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  1. General Chat
    This is great.... and not... all at the same time. I want to get outta here and back in IA sooo badly.. BUT, we have kids that are in 8th, 7th, and K. We'd really like them to be able to finish their school year at the (lame) school that they go to. Lame, yes. But the end of the year would...
  2. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    I'm in the middle of a rollover from my old 401k to a new IRA. It's a matter of around $48k so obviously, I'm eager to make sure this happens smoothly. I've been waiting with growing impatience on my plan administrators to get their arses in gear on this. Today, I logged in and saw this...
  3. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    .. for our daughter and the way things look at the moment we are going to have come up with (in the most ideal situation) around € 500 per month :ugh:which is (depending on the rate of exchange) around $680. It will be for 6 months. So the first part has been done, we know what it will cost...
  4. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    DH's company had a 25% lay off last year. While he is one of the lucky one's who still has work, they had to cut down on the yearly bonus because nothing is coming in which is a 20% loss to us. We just got back from the tax lady. This bumped us down into a lower tax bracket which means we...
  5. Blog
    Hard To Find 800 Numbers - Click Here You keep them in business. Yet they hide from you. Until now. Who Calls Me - Click Here If you received a strange call, most likely you are not the only one. Search for this phone number to see the reports of others. 800Notes.com - Click Here Find out...
  6. Debates, Politics and Personal Opinions
    I have always wondered about this.... Who in America participates in these polls , such as who is ahead in the Presidential race/?????? I have never been contacted, nor do I know ANYONE who has!!!!! Where do they get their info? Does anyone know? Or is it another "conspiracey theory" to make...
  7. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    Okay-- I had mentioned that I was tracking all spending for the month of August and was going to post it so I could get input. All bills are paid for month, cars are filled with gas, groceries bought, so we won't be spending money for the rest of the month. We get paid again on Friday, but that...
  8. Freebies
    http://www.tipsforyourtrip.com/Home_Page.html
  9. Kitchen Basics
    A website that will come up with recipes for you out of what you indicate you have at home already: http://www.cookingbynumbers.com/
  10. News you can use
    Strategies: New opportunities in numbers Looking for opportunities to make more sales? Well, I know one place you can find it, and you don't even have to leave your office: ... </img>
  11. General Chat
    Although they are reporting that the Consumer Price Index rose 4.1%-worst in 17 years- last year, those figures may have been watered down as not to cause panic among the people. The CPI is said to have actually risen 8% - the worst in 26 years.
  12. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    I joined FV last February and became an "official tightwad" in March. I fell off the wagon pretty hard in late spring. Overall, I think I did pretty good, and I'm hoping for an even better 2008!!! I'm rounding off here, but these are my 2007 numbers: Beginning -- 137,000 mortgage + 31000...
  13. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    Ok so I only had 3 weeks in February to sell and I had to get my sealegs to see what the people want and how much they will pay(still working on that) but the bulk of my items sold and i made $109.00 total with my profit after supplies and ebay fees(and Paypal) coming to $68.:pblow: I hope to...
  14. Freebies
    I noticed that a lot of the forms require a phone number on the sample request. I really don't feel comfortable putting my phone number down. Just curious, how do you all handle this? Thanks, Dixie Jean
  15. Leisure & Media Arts
    http://www.redding.com/redd/nw_educational/article/0,2232,REDD_17530_4899151,00.html
  16. Frugal Living
    http://www.saving-money-and-living-debt-free.com/articles/credit-card-numbers.html The Secret of Credit Card Numbers by Gordon Goh Have you ever really looked at your credit card and tried to figure out what that huge string of numbers really means? Do these card issuers have so many...
  17. Kitchen Basics
    I hope this isnt a repost...someone just gave me this website and its really cool. You tell them whats in your pantry/fridge and they give you recipes for what you have. Give it a try! http://www.cookingbynumbers.com/frames.html
  18. Green Living
    Was going through my back issues of Vegetarian Times and found this info I thought I'd share. The PLU on your produce can tell you if it is GM, organic (which I assume the store would tell you anyway, since they charge more for it) or conventional produce. -5 digits, starting with the number...
  19. Frugal Living
    I've never kept track or participated in a grocery challenge because I had no idea what I spent! I recorded everything in January and saw that I spent nearly $500.00 for groceries and we spent almost $300.00 eating out. This is for two adults and we have two grown sons - one of which is...
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