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  1. Christmas
    Does your family do a fun gift exchange? Our's does. This year there wasn't a theme, you just had to bring a nice gift valued at $15 or less. I was *THIS* close to bringing home $15 cash but my uncle "swapped" his present for it so I ended up with a Dairy Queen gift card and some candy! Oh...
  2. Family
    I have never posted a personal type post before other than the one everyone already knows...the bankruptcy and bank(s) problem. However I am curious...have you ever disowned a close family member? Am I the only one who has done this? Someone years ago told me I was the coldest, most uncaring...
  3. Southeast Pals
    DH and I are going to be working on the Port Orange Appleees for the next few days. Wondering whos close by to met? Would have to be in late afternoon or evening as we're working overnight and sleeping in the morning. Laurie in Bradenton:hat:
  4. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    So, I've set up a strict budget for us over the next several months. It's tight...there is no question. I'm nervous. I'm trying to be realistic about sticking to the budget. I know that it won't go exactly as I plan, but, I am hoping that even when the budget strays a little, I won't see it...
  5. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    Hey! I am a 26 year old wife and mom of one. I have no debt besides mortgage. I do have one credit card we buy gas on, but it is paid in full each month. I have two cars paid off as well. We do have around $80,000 left on the house. I hope to not need a new house any time soon. With all that...
  6. Homesteading and gardening
    Well, another 3 or 4 weeks. But I need some help. I have raised beds, 2 are 4x8, my strawberry patch is 3x6. But nothing is doing all that well. It's in the back north east corner of the yard. Get shade in the morning from the fence, and shade early afternoon from a large pine. Then has mid...
  7. General Chat
    It felt right for the days I was thinking about it, I even went in, and they were having to ship it down here from another of their offices, and I'd okay'd that. But I'd been thinking about it all afternoon and evening, and it was just not feeling right anymore. Don't you hate it when your guts...
  8. Pregnancy
    When I went to the Dr. last Wed. I was 1 cm dilated and 50% effaced. I'm due Jan 11th and this is our first. I wonder when he'll come?! I'm getting nervous! :loop:
  9. Financial hardship
    My bills are adding up and I don't know how to pay them before they get shut off. My rent is late and i'm a little short. This last month my brother has had summer visitation with my neice and i've been watching her while my brother and sil have been working. They don't pay me. I have asked...
  10. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    As you can see from my signature I have only two debts left to pay off before I am completely debt free, when I first started my journey 10 months ago I was just under $14000 in debt. Due to my Christmas Bonus and cutting all of my expenses back to the bone and adjusting my bad habits and...
  11. News you can use
    Stocks close lower in volatile session; Dow briefly below 11,000 Investor angst over the ongoing fallout from the credit crisis made for a turbulent end to a volatile week Friday stocks tumbled, ...
  12. News you can use
    Dollar's decline could be close to end after Europe raises rate Despite losing ground Wednesday, the dollar may be nearing the end of its protracted decline.
  13. Crafts for kids
    Ok so I am trying to do weekly if not daily craft time with a 3 yr old and a 5yr old and quickly running out of ideas. So far we have done This week end I am throwing out my last craft in my head of making stadium seats with newspapers which I learned in girl scouts. Can anyone save me please...
  14. Single Moms
    Ok so the past two months my soon to be ex sent me a whopping $300 each month. Well his amount is to be $840 a month. But I am greatful for every penny I can get from him. I still had a hunch something was up. He either wanted his license back or wanted something. Well today he calls me and...
  15. Frugal Living
    Now I just have to find a cheap way of moving I am taking boxes from school to do a lot of the packing and moving things in my car for several nights in May. The big stuff, well...we are working on that.
  16. General Chat
    I went yesterday & purchased 200 lbs of feed for my rabbits- that will last us 2 months. I have been keeping record of the price increase of feed in my "bunny log" and this time last year, I was paying $31.90 for #200 - yesterday I paid $46 for the same brand & weight. The owner was truly sick...
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    Oil prices close at record above $100 a barrel Oil futures surged Tuesday to a record settlement as investors reacted to weakness in the U.S. dollar following a batch of gloomy ... </img>
  18. News you can use
    Close to home: Yakima, Wash., sees prices rise Yakima County, Wash., has several claims to fame. It has more fruit trees than any outher county in the nation. Perhaps more ... </img>
  19. News you can use
    Bargain hunting sends stocks to higher close Stocks pulled off their lows to trade end hgiher Friday as investors stepped in to snap up bargains after two days of selling. ... </img>
  20. News you can use
    Stocks can definitely open below the previous day's close Q: How can the stock market open lower than it was the day before? How can it fall when it is closed? </img>
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