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  1. Frugal Recipes, Leftovers, Budget Meals
    Hi all! I'm a long time lurker and first time poster. My husband was laid off two times in 3 years and after that scary experience, I've decided to really cut expenses where I can so we have more wiggle room should something happen again. We are a family of two adults, two teens, a 10 yo boy...
  2. Health and beauty
    I have almost shoulder length hair and have been avoiding the hair dressers for the past 9 months. I kind of want to give myself a trim with some regular kitchen scissors but am a little afraid. I just want a straight across trim, nothing fancy. Any tips?
  3. Sewing
    ~So I'm finally getting around to the cloth diapers I'm making for my sister's baby. I'm making 18 smalls(6-12lbs)and 18 mediums(10-20lbs). Each diaper needs 4 body pieces and 8 soaker pieces. = 432 pieces I'm also making cloth wipes, 36, double thick and that brings it up to 504 pieces...
  4. Christmas
    I've made a hard decision and told my sisters and brother that I was only getting gifts for my kids, husband and our mom and dad this year and to please not get us anything either. It just gets to be too much. Three siblings, their spouses, four nieces and nephews (for now). When does it...
  5. Frugal Living
    We are cutting back on gas usage. Can one become isolated if they basically ground gas usage to necessities. Hubby already walked or biked to work everyday. Buddy' school is to far away to walk/bike so We have to drive. I have taken to leaving early to get there 25 or so minutes before school...
  6. Large Families
    Before I ask about that, I am wondering, how BIG is a Large Family? we have 4 kids ( 9 months- 7 years old) and are almost 20 weeks along with our next. I am using our cloth diapers again. I have the ones that have the velcro and the water proof outershell. I know I am spoiled. I bought these...
  7. Just Tips
    I'm trying to get the bills down. I had my Dish Network, internet and phone bundled. I asked the bundling company if I could get the cheapest cable bill and they told me I had to unbundle and then talk to Dish Network. The tech then said, "Don't tell them I told you, but when you go to change...
  8. Frugal Living
    i never use it. i have a phone in my classroom and a phone in my home through the ATT Uverse. thorugh the Uverse system i can listen to my voice mail/ messages anywhere at any computer. the only thing that stops me is i drive a beater car at 5 am to get to work. thoughts? i lived quite well...
  9. Just Tips
    One of my favorite tips is how to cut drying time in half when drying laundry in the dryer...and it absolutely works. Put a clean dry lint free bath towel into each load of drying laundry. Its amazing to me the difference in drying time for the clothes. It literally cuts the drying time in half...
  10. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    As a single person I generate very little trash. I may have 1-2 bags (13 gallon kitchen size) of trash each week. I am paying between $60-$75 every 3 months for this. So, with figuring 24 bags of trash for a 12 week span at $60.....my per bag charge is $2.50! And that's on the low side. I...
  11. Health and beauty
    any recommendations for a tutorial or youtube video on how to cut boys hair with clippers? I buzzcut my sons hair in the summer but I like it to be a little longer this time of year and I'm getting tired of paying for haircuts every 3-4 weeks. I'm pretty confident with the sides and the back...
  12. Reported Post/Threads
    http://www.frugalvillage.com/forums/general-chat/45477-alex-donated-her-hair.html http://www.frugalvillage.com/forums/general-chat/42811-has-anyone-ever-donated-hair-locks-love.html http://www.frugalvillage.com/forums/general-chat/60415-dd-her-locks-love.html I don't understand this new...
  13. General Chat
    My son just started playing violin this year with lessons through the school. Yesterday he brought home a notice that the funding was cut for it, and if we wanted lessons we would have to pay ourselves. This year he has orchestra twice a week. If I want that for him next year, I have to...
  14. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    well increasing my income is not going so well but I am doing great at cutting expenses. Surprizingly Christmas is falling right into place One last thing is to tell our kids who are all struggling that they are not to spend much on us . Yes this problaby belongs elsewhere on this site but...
  15. Health and beauty
    I am cutting out sweets. It have been very hard. So I discovered my new favorite snack... Apples sliced and sprinkled heavily with cinnamon. It is divine! Plus cinnamon has some health benefits too :) Helps with insulin resistance, weightloss and other things! But it is SO yummy.
  16. Frugal Living
    We are also getting rid of the alarm system that we had through ADT. Tonight, a salesman helped us to get a wireless alarm system that feeds through the cell phone, so we don't need our home phone anymore. The cost? $12 more dollars a month, but we're also getting rid of the phone which was...
  17. Just Tips
    I have Boston lettuce growing in our garden. It looks ready to cut/eat. How do I take it out of the garden so that more lettuce will continue to grow in its place? Thank you in advance.
  18. Frugal Living
    I've been watching the sodium content in the foods I'm eating as of late, and I'm shocked! It's at least one or two times more than I should get on a daily basis. I was wondering why the weight gain was more than usual. My quest from this point on is to reduce the sodium content in my foods...
  19. Frugal Living
    I finally got a Tracfone and turned off my landline. Looks like I'll be saving about $25/month, woohoo. Just wish I had done it sooner. I first got the idea of shopping around here at the village, so heartfelt thanks to all of you! For those of you who have not "interrogated" your phone bill and...
  20. General Chat
    Just another SNEAKY little trick up the Credit Card companies sleeves! How do you Blow your Credit Limit without even spending on your card? These guy are just PURE evil! And we the taxpayers are bailing them out WHY? If you haven't had the credit limit cut on your credit card recently...
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