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  1. General Chat
    My mom is 79 and my dad is 82. My mother is a nurse who retired years ago and was bored. She eventually went back to work "part time." Her part time job turned into fulltime. My mom has heart disease and has had 4 heart attacks & the loss of my sister to cancer has aged my parents...
  2. General Chat
    Honest Opinions Please ~ Do you think it's right, wrong, or indifferent to sell for profit items that were obtained from a dumpster? TIA! :toothy:
  3. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    Seeking opinions from my fellow villagers.... we are still on baby step #3, trying to save a hefty emergency fund of 6+ months expenses. Our goal is $15,000 - $20,000 We currently have $5600 in savings. big J had to have braces (he was born with a cleft, so he really did *need* braces, he...
  4. Leisure & Media Arts
    I have to get a new laptop. Mine crashed two weeks ago and since I have been using one of the kids 3 year old netbooks and I cant do anything on it!! Can not get it to connect to the printer, and they literally take almost 2 minutes to open any new tab or window! Totally frustrating. Anyway...
  5. Homesteading and gardening
    Posting in the garden section, since there isn't a forestry section. Just noticed that the tops seem to be stripped on these trees. I don't care a lot, I'd just as soon be rid of them anyway, but don't want something contagious spreading to trees I care about. Picture is attached, is as...
  6. Drugstore & Grocery Store Deals/Product Reviews
    We're getting a couple of these stores in the Bay Area soon, and I've never been in one before. I was curious if anyone shops in one and what their selection and prices are like. I will definitely check it out for myself (the closest one is supposed to open 3/26), but just from reading their...
  7. Canadian Pals
    Just to give a location for pricing I'm in Ottawa, ON... I have a friend that is selling their 3yo Wii game system for $150. -Wii -(2) controllers with nunchuck -Wii Sports -Mario Galaxy -Metroid Prime -High School Musical Sing It I have no idea if this is a good deal or not! HELP!
  8. Question and Answer
    Hi all! I thought my washing machine broke last week (terrible burned smell coming from it) - turns out that it was the cord, not the washer itself. Unfortunately I panicked and went out and bought myself a new front-load washer...on credit. I'm so ashamed. Now that I know my topload is NOT...
  9. Financial hardship
    ok - I have my own opinion, but I'd like to hear as many others as possible ~ senerio: My cousin (in-law) lives in a smallish town, 20+ miles outside a major city - having a hard time finding a decent paying job but is currently employed @ $8.50/hr (40 hr week) - Has also been searching for...
  10. Dave Ramsey
    First off, I'm new here - just found you all on a DR google search. So, hello! Second, I'd appreciate any input as I have been tossing these ideas about in my head and had a firm decision, til I found Dave's advice. Okay, the facts first: Our current mortgage is $82k down from $90...
  11. Automotive
    Ok, so some of you might know that my car's been in the shop for the last several days to replace a broken timing chain. Well, it was supposed to be a $912 repair. The day I authorized said repair, I told the mechanic that I had called the Chevy dealership and asked them to run my VIN to see...
  12. Financial hardship
    We are coming to a crossroads and are unsure of the direction we should take. Basically we need to decide if we believe that the commercial construction trade is going to make a comeback, or if it's dead in the water for many years to come. After lots of searching I finally found a none fluff...
  13. General Chat
    We believe in keeping cars pretty much as long as possible and have had them in the shop a great deal in the past few months. We had wanted to look at a newer vehicle a couple of summers ago, but decided to do without. Several weeks ago I became somewhat stranded when the rear end of our...
  14. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    A new friend of mine is getting divorced, things have been financially rough for a while, and both he and she just sorta stopped dealing with the finances. We all know how this ends.. not well. So one day he and most of the money left, no one knows where. She lived in the realm of denial for...
  15. Home Environment
    I've been working on different areas to get ready to sell. I want everything to look clean and bigger than it really is. Today I organized my closet. I have two rows of shelves above the clothes to give extra storage space, but not sure how much I can put on them without it starting to look...
  16. Home and family challenges
    Hi ladies (and gents) Back in December I talked about starting a new Decorating Challenge. At the time I was thinking more along the lines of "Total Room Make-overs". Not a bad idea, but really wouldn't apply to everyone MOST of the time. Well, instead, I was thinking of doing something like a...
  17. Weddings and bridal showers
    Ok i have come to a crossroads on picking out a tiara for my August wedding i have the choose of 2 (one silver one red) i like the red one but i dont know if it will flow with the colours correctly or look out of place. My wedding colours are gold red and ivory/cream My dress is ivory...
  18. Dave Ramsey
    Ok, just for fun - I'm going to throw out a hypothetical senerio - we'll call it "What Would Dave Do..." First, if I've followed Dave's plan exactly - I have $1000. in an emergency fund. I'm snowballing debt. I only have $100 left on one small debt. My car dies. The transmission goes out and...
  19. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    I know DR and some are not fans of CCS, The Bank of America was charging off my account and would only work with me through a CCS. My question is, I am going to try to Snow Ball with the CCS, Have them pay more on the small debt with extra payments. Any opinions?? I will stay on top of these...
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