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  1. General Chat
    ditching your checking account I read this and honestly I have no plan to ditch my checking account. I still bank at a small town local bank and we do have a free account. We pay for checks but that is it. What do yall think?
  2. General Chat
    Just wanted to say hi,and am hoping everyone is enjoying the great outdoors once again.I don't have much time from Apr-Oct to visit with you all due to my seasonal job.Gardens are doing OK,lots of work but so worth it.I have made up my mind that this will be my last year working at my job,it is...
  3. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    I want to hear from people who are married or living with a significant other that have separate checking accounts. I am considering keeping the accounts separate for now and maybe later on down the road getting a joint account. I want to hear how couples are handling the expenses. I am...
  4. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    just am looking for some advice and feedback about closing my checking account.... is it a good idea? I've been toying with the idea of closing the checking account and just having a savings account. learning the envelope system to pay my bills sounds like it'll be easier to keep track...
  5. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    Does ING have real checking with a real check book? I'm not happy! I've been putting $100 a month since early spring into a cash account with my financial advisor. I also put $1,000 from my income tax into this account. the purpose of this account is to pay for my heating oil costs. Keeping...
  6. General Chat
    Hello all, how is everyone? I haven't been around for a while :( and I really need to get myself into gear. I do still try and be frugal - i did for a while manage to do the grocery shop every 4 weeks rather than 2 but that has stopped, so i need to get that started up again. I cleared my CC...
  7. General Chat
    i just wanted to say hi & hello to everyone. it's been a super long time since i've been here / looked around. keeping busy, and outta trouble. still living the frugal life & taking it day by day doing what i can. i'll try to stop by again soon. find me on FB (send me an IM for more info) :)...
  8. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    Should I open a bussiness account or just use our joint account?
  9. Question and Answer
    What is better a regular bank or a Credit union?
  10. General Chat
    I havent been on much , just checking in as much as i can. The last couple of days Ive been helping Beth (my cousin john/fiance) help clean her place and finish his side of the townhouse. almost 11hrs with 2 breaks we got her side all done and cleaned, and organized (basement)+plus 2 otgher...
  11. General Chat
    i havent been around for a few months, trying to make beneficial changes. i thought i'd check in to say hi & I'll try to stop by once in a while. i feel badly that i havent been around, as i know i've missed out on a lot... i feel badly too having seemingly abandoned some friends on here... but...
  12. General Chat
    Well went for more amylase and lypase levels. They are higher then last week , a scope and mri scheduled for Thursday. I feel very sick right now..If you don't see me on here. I might end up in the hospital.. The doc said they will most likly have to put a tube in my pancreas .Its not opening up.
  13. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    thought I would check back I had my surgery and I am back to work We kept up with the bills fine except for some car repairs I was afraid to use the emergency fund I had built up incase I needed it for house payment so now I need to pay it and $1500 in medical bills plus the co pay for my...
  14. General Chat
    Just wanted to drop in and say HI!!!! Things are going well, still no job yet but had a few awesome interviews! the old man had a appifany (sp) 8 days after I left, and has come to some realizations you'd never believe! I am still in my own place, and plan to be there for at least a year! He is...
  15. General Chat
    Hello everyone! I've been a real slacker the past week or so. So much going on but I will try to fill you in. School is over! Well not over completely but I did complete my course and received my two year certificate on the 26th of May. Wednesday I went and signed up for my fall courses...
  16. Health and beauty
    Haven't been here since the forum re-org. Still hammering away with the bike, situps, pushups & curls. Down another hole on the belt now (Actually had to punch that new hole. Very good feeling.)
  17. General Chat
    Thought I'd pop in and say hi. I just got home from the doctor's office. I woke up Monday morning with a kink in my neck. I don't know if I pulled a muscle or slept on it funny or what. I babied it so much that I now have my entire neck in knots. I can barely move my head, can't swallow...
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