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  1. Family
    For those of you that went from one child to two children, did it cost a lot more each month to care for 2 babies instead of just one? We are adding a 2nd baby to our home soon and I'm just wondering if it was a noticeable cost increase each month. I'm a SAHM, so we don't have daycare costs. I'm...
  2. General Chat
    What do yall think? Is preK worth the expense? I never figured myself for a mother who would send my child to preschool. It's a fairly rare thing here and I always planned on homeschooling. My daughter is now 4 and begging to go to school. My husband is due for a military move in about a year...
  3. General Chat
    So my laptop, which has been on life support for a while now, looks like it is going to die within days. I am thinking I will probably replace it with a desk top (cheaper), but even so, it's a stupid expense I don't need right now. I am debating whether to hold off, since I have a little...
  4. Question and Answer
    I had one. . .unexpected, and unwanted. . . I heard some water running in the basement last night. It was the water heater running rusty water down the floor drain. My plumber friend called a company and got me a new 40-gallon gas water heater for $380, which he will install for me tonight. One...
  5. Frugal Living
    Glasses This is the second year in a in a row for needing new glasses at least new lenses. Times this by two children now and that is a big expense. Also all the exams needed for back to school Health, dentist, and eye doctor. (many of the health forms need to be dated at least mid July to...
  6. Frugal Living
    In our household, we have 2 vehicles........1 gas guzzling suburban and 1 Camry. The Camry gets used the most now since we just started a strict budget and had alloted $450 for the combined monthly total. I really thought that was an inflated figure, but now it looks like it's going to be...
  7. Frugal Living
    Hi everyone... After going through our bills....months after months.... I'm wondering....(Where are we, compare to everyone else?) (What I meant is, how much does our monthly expense COMPARES to everyone elses) This includes: Mortgage, rent, utilities, food, gas,loans, credit card payments...
  8. Home and Family
    Do you think you have a lot of bills? If so, you are probably right. But have you considered the bill that costs you the most each month? On average your housing costs probably run about 30% of your take home pay. Your other bills which include utilities, credit cards, etc. also run about 30%...
  9. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    What is your largest monthly expense? For us it's our mortgage.
  10. Home and Family
    As you probably know, baby expense should be high on your list of things to plan for, before the baby comes. There is no cheap way to have and raise a baby: it takes sweat, work, lots of cash, patience, and more to have a happy, healthy baby. Some studies suggest that you will spend anywhere...
  11. General Chat
    I know I can't be the only one who doesn't throw out underwear that isn't comfortable because it's still"good". They could be rolling, slipping,bunching or riding up &  I hang on to them and suffer because they are still usable and aren't worn out. Well today is the day I am freeing myself and...
  12. Household notebooks and home manuals
    http://www.frugalvillage.com/dailyexpenses.shtml Suggested Main Categories: Tithing Savings Housing Food Auto Insurance Debt Entertainment Clothing Medical Miscellaneous School/Childcare Investments I didn't fill in the categories because I think the option of keeping them open for each...
  13. Household notebooks and home manuals
    http://www.osfa.uiuc.edu/forms/PersonalExpenseSheet2.pdf
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