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  1. General Chat
    I admit that I have not always been the most frugal person on the planet. I grew up in a frugal household with the queen on frugal-ness as my mother. So it actually is ingrained in my psyche. But when I went out on my own into the world, and probably the first 15 years of my overall...
  2. General Chat
    Hey everyone! My wife and I are on a mission to become debt free and we've started our journey last month. We have read Dave Ramseys book and are attempting to work his plan to become debt free. My wife and I are 28 years old and we have a 2.5 year old daughter. Our goal has been for my wife...
  3. Health and beauty
    Well, this morning I smoked my last cigarette and put on my nicotine patch. I am excited to be free of the nicotine but a little scared of what's ahead without it also. I find it shameful that I am such a slave to cigarettes and that I have let it control my life, in more ways than one. Here is...
  4. Question and Answer
    what are some things you'll never buy or spend money on ever again? For example, I know a lot of people won't buy paper towels, plastic wrap, baby wipes or cleaning products anymore. Or put a slightly different way, what do you make yourself or substitute instead of buying?
  5. General Chat
    I am wanting to make changes in my life...one of those is living a frugal lifestyle. I have always watched cost and tried to keep them in check but I really want to fully embrace frugal living. If anyone one has tips or info about how to make the transition please let me know. Thank you...
  6. Success Stories
    Had a gout flareup last week and missed most of the week from work. I don't have sick days, so it was without pay. I've been making diet changes and losing weight - not like my first attack many years ago when White Castle burgers were a staple part of my diet. Anyhow, this loss of income...
  7. Green Living
    I'm slowly transitioning my family and would love to chat with someone. Whole foods, a more natural way of feeding ourselves & our family. Based on this book: Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon and Mary Enig :wave2:
  8. General Chat
    where do i begin? we are going to add 2 new rooms to our house and enlarge our bathroom. my mother is moving in. we are going to get one of those new handicap/old age tubs that you can sit down while showering. that is the facts right off the top. has anyone ever added rooms? is there any...
  9. Just Tips
    Clothes are a big part of budgeting and one of the easiest area's in which to overspend, so I have come up with some ideas and solutions to make it easier to get a wardrobe of clothes that work and that cover pretty much all of life's eventualities. First of all take it slow, before you throw...
  10. Blog
    It’s no coincidence that most frugal people are environmentally conscious, and vice versa. Frugal lifestyle choices tend to be environmentally friendly choices. It’s almost impossible to be concerned about the environment without taking actions that lessen your own environmental impact...
  11. Frugal Living
    ALmost debt free and im proud to say Im still driving my 90K mile 2000 Honda accord..I was tempted a few times to spend $30K on a new car but I wont be doing that. I want to really get into a positive cash flow house hold..getting there and it feels good. Sometimes you get the urge to treat...
  12. News you can use
    Saw this today and thought I would post it here. I didn't see anything earthshattering, but it is funny to see how this lifestyle is the hot new thing. Finally, for once in my life, I'm ahead of a trend! I did think it was interesting, though, that one person interviewed said she doesn't...
  13. Blog
    I know this is going to sound strange, but a lot of people don’t know the proper way to save money. They think that they know and if you ask someone about this, the person will look at you like you’re stupid for asking such an obvious question, but the truth is that most people were never taught...
  14. General Chat
    Is much like my use of commas. A couple weeks ago my husband pulled out some keys to clean them off but we ended up losing our comma key. Now in order to use a comma, I have to grab the nearest pencil and poke it down into the hole the button used to sit in. I have to weigh my need for commas...
  15. Blog
    This past year has been all about changes, some good and a lot not so good. We’ve ridden the gas price roller coaster and held our breath to see the first African American President get elected. Some have cried over the bouncing stock market and some have jumped on board and bought cheap, hoping...
  16. Frugal Living
    With all of the attention paid to being frugal, I wonder will it last? Will people adopt it as a lifestyle or go back to the way it was when the economy improves? The question could also be posed, if you were to become better off would you change? I don't mean crazy lottery money, just more...
  17. Frugal Living
    I do a daily Bible reading and reflection. My mind has been on frugality lately and I've been concerned and praying about several people and their financial state. So imagine my thinking at today's reading. What do you think? These are some selected verses from Proverbs 22: 1. A good name...
  18. Single
    Where would you/have you gone to find quality guys that understand the frugal lifestyle? How do you approach the topic? Are you up front and honest from the beginning, or do you hide it so's not to scare 'em off? Recently got back in the dating game and am having a hard time finding quality...
  19. News you can use
    Finding a place that fits your lifestyle In her book, real estate mogul Barbara Corcoran identifies 100 places where retirees might wish to settle.
  20. Simple Living
    :dancing: Yep, that's how I feel right now. It's only been a week and it's already affecting me. At the start I was feeling like it wasn't right, that I just didn't know what I was getting into and that I was shortchanging my family. You know what? Those thoughts are gone! Now my head is filled...
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