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  1. General Chat
    To paraphrase Dave "I'm living paycheck to paycheck so later I don't have to live paycheck to paycheck" lol Anyone else who can't wait till payday just to use that $ to eliminate debt? I just wait till Friday it is always my favorite day of the week! Then I pay everything on Saturday and then I...
  2. Careers
    So....I got my first official (from the company, not the temp agency) paycheck today :D They pay bi-weekly and one week in arrears, so it feels like it's been forever since I've gotten paid LOL. I'm really looking forward to being able to put a good chunk towards our saving's account again...
  3. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    I know nothing about this kinda stuff. I am looking to get more in my paycheck, not really looking for a refund at the end of the year, but I also do not want to pay. I claimed 0 and married. Can anyone help me out? :sun:
  4. Automotive
    I just had my tires checked maybe 3 months ago or so. They said the tires looked fine. Well, my car has been wobbly for a couple weeks now, but with the brakes being bad I didn't know what it was. Got the brakes fixed by ex-dh, still wobbly. I had ex-dh drive it today. He turned the wheel...
  5. General Chat
    Yes, this is a rant. ... Just checked our account to see if DH's paycheck was deposited Uncle Sam took out 12.80 more...so now that's 25.60 a month...307.20 a year more this year in taxes.I believe that the gov. let the Bush tax cuts expire....but I shudder when I think about what Dh's paycheck...
  6. Blog
    It never fails: You encounter new people and the first question they ask is, “So, what do you do?” Occasionally you’ll encounter people that seem to ask this question out of a genuine interest in you and your life, but most of the time you can tell that it’s their way of quickly sizing up your...
  7. Blog
    This is a simple question that I ask myself that helps me stay debt free. It may sound infantile or even stupid to some, but if you take the question seriously each time you ask it as I have, it has saved me from making a lot of poor purchases over the year. I know because when I was younger, I...
  8. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    What general rule do you follow? Months or years or just a few recent ones? Just curious. :)
  9. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    I was reading something today about this topic. So here's my question: What does living paycheck to paycheck mean to you? And, where would you have to be financially for you not to be in this category? For me, it means you have to have the next paycheck and it must be on time or else your...
  10. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    I've heard them all, I think - reasons to use Credit Cards and then pay them off in full each month. Never mind that statistically, 57% of card holders carry a balance from month to month, that means 4 out of 10 ppl actually DO pay them off. Never mind that more than half of bonus miles and...
  11. Financial hardship
    Hello, all. We're having a rough go of it, and I just felt like I had to spill it somewhere. Thanks for having this forum. The background: My DH was injured on the job almost a year ago (6/14). He's been on comp since then ... got screwed around by his comp carrier and their doctors ... and...
  12. News you can use
    Living paycheck to paycheck Here are some tips on how you can stop living hand to mouth.
  13. News you can use
    Money Makeover problem: living paycheck to paycheck Faced with nearly $100,000 in debt, not including the mortgage, the Kellys want to know to get out from under it.
  14. Financial hardship
    To start out, hubby is a mechanic. He gets paid by the amount of work he turns in ( so if he works 80 hours and only turns in 50 he gets paid 50 ) He has worked for the same company for almost 8 years and is the senior tech with the most qualifications. A couple of years ago his boss and him set...
  15. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    how much would you pay in bills? and how much would you leave in your account? i am wondering if i don't pay enough and leave to much.
  16. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    Well.. I did it. I quit my job today. That should put a strain on our budget, shouldn't it? But I did it for a reason... I WAS MISERABLE!!! And also I got a better job closer to home that pays more!!!!! And has better hours!!! YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!!!!! I factored it out already. I will be...
  17. Frugal Living
    Here's a story from Yahoo on living paycheck to paycheck, and the rising costs of...well, everything! I myself feel the pinch at the end of the pay period, and am considered to get paid pretty well (not for California however). What are your thoughts on the article and the rising prices of...
  18. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    http://www.freemoneyfinance.com/2006/06/stop_living_pay.html
  19. Stay at home moms
    Our family lives paycheck to paycheck and DH get's paid the 5th and the 20th of each month, I am obsessed with having $100 or more in the bank by the time to next paycheck comes in, dont know why I just start freaking out if we have less, I panic! For those who live paycheck to paycheck, do you...
  20. General Chat
    Can you imagine??!! My budget is REALLY tight(I was on disability from 6/17 thru 10/31...only 50% of my salary, plus all the added medical bills)...but I had been really careful with my spending! Today, I emptied my work 'tote bag', and lo and behold...there was a paycheck from 11/27/06 down...
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