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  1. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    I have been married 11 yrs and on the DR plan for almost that long. DH has been on the plan for about 3 yrs. With out his help all I could do was damage control. We are now debt free except the house and have 3 month EF. One of his family members, that is enabling another relative, called...
  2. Family
    I am so proud of DD she joined the school running team. She does Karate through the school but has been missing a fair bit lately so we sorted that out that I will go to the school and sit on stage during Karate. She is worried because she thinks all the other parents are watching her. I...
  3. Frugal Living
    DH told me about a silent auction at his work about a month ago for items like tv stands, washers, dryers, etc. He put in a bid on two things: a tv stand (that retails for about $500) and a dryer (which retails for between $1200 and $1500). Last night, he comes home and tells me that he won the...
  4. Health and beauty
    Congrats to your dad! It has been over 19 years since I quit and it still think about cigs today. Anyone who has ever done it (quit) will have to admit it is not easy but way worth it.
  5. General Chat
    So, last week I decided to take my kids to the mall. They are really into Legos and a Lego store opened up recently in my area. So we are heading out the door and my 9 year old says to me - "What's a mall, I've never been to one before." I burst out laughing and said - "Then I have done my...
  6. General Chat
    In our consumerist society, we're told that it's practically patriotic to live beyond our means. But for a few of us who've learned how much we can live without, isn't it a great feeling? I live very modestly, and I'm not ashamed of it. I see TV commercials, and it's like they're from some...
  7. Health and beauty
    Sounds like YOU should be proud of you, too! :) Good job!!
  8. General Chat
    DD graduates high school tomorrow night as Valedictorian. Her guidance counselor just called and gave her the good news. She is graduating with a 4.2 and as Student Government President. She received over $270,000 in scholarship offers... ...$108,000 to Wofford College ...$82,000 to Loyola...
  9. General Chat
    I feel like I am gonna burst! This morning hubby's boss called me to let me know that dh is going to be receiving the CIVILIAN OF THE YEAR! award at the Army post where he works! I can't tell him, it's supposed to be a surprise but his boss wanted to be sure I would be at the luncheon tomorrow...
  10. General Chat
    As some of you may remember from earlier in the school year my DS15 who is a sophomore was asked to double dress Varsity football this year. :cheer4: He did really well and even played the entire Homecoming game. We ended in CIF playoffs,1st time in schools history!:grwave: It was an awesome...
  11. General Chat
    :ponder: I often sit at the computer while I eat, and sometimes play Bookworm. I play the classic untimed version because I can't race the clock and eat at the same time. I hardly ever even notice the score, but tonight it seemed like this game has been going on a long time, despite some nearly...
  12. General Chat
    My third oldest son told us that he has decided to go into the ministery. We are Lutheran and his Grandfather is a retired minister, he has 5 uncles that ministers. He told us that he has just had this feeling that God is calling him to become a pastor. I just couldn't be prouder of him...
  13. Leisure & Media Arts
  14. General Chat
    My son who is a sophomore just played in the VARSITY Homecoming game!! He played almost the entire game!!! I am so proud of him! We won 28-7!! Way to go Knight Hawks!! Way to go to my Ant Dog! I just had to share with my "other" family!:grball:
  15. Success Stories
    Yesterday I had a meeting with my financial advisor that went very well. I am 100% on track for meeting my retirement goals and my son's education goals. The only thing that I need to work on, which I've been, is my 3-6 month emergency fund! At one point my FA asked "so it must feel good to...
  16. Supplemental Income, Small Business
    I had my first yard sale that I had in years. It is today and tomorrow. I made over $200 and did not sale that much of my stuff. Hope I sale a bunch more in the morning.
  17. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    Mark graduated college in May '09 and works for a well known Insurance Co. as a sales agent. Since then he's been living on his own, bought a car, enjoys an active social life and drum roll please, paid off all his student loans. Yep, one year out of college. :woohoo1: How did he do it? He...
  18. Homesteading and gardening
    they are a week old..all layers with no roosters as of yet anyway.My dh has turned one of the storage sheds on our property into the chicken coop its ready for them when they are big enough to go live in their new home..all he has left to do is build the fence...I had to convince my dh that they...
  19. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    Their security rocks!! Both vehicles needed fuel this morning. I needed to go to Sam's anyway so I just followed hubby in and he filled up both then parked my van. He came in to pick up a couple things for work put that on his debt card to then said "bye" to us and went to work. Just...
  20. General Chat
    He's been incredibly easy to "train :D" over the last few years with regards to saving money (we saved a boatload over the course of 2 years to pack up and move down to FL without securing employment first) and he's always been good with helping me find different ways to make our groceries...
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