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #539 on: April 15, 2013, 02:16:57 PM »
the state eic is only a small part compared to the federal eic
Still not small  ;)
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