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  1. Stepmom to five kids

    by , 11-16-2008 at 06:25 PM
    I am a stepmom to 5 kids...the oldest is 19 and in college, the next is 16 and he lives with us. The only girl in the mix is 14 and the last two are 11 and 9. My husband and I have one son together age 6. The 14, 11 and 9 year old live with their mom about 25 minutes away and 2-3 times a week I have to pick them up by 4pm and then my husband drives them back at 8:30. do you know how much gas we use? So crazy and he pays her 1300 a month! and she never does the driving. We are always struggling ...
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  2. Kids Free On Broadway Night NYC

  3. $25/Week challenge, week 3 shopping

    by , 11-15-2008 at 10:36 PM (Living Frugal, Not Cheap)
    I spent $50.92 today. Pretty close to our $25 per person per week allowance, but because of other purchases this month we are up to $174 of our $200 for the month, and I know the thanksgiving turkey is going to take $20 of our remaining $26 next week and I will need my $4 milk too. More on that later.

    I did a lot of pantry "stocking up" shopping this week with sale items. I have marked those items with a *.

    eggs 1.19
    cottage cheese 2.79
    cottage ...
  4. 10 (More) Reasons You're Not Rich

    by , 11-15-2008 at 07:03 PM (C@rol's Blog)
    by J. Strain

    Many people assume they aren't rich because they don't earn enough money. If I only earned a little more, I could save and invest better, they say.

    The problem with that theory is they were probably making exactly the same argument before their last several raises. Becoming a millionaire has less to do with how much you make, it's how you treat money in your daily life.

    The list of reasons you may not be rich doesn't end at 10. Caring what
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  5. "Hello"

    by , 11-15-2008 at 04:26 PM (C@rol's Blog)

    "Hello"
    is such a little word,
    but when it's sent your way,
    It says so many friendly things
    that longer words can't say.

    It says "You're being thought about",
    It says "You're nice to know".
    Hope it adds a touch of joy
    this little word
    "Hello."

    -Author Unknown
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