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  1. General Chat
    My elderly parents own a farm worth about $600,000. We have urged them to sell it and live in a little comfort in their latter years. They refuse to do so, saying they want us kids to have it as an inheritance. Meanwhile they have money problems as there is very little cash flow. While an...
  2. General Chat
    My son is in the process of having extensive dental work done so I have bought him puddings and soups. The puddings and soups are disappearing but so are my spoons. Ds swears he's not throwing them away and I have checked his room. I am checking the trash now. So I said to my dd, who...
  3. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    Hello I'm a new poster and I've been doing mint.com for a couple months now to get a view on where my $ is going. Sadly it's going faster than I wish it would! I'm hoping you all can give me some input on my budget. A few things about me: I'm single, early 30s, and live in a wickedly...
  4. Dave Ramsey
    I am 29 years old and my take home pay monthly is approximately $1,620. I have some massive student loan debts (32% of my net pay). I am looking to pay these loans down, down, down. It's the only debt I have and it's about $75k, plus interest. Charitable Gifts - $7 ER Fund - $158.84 Rent -...
  5. General Chat
    A friend of mine came over this past weekend to pick up her son from my DS's 16th birthday party. She also has a 13 year old daughter. From the time they walked in the door the daughter started making these really rude comments to me in front of her mother. "My mom doesn't really like you, she...
  6. General Chat
    Thank you for the really nice comments about my kitchen (photos). I really do LOVE my kitchen. I designed it myself. The stove is wonderful and I love it (it is a European make called Boretti). What you cannot see very well is between the stove and the window there is a built-in deep fryer...
  7. Frugal Living
    I've been wondering what you would say to people that question a frugal life? My husband and I have been getting a lot of 'opinions' about the fact that we have one car and we don't want another...one guy at his work even after my husband said we are fine with one, goes, "I'll keep an eye out...
  8. Green Living
    I'm in love with all of these ideas as after you build them they mostly are self-sustaining. Anything I can build that is almost free after the initial capital investment AND helps me overall use less power and/or other resources is a hit as far as I'm concerned. I'm much more likely to do these...
  9. General Chat
    I wanted to apologize for the comment I made about the ad's on the site... It was my frustration with life & computer...(e-learning (on-line) college courses crashed and had to redo everything!) When I have a safe haven.... one thing is for sure.... I will! DESTROY IT... What is that...
  10. Frugal Living
    Anyone want to weigh in on the current fiscal crisis?
  11. Home Environment
    Here's the link to our house-for-sale internet tour: http://www.visualtour.com/inventory.asp?u=108430 look for visual tour #0146 5521 I'm shamelessly imitating Jamauk, who posted her home link! (Thanks, Jamauk)! Anyway, I was impressed by the advice you gave Jamauk about her home, so I'm...
  12. General Chat
    That's only 53 years ago! "I'll tell you one thing, if things keep going the way they are, it's going to be impossible to buy a week's groceries for $20.00." "Have you seen the new cars coming out next year? It won't be long before $2,000.00 will only buy a used one." "If cigarettes...
  13. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    Since the thread about the CCCS has gotten to be just a lesson in manners I am going to give an honest critique as I am with a CCCS right now. I'm torn in both directions.. on one hand they got my creditors to cut my interest rates (one was as high as 30%) and that has saved me money, but I am...
  14. Frugal Living
    I mentioned to a friend the girls and I are booked to get hair cuts. She asked where we go since we all have such cute cuts. I told her. She had the deer in headlights look. Oh your husband must make really good money that you can all go there. Well, we don't, we are lower middle class for the...
  15. Frugal Living
    A friend just stopped over to drop off one of my baking dishes she borrowed. Anyways, she used the bathroom. After she came out she said "Gee, Bill must make a lot of money". I said, "Why"? She said, Your bathroom counter is full of expesive stuff, all I can afford is the cheap cleansers...
  16. Freebies
    Send us an image of you with your new Babicz Guitar with a few words and we’ll add you to our Friends page. If you live in the USA, we'll also send you the FREE Babicz Merchandise pictured to the right. If you don't live in the USA, then we're sorry, but we can't ship you the free goodies. But...
  17. General Chat
    Does anyone else here ever get comments from complete strangers when they see you loading up your grocery cart? I do once-a-month grocery shopping and Saturday, as dd & I were loading our cart with 56 cans of juice, this man came up to us & said "wow..you must really like the taste of...
  18. Freebies
    Saw this posted on another board, and thought it couldn't hurt to try. When you submit a comment about Chick-fil-a restaurants on their website, you will receive a "Chick-fil-a cares card" that has a coupon for a free sandwich at any of their restaurants. The type of free sandwich coupon you...
  19. Frugal Living
    I am pretty new to the whole coupon thing. At my regular grocery store, I have no problems using them. When I got to walmart and try and use them it is a different story. It always seems to "inconvience them" when I do use them. We do not have a full grocery store, so I am usually using 1-2...
  20. Question and Answer
    I have received alot of nice comments from my family who overall aren't frugal. They are proud of me other than my future Sister Inlaw who thinks I have gone overboard with my stockpiling but always calls me when she needs something that she knows most likely I would have. Then there is my...
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