Math challenged people and foreclosure

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  1. Paladin-Hoss Registered

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    There's this new dumb and/or pointless column on MSNBC about this subject.

    It's funny until you read that 1 out of 7 test subjects cannot answer the first two questions correctly...then it's sad..or still funny:oldrazz:


    Btw, i answered all five correctly, guess it's now time to buy a house

    http://redtape.nbcnews.com/_news/20...ans-more-likely-to-end-up-in-foreclosure?lite
     
  2. Thundercrack85 Registered

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    Well, if the average person's math skills, are anything like their geography skills, or science skills, it's actually surprising we're doing this well.
     
  3. KevanG Pragmatic Villain

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    My geography skills are a bit weak but that's due to rarely using them. I don't have a mortgage because I use my ever so amazing math skills to show there is no ****ing way I can afford it.
     
  4. Paladin-Hoss Registered

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    ^^LOL!

    Good one
     
  5. KevanG Pragmatic Villain

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    Thank you. :)
     
  6. Paladin-Hoss Registered

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    Don't mention it...

    ...and you owed me a new screen.Sprayed my coffee on it.

    Now be a good time to use that math skill:oldrazz:

    But seriously i cannot believe that there are people with morgage walking around that cannot divide 300 by 2...:huh:

    How did these people ever manage their own financial?
     
  7. KevanG Pragmatic Villain

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    That's one of the reasons the mass foreclosures happen. I knew one couple (who are getting divorced ATM) and the wife would not stop spending money. She'd yell at her husband because he bought a carton of chocolate milk and meanwhile she'd have gone out for lunch every day that week, bought $30 of weed and three packs of cigs all just for her. Then she'd whine about having no money because she didn't want to work full time.
     
  8. Warhammer Half Monk, Half Hitman

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    That's a dumb b**** right there.
     
  9. Anita18 DANCE FOR ME, FUNNY MAN!

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    And yet men keep on marrying them because they're hot, I guess? As a nerdy girl who saves like crazy and who's okay-looking but not hot, I have no sympathy. :oldrazz:

    Yeah, a lot of people just sorta assumed the American dream was gonna happen for them and didn't realize that their lifestyle wouldn't support it. :o I think that's a HUGE issue for many people nowadays, not just Americans or even young people. People just don't want to face reality.
     
  10. Warhammer Half Monk, Half Hitman

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    Those men who knowingly marry a dumb woman have it coming. Nice **** and a fat ass doesn't last forever. Personally, I find lack of intelligence unattractive. Being ditzy and absent minded is such a huge turn off. Another thing. Using "like" multiple times in a sentence like a valley girl annoys me to no end. I have a friend who does this. I have to literally tune out and stop keeping count of how many times I hear "like".
     
  11. Pink Ranger The North Remembers

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    Fat asses do last forever. Sometimes they even increase.
     
  12. Erzengel |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

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  13. Warhammer Half Monk, Half Hitman

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    You know what I mean, dog.

    :o
     

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