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  1. General Chat
    Sue and I had good jobs, busy lives and a lot of stress. Our friends thought we were nuts when we sold up, purchased an old furniture truck and made it our homes. We have been on the road now for 3 years and are daily learning to be frugal so we can continue to enjoy this wonderful way of life...
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    I'm sure everyone at this point knows that a huge storm hit part of the United States last week and that it came as a huge surprise to quite a few people, my home state of WV included in the surprise. We were told that thunderstorms were possibly headed our way but in reality what really...
  3. Homesteading and gardening
    Odd title....sorry. The niece wanted chickens back this spring. My plan was to hatch eggs for her, but she wanted birds that would lay green eggs as adults. Could not find eggs that both parents were Ameracaunas. We ended up with 12 chicks from TSC. I raised 6 and niece got 6. We each lost one...
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    Interesting article, reminds me of my Grandmother's stories about how they fed "travelers" Food lessons from the Great Depression - latimes.com
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    My friend posted this it is so funny I had to share. Lessons to complete before having children Lesson 1 1. Go to the grocery store. 2. Arrange to have your salary paid directly to their head office. 3. Go home. 4. Pick up the paper. 5. Read it for the last time. Lesson 2 Before you...
  6. Question and Answer
    DS2 has just informed me he wants acting lessons! So where do I start?
  7. Family
    Today when I picked DS1 (14) up from football practice he gets his candy out and this lil bag with a card and a pin in it. He proceeds to tell me the story that goes along with this pin and card. The pin says"I am worth the wait" and the card is a vow to abstinence from now until marriage. They...
  8. Frugal Living
    Our DS15 has developed a passion for the keyboard. He kept begging for one for Christmas. Thinking it was a passing fancy like so many other short lived interests we did not buy him a keyboard, his DGM however did. Well since the day he opened his present he's spent hours fiddling around with...
  9. Frugal Living
    So we had snack for the Super Bowl "party" My son asked for football food so Hubby research a boneless buffalo wings recipe. Found a Applebees copy cat one. Since daughter doesn't like spicy I picked up a tysons anytizers BBQ wings bag. Lessons learned 1) From scratch nuggets are so much more...
  10. Homesteading and gardening
    So we are moving.... From Denver city center, nice friendly but a bit yuppish neighborhood. We are moving about 30 miles away into a heavy pine forest. We are excited about the move, thrilled with the post card perfect setting, but lost on what to do first. We need to order seeds, we have...
  11. General Chat
    Christmas 2009 #1 Always keep a list of what you've bought for Christmas especially if you shop at garage sales.....I ended up with a couple of duplicates which leads to #2 Always keep a list of where you hide things.....I tore the house apart last night looking for the rest of youngest...
  12. General Chat
    This also has tons fo great links :) http://articles.moneycentral.msn.com/SavingandDebt/LearnToBudget/recession-lessons-from-the-movies.aspx
  13. General Chat
    1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good. 2. When in doubt, just take the next small step. 3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. 4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will.. Stay in touch. 5. Pay off your credit cards every month. 6...
  14. Family
    I watched a bit of the start of today's Oprah, which is mentioned on her website: http://www.oprah.com/dated/oprahshow/oprahshow_20081022_frugal She had Suze Orman on again and this time, it was families teaching their children about the value of money. I only caught the first fifteen minutes...
  15. General Chat
    A good, simply-explained blog post about what happened when financial panic and bank runs happened in the past and how they are different today. http://www.wisebread.com/surviving-a-financial-panic-lessons-from-the-past
  16. Frugal Living
    http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2008/07/13/stretch13tips.ART_ART_07-13-08_A4_QJAO75V.html?sid=101
  17. Frugal Living
    DS is 4 and DD is 2.5 Our kids have not been in any sports or lessons. Partly b/c it doesn't fit into the budget and partly because we want to protect family time at least while they are still young and the kids have little to no clue what they want to participate in. So, yes we could...
  18. News you can use
    Strategies: Lessons from summer's lemonade stands Ah Summer! My favorite time of year: long days, warm nights, millions of budding entrepreneurs opening their first businesses ...
  19. News you can use
    Financial lessons from dear, old dad Bankrate readers share words of financial wisdom from their fathers.
  20. News you can use
    CEOs value lessons from teen jobs A large portion of the next generation of corporate leaders is likely to miss potential lessons of a teen's first summer job ...
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