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  1. General Chat
    Buddy needed another hoddie. I had been looking at the goodwill for one but could not find any in his size and it had turned into a need now thing so I was going to have to go retail. Even though, I had no coupons, he needed it so we head to the stores. Walmart had one pullover hoodie that...
  2. Money challenges
    You have until January 7th to update final numbers from 2010's Emergency Fund Booster Challenge. Any contributions made to your EF in 2010 must be posted BEFORE 1/7 to ensure they are accepted. Once I post my own final update on 1/7, I'll start doing the math, and then you'll be TOO LATE...
  3. Pets
    My cat wants to be let in or out " No biggie, you're home, big whoop, give me food, head rub and let me be" Dog is a major fruitcake. We have to shut off the car and quickly get to the door because he's whimpering like mad, getting more & more excited. "OMG they are home! They are home!!!!"...
  4. Military Families
    As a recent discussion noted, doing the duties required by the military often places the military family in a hard financial situation. The Soldiers and Sailors Relief Act was enacted to help relief the military family of some of that burden. The history of the Relief Act dates back to the...
  5. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    Here's a great article to read going into the new year. Of course, we all know what this article says is true, but it's nice to be validated for our frugal ways! http://customsites.yahoo.com/financiallyfit/finance/article-108292-3378-1-the-key-to-acting-like-the-rich
  6. Pets
    My one cat will start looking and walking sidesways when she wants to play with her sister. She has been doing this since she was a kitten. It is pretty funny. When the other cat plays she will sometimes stomp her foot as if she is going to run one way but goes the other way. Really is funny...
  7. Military Families
    Military Spouses Residency Relief Act http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/statement-president-s475 The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release November 11, 2009 Statement by the President on S.475 Today I have signed into law S. 475, the "Military Spouses...
  8. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    This year we are signing up for the Flexible spending account (I kinda wish I had done this this year as we have had over $4000 in medical expenses this year... but what's done is done.) I have figured doing a FSA for $1000 next year is a good move as it will cover all our checkups, blood work...
  9. General Chat
    Last night we went over to our friends house. They live in the country and has some acres. It had rained and it was hitting freezing last night. We had a big bomb fire way back in the scary woods, sat on the tailgate of the truck and had some cold ones. :P We did some serious 4-wheeling and I...
  10. Rebates, Refunds, Forms, etc
    If your not happy with your purchase of Act II popcorn they will refund your purchase price. Mail the completed form along with the desired materials to the address listed to receive your refund. http://www.actii.com/13110cap_ACTII_Rebate_form.pdf
  11. General Chat
    I was out running all my errands w/ both of my kiddos. My youngest is 2. Well, she had an accident. Not a little one but a big one. I'll leave the TMI out of it but she christened a chair in the library and our local branch here doesn't have a public restroom. Some kind sole of a lady gave...
  12. Secondhand Shopping
    I can't find out if it affects consignments and yard sales, but anyone manufacturing products for children (i.e. those home sewn clothes) have to comply by Feb 10. I'm afraid I don't have enough posts on Frugal Village so I'm not allowed to provide any links. there's a cpsia-central website...
  13. Debates, Politics and Personal Opinions
    I've been following the progression of this piece of legislation because angrypuppy's pilot group has been talking about unionization (they are one of the few major airlines that aren't unionized at this point). I was wondering what your thoughts were on the . President - elect Obama supports...
  14. General Chat
    I just read about this random act of kindness in the local paper. Love hearing about stuff like this...hate all the negative attention it receives. http://www.desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080822/NEWS/80822024
  15. General Chat
    They act as if they never have problems and focus on themselves too much when talking. Those same people seem ignorant to see that people do stuggle daily because of a disability or an illness. I understand some people are "toxic" and I do my best to avoid those type of people but not...
  16. News you can use
    2007 Energy Act: ABCs of the EISA After a run of more than a century, the traditional incandescent lightbulb could slowly disappear from the American home. That?s just one of the significant changes the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) might bring about for the typical U.S...
  17. News you can use
    Act Now to Make 2008 Less Taxing Before leaving for that holiday vacation, take steps to minimize next year's federal tax bill. Here are some pointers.
  18. Freebies
    https://www.lactaid.com/vcrc/offers/nmcampaign.jhtml?id=vcrc/offers/la_freesample2.inc&oid=5018&bid=21&formType=C
  19. Freebies
    http://walmart.triaddigital.com/enhancedrendercontent_ektid14990.aspx Act II microwave popcorn sample :)
  20. Leisure & Media Arts
    My view on this - this man is NUTS! :screwy: Mo. man burns books as act of protest By DAVID TWIDDY, Associated Press Writer Mon May 28, 7:19 AM ET SOURCE: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070528/ap_on_re_us/book_burning&printer=1;_ylt=Aq9KG8E_mqmDqC1LOmBiXTRH2ocA Tom Wayne has amassed...
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