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  1. Appliances
    What's your limit or the threshold it has to hit before you turn the air conditioner on in your house? Do you wait for a certain date? Do you wait until it hits a certain temperature in your house?
  2. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    Anyone done this? I'm thinking I have a pretty high limit, and I have no idea why. I'm a housewife with a limit of $18,500 on one card alone!!! I've been told the credit limit actually affects your credit rating. Is this true? If it is, I want to phone about lowering mine. The most I've...
  3. General Chat
    Just wondering what peoples opinions are on the raising the debt limit and if they dont how it will affect our every day lives...I have stocked up this past week just in case....love to hear what everyone else thinks....
  4. Careers
    I am looking for an online at-home job, probably in customer rep, that does not limit you to blocks of hours to work. (let's say from 6am to 12noon). I am trying to find one that lets you work anytime within a 24 hour period. I guess it would be something like West or Alpine maybe Does anyone...
  5. Frugal Living
    I've been debating giving the family a clothing allowance when I go shopping for the kids' school clothes next weekend. DH needs more shorts because some of the ones he has are pretty small. I've also grown about a size or two and a majority of my clothes don't fit well. How much would you...
  6. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    Each month I am sitting here wondering why my cc is over the limit as I am trying to pay it off! The balance is high and my insurance charges my monthly amount to this card (I have no choice in the matter, its the only card I can do this on) and I always seem to be over my limit each month...
  7. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    I was chatting with a friend over the weekend, talking about bills and making end meet and the economy and all that when she dropped a shocker on me. One of their credit cards LOWERED their credit limit this month, to below their balance, putting them $400 over limit! She said they have been...
  8. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    At my next paycheck, I'll have contributed the pre-tax max of $15,500 for the year to my 401K. Is there any guideline for whether I should continue to contribute post-tax dollars, or put that money into other investments through the end of the year? I'm in my early 30's, if that makes a...
  9. Debates, Politics and Personal Opinions
    if you are a democrat anyways. http://digg.com/2008_us_elections/We_re_Going_with_The_Rumor_Sarah_Palin_is_not_Trig_s_mother How old is the daughter that supposedly had the baby? I think she is 16!! All of the lunatic leftwing websites have(or had-a lot have deleted them) their posts...
  10. Needle Arts
    I am trying to stay senisible about works in progress. So, I'm have, on the needles: a portable project (socks) another portable project (socks) tv knitting (very simple shawl) tv knitting (wrist warmers) So, why do I want to cast on my first sweater?
  11. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    Today I called my credit card company & had them lower my credit card available credit from $6,800.00 to $2,000.00. He tried to make me feel on the phone that I shouldn't do that so drastically. He said "are you sure you want to lower it $4,800.00. If you want an increase you have to reapply etc...
  12. Stockpiling
    I know that many of you here stockpile, and I have a question. Considering all of the expiration dates on almost everything that you buy, for example.. 9 month shelf life of liquid laundry detergent, 1 year for powdered laundry detergent and dishwashing detergent, 1 year for products with...
  13. Question and Answer
    I've had to make a couple of returns to WalMart lately, some without receipts. I was just wondering if WalMart has a limit on this like Target and other places do? (A friend made a return without receipt to Target and was told she couldn't make any more without receipts because that was her...
  14. News you can use
    Q&A: Lower credit limit, lower credit score? Q: I used to have a Citibank Visa with a $20,000 credit limit and a Visa from my bank with a $20,000 limit. I canceled the Citibank card and lowered the limit on the other card to $10,000. Will this...
  15. Stockpiling
    I have always been one to stock up but have now decided that I want to work toward one year of stored food over the course of the next year. I was just wondering what is your limit to stocking up. I do believe there is a line between having enough and hoarding. What do you think?
  16. Leisure & Media Arts
    http://www.startribune.com/745/story/833091.html
  17. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    Lol..sheesh did I just ask this question?? Welll.....let me tell you why! At the car dealership while buying my new Jeep they were concerned and almost not wanting to do the loan. WHY?? Was it b/c I had too much debt?? Nope -- I hardly have any debt BUT with all my high credit limits I COULD...
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