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  1. Kitchen Basics
    white wine....I have a bottle of 'white cooking wine', will that work or do I need to buy 'real' wine? It's for shrimp scampi and I only need 1/4 cup.
  2. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    I would like to know if there is away to stop collection calls that aren't yours. I have been receiving collection calls about my ex bil for a few months now. I do tell them to not call and it will stop of a few week then start over with new agencies. I have been divorced for 17yrs. This...
  3. Financial hardship
    I am getting a TON of phone calls looking for my husband's ex-wife. They have been divorced for over twenty years and she is now on husband #4. We know her address, but not her phone number. These companies have her address and phone number. She is just ignoring them. She is a scheming...
  4. General Chat
    I just got this enabled. Called my sister in Quebec. Free! You need a gmail account to have this. You can get a gmail account here: http://www.gmail.com
  5. General Chat
    Have you received phone calls that just made you shake your head or burst out laughing? Share them with us so we can laugh too. ________________________________________________ Here is my first one We had just moved into a new home ( with a new number) The first phone call I answered went...
  6. Financial hardship
    I signed a quitclaim on the house when I divorced my ex 4 years ago. He couldn't get my name off the mortgage, but I was tracking payments online and he was keeping up until he was thrown in jail for DUI a year ago. He was trying to sell the house at the time. I notified the realtor who was able...
  7. Secondhand Shopping
    He calls me to tell me he was at Salvation army. Im like oh my gosh what are you doing there, he said he had some time to waste before his next house call, he asked if i needed anything?? LMAO ummmm lets see coould you scan the shelves and tell me every item so i can see if i need it or not...
  8. General Chat
    Is anyone else being bombarded by phone calls claiming they can reduce the interest rates on your credit cards? It starts as an automated call, most of them claiming to be "Cardholder Services" that tells you that you have been selected for this service and to press 1 to speak with someone. I...
  9. Frugal Living
    when I was growing up. I don't have any duct tape stories but I do have a few creative ones. When Daddy took off and left Mama with 3 kids and no childsupport things were rough. Someone gave us a second hand washer and dropped it off in the front yard. As a surprise my sister who was 11 and I...
  10. Question and Answer
    For the past several months, we have been getting calls to collect debt for 2 different debts. Debts that we do not owe. The name is the same as my husband's, but we've never done business with either of the companies calling. Let me repeat never ever had accounts with these companies. I...
  11. News you can use
    When a stranger calls - with a hot tip Question: I received a call from a broker who gave me a strong recommendation to buy a stock. While he told me I could buy it without him, he said we could make a lot of money going forward if I used him. Should I have listened to him? The stock he...
  12. General Chat
    Okay, so this just isn't my day to get on my bad side... Some computer called with a "special offer for... loan rate up the amounts of..." and "if you want to be removed from our list..." So, while it was going over all its shpeel, I was telling it, just in case someone live was listening...
  13. News you can use
    Anheuser-Busch rejects InBev bid, calls it too low Anheuser-Busch's board on Thursday unanimously rejected a Belgian-Brazilian brewer's takeover bid, saying the $46 billion offer ...
  14. General Chat
    I've seen the signs/ messages on the freeways now, starting on July 1st, you can only take hand-free calls while driving. Otherwise, you get ticketed. I think this is a good idea, since I'm sure a lot of accidents may be caused from people NOT paying attention. How many people already own a...
  15. News you can use
    Congress calls for crack down on oil speculation Lawmakers continue to blame large investors for their role in propping up oil prices, pointing out Monday that speculation in ...
  16. News you can use
    Saudi minister calls oil prices unjustified, wants a meeting Saudi Arabia says it will call for a meeting of oil producing countries and consumers to discuss soaring oil prices and work ...
  17. General Chat
    Apparently the person who previously had my home number isn't paying his bills. I get (what I assume are) collection calls once or twice a day. Today guy calls up and asks for Michael, and I politely told him he had the wrong number. "So there's no Michael there?" "No." "Ok, can you hold...
  18. General Chat
    do you answer unavailable or annonymous calls? I never do. :lalala:
  19. General Chat
    Ugh, hate that. Don't you? Annonymous or unavailable. Drives me batty. Found this online. If you get one come into your house you can look it up and find out who it is. or you can find out who it is when you answer and fill this in so other people will know too. http://whocalled.us/ and then...
  20. General Chat
    Just wondering what y'all thought of this new VOIP thing to make your phone calls. Basically, you make your phonecalls through your internet so you dont pay anything to call, LD or not. The only downfall - 911 access. Usually when you call 911 your address comes right up on screen and they can...
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