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  1. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    I tend to handle the finances but discuss it with my dh well I talk and hope he is listening. He got notice a pension from an old job will be either sent in cash or rolled over cash is a 20% tax though he does not have to pay the 10% penalty I told him and the amounth that would be taken...
  2. General Chat
    Hi everyone. My name is Nikki and I currently live in San Diego. We have lived here since August 2009 when my husband was transferred here for his job with the Navy. We have about 5 more months here then are set for another transfer and it looks like we will be moving to Virginia. This will...
  3. Simple Living
    ~Over the last two weeks I've had some strange musical experiences that have me chuckling over the degree to which I separate myself from the bustle of the world. I only listen to the radio when I'm in the car and there are no kids with me so you can imagine how often that is. About two weeks...
  4. Financial hardship
    DH was informed on Monday that there will be cuts made at work. He is one of those being cut, but at least they are giving him a severance package. After 21 years with the company, he is leaving. I just can't believe it and neither can he. We are thankful for the package they are giving him...
  5. General Chat
    traveling. I leave tomorrow for Washington Staye to spend time with my sister. It should be a good time. I'm taking the IPad with me so I should be able to check in and find out whats going on.... Fern
  6. General Chat
    She commented on our new basketball arena (Matthew Knight Arena here in Eugene) facebook page and was randomly picked to get two free ticket to the opening night of Dralion: Cirque Du Soleil!!! She wants me to take my sister and myself to it. I had been wanting to get tickets to Wicked, but they...
  7. General Chat
    My dh complains every holiday/birthday that I am hard to buy for. I have always thought he was crazy! I mean there are lots of things I would love to have, right? Well, my birthday is coming up this week and again he is complaining about not knowing what to get me. I make out lists of things...
  8. Secondhand Shopping
    Our radiator had crack in it. New one $189---labor $200=$$400+ but my best friends husband took hubby to a pick a part and found a used one for $75 and he didn't charge anything to take the old one out and install a new.. My husband offered him some money refused. But he did say for payment i...
  9. General Chat
    Hi everyone - my name's Kari and I love a good bargain. ;) My husband and I have a reputation at his place of employment for being the tightwads, but that's okay, because you know what...we have the money to do what we want because we save and shop smart in other aspects of our lives. I am a...
  10. General Chat
    I joined FV a few days ago and I guess I am already hooked.. I realized it at 4 this morning, I was talking to one of my husbands employees and telling her bout the good tips, meal and budgeting ideas, etc. I went on about some solutions I read to make cleaning less expensive, and how I can make...
  11. Success Stories
    Dh received a 200 dollar raise a month.(not huge but still) He told me it was coming and last night I looked online at the bank direct deposit and was happy. I wrote him a sweet note and told him how much I appreciate how hard he works for his family and how awesome he is doing on his job and I...
  12. Family
    As of this Sunday, he's 30. The little rascal has been ten years old for twenty years. I remember when the show came out and I was the same age as Lisa! Can you believe that the Simpsons has been part of our lives for 20 years? I can't get over that. We've been listening to talk of donuts...
  13. General Chat
    I have a job interview @ 5:30!!! As most of you know I was taken off work last September(2008) for my seizures and my employer terminated me in June(2009) I have been looking for a job...something part-time low stress since the end of last year really. Well after months and months of looking and...
  14. Homesteading and gardening
    I had a look at the garden today and my garlic, planted last spring, is already 6" high! I forgot about it last year, and when I went to check it, it had already died back so I thought I'd killed it. LOL! I guess I don't have to worry about planting too late this year.
  15. General Chat
    Gosh i bought some new underwear i know not that much fun,But my daughter gave for valentines a 125 dollar gift cad for gordmans, so i picked up a few shirts marked down $ 6.00 4 pictures all marked down to $5. ,i started taking meds for hormones. my top half doubles in size, so new bras was...
  16. Frugal Living
    A treadmill!!! What does that have to do with frugal living? Total cost: gas to pick it up. It was a freecycle find. They told us the motor worked fine, but the digital stuff didn't. Ok fine, we have freezing rain, I can't walk outside, if it's not that slippery, it's -40 out so not smart...
  17. General Chat
    DH is working for a company that places him where work is needed.. A contracting job I guess... Well the place where he is now is closing. We knew this going into this contract, but were assuming and hoping that the job would be around for the entire six month contract. Well last week he found...
  18. Financial hardship
    :shake: We just found out that my company is closing it's doors and consolidating with the bigger part of our company. We will be closed by September this year. For the past several months, they have been downsizing the workforce from 400 to 150 people. Now this.....guess I'll be looking for...
  19. General Chat
    That the debate forum is gone. I never thought I would say that and I really miss it, but I realize it did more harm than good. I noticed that I actually participate more on other threads than I ever did. I used to put all my energy in the debate forum. I am glad I did get to share how I feel...
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