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  1. Frugal Living
    * Costco is now selling there boxes of mangos with 7 to a box instead of 9 * I paid $12 :thud: for a bag of apples (my sweet boy loves apples, seriously they may be his favorite food) * I am noticing lower limits on in ad coupon items. This week Fred Meyer has nabisco crackers 3 for $5 limit 3...
  2. Family
    I don't know...Help! I'm sick of everyone saying how pretty, perfect, smart, beautiful, my teen is.. can do no wrong....Mom must be the problem... Ya know, she is great. She doesn't do drugs nor drink. Fine!! But I'm sick of that being thrown in my face like that is the all and all that defines...
  3. Relationships
    DH is really hurting my feelings latley and I don't know how to go about it. I have bad anixety. Its hard for me to even leave the house. I have this huge thing where I cannot call people on the phone. Even my friends will tell you, I can't do it. Its awful. When I do do it, I get myself sick...
  4. Leisure & Media Arts
    Watching some Hulu - gas in Boston at $1.13 / gallon. Times sure have changed. Ain't progress great? :P
  5. Relationships
    Before I met DH, I had an extremely different lifestyle. I used to go out to clubs, bars and hang out with my friends. Then I met DH and it was completely different from there on out. He and I haven't talked much about my past, but I know about his. I've recently come into contact with some...
  6. General Chat
    with all the stockpiling that we all have seemed to accomplish (both intentional and non) so well....what 'essential' items have you not had to buy for all of 2009 coz you finally decided to use up all that you have laying around the house.... 'essential' meaning all those items that you use...
  7. General Chat
    2009 was a rough year with losing our Suki Girl, my husbands under employment, staggering debt.....I could go on, but instead I've decided to compile a list of 10 things of 2009 that I'm thankful for. Add yours if you like. 1) my God 2) my husband who's willing to work any job, not allowing his...
  8. General Chat
    The Olympic torch is currently passing through our small town. There is a big to-do at city hall, and right in front of my store, the runners lit the torch from one to another, amidst a big cheering crowd. It was one of those moments that brings tears to your eyes! I just wanted to share!
  9. General Chat
    That would be CST, please feel free to tell me to log off and shut up and get some sleep. I've been back to my bad insomnia habits since school has started. Weird, I know.
  10. Secondhand Shopping
    last sunday and yesterday we went around the neighborhood to see what we could find that people were trashing. last week we found some clothes and sheets (havent washed them yet but i will), a few days ago we got a tv that one of jason's customers gave us b/c supposedly it didnt work (it does...
  11. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32008405/ns/business-stocks_and_economy/ Some encouraging news. If things continue as they have been, the worst is behind us. Too soon to say "Great Depression 2 avoided"? Maybe, but... here's hoping! I must remember to show this to my mother-in-law, who's...
  12. Health and beauty
    Definitely water weight, the first week's loss is usually larger, etc, but I am very pleased. I've been eating a lot less, cut way back on sweets, and I've been drinking a ton of water. :yippee:
  13. Question and Answer
    It seems as if, out of 4 tries to get on FV, 3 bomb out. "site not found" or something like that. Maybe I'm exaggerating a bit, but is the site having upgrades or other work done?
  14. Success Stories
    Sitting at work (SHHHH!!) (I work in a cube so I can do this kind of stuff) haha:) I was looking over my financial spreadsheets over the past three months and I am happy to report: Since December 2008 to Present: I have paid off 3 debts (2 cc's and one line of credit) My debt has been reduced...
  15. General Chat
    So a little history dh and I have been married 21 years I had 3 kids form my first marriage he had 2 boys from his first we have one son together who is the only one home he goes to college all the others are out on their own. Well to say dhs divorce from his first wife was horrible would be an...
  16. Financial hardship
    Last week, I... lost my job found out my dh's job will be ending SOON lost electricity for FOUR VERY LONG DAYS (and had to stay with my IN-LAWS). Awesome week, huh? Hopefully this week will be much better! When I get a chance, I'll post all about our stay with the out-laws. Atleast I can...
  17. General Chat
    A good, simply-explained blog post about what happened when financial panic and bank runs happened in the past and how they are different today. http://www.wisebread.com/surviving-a-financial-panic-lessons-from-the-past
  18. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    At my next paycheck, I'll have contributed the pre-tax max of $15,500 for the year to my 401K. Is there any guideline for whether I should continue to contribute post-tax dollars, or put that money into other investments through the end of the year? I'm in my early 30's, if that makes a...
  19. General Chat
    When it rains it pours or so they say, hopefully the sun will start shining soon... It's been pretty hectic around here lately...I had to force my dad to go to the hospital last Wednesday and they ended up keeping him...diagnosis atrial fibrillation (upper right hand chamber was filled with...
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