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  1. General Chat
    So we are having a section of our family room carpet padding replaced due to damage & then the whole room re-stretched.. The carpet has been pulled back, the padding ripped up and we have a large section of concrete flooring exposed. The carpet layer is coming Monday or Tuesday. We did all...
  2. Simple Living
    I work from 7:30 - 6pm then straight to dd's dance classes weeknights, and competitions on the weekends. Looking for simple living ideas. I'm feeling very overwhelmed. DH is basically no help. That is a whole other issue that I'm thinking about. Having trouble playing catch up with...
  3. Calculations and Alternatives
    Bought a really cool booked used from amazon.com called compact cabins...awesome ideas in there! It shows possible cabin plans that use solar energy and propane gas(is it a gas or liquid?) Anways...is it cheaper to buy 200lb tanks of propane for heating,cooking, and refridgeration...and solar...
  4. General Chat
    I have always lived in the suburbs, but I am considering purchasing a home in a more rural area outside my city and commuting 30-45 minutes to work. I am not familiar with the expenses that may be incurred and could use some input. The houses are less expensive than in the city, but my...
  5. Frugal Living
    I was just thinking of this lastnight...what 5 items help you live a frugal life style? Mine would be: 1)Cast iron skillet(for oven or stove top uses) 2)Borax,vinegar,washing soda,baking soda...for making laundry soap and cleaning suppies 3)Clothing rack to air dry clothing 4)programable...
  6. Stockpiling
    So, my husband is self employed and we never know how much money is going to come in/ or when it will actually get to us. This month, the companies that owe us money just haven't been paying. We've been able to pay our bills with absolutely nothing left over for such things as gas and groceries...
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  8. Kitchen Basics
    Just wondering if anyone has bought these and if you would recommend them. My biggest money issues is groceries so I'm thinking seriously about getting these. Groceries On A Dime e-books How to save money and get out of debt – frugal recipes – Living on a Dime®
  9. Question and Answer
    been getting into fruit dh keeps down there because a full weeks wont fit in the fridge and its cool down there, bite marks to big for a mouse not messy or noisy enough for a racoon' guy from exterminators said he has hgad alot of calls inour area for squirrels raccoons opposums ...
  10. General Chat
    To paraphrase Dave "I'm living paycheck to paycheck so later I don't have to live paycheck to paycheck" lol Anyone else who can't wait till payday just to use that $ to eliminate debt? I just wait till Friday it is always my favorite day of the week! Then I pay everything on Saturday and then I...
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  13. Reported Post/Threads
    Hi, My name is Bobbie Bushman. Three months ago my family of four moved to a rural area, bought a house for cash and are now living off of one part-time income. I blog about our adventures in a blog called, "Budgeting with the Bushmans". (Because I am new here, it won't allow me to post a link...
  14. Green Living
    Anyone interested in a challenge to live greener in 2012? It seems that many of us are interested in eating locally, being frugal, reusing items, cutting our electrical usage, etc. So I thought I'd resurrect the Greener Living Challenge that Emily started in 2009.
  15. Military Families
    Life Inc. - We are the median: Living on $50,000, military-style I'm sure this isn't anything new to must of us military families, but I thought it was a good article nonetheless. I liked the 5 year plan being someplace visible. We need to do this!
  16. General Chat
    has anyone ever considered it? I found a blog about a family that sold their 2,700sq. ft. home to live in a 360sq. ft. RV....was very interesting
  17. Green Living
    I just wonder.. Why do we need to green living? What would make you interested in making green living part of your life and why I should do the same? Not that I'm not supporting this. I just want to find reason of why I should do and support this as a part of my everyday life.. I know that kind...
  18. General Chat
    Living Today Today is a gift. Embrace it with joy and anticipation....realize the possibilities. It beckons you towards your destination in life. Be at peace - you are exactly where you are meant to be at this moment. God has carefully chosen the people, events,joys and challenges on your path...
  19. Third Agers
    The last few months have been very difficult in my home. My father had a disc removed from his back on 6/8/11. Complications set in and he spent the next 3 months between long term care facilities and hospitals. He then passed away on 8/22/11. When we started on this rollercoaster, we realized...
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