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  1. Family
    Hello, Granted it has only been a week or so since we've needed to tighten our belts. I've noticed some positive changes. We all eat at the table and the food is healthier. We needed to cancel after school activities so we are home. I have time to cook and we don't have any money to go out. The...
  2. Dave Ramsey
    I started with Dave January 1st 2008 I have paid $53,279.68 in debt since I started FP I have paid it slow and steady. I was intending to pay this off faster but my job is no longer local and I am now required to drive 182 miles a day to get to my job so my gas cost went way up. Here is the...
  3. Success Stories
    I have not posted forever, but I have been very busy trying to keep taps on what we spend and where it goes and getting rid of items we don't use that could make money to pay our debt down. Yesterday was the last of the student loans and a few medical and now the only debt is our home. It has...
  4. General Chat
    I have not posted in a while so I thought I would update! With my store closing on March 13th DH and I decided instead of getting a 2bedroom apt, we would get a 1 bedroom. We just wanted the extra space, but decided its not a nessesity and boy am I happy we did! Its $250 bucks cheaper, has a...
  5. Homesteading and gardening
    Today i hit the jack pot!!!! I have been watching the fruit trees at lowes and last week they were 25% off this week they were 50% off. Well i decided to go inside and ask when they thought the trees would go to 75% off. Manager said probably this weekend BUT i would let you get any trees that...
  6. Homesteading and gardening
    Of the 470 acres that the county wants, 230 have already put in options. Only 10 homes are involved in the 470. The other land is used for farming. Some has been passed down from generation to generation. We got a letter today from the county. They want to talk. DH and I are having a sit down...
  7. General Chat
    to getting merrick's birth certificate. we went down to the court building and got a delayed birth application. the same lady that told us to send all our paperwork to columbus was there but thankfully she was helping someone else at the time. y she didnt just give us the paper last time i dont...
  8. Health and beauty
    As of this morning, I only have 2.6 more pounds to lose to hit my 5 pound goal of August 8th. You may remember that my second goal was 10 pounds by September 20th. I'm not banking on it, but I'm hopefuly that I can get there sooner. Those of you who said that I probably wasn't eating enough...
  9. Careers
    On July 22nd I will be traveling from Nebraska to North Carolina for a job interview! Yay! This will be my first true career as for the past year I have been a volunteer coach for the local university and I am applying to be a full time coach at this university in NC. I am so nervous, but the...
  10. Find Your Kith
    I like the closer also.
  11. News you can use
    Stocks fall as latest reports signal recession getting closer Stocks tumbled in an erratic session Thursday as the latest round of economic data intensified investors' fears that the economy ... </img>
  12. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    Well folks, I leave in 8 days. 9/25: BCT Ft. Jackson SC 2/4: AIT Ft. Jackson SC Im going to be a financial planner so I just might be able to help out around here, lol. I got a $20,000 quick ship bonus for leaving before the end of September, so that's a sure nice bonus! I'll be there...
  13. Kitchen Basics
    I've been trying to cut down our grocery bill, it gets pretty bad sometimes. Normally I spend about 135 per week including pet, cleaning items etc... I've been trying to budget every two weeks. I was just adding everything up and I managed to do 142.54 for TWO weeks, including going out to eat...
  14. Freebies
    http://academic.cahnrs.wsu.edu/media/dvd-request-form.htm
  15. General Chat
    :D Well it's that time again when we get "up close and personal":) Getting to know the person behind the Computer screen;) 1. What is the biggest thing(not person) in your life right now? 2. What is the best thing about where you live right now? 3. What is the worst thing about where...
  16. Leisure & Media Arts
    Did anyone else watch this last night? I was really enjoying it and it was about to get to the interrogation and the power went out...I would really appreciate it if someone could PM me how it ends. I think I know, but I need it confirmed. Thanks
  17. Health and beauty
    I am getting closer to my weight loss goal. I didn't reach my deadline as that will be tomorrow, but I sure came close. :) I didn't have a chance to weigh yesterday so I stepped on the scales today and am 3 pounds from my goal weight! WOOHOO! I am really excited that I was able to stick with...
  18. Goals and Dreams
    Every since DH & I have been together (15 years), we have talked about living in the mountains, and building a log home when we retire. In 5 years, DH will have put in his 20 years in the army, and depending on where his career is then, he might retire then. Today, we are leaving on a trip...
  19. General Chat
    Senior thesis underway! I am on page 13 out of 17-20.  I have kind of run out of steam, so I have taken a break. i must include an annotated bibliography, so maybe working on that sill spur some new ideas.
  20. General Chat
    to my dream. I had my last final of the quarter, I had a hard time studying. It didnt seem that hard (fingers crossed) Now the good news: I AM GOING TO START QUILTING!!! I will do a little each day when I come home and the kids are at school and dh is at WORK!
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