Bullyproofing kids in Norfolk Virginia – self defense Gracie style

A CONFIDENCE AND CHARACTER BUILDING PROGRAM IS HELPING KIDS ACROSS THE COUNTRY LEARN TO BULLYPROOF THEIR LIVES. IT’S BASED ON BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU. THE FOUNDER OF THE PROGRAM IS RENER (PRONOUNCED HENNER) GRACIE. LAST MONTH, HE PERSONALLY CAME TO LAMBERTS POINT COMMUNITY CENTER IN NORFOLK TO MEET WITH LOCAL CHILDREN IN THE PROGRAM. www.norfolk.gov

Costs of living in Virginia for a family with 2 kids?

Question by Janet: Costs of living in Virginia for a family with 2 kids?
What would the budget for a family with 2 kids (age 7 and 4) living in Virginia and a total gross income per year of 110000 USD look like? The father works as a software developer and the mother works as an environmental scientist/chemist.

I am thinking about the costs for

– private primary school
– food
– healthcare
– dentalcare
– house insurrance
– car insurrance
– other insurrance
– rent/mortgage
– utilities (gas, water, heat, light)
– cable
– other taxes than income tax
– transportation
– clothes
– any other items that is not listed above

What would your estimate be of how much money this family would have left for savings after all expenses have been paid?

Best answer:

Answer by The New UKKR
110,000
20,000 mortgage
10,000 health care
? school
10,000 food
8,000 car payment and gas
2,000 car insurance
5,000 taxes
4,000 utilities
4,000 clothing
1,000 insurance
600 cable

That’s about 65,000 dollars without the primary school or unexpected things that always come up. Then, furniture and old credit card debts or college loans have to be paid for. Maybe money for 401k or something although lots of companies are paring back on that in this economy (it’s the first thing to go). The kids need money for school projects, and giving to charity is something that people do. I assume income taxes and Social Security can take $ 30,000 out of the paycheck. All of those numbers can go up and down. If it was me, I would always save at least 10% of my check, and I would also set aside lots of money that your budget doesn’t catch at first like trips to McDonalds, Pizza Hut, cigarettes or slurpees from convenience stores, cups of coffee from Starbucks. That stuff never seems to find its way into the budget until you wake up one day and ask why you are 15% over budget. And, that is always the cause. The choice is up to you: you can live 10% over budget or 10% under budget. I hope you avoid the credit trap and make sure you come under budget every month for years and years to come. Good luck.

If the car or fridge breaks down, or you find yourself without a job, you will want 20,000 in the savings account.

Know better? Leave your own answer in the comments!

Help Miss Virginia go BALD to Cure Kids Cancer!

Miss Virginia, Tara Wheeler, will go BALD for a cure. She has partnered with the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to raise money for pediatric cancer research. If she raises 0000 by April 11th, she will shave her head! To donate visit stbaldricks.org In addition, 25% of the money raised will be divided 50-50 between the Children’s Miracle Network and the Miss Virginia Scholarship Fund! ** Since the 0000 was not reached on April 11th, due to stipulations, Tara could not shave her head as Miss VA. She will, however, continue to fundraise and plans to shave after crowning the new Miss VA this summer!

Educational Kids Video Game Design Class in VA using Platinum Arts Sandbox Free 3D Game Maker

SandboxGameMaker.com – PlatinumArts Sandbox Free 3D Game Maker Homepage Song Pogo by Digitalism used with permission – www.thedigitalism.com This video features Platinum Arts Sandbox Free 3D Game Maker being used in an educational setting in a Video Game Design class at the C3 Cyber Club in Ashburn Virginia. C3 is a progressive educational center where they teach fun things such as Video Game Design. www.c3cyberclub.com Thank you C3 for the permission to post this! The video does include some video of other engines, but the majority is Platinum Arts Sandbox Free 3D Game Maker. This video illustrates the viability and potential of Sandbox being used in a school classroom, kids camp and other educational settings. Also the video demonstrates how kids can not only have fun using Sandbox to make video games, but also learn valuable problem solving skills and have great confidence in themselves. Platinum Arts Sandbox Free 3D Game Maker is an open source game design program for kids and adults. Through the ingame and cooperative editing and focus on ease of use the program is easy enough for kids to use but powerful enough for full game projects. Sandbox includes Save The Princess Gameplay, an RPG Maker, a Sidescoller maker, a Movie Maker aka Machinima, Save The Banana Base Capture, a GTA style vehicle mode and more! Sandbox is already being used in many schools and colleges throughout the world and included in game design contests.
Video Rating: 4 / 5