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  1. General Chat
    What is the one "just gotta have item" that you get every month for yourself??? Not needed, just want.. For me, it's my Paula Dean candles.. I pay $8 for a jar and usually buy 2 every month and no I don't really need it, but I love them and save/reuse the jars. I use cheaper candles elsewhere...
  2. Military Families
    Why does military disability give extra for a non custodial child but will not send money to DHS for child support? I could understand not sending child support if the solder didn't get extra for that child but why give them more for a child they don't support financially?
  3. Family
    Today, as we were cleaning out dd11 room, she decided she didn't want the Beta or aquatic frog, we've been waiting for them to die for over 3 years. DS16 said he'd take them. However the beta is dd6's. She asked if she could have it in her room. DS16 was sweet and said sure. So now it is in her...
  4. General Chat
    Dh and I made an Aldi's trip (in another town) over the weekend and I thought that some might be curious about prices and such so thought I'd post some of them. We've only been to an Aldi's three times as we don't have one here. Clancy's chips-$1.69 Pineapple (fresh)-$1.29 Bag of navel...
  5. General Chat
    I'm curious to know how many men we have that participate regularly here at FV? Seems every place I go to get information and ideas about living frugal seems to be populated with the females. Am I the only guy out there that is willing to share ideas about this life? Come on guys, Sound off...
  6. General Chat
    What does living life to the fullest mean to you? The simple answer or complex answers are all welcome. I'd love to read it all. I'm just having one of those days where I'm questioning where I'm at in these thoughts. Would love to read what others have to say. Thank you!
  7. Question and Answer
    What do you think is a reasonable amount to spend on groceries a week for 2 people? Right now, my range is from $40 to $90.
  8. General Chat
    do you think that the "immediate" technology we have (the web, 24 hour news, internet news, facebook, twitter, cell phones, texting etc) drives (or appears to drive) the economy in such a rapid free fall. Think about it, but when the Great Depression (as well as later recessions) happened there...
  9. General Chat
    My apologies if this has been posted elsewhere. I have been following a little bit of the US news (been laid up with flu) and heard this morning that the bail-out for the car industry has been denied. Also it was said that this would have disastrous consequences for the US economy with a...
  10. Debates, Politics and Personal Opinions
    I've noticed something that has me a bit curious. Quite sometime ago a fellow poster posted a thread about people needing to learn to not attack someone over their opinions and beliefs, we all have different ones. I agreed and posted exactly that. There were a few posters at the time that were...
  11. General Chat
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  12. General Chat
    This term caught my eye. What is considered a hobby farm?
  13. Question and Answer
    Outside of groceries and bills, how much, generally, would you say you spend on household items (including personal hygiene and wants) monthly? What are some things that you do to cut back on spending? I don't ever spend more than $15 a month total and lately have spent as little as $7 making...
  14. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    Do you know anyone who has taken out a loan from one of those "payday Loan" places. I know it is totally robbery on their part but I guess some people are really desparate for money. Like I said, Just curious.
  15. Health and beauty
    how many of you - if any - fast? what kinda fast do you do? (water, fruits or veg only and/or juices, etc) why do you fast? (religious, health, spiritual, exercise/health regimine, etc) how long do you fast and when you come outta the fast, what do you consume? just curious. i fast myself...
  16. Discount Stores
    I've read a lot of places on here where some of you say you shop at Aldis for great deals. I don't have one anywhere near me but last time I was at my parents I asked my mom if she had ever been to the one in the next town from them. She said she had and didn't care for it. She said a lot of the...
  17. Health and beauty
    I am just curious to see who else gets adverse effects from caffeine other than myself? whether you drink it or eat it. Adverse Effects would be things like: general toxicity (e.g., muscle tremors, nausea, irritability); cardiovascular effects (e.g., heart rate, cholesterol, blood pressure)...
  18. General Chat
    I'm fairly new on the forum, just joining late last fall. And let me tell you what: I love this place. I am finding out more info and tips than I ever thought possible. But I am fairly ignorant still of some of the ways this works. For example, what are "awards"? I see things on postings...
  19. Kitchen Basics
    My fiance asked me this morning what were the very basics I need to stock up for baking? I told him, flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, baking soda, vanilla extract. ( to name a few ) What do you all stock up on? how much would you stock for a years worth of supplies?
  20. Health and beauty
    A post in another thread got me curious if there are any other restless leg sufferers out there? I have had them since I was about 10 or 11 and they are definately a ruling factor in my life. I'm curious if anyone else has them, then what do you do to deal with them and the many various other...
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