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  1. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    Hi all! I hope you don't mind if I hang out here. I didn't see an introduction sticky, but I'm new here so I thought I would introduce myself. My DH and I have recently decided to become 100% debt free. We have a DD (7) and a DS (6 months), and we have been fortunate in that for the last 2.5 yrs...
  2. General Chat
    Hi everyone can you all tell me how you handle it when you seem like you just cant get ahead of things. Now I know I dont have it as bad as some but the bills are rolling in from my surgery which we found out we have to meet deductable from both insurance companies as my husbands previous...
  3. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    The check came from my dads estate now it has been almost 30 years since he passed, step mom died this year Anyway today I have been paying off all credit cards, car loans, and the equity loan. I still have enough for an emergency fund, new tires, and the new windows I should feel excited but...
  4. General Chat
    As some of you know I have been teaching English for a few years (on a freelance/voluntary basis which in my case meant that I was on a quite small maximum salary per month as laid out by our IRS). One of my sons is actually my boss at one of the schools I teach. He kept saying to me that I...
  5. Third Agers
    Here is my story Grands live in Cleveland, while I live in Pittsburgh. I used to visit every 2 weeks without fail. Circumstances have changed and I am not able to go as often. I was supposed to drive out today and stay for the weekend. It is 19 degrees out right now, temps are going to drop and...
  6. Homesteading and gardening
    One of my chickens died today. It had been 'huddled' up in a corner of the hen house since yesterday and when I went to check up it today, it was dead. I think it was old age since it had no symptoms of any of the diseases on backyardchicken.com and I believe that it was an older chicken when...
  7. General Chat
    After reading what the Duggers are going through with their miscarriage of Jubilee.....I feel so horrible for them.... (I can relate so much to what they are going through)I still feel the loss of our precious little girl Hannah Christine...who went home to Jesus in 1995 Her birthday would have...
  8. Stockpiling
    With everything that has been thrown at my family & I this past year, I have "that feeling" that the next year will be as rough..or rougher than what we have experienced.( those "feelings" have been proven to be true in the past) So, I have taken inventory of everything that we have in our...
  9. Family
    I am feeling very blessed. Our new health insurance pays very well for preventative appointments Yesterday, I had a dentist appointment a cleaning, x rays, and check by the dentist. Then I had a Well woman doctor check up with my doc, you know the in and out check up with blood work up labs...
  10. Health and beauty
    I feel extremely tired and I have a migraine coming on. It's been really hectic the past week trying to get stuff done. My body feels sooooo beat up. L and I spent three hours at the doctor last night and when we got home it was time to clean up the mess the other two kids made, do homework...
  11. General Chat
    My husband and I have recently moved to a small town and we are working on rebuilding our credit and buying a house in a year's time. I am in graduate school and he is attempting to start a business. We have five children, I'm a stay at home mom right now and he works. I get child support...
  12. Health and beauty
    I have mentioned in the past about having a very heavy and long cycle. I tend to be extremely anemic. I've done alternative medicine and acupuncture, nothing worked. I recently was referred to our city's top OB.GYN. I was very comfortable. We did a uterine biopsy, it was clean. I had an...
  13. Meal planning
    I spent some of yesterday and today cooking my brains out. With homeschool, a play, sports and Girl, Cub and Boy Scouts I need some things ready to go. I found hamburger for $1.77/lb so I got 10 pounds. I made 2lb of meatballs, two meatloaves, 2lb of taco meat and froze the rest of it browned...
  14. General Chat
    I'm feeling a little depressed and home sick! I am was born and raised in NJ ---- I moved here( Florida) back in 1996! I have been trying to make my way here... but I have found most people don't want to be friends! I have been single since I was pregnant with my DD (now 11 3/4) and I feel like...
  15. General Chat
    Since Monday...I have started doing the following: *bought power strips for both TV/DVD players...installed or plugged in I mean. * stockpiling * stopped using the dryer * only running the washing machine if a full load * unplugged a beer fridge(that had 3 cans in it and...
  16. General Chat
    I just need to vent.....I am really feeling trapped today. I am the only one working right now. My hubby just had knee replacement surgery - so off work and no income. I am working a full time job, but really hate it. I have been looking for other positions in our area, but havent seen any...
  17. General Chat
    Some of you may remember me telling about this at one point but for those of you who don't know the story, here it is. About 10 years my middle child was diagnosed with epilepsy. He was 13 at the time. For 1 year the neurologist that we had tried to get his seizures under control but couldn't...
  18. General Chat
    It has been 2 yrs and we have paid off all of our debt except our mortgage. Our van was still in running condition but beginning to have some problems. We wanted to have a paid for vehicle for our teenage son to drive. Soooo, we went ahead and bought a used Ford Escape. We didn't trade in the...
  19. Support
    I don't know what it is. I know that some of you know that I am on disability for mental health issues Complex PTSD, OCD, severe deppression, and that my husband and I seperated back in July, and that my daughter has severe ADHD, a LD, and moderete anxiety. As well I was helping care for my...
  20. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    Background: 12 yrs ago I put a trailer on my parents land. My dad has always been the financial guru in our family and he did most of the paperwork and etc. He got the trailer in his name so that the deposit for utilities would be less. My DS and I lived there for about 3yrs. DS and I then...
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