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  1. General Chat
    We are gathering today for a family meeting: parents, sibs and in-laws. We need to make some serious decisions about how to care for my parents in view of their rapidly declining health and ability to make good decisions. Part of the discussion will center on where Mom and Dad should live...
  2. Bright Horizons
    So I had a meeting at DD school for her IEP, it went very well. Lots of the same still in place because she is doing so well with them. Plus I signed a form for her to get special devices such as Dragon to use at school, as well I signed a form to get started the paper work for half days in a...
  3. General Chat
    I must thank each and everyone of you who takes the time to post...tips, recipes, ups and downs,everything! Because we have embraced the frugal way of living...in 16 years my Husband and I will beable to retire with a conservative 2.5 million dollars to our names...and our ages will be 47 and...
  4. Education
    good morning! I wanted to thank you all for the great advice. I had my meeting yesterday with the principal, teacher, and behavior therapist concerning the incident between MIL and teacher.....well, I guess I should have trusted my gut on this one. I think I didn't get overly angry because I...
  5. Success Stories
    And I'm ahead of schedule. Although a week or so ago, I was a bit bummed after actually doing the math and seeing for real how much money I spend in one year on necessities, I am further along with my cash savings than my FA projected. So Yeah for me! I received my raise and I'm going to be...
  6. Financial hardship
    I start teaching part-time again next week. But my load is enough that I won't be receiving unemployment benefits while teaching part-time. (I received half benefits last semester, but more classes this semester.) So, next week will be my last unemployment benefit. However, I won't get paid...
  7. Financial hardship
    I had my meeting with the bankruptcy trustee yesterday and have been mulling things over.. Other pertinent information: When I got divorced I was involved in a bankruptcy from our business when it dissolved. So this would count as a second strike for me. I have two options. 2.) Bankruptcy...
  8. General Chat
    I am kind of nervous and excited..... weird. It feels like the first day of school.... I am not usually so easily rattled. But I think I am putting high expectations on this group. I hope I can find some soul mates, family and friends just don't want to talk to me about diabetes because they...
  9. General Chat
    Its so crazy trying to get everything up and running again. I called about my internet yesterday and now its going to be at least Monday! Oh the fustration.... I am suffering from serious withdrawl. I finally got my computer up so I was able to edit some pictures. I still want to post on my...
  10. General Chat
    [COLOR="DarkGreen"]I am not trying to keep you all in suspense but I still don't have my internet hooked up at the new place. As all of you know, Wendell and I have been preparing to move since we lost our home. Well this past weekend was the weekend and it was truly a weekend of blessing. I...
  11. General Chat
    What an IERS meeting is at school (I believe that's the name of it)? Something about a teacher/student evaluation but i would like some more detail. Thanks!
  12. General Chat
    with the financial planner go? I know you and your wife have different views and you didn't want to begin contributing to a ROTH. So, who won? Did they gang up on you and did you stick to your guns?
  13. Dave Ramsey
    In preparation of our debt snowball starting in Sept, we had our first budget meeting (for the month of Aug) last night. I was going to post it here for accountability, but DH makes 6 figures. I was reading Greebo's tax thread and after seeing all of the horrible remarks about "wealthy" people...
  14. News you can use
    Saudi minister calls oil prices unjustified, wants a meeting Saudi Arabia says it will call for a meeting of oil producing countries and consumers to discuss soaring oil prices and work ...
  15. News you can use
    Fed meeting today Check back after 2:15 p.m. to see the results of the Federal Reserve Open Market Committee rate-setting meeting.
  16. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    hi all, I wanted to thank you all for the advice to on how to get DH on board last month, i took it to heart and approched it differently and now we are one the same page. what it finally took was seeing the cost of preschool for my 3 year old DS. He freaked and realized that we should be...
  17. Relationships
    Hi, all- I'm a "newly single" guy. 41, divorced after 12 yrs., ex has primary custody of my 8YO son. I've always been fairly frugal, and now with the legal bills and the support taking 30+% of my take-home pay, I'm even more so. Problem I have is trying to date - there aren't any sites that...
  18. Goals and Dreams
    I always seem to have a problem completing things. I would like to have a kick butt year for a change, I want to take control of my life instead of it seeming to control me. I need to develop a plan for reaching my goals & am wondering how you're going to reach your goals? How do you do it...
  19. Question and Answer
    Right now it is a struggle to even meet my basic bills -- mortgage, utilities, food, etc. The reason for this? Terrible financial management. I own the fact that I have done this to myself. Like others, when I got divorced I spent money to make myself feel better. I bought coffee out 2-3...
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