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  1. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    I've been working at these numbers for an hour. I think I have the answer, but I've been working at it for so long that my mind is spinning and I need help! K. Here's the thing I'm trying to figure out. I'm trying to figure out which route is better. Currently our mortgage is at $107,963...
  2. Education
    Ok, homeschool can be expensive. I know it! We spent a fair amount this spring to get some simple basics in the house. We made some decisions for the fall. Even with going with an online academy for two of the girls with it's higher registration. Here is how it lays out: IF in school...
  3. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    Dh owes 4667.00 with an interest rate of 1%. (yes you read that right) The minimum payment a month is 300.00 even. We want the sucker payed off faster. How much extra should go to the principle to have it gone by Feb 2011? June's payment has been made. I suck at math. TIA
  4. Question and Answer
    Good morning, I am going to purchase mulch which is either $8 for a garbage can (approximately 32 gallon) or $42 a yard. I would prefer to purchase it with a garbage can but would like to know how much it would cost a yard doing it this way. Thanks! Karen
  5. Coupons
    I forgot to hand in a free sample coupon yesterday and noted that an item was on sale for $1.00 off, sale ends 26 June. Regular price is $2.50. We went back to the store thinking to use the free coupon for another item and I noticed that the coupon expires 31 July. The item is uncooked turkey...
  6. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    I'm curious as to how much money this would save: Our current mortgage payment is $650. (includes escrow) About $475 is actually principal/interest payment. I will not pay less than $700 monthly on it. But in 2011 we will be down to having the mortgage as our only debt, on top of having a...
  7. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    A funny thing happened to me today. I had been to the local Giant Eagle to get a few sale items that I had coupons for as well as a couple needed items. Once I got home, I decided to review the receipt ( which I normally never do) to calculate the percentage saved with coupons. I took the...
  8. Dave Ramsey
    OK, help me out here. I love algebra, but when you start working with percentages, I get lost. :smhelp: My husband has a nice sizable chunk of money from his side business he's quitting to put into our emergency fund for all the moving, etc, (see siggie) so that's why I'm looking into this...
  9. Calculations and Alternatives
    I'm the last person who should post anything math-related (not my best suit), but this information may help people decide which type of turkey is the best value. The bottom line isn't how much per pound the turkey is, but how much per serving when you figure the waste from bones. This will...
  10. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    I need you math geniuses to help me out with a quandary. See this thread please Debating a mortgage refi with cash out - Frugal Village Forums
  11. General Chat
    We are p lanningon redoing our living room over the summer a little at a time. So we got the plywood for the floor last month. The people that built this house used,old plywood for flooring and ran it the wrong way so the floor is sagging. Anyway we figured on getting stuff month to month. My...
  12. Education
    Is there a way to teach it without doing the typical textbook and worksheet method? My daughter is in the second grade and I'm seriously considering unschooling (after I read up on it) and I'm not sure how to get her comfortable with it without the daily practice of a math curriculum. Help !
  13. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    Here is my situation. At some point in life we would like to purchase a house. We are currently on the Dave Ramsey plan paying off debt. All of our credit cards are closed and our credit isn't good. I would like to see the math of renting while we save to pay cash for a home. How much will...
  14. Education
    My ds has always struggled with math and we have switched around with the curriculum to try to make it easier for him. Maybe that is our problem, but nothing seems to work very well for him. I know math is just a struggle for him at this point. anyway we started with Singapore and didn't like...
  15. General Chat
    So on another board there is a bit of a debate. Say you get a $50 item from store X. Store X gets a $25 profit from the sale of the item. Yuck, you hate it, but no receipt, so you say, I will take it to store Y, which has the item in stock, but a no receipt needed policy. So you return it for...
  16. General Chat
    Ok guys, we're going way back here. (I could research this on the internet...but I figured someone here would know!) :D If I know the circumfrence of a circle, how do I find out the radius/diamter? Thanks! :) (I'm bettin' its got something to do with Pi, yes?)
  17. News you can use
    Math says man shouldn't prepay mortgage For at least one homeowner, prepaying a mortgage may be a mistake, says Dr. Don Taylor.
  18. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    Ok I want to know what the minimum payment on a credit card would be if the balance is $4000, using the following methods as told to me by my credit card company: The minimum due calculation begins with any amount that is past due plus any amount in excess of your credit line. Then the greater...
  19. Education
    My DD will be in the 3rd grade next school year. I have yet to decide on a math program for her. We started out using Saxon 2 this year and we hated it. My DS uses Saxon 5/4 and loves it. Just goes to show you the differences in learning styles. I'm actually leaning towards workbooks...
  20. Utilities
    Anyone can help me to understand this. I have a heat pump which uses electricity to take the heat from the outside air and heat a coil. Which then the blower on the furnace blows over it and heats the house. The trouble is I've done some calculations and it appears that natural gas provides more...
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