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  1. General Chat
    My son is working for the summer for the company his father works for He does this every summer and is a certified hvac man. He attends college during the other part of the year . The job pays well and one of perks is he gets to keep the scrap metal. Copper is going for alot now and he also...
  2. General Chat
    I joined FV in 2007. It took some doing but now I am used to living on a budget and willing to go without or make do with what I have instead of running out and purchasing something I really did not need. The most important lesson I learned however is to plan and think about the future. The...
  3. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    There is a required class for all Freshman at my son's high school. Part of the class is budgeting This is from the syllabus "In a effort to simulate maintaining a balanced household monthly budget, students will convert biweekly grades into dollars which represent their source of income...
  4. General Chat
    Most dads teach us a lot, either by word, or by good example, or sometimes, even by bad example. In honor of Father's Day tomorrow, can you share one lesson your dad taught you?
  5. Family
    So you know how you will tell them to stop something or they will break it? Well... Our 1915 house has no lock on the bathroom door. So there have been many lessons on "knock first and respect privacy?" For years this had worked for the most part Once in a while a child will want to ignore...
  6. General Chat
    Could we learn a lesson from the Japanese? There has not been the general price gouging, and looting/crime we see following tragedies of this magnitude. One could say there is not much to loot, true, but crime in general has not been a problem. The people of Japan have been through an...
  7. General Chat
    I just heard from my dad and my brother who had been clean and sober for we think around 3 years is relapsing again. Finances is his current excuse. However we can all learn from his situation. His wife's father passed away this past spring and they expected a small inheritance. She was also...
  8. Frugal Living
    There was a Consignment sale coming up. So I had Little Miss go through the "handed down to us clothing box", to see what would work for her. I told her I needed her to do this right now because the sale was in the morning and I needed to know what she needed. She was saying no to almost all...
  9. Dave Ramsey
    We went to the career lesson last night. This is one that was hard for me. The other lessons were all topics that lent themselves to making a plan and then executing the plan as time and income allowed. This lesson though, especially the discussion questions left me a bit out of sorts. My...
  10. Frugal Living
    Maggie is 5 months old now and I figured it was about time to break out the playpen and high chair that we had stored in the basement from Wesley's baby days. I went to pull them out of the basement today and they were covered in nasty mildew and mold. Our basement gets very humid and there...
  11. Preparedness and Survival
    I'm SO bummed! I finally found someone to teach me to can, and then the <grumble grumble> deer ate every last one of my gorgeous heirloom roma tomatoes -- the only successful item in my wretched garden, by the way. (I've never gardened before.) We had a nice tall fence, but part of it came...
  12. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    Always make a backup of your Excel spreadsheet. My computer died and on my old HD sits my Excel spreadsheet. I have a backup on the external HD at DH's work, but the more recent version is on the old computer. Ahh well, I guess I can wait to offload the more updated spreadsheet onto this...
  13. General Chat
    I have learned many valuable lessons in my 44 years and thought maybe be could learn from each other. I'll add mine later, I need to make my list.
  14. General Chat
    The Pastor's Azz The pastor entered his donkey in a race and it won. The pastor was so pleased with the donkey that he entered it in the race again, and it won again. The local paper read: PASTOR'S AZZ OUT FRONT. The Bishop was so upset with this kind of publicity that he ordered the...
  15. General Chat
    Back in September of 2005, on the first day of school, Martha Cothren, a social studies school teacher at Robinson High School in Little Rock, did something not to be forgotten. On the first day of school, with the permission of the school superintendent, the principal and the building...
  16. Education
    I just finished my 14yo's lesson plan/assignment sheet for the month of September. I used Excel. Holy Hannah, that has GOT to get easier. Not Excel, the lesson plan making :smhelp: It does get easier, right? I don't think I'm going to do one for the younger two. At least not yet. But my 14yo is...
  17. General Chat
    It seems like since I hit my 30's, I'm more in tune with what life is teaching me. I've also become more interested in learning from others whose life experiences are different from mine. I think my most life changing lesson so far is that life really is what you make of it. I used to always...
  18. General Chat
    Hi everyone, I found this site back in November/December last year, I was on here everyday, cutting my grocery bill and actually saving some money for vacation. After vacation I started to slack off and kind of stopped coming on here and started back on not keeping track of what I was...
  19. Green Living
    Yesterdy we set up our new rain barrell. Today it rained, and it's almost full!! The neighbors 4 grandkids came over today (to get something that went over the fence). They asked what it was. I told them. So they said, why? water comes from the faucet. I explained that my flowers and...
  20. Discount Stores
    So I drove a round trip of 30 miles today to get to a Big Lots only to discover almost everything was cheaper at the commissary when I shop w/coupons. What a waste of time and gas. :censor:
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