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  • #16
    Originally posted by KansaiBen View Post
    You have kids so you have someone to support YOU in your old age after all that you have spent on them when they were growing up.
    Now I understand why you hate your kids and ex-wife so much. The free old-age caretaker plan you envisioned has fallen apart, and you've got to take out your anger any way you can.

    PS some kids become financially dependent on parents even as adults, borrowing money have parents buying cars and houses for them, supporting them during bouts of unemployment and between jobs. Even paying for grandchildren.
    OMIGOD I HAD NO IDEA!

    Breathtakingly,
    A.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Agitator View Post
      Now I understand why you hate your kids and ex-wife so much. The free old-age caretaker plan you envisioned has fallen apart, and you've got to take out your anger any way you can.
      I will be taken care of post-retirement, and it doesnt involve relying on my kids. You may think im talking about myself, whem Im not and you'd be surprised to know that in the US there are MANY people in their 30's who are moving back in with their parents as they lose jobs, get downsized or laid off. Kind of like lots of Kuroganes. Parents want to retire but cant as they have a 35 year old son living in the basement.

      My ex-wifes sisters husband came from a rich family in Nagoya. Parents bought them a house as a wedding gift. Guy drove a BMW.
      Some trust fund babies live off their parents and get pocket money (in the five figures) to buy cars and overseas trips and flash apartments.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by KansaiBen View Post
        I will be taken care of post-retirement, and it doesnt involve relying on my kids. You may think im talking about myself, whem Im not
        Your current statement disagrees with your earlier statement.


        and you'd be surprised to know that in the US there are MANY people in their 30's who are moving back in with their parents as they lose jobs, get downsized or laid off. Kind of like lots of Kuroganes. Parents want to retire but cant as they have a 35 year old son living in the basement.
        OMIGOD PLEASE TELL ME MORE ABOUT AMERICA!!

        My ex-wifes sisters husband came from a rich family in Nagoya. Parents bought them a house as a wedding gift. Guy drove a BMW.
        Some trust fund babies live off their parents and get pocket money (in the five figures) to buy cars and overseas trips and flash apartments.
        Your jealousy is unbecoming. And WTF does this have to do with anything?

        You need professional help.

        Clinically,
        A.

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        • #19
          Interesting comments

          Pretty foolish to get a women pregnant in Japan while working as a teacher

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          • #20
            Kids are a waste of time and money IMO.

            I'd rather spend it on manga and Gundam action figures.

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            • #21
              Damn - rough crowd here ... I do hope I don't get trashed for saying this... but, while having kids and raising them does cost you your energies, financial resources, hairline, and maybe even your stomach lining... well, just your life....

              It all gets repaid to you with considerable interest - the moment they have children of their own. For at that moment - you have grandchildren, and if you are still in a snot with your own kids for any reason - you have the satisfaction of knowing that they now face the same, or similar, hardships that you faced with them. (But just try to focus on the grandkids....)

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              • #22
                Here is someone who can give you straight figures.
                http://www.______.com/en/columns/terrie/article/1636
                EDIT: GP censor will not permit the address. Fill In the blank with d a i j o b without spaces.

                Another set of figures.
                http://factsanddetails.com/japan.php?itemid=623

                More.
                http://www.japanesestudies.org.uk/di...s/Chapple.html
                http://www.davidappleyard.com/japan/jp70.htm
                http://www.ikjeld.com/japannews/00000205.php

                Just realize that among those figures, the cost for birth is reimbursed by the government, even though you have to pay it up front.

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                • #23
                  When my boy was born, we didn't even have to pay it up front. The government will pay it directly to the hospital now.

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