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  1. Money challenges
    So I have been away from the village for a while (hang my head in shame) and I know I need to tighten my belt and be extra frugal in 2012 so I have decided to start my new years challenges now. Challenges I am starting right now are: Change Jar Quarters To Debt Penny Jar Electric Bill Grociery...
  2. Home and family challenges
    I don't see where someone started this new week...so I will! :) Let's get stuff done! :cheergrl: I got a few things done already this week, but I'll only post the stuff I need to get done from here on in. 1) Book appointment for therapy 2) Write SIL a cheque for in-law's housewarming gift...
  3. Home and family challenges
    Here we go again - School Year 2011-2012 starting for students tomorrow!! I had better get it all together!! What is your week going to look like? Sunday: 1. clean living room 2. Laundry 3. Plan weekly lunches 4. Plan weekly wardrobe 5. Sew bird bags 6. Plan zipper repair of massage bag 7...
  4. Large Families
    i have 5 kids- ages 22 down to 9 all at home. one just grad college and is living at home while paying down his loans although i expect as soon as his friends who grad in dec get FT jobs he will move out with one of both of them . He lived away when in college by his choice . one...
  5. Question and Answer
    I no this is a dum question but how do you post your challenges where they stay in your thread:confused,:scratch: Thanks in advance
  6. General Chat
    2010 Challenges will slowly be unstickied over the next few days. You'll (anyone) want to create new challenges for 2011. I'll keep the old challenges to serve as a reminder of the challenges members might want to continue working on in 2011. Also, as a reminder, personal challenges should be...
  7. Blog
    Oh my, it's been a long time since I last posted a blog here! Challenges in 2009 are in my last post! Eeek! Laugh. Lets move on from that though and go to the challenges I will be working on for 2011. - Change Jar Challenge. - Emergency Fund - Fling 2011 Things Challenge - FV Reading...
  8. Third Agers
    We're in our mid-thirties, debating about having children. Is there anyone here who might share their "been there, done that" experiences of starting the children path late in life? We got married about 5 years ago (I remember the month and day but not the year, lol) with no prior marriages or...
  9. General Chat
    I'm not sure if this is the right place to put this, and I know, to those of you who have kids to get out to school, etc., this is going to sound like the most ridiculous whine, but here's my dilemma: I live alone (kids are grown and gone) and getting out of the house in the morning is a...
  10. Homesteading and gardening
    So we are moving.... From Denver city center, nice friendly but a bit yuppish neighborhood. We are moving about 30 miles away into a heavy pine forest. We are excited about the move, thrilled with the post card perfect setting, but lost on what to do first. We need to order seeds, we have...
  11. Home and family challenges
    I am really trying to declutter, yet I also try to reuse or find new uses for things. It is very hard for me to throw something away that might be useful later. I have started setting limits on how many things I can save. For example, I save only a few baggies, pieces of foil, etc. because that...
  12. Money challenges
    I'm unsticking 2009 challenges soon, so please restart any of the previous challenges for the upcoming year, so I can get them stickied. Or let me know if you've started one for this year that you want stickied. Remember: Group challenges are in the challenge forums and individual and personal...
  13. General Chat
    Are you planning or have you planned an FV Challenge for 2010? What Challenges are coming back, and what Challenges are new and exciting? All I've noticed is the 2010 Debt Reduction. Anything else planned?
  14. Money challenges
    I really want to join in for the challenges but I want to start on a fresh one, kwim? Will there be any for December? Thanks!
  15. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    So DH and I did a lot of talk about the house situation tonight. It spanned about three hours and was started over dinner, so we were both pretty relaxed to get things out in the open. I told him if he felt I was nagging him about it, then to smack me. He then told me that he just doesn't want...
  16. Question and Answer
    I joined two challenges recently, but I am not sure if I am doing everything correctly. For instance, the September baking challenge, I was in for one batch of apple muffins. I made them and put the information in my siggie. Am I supposed to go back to the challenge thread and do anything...
  17. Money challenges
    OK. In a week, my first sale of the season. Having a great display is what brings people to the table. The pendants etc will sell themselves, but I need to get people. I hope to hit $500 in sales, that would make my day :) Here is a pic. The white display will be black. I haven't covered it...
  18. Blog
    "Failures don't plan to fail; they fail to plan." -Harvey Mackay And as Gene Kranz, lead flight director for Mission Control, announced to the ground crew in Houston as Apollo 13 approached the critical earth-to-moon decision loop, "Failure is not an option." That said, here's my plan for...
  19. Blog
    "Why are we in this handbasket and where are we going?" Well let me tell you, we really covered some ground in May. It's been a neverending journey to get and keep my finances and my act together as long as I can remember. I'm not sure if that's due to my ADHD or a general lack of skills, but...
  20. Blog
    Hi, and welcome to my blog. I'm Suzanne, a 48-year-old accountant from the Portland, Oregon area. I am originally from Louisville, Kentucky. I have 3 children and 7 grandchildren, all living on the opposite side of the country so don't get to see them very much. I live with my husband and our...
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