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  1. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20100216/household_debt_100216/20100216?hub=TopStoriesV2 How does this compare to other countries in the world? We have the mortgage and about $10k in debt, with 3/4 of that being the loan from the inlaws (we just paid $600 onto that...
  2. Frugal Living
    I am the one in charge of our finances as the SO is absolutely terrible with money and budgeting. This is the first time I will be doing all the back to school shopping for the 3 in school and also my daughter who does PreK with me at home. The SO has a real issue with overcompensating his...
  3. Health and beauty
    I do not have physiotherapy coverage in either of my insurances. I can ask to be referred to Community Rehabilitation Services, but I'd like to know what other options I have. Is it expensive to go to one? The orthopedic surgeons won't see me unless I've been to one, but I have a history of...
  4. Frugal Living
    First off I am so *jealous* of anyone who can pay cash for a house... Just wondering what an average 3 bedroom/2 bath goes for in your area. We live about 40 miles outside of Seattle. We live in an average neighborhood. Our 3 bed/2.5 bath 2400 square feet would go for $350K (this is after...
  5. Needle Arts
    I know I'm probably the slowest knitter in the world, but I'm wondering if that's because I'm a newbie or if I'm just incompetent. :laugh: On average, how long does it take you to knit one, and how long have you been knitting? :knit:
  6. Frugal Living
    I don't really understand the bailout plan. You don't know who to believe anymore. My questions is this, what happens to the average American if the bailout plan doesn't get passed? Also, how soon will the average American feel the affects if the bill isn't passed? Thanks! darkchocolate
  7. News you can use
    Oil prices hit record $144 a barrel as average gas price rises to $4.09 Oil prices shot to new records above $144 a barrel Wednesday as the government reported a bigger-than-expected drop in U.S. supplies ...
  8. News you can use
    Average gasoline price hits record $4.10 a gallon The average retail price for gasoline hit a record $4.10 a gallon, rising 1.6 cents over the last week, the government said Monday. ...
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    Gasoline hits record average price of $4.08 a gallon Average gasoline pump prices hit a nationwide record of $4.08 a gallon, up 4.3 cents from last week as red-hot crude oil futures ...
  10. News you can use
    Gas hits national average of $4 for first time U.S. gasoline prices shot above $4 a gallon for the first time Sunday, and drivers will be shelling out even more for gas this ...
  11. News you can use
    Oil prices jump $5 as dollar falls; average gas price near $4 Oil prices rose more than $5 and jumped back above $128 a barrel Thursday as gas prices rose to a new record near $3.99 a gallon. ...
  12. News you can use
    Oil prices slip below $123; average gas price inches toward $4 Oil prices fell below $123 a barrel Wednesday after the Energy Department said gasoline demand fell sharply last week while fuel ...
  13. News you can use
    'Average' buyer can't afford home Between a rock and a hard place, the would be homebuyer with a median income today usually is not qualified to buy a median-priced home.
  14. News you can use
    Average Joe still can't afford a home Between 2000 and mid-2007, the median home price soared 64.9% to $229,200. The median income, meantime, rose just 16.6%. For would-be buyers, the math doesn't work.
  15. News you can use
    Jobless claims fall, but 4-week average highest since 2005 The Labor Department reported Thursday that the number of new jobless claims dropped by 9,000 last week to a total of 349,000, ... </img>
  16. Frugal Living
    Just curious.... what is an average amount to spend on groceries for a family of 4 (home full time) with older kids coming for dinner a couple times a month?? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ avatar graphic courtesy of "graphics by Irene" proud wife to George :usasmile: recently retired Army...
  17. Money challenges
    Hi everyone!! I'm new to all this, and although I've never been a 'big spender', there is MAJOR room for improvement. :ponder: March 1 is going to be my official starting date for the new 'tightwad Mom'. I already keep a budget, so I know what to set as a grocery goal, and some other $$$...
  18. Utilities
    ok ladies.........just curious what your average monthly water bill is? our is normally around $50-$55. that includes our trash & sewage fees too. :dollar:
  19. Frugal Living
    i thought this would be neat to see how much everyones house payment is monthly, since there are so many of you in so many different states & countries. mine is $700.00 a month. what about yours?????
  20. Utilities
    For a family, say 4 people? I'm trying to keep track of our water usage, but it's strange because our dept of public works measures the water in cubic feet :skept: Last quarter we only used 20 cubic feet of water? That's only 148.62 gallons for three months? 50 gallons per month for 6 people...
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