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  1. Question and Answer
    Hi - so straight to the point. Are my in laws way too involved, or am I overreacting? This is long, sorry. Background: The in-laws currently help out with our rent. We can afford groceries, utilities & monthly payments, but not rent. However, whenever we can, we help them out if they need it -...
  2. Blog
    Once you get to my age, you’ve probably had one or two loans to your name. Well, maybe more than just a few. There’s the student loans (hey there degree I never ended up using…), home loans, not to mention the long-debated ‘We really do need this new car’ loans or the emergency loans from...
  3. Frugal Living
    From another site: 8 Friends Who Are Bad for Your Finances | Life & Money | Psychology Of Money | LearnVest - Where life gets richer
  4. General Chat
    well 2 weeks ago we were ok. This weekend we had to help our UK daughter out with money which put us in a bind but still was ok. Today hubby had to take a day off of work -100 to take granny to dr plus pay for it which will total out to be about 60 spent today. We were suppose to pay car...
  5. Financial hardship
    Back in Oct 2010, I was hurt on the job in a car accident, been out ever since shoulder/ neck injury that will not heal completely. I have been released from the doctor with a partial disability no activity above the shoulder. I'm afraid that my checks will stop and even though I have a lawyer...
  6. Dave Ramsey
    My friend is getting married in Oct, she and her fiance rent a house from her Dad, her 6 yo child lives with them. They have been together 5+ years.Fiance makes WAY more $, but they split things down the middle, keep finances separate. This makes it VERY hard for her with a child to support and...
  7. General Chat
    Are you an expressive woman who somehow took a wrong financial turn and have no idea how to find your way back? Does the secret of your compulsive spending affect every aspect of your life? Is your debt or your spending, your gambling or your loans, preventing you from having honest...
  8. Health and beauty
    I blew the budget this pay period. Didn't plan so well for all the extra expenses of guests for Thanksgiving and black Friday. On second thought , I should have skipped black Friday. Now it's three days until pay day and I have 15.00 in the bank. I'm not including savings , just checking...
  9. General Chat
    I found this article at Yahoo to be interesting concerning women and finances and retirement. Given that 50% of marriages end in divorce, and that women on average make significantly less than men, women reallly need to think carefully and think ahead. What do you think...
  10. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    Get a fresh start on your finances | Sympatico.ca Your Money Great article on how to get started on a budget and savings and then some on how to organize your finances.
  11. Getting spouse on board
    I know this is going to confuse most, and I guess what I'm looking for is suggestions on how to make our situation work... how to help DH to understand my frugality & support it. DH & I keep (mostly) seperate finances. We have both been married before, & we each have a child from that first...
  12. Frugal Living
    Well my time working is almost over. I have 5 more days this month and then I am laid off until April 1. I've been trying to work the winter finances the last couple of days and it's getting me down. We CAN do it but it's going to be rough. We can pay all the bills and have a little left...
  13. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    Well, I just got my pay after two weeks. I tallied up our debt and expenses. It looks like we acquired $600 of debt these past two weeks. This doesn't include payment of our cell phones, rent, groceries, eating out three times, etc. Now, I do have a good excuse, but I don't like it: this is...
  14. Blog
    I know several people who, rather than trying to deal with their finances, have simply thrown up their hands and declared that it’s impossible, so why bother. They say things like, “I owe so much I’ll never get out of debt so why pay anything?” or, “I don’t know where to start; it’s too...
  15. Blog
    The mail comes, you glance at your bills and drop them in the “To Be Paid” pile. Then, on the appointed day, you write out the checks or direct the online bill pay to do its thing and then you forget about it until next month. In the process of paying your bills, do you really read them? Do you...
  16. Blog
    When people ask me about ways to save money, I give them the usual answers. Don’t buy stuff you don’t need, look for the best deal on what you do need, be conscious of your spending, etc. But I also throw in one more simple piece of advice. Don’t throw stuff away that you know you’ll need again...
  17. Blog
    It’s very frustrating when people who don’t know us well attribute our decent financial situation to “luck.” As in, “You’re so lucky that you don’t have debt,” or, “You’re so lucky not to have to worry about your bills.” The conversation usually ends with the other person saying something along...
  18. Blog
    I was talking with a group of friends about the upcoming holidays and one said, “I’m so afraid of Christmas. I don’t know how we’re going to afford it and I just know we’re going to end up in financial trouble because of it. It terrifies me, but there’s nothing I can do about it!” The others in...
  19. Blog
    It’s that time of year again. Some of us know it as spring; others call it the start of yard sale season. Yard sales (also known as garage sales, tag sales, rummage sales, and stoop sales) attract an interesting and diverse subculture of bargain hunters, environmentalists, and treasure hunters...
  20. Blog
    A coworker is currently getting her financial house in order for the first time. She is paying off a heap of debt, setting up insurance policies and wills, and generally doing all the things she knew that she should have been doing all along. I’m proud of her. But she came to me the other day...
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