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    Anyone else catch this article? How inflation is eating away at family food budgets- MSN Money Looks like prices are going up more and more. Seems crazy. The one that blew my mind was the point on peanut butter. That is a HUGE forecasted increase! As if if hasn't gone up enough already...
  2. General Chat
    I cancelled our home phone a while back and just kept the Centurytel dsl internet. WOW did they argue with me! The bill went from 98.13 to 37.98 and we are locked into he dsl for a year. The guy kept stressing if I cancelled early it was $200 and I should keep my phone! I laughed and told him...
  3. General Chat
    The Average American Spends in 2007: 202.5 hours annually commuting to and from work - I spend currently about 86.6 42 Hours Annually sitting motionless in traffic commuting to and from work - I spend about 26 hours 49.3 of the people take work home with them - me NEVER 43.2 SOLID DAYS...
  4. General Chat
    I can't see the 4 of us in such a small space, but it sure seems to be working for them! :)
  5. Financial hardship
    An article by Donna Freedman on Surviving on $12,000.00 per year. Some really good ideas and I love the part where she says "every dollar I don't spend is a dollar I have earned" Surviving (and thriving) on $12,000 a year - MSN Money another interesting one ...
  6. Homesteading and gardening
    The Lilacs in my yard are blooming and they smell WONDERFUL! I have 7 of them and when they first started blooming I thought they were all the same, but I now see that I have 5 light purple, 1 dark purple, and this one... <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a...
  7. Reported Post/Threads
    I found the article, itself, interesting enough... However, more interesting, to me, were the comments. I'm always interested to see how many different points of view there are about financial matters. Nevada family fights for survival in down times - Yahoo! Finance
  8. General Chat
    Got this from a friend over the mail and had to laugh - hope you enjoy it. 1981 & 2005 - Two Interesting Years Interesting Year 1981 1. Prince Charles got married. 2. Liverpool crowned soccer Champions of Europe. 3. Australia lost the Ashes. 4. The Pope died. Interesting Year 2005...
  9. Stockpiling
    National Inflation Association One of the things mentioned was "hoarding food" and I thought to myself, "is it hoarding if I'm going to use it?" I'm new to stockpiling, after this article I started to feel like I am the grasshopper that screwed around all summer instead of preparing. Anyhow...
  10. Preparedness and Survival
    I thought some here might be interested. Cheese Wax |
  11. 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...
  12. Frugal Recipes, Leftovers, Budget Meals
    I am trying to find something to do w/ our leftover beans, ham & cornbread tonight. Found this site and thought I would share. Leftover beans recipes & meals - Love Food Hate Waste
  13. Halloween
    :wand:  Through My Looking Glass - Christy Buonomo Photography: Witch's Spell Book
  14. Home Decorating
    I just saw this in the Style at Home newsletter and thought it looked really cool. Modern paint effects - Painting - How-To - Style At Home My daughter's room has a plywood panel on one wall (plumbing access) that we need to cover. We've had several ideas - wallpaper, spackle & paint...
  15. Sewing
    Thought I'd share MaraRiley.net&#150;Index
  16. Green Living
    9 homes made of the darndest things - MSN Real Estate really neat !
  17. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    Ask the Readers: Should I Invest or Prepay My Mortgage? the first "expert" they list is frightening. get a 30 year mortgage and never pay it off. wow.
  18. Family
    For those who have followed my family, you will LOVE this. I am not being sarcastic when I say this but I am genuinely curious what will happen today. In my mind, it can go any way. Background. BIL's first wife is having a party for her youngest son's birthday (BIL's second son). We are...
  19. Secondhand Shopping
    1) I needed a throw blanket. I found one that matches the living room. It was a cotton woven throw blanket with pictures woven in them. The picture was my town. It had pictures of the historical buildings in town ( with the year they were built) including my church. cool find! 2) found a t...
  20. Frugal Living
    penny-pinching-wont-save-profligate: Personal Finance News from Yahoo! Finance thoughts?
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