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  1. Question and Answer
    Hello All :) For a while now, I have been brushing my teeth with pure baking soda and have felt no negative effects from doing so. I have recently, however, heard about the effect it is said to have on teeth enamel. Now that I have read this, I wish to look for other natural alternatives to...
  2. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    Ok, so I gave mint.com a try and I absolutely hate it. There are several instances where information I have updated has reverted back, and I just don't find it reliable. I miss Microsoft Money! What are my options for money management these days? I don't necessarily care if it's online or a...
  3. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    ING dealt the last straw today. I woke up to an email from their "Investigations Team" that said: We have a few questions to ask you about some recent activity on your account(s). To clear this up, please give us a call at 1-866-464-7761. It was not branded ING Direct and looked like a scam...
  4. Health and beauty
    I'm looking for some healthy alternatives to help with my sweet tooth. Every afternoon when the kids are sleeping and evening after dd is in bed all I want are sweets. Chocolate is the worst, and I'm not the type that could eat just a few candies I'd want to eat them all lol so what are some...
  5. Laundry
    Hi Everyone :) Ok i have a question and I'm sorry if it sounds dumb. I also can barely see this as I type (forgot my glasses at home and haven't left the office yet lol). Here's the thing. The beautiful suits I bought for work and some tops are to be dry cleaned. Some of the pants I can wash...
  6. Creative Cooking
    I am getting sick to death of the sandwiches I have been making for myself in my lunches for work. Normally I have a cucumber and mayo, a PB&J, a ham (canned) or a plain cheese sandwich. Can anyone suggest some quick, cheap sammies that I can take with me for lunch? Taste is important!
  7. General Chat
    so what essentials have you been able to completely eliminate buying because you have come up with a cheaper, more frugal or even free alternative to the item.... what are the items you no longer buy and what are the alternatives to replace them.... for me no more buying of: kitchen trash...
  8. Health and beauty
    Hello everyone. I'm inviting everyone to spend time brainstorming and jotting down "tools" that will help us on our journey towards health. A "toolbox" is really an intangable object in this sense- it's a list of ideas that we can put into action when we need a little extra help making...
  9. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    We currently owe the following on our house: Mortgage: $110,000 home equity loan: $43,000 The house was appraised 3 years ago at $165,000 but of course that has gone down. We have not made significant improvements to it other than new appliances and a wood stove. I imagine we could not get...
  10. Discount Stores
    I have to admit I wish we had an Aldi's here, I hear the stories on here of their prices and can only dream of what it must be like. I have even checked in the bigger cities around here and it is a store that just hasn't made it to our area yet. What do you find as a good alternative for...
  11. Just Tips
    My dd just turned 5 and I haven't been successful with nighttime potty training. She wears the Goodnights pull-ups. I saw on another thread that you could use maxi-pads for girls? Has anyone done this? Does it work? Do you use a maxi-pad (which brand?) with underwear? Are there significant...
  12. Kitchen Clones
    I realize there is no "clone" to soda. And we don't drink it very often, but once a week or so, DH and I get a craving for soda. I'm just curious if anyone has found anything that does a good job at curing their cravings for soda! I'd love to hear ideas!
  13. News you can use
    I have been following this story now for quite some time and am just thrilled to see that he has indeed beat his cancer with alternatives and whole foods! Way to Go Abraham!!!!:yippee::congrats::grwave: His latest blood results show no indication of the Hodgkin's disease he's battled since...
  14. News you can use
    Cheap, unconventional housing alternatives For many, the mortgage payment is a heavy burden. These housing alternatives make for easier livin'.
  15. News you can use
    Savvy alternatives to tax refund loans Don't let the urge to splurge -- or the need for a new refrigerator -- tempt you into expensive borrowing so that you can lay your hands on your refund a few days sooner.
  16. Just Tips
    What are some unique options instead of buying and giving greeting cards? (excluding a handwritten letter or e-card)
  17. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    Paypal recently screwed me over. I cannot use them anymore. But I need a merchant account. There are many out there, most I don’t trust because I haven’t really heard of them. What can you guys vouch for?
  18. Green Living
    I starting thinking today about maybe switching to reusable pads or The Keeper. Just thinking about how much waste would be saved is blowing my mind! Plus it would save me a ton of money. So anyone here use "resusables" or would anyone try it?
  19. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    What about sanitary pads? I've seen the cloth ones and also the insertable cups, but would love to know if anyone has tried these?
  20. Green Living
    http://eartheasy.com/eat_low_meat_alt.htm
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