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  1. General Chat
    I just wanted to thank all of you for changing my mindset, to being more frugal. The best example I have yet is from recently: I usually buy Lulu Lemon yoga pants that cost $98.00 CAD(They are good quality), since I am not able to afford them currently I found similar pants at Costco for...
  2. Simple Living
    How to Enjoy Your Weekend Like a Minimalist: Be More with Less Posted: 26 May 2011 07:20 AM PDT Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Marci Payne Remember what it was like to be a carefree child on a summer day? Catching lighting bugs. Riding bikes. Exploring creeks. Popping tar bubbles...
  3. Money challenges
    UPdate... I have changed this challenge somewhat. I am feeling better, more energy, likely due to exercise and losing some weight. But I started thinking, I have been putting away my income and trying to just use dh income, we fall short. I can't get dh to cut back on things we *can*...
  4. General Chat
    Here's what's on my mind today. DH surprised me yesterday by taking me to our (only) local steakhouse for dinner. Of course we used the coupon that they have in the Penny Saver-type paper that is put out every week. I had made tuna for sandwiches for dinner. The fried prawns I ate was, of...
  5. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    I have been tracking where our money has been going since the first of the year and I have spotted glaring places where my weak points are (walking into a store for one item and walking out with too much). I told my DH and he just shrugged it off. I have asked him to come along -- he doesn't...
  6. Relationships
    My mom and DH both say I remember things wrong. They are not talking about the same things but just that it is 2 of them has me a little worried. I was 18 (I admit a follower to a point) and my mom told me I was a b**tch and would never find anyone who loved me as much as EX (we were not...
  7. Automotive
    is $3000 a lot for a truck with so many problems owner is driving her mom's car. I haven't bought an auto in years. Have they really gone up that much?
  8. Freebies
    http://www.realarcade.com/partner/promoFull?gameid=mindmedley&tps=life2_
  9. Health and beauty
    Ok I have mental health issues and have for a very long time, I have several diagnoses one of my issues is OCD. It used to be thought OCD with some mild cleaning issues. In the last month and a half it has become more about cleaning and germs than anything else. I have been cleaning for two days...
  10. Health and beauty
    I have bad emotional eating issues. I'm trying to cope, trying to change my mindset, but I also realize that for me...food is a chemical addiction. It's not just putting the fork down. YOu wouldn't tell a crack addict to just put the crack down or an alcholic to just stop drinking. It...
  11. Frugal Living
    when I was growing up. I don't have any duct tape stories but I do have a few creative ones. When Daddy took off and left Mama with 3 kids and no childsupport things were rough. Someone gave us a second hand washer and dropped it off in the front yard. As a surprise my sister who was 11 and I...
  12. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    I actually look forward to paying the bills now. *insert men with white coats comment here* Have I gone off the deep end? Is this normal? Tomorrow is our bill payment day and instead of dreading it, I actually look forward to it now. I've never had this happen before. Should I be glad that it...
  13. Relationships
    I'm looking for some advise & to vent. First off let me say I'm a saver & don't like to spend money I haven't made yet. I'm not crazy about spending my savings either. I'm content with what I have & don't really want a bunch of stuff. However, there are people in my life I can't avoid, that...
  14. General Chat
    Could you say a quick prayer that I will be able to help my band kids today? We lost one of our Band Dads yesterday and our kids are so upset. He was one that would do anything and everything for those kids and they are devestated. I know that I need to be strong for them but this comes one week...
  15. General Chat
    We are supposed to have some of the coldest air of the season by the weekend. Nothing tastes better than a big mug of hot, steaming soup on a cold day. I have some dried beans, canned tomatoes, onions, garlic, cabbage. I tear spinach leaves and add them to my soup. I am not a big fan of...
  16. General Chat
    It seems like everywhere I turn there is more bad/sad news. What are you doing to keep your mind off things (the best that you can) as well as coping. Also, for those of you going through difficult times, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Rhonda
  17. General Chat
    I was reading this blog post http://millionairemommynextdoor.blogspot.com/2008/06/i-want-more-money.html and thought what a fun idea! Good math practice too LOL. The idea is to put to paper how you would spend $100 on day one and double the next day so~ day two ~$200, day 3~$400, day four~ $800...
  18. News you can use
    Certified cars offer peace of mind Certified cars may cost more, but they offer reassurance, says Bankrate car columnist Terry Jackson.
  19. General Chat
    It is so much fun to check in on the FV nowadays. There is always something new. You guys are keeping my brain working and keeping me entertained. I get messages telling me good morning, good afternoon and that I should be going to bed. So many new games to play in the arcade... so little...
  20. News you can use
    Remember Dad, but keep the larger goal in mind Q: My mother wants to use my late father's life insurance proceeds to invest in stocks connected to things he liked to do, such ...
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