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  1. Third Agers
    I am wondering if what I am experiencing is a mid life crisis or is it that the stressors of everyday life are just getting to me? I have been very fortunate to have worked my way into a mid level management position in healthcare which affords me a good income. DH put me through school shortly...
  2. Dave Ramsey
    after doing our budget we have just enough to cover all the basic expenses except our emergency fund, car repair/tires, home repairs, Christmas fund,and license and tags. i am a firefighter and could potentially have more income in the next few months but we are planning the budget with what we...
  3. Just Tips
    So...we are staying at the family place and have a big problem. Someone placed something hot on the copper counter top and made it look like the picture attached. Any advice on how this can be fixed? Cost really isn't an issue at this point...
  4. Financial hardship
    Hi, I appreciate the opportunity to post. I am feeling crushed under the pressure of financial strain due to health issues which have left me unable to work for the past 8 months. I am desperately in need of some support, guidance and understanding right now. I feel very alone and overwhelmed...
  5. Success Stories
    I already posted some of this on the general Chit Chat board as an introduction, but thought maybe I should post here as well as this will probably be where I hang out :) I'm American and my husband is Greek. We live in Greece (I moved here a year ago); he is a teacher (therefore a state...
  6. Family
    Sunday afternoon something terrible happened to my daughter. In that short time me and her dad rushed her to the ER. I've never experienced something like this before and I even deal with anxiety disorder and it was purely amazing how the human body works going on adrenaline. That wonderful...
  7. Debt Reduction & Money Management
  8. Frugal Living
    For the past week I have been tormented. I received some "new to me" couches for free, replacing my sagging, hamster cut couches (we had to open the back to get the hamster out...and then the springs permanently pushed 6 inches out of the hole). Guests would start to sit down...and then change...
  9. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    If the economic crisis making you rethink where you are financially? Do you see it as a "wake up call"? Are you redoubling your efforts to create an emergency fund or get out of debt? Is it making you lose sleep at night?
  10. General Chat
    Here's a good YouTube video explaining our country's current financial mess in simple terms we can all understand. Only 6 minutes long...
  11. Support
    I'm trying so hard to remain strong, but it seems like my husband doesn't want much to do with me or our children anymore. He's been horribly crabby and hateful to all of us for a couple of months now. He gets so angry over everything, no matter how small and just starts cussing and yelling and...
  12. Frugal Living
    Has the financial crisis changed your thinking about .. how you invest? keeping your money in the bank? keeping money in your home? Do you worry about ... the prospects of gloomier times ahead? the prospect of a national/worldwide depression? the stability of your job? keeping your house...
  13. Frugal Living
    Anyone want to weigh in on the current fiscal crisis?
  14. Debates, Politics and Personal Opinions
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080906/ap_on_bi_ge/mortgage_giants_crisis It looks like the government is moving to bail out Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae which will cost tax payers billions of dollars. How do you feel about that? Me? Not sure. I feel bad for hard working people who DIDN'T...
  15. Green Living
    http://www.naturalnews.com/z023865.html This is satire. It gave me a good chuckle this morning:laugh:
  16. Debates, Politics and Personal Opinions
    He has plenty of experience with this type of situation. http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/1989-11-29/news/mccain-the-most-reprehensible-of-the-keating-five/1 This article was published on November 29th 1989. Another link for those unfamiliar with the keating five...
  17. Health and beauty
    Yep - Nationalized Healthcare again. http://www.ibdeditorials.com/IBDArticles.aspx?id=299282509335931 Still reading the article but wanted to share it asap.
  18. News you can use
    Washington Mutual cuts 1,200 jobs amid mortgage crisis Washington Mutual Corp. is cutting 1,200 jobs nationwide. The country's largest thrift, hit hard by turmoil in the mortgage and ...
  19. News you can use
    Your new best friend in the credit crisis Your credit-card terms are usurious; your mortgage contract disguises the real cost of your home; and you need a magnifying glass to catch all the fees in your auto loan. As a result, you may be paying thousands more than you should for these products...
  20. News you can use
    Is mortgage crisis causing divorces? The financial pressure that comes with an escalating house payment or a foreclosure may indeed be playing a role in breaking up marriages, experts say.
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