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  1. New Member Introductions
    I have been up all night. Made notes, researched and wow! I’m down! Anyway, I’m a 23 year old female and I’m pretty antisocial. I’m a stay at home mom of 3 and I have tried working and cannot due to mental and physical health. I’d like to make new friends in the Greenville area. Moms!
  2. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    Here it is FV. I currently work at Schlumberger bringing home roughly 2400 a month(slow month) and closer to 3000(when OT hrs are aloud). The wife works at loves bringing home roughly 2000 a month (she is on board with budgeting haha). I work 3 weeks on days (8am till about 6pm) Then work 3...
  3. Homesteading and gardening
    Within the next year and a half we should complete our house on the family farm (which we drive back and forth to daily as it is). All of our gardens, farm land and farm animals are already there. I'm really wanting to learn how to be a "true" homesteader (or self-sufficient) and would love...
  4. General Chat
    Let me apologize for this long rambling but I need advice from you awesome people. Oh and I wasn't actually sure where this should go so if there is a better thread for it please move it. I met this friend in 1994 when I started high school. She was the sister of a friend I had already had. We...
  5. Frugal Living
    Well, it was inevitable. I got laid off of a decent job, spent months looking, found nothing, and finally took the $8.00 an hour job because it beats zero. However, it was such a pay cut that I am now staring at a 14 day "pay or quit" notice. I don't make nearly enough to get us out of this no...
  6. Pregnancy
    So first off, I'm not sure I'm putting this in the right place. If I'm wrong, could a mod put it in the appropriate place? As some of you might know, I'm pregnant with our first child. Our Mini-K is due May 1st. I am preparing for a hospital birth and am quite at a lost as to what to bring in...
  7. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    So here's my story. My husband and I have 2 little girls (4 and 1) with a new one on the way in September. We have always rented apartments while we try and save for a down payment for a home. Well we have finaly looked into home loans and we have been pre-approved for a USDA home loan - which...
  8. Homesteading and gardening
    I absolutely hate the coop we have currently for the ladies. I am working to convince DH that we need to build one that is a little nicer with a larger run area. I can not free range in my area. Hoping some of you have plans, photos or advice on an affordable way to build something else...
  9. General Chat
    It concerns my father. He is 85. As some of you know, hubby and I were in Scotland last month because of my father. He has been having health problems for years now. He has osteoporosis in his spine, a stomach ulcer, heart problems and an aneurism in his stomach. When we went to Scotland it was...
  10. Financial hardship
    Hey everyone, it's been awhile since I've posted anything I've lurked a bit but just haven't felt up to it. Everything seemed do be going good I was back together with my dds dad, saving money to go to school. Then in there was an accident and dds dad didnt make it. My entire life was turned...
  11. Support
    ok on another thread i was reading was talking about a plan b... well I don't have one at all..I really hate it....one week without can knock us back a month or longer...this week is no work so no grocery budget glad that I have an ok stockpile.. but it is not going to be easy... for years...
  12. General Chat
    And nope this is not frugal at all ;) We are looking at booking a trip for the 4 of us to Oahu the first part of April. We have never been but this island has been recommended and my DH really wants to visit Pearl Harbor. We would have a week. We would have a rental car as well. Would love...
  13. Frugal Living
    I don't know if I posted this in the right place or not, but here is my delima. My husband works for CAT as a diesel mechanic. He makes about $59,000 a year. He some how heard about a CAT dealer in Australia that was looking for help so he applied and has been in touch with them through e-mail...
  14. Homesteading and gardening
    Durgan, I really want to grow strawberries, but don't really know where to start. I figured you might be able to help me. I live in central Mississippi - think long, hot, humid summers! I have some raised beds that I think would be perfect. WHEN do I plant? HOW do I plant? Any idea which...
  15. Coupons
    Well, the old 'accordian' coupon holder has finally had it, and as I got far more into coupons in 2011 I have decided to go to the coupon binder. Just bought my 3 inch 3 ring binder and tab inserts for labeling sections to go into it....now need to decide which 'holder' inserts to buy. I know...
  16. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    I really need a little bit of anonymous advice. This is going to be long..I'm sorry. So, I have a background in Accounting and Finance. I currently work in Engineering. I'm losing my job on Jan. 6. I have a few prospects and I should be working again by March 15...(which is when my...
  17. Dave Ramsey
    Hi everyone.. is nice to find a frugal forum :) Am hoping maybe i can get some advice and peoples thoughts on my situation.. Back in May of this year my credit card debt hit 9k dollars and i decided to get serious with my finances.. resulting in selling my beater car and focusing all my extra...
  18. Health and beauty
    I guess I've been in denial that DD2 has been sick. She coughs a lot at night (last night was the worst...maybe 1/2 an hour of straight coughing) and a bit thoughout the day. Yesterday she started coughing so much in the afternoon that she threw up on the basement carpet! :thud: After she...
  19. Education
    Hello all, I don't post often but I have mentioned that I have a daughter with Asperger's Disorder. Well, the other day something disturbing happened and I'm not sure what to make of it. Maybe get some input from you all. I didn't pick up my daughter the other day after school because her...
  20. Meal planning
    DH and I just built our first home and I am making every attempt at becoming more frugal, in order to eliminate debt and increase our savings. We blow an incredible amount of money on food every month, and I really want to bring that budget down tremendously. For the two of us, including dog...
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