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    Default Hello!

    Hi everyone,
    I just joined this morning and will answer the questionaire below.

    Looking forward to getting to know y'all and learing from each other!

    Blessings,
    Crystal

    How did you hear about frugal village?

    I did an internet search for frugality

    What interests you here?

    Talking with others that share some of the same views as myself - I'm hoping to learn from you all!!

    What will you contribute?

    Hopefully a lot! :-)

    Do you know any other members here?

    Not that I know of!

    How many kids? Ages?

    No children - the Lord has not blessed us.

    Tell us about yourself.

    I am a conservative Christan woman from Maine. I've been married to my best friend, Mark, for 16 years. We have a dream to someday own a farm that we can bring children onto to teach them country life (inner-city children).

    Do you own any pets?

    Yes - a cocker spaniel, Sam (12), a cat, Taz (16), a bunny, Fiona (age unknown - she was a rescue), and 8 chickens!

    Occupation?

    Keeper at Home

    Married or single?

    Married

    Interests and hobbies?

    I love saving money - I'm a coupon fanatic. The folks at church laugh at my couponing, in fun of course. They love it when I bring in boxes of goodies to share!!

    I also love photography - my husband is a photographer and he and I often work together on his business.

    I love to travel and have not taken a big vacation for a couple of years - I'm yearning for one though!!

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    Hello and welcome from PA

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    to the Village

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    Hi Crystal! from Oregon!

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    Hi and welcome from Minnesota!
    May No Spend Days - 14 /15
    2014 No Eat Out Days - 132 /365
    2014 May Gas Challenge - $105 / $80
    May Keep Fit - 580 min / 750 min

    2014 - 52 Week Saving Challenge - 3, 8, 9, 18, 21, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52

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    Aloha and welcome from Hawaii!!
    No spend days: J 9/16
    Monthly exercise: J 165/930
    Monthly savings: J-202, F-186,M-170,A-154, M-137, J-118, J-102, A-86, S-70, O-54, N-38, D-28

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    Welcome to FV!

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    Welcome aboard from the opposite end of the states....Washington State.

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    Hi and welcome, Crystal!

    We're glad to have you with us at the Village.

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    Hi and welcome to Frugal Village from Ontario!
    If you will live like no one else, later you can live like no one else.


    2014 Lose-A-Pound-A-Week Challenge
    Started tracking my calories and REALLY trying on June 23rd (at 138.0 lbs)
    1st goal will be 135 lbs Reached this goal on Saturday, June 28th
    2nd goal will be 132 lbs
    3rd goal will be 130 lbs
    4th goal will be 128 lbs
    5th goal will be 126 lbs

    April No Spend Challenge 10/30 No Spend Days
    ~~will start up again in May~~

    Personal
    Pay off my Mortgage
    $62,653.31 (as of July 28th, 2014 - 5 years, 10 months)
    $73,670.29 (as of December 29th, 2013 - 7 years, 0 months left)
    $94,506.12 (as of December 21st, 2012 - 9 years, 2 months left)
    $108,631.38 (as of December 3rd, 2011 - 12 years, 7 months left)
    Pay off my Line of Credit#1 - General
    $------------- (as of ...)
    $19,058.22 (as of July 28th, 2014)
    $10,784.38 (as of December 20th, 2013)
    $20,330.65 (as of June 7th, 2013)
    Pay off My Line of Credit #2
    $30,844.83 (as of July 28th, 2014)/$35,308.44 GRAND TOTAL
    Breakdown
    $828.42 undercoating for new van
    $1,743.27 eavestrophs on our house
    $1,736.75 new walkway in the front of our house
    $31,000 van

    Winning at money is 80% behaviour and 20% head knowledge....Hey, if it were easy, every moron walking would be wealthy.
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    Welcome to the village from PEI Canada.

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    Thank you all for the kind and friendly welcome!

    I love these boards already (but already find myself using up a lot of my time on them...haha).

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    Welcome from upstate NY. What a beautiful state you live in. Glad you joined us and we are looking forward to helping you and you helping us.

    Monner

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    Hi and welcome from Ohio.

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