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  1. General Chat
    Beginning of January DH and I went to Applebees and ordered. The waitress was RUDE!! Didn't want us in her section to begin with, didn't refill our drinks, didn't ask how we were doing---just took our original orders and that was it. So DH says she deserves NO TIP. Then wrote down on our copy...
  2. General Chat
    Last night I went to a Target that I don't normally shop at, it's a bit out of my way. We were there right at closing. I had printed 6 coupons from Ore-Ida.com. 3 were "1.00off on one bag of Ore-Ida frozen potatoes" and the other 3 were "get 1 free jar of Heinz gravy when you buy 1 bag Ore-Ida...
  3. Frugal Living
    Do you "beating" yourself up over money mistakes. I still get upset for myself for accidentally throwing out the check reward from our credit card. That was 13 years ago. I fret over a bad use of a coupon. Example today I used a $10 off $10 or more purchase. I bought the socks Hubby said he...
  4. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    when my accountant friend set up my post divorce budget she said to put aside monthly 1% of the value of the home for home repairs and maintenance. well, twern't nuf. i had been setting aside 110 dollars a month, but my monthly repair bills were more like 250-500 a month. it seems that...
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    12 investment mistakes couples make Two heads often don't work as one when it comes time to invest your money.
  6. General Chat
    I was watching this show tonight, and thought I would share it with you all... with the market being the way it is right now, things are tight. Doesn't matter if you are buying or selling... you know what to avoid (or avoid doing) 25 Biggest Real Estate Mistakes
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    Avoiding tax mistakes If you've put your taxes off to the last minute, you can still find ways to keep Uncle Sam out of your pocket.
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    10 common tax-filing mistakes to avoid Tax law changes have created new tax-filing pitfalls to watch out for, as well as the usual ones we face every filing season.
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    Divorcing? 15 costly mistakes If you let emotions rule when your marriage breaks up, the financial fallout could last for years. These pointers can help you focus on what's best for your future.
  10. Family
    I am in a quandry and am not sure what to do... My younger sister is newly pregnant expecting their first child in September. She plans to combine her long service leave, annual leave and maternity leave and take 1/2 pay for the total ammount of time that she will be able to have off (she will...
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    Tip of the day: How to avoid common painting mistakes You don?t have to be a pro to get high-quality results. But cutting corners will produce a sloppy job, and even the highest-rated paint will fail if you don?t apply it properly. To make your work last, DON?T . . . Ignore prep work. ?Surface...
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    Preventing 401(k) mistakes It's been a rough ride for investors this year. You may be thinking about putting the brakes on your 401(k) contributions. But there are better ways to protect your retirement.
  13. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    I haven't been on here in two months and OMG our situation has gone downhill. I'm still looking for a better job as the company I work for won't be around much longer. On top of that, our building we live in is now infested with cockroaches (for someone who is terrified of bugs, I'm horrified...
  14. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    http://moneycentral.msn.com/content/CollegeandFamily/Raisekids/P37244.asp?GT1=7588
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    Six Mistakes Mankind Keeps Making Century After Century: Believing that personal gain is made by crushing others Worrying about things that cannot be changed or corrected Insisting that a thing is impossible because we cannot accomplish it Refusing to set aside trivial preferences...
  16. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    http://www.americanbaby.com/ab/story.jhtml;jsessionid=JWFI4MFHACFDTQFIBQPSCZWAVABCIIV0?storyid=/templatedata/ab/story/data/AB0904MoneyMistakes_09202004.xml&catref=cat1880146
  17. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    Karen Gibbs is the co-host of the PBS program Wall $treet Week with FORTUNE. Tips from Karen Gibbs: Women’s Money Mistakes Letting others make financial decisions Not knowing your net worth Choosing ignorance over awareness Spending money on things that lose value Not buying property Paying...
  18. Home and Family
    Do you like to clean? Hm. I can probably guess your answer. Most people find cleaning a necessary evil and even for those of us who get a certain amount of satisfaction out of this ongoing chore, we want the process to be quick, efficient and effective. If you employ a spring-cleaning...
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