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  1. Weddings and bridal showers
    big disappointment last night: we were supposed to go to Vegas this morning to elope, but last night we found out he couldn't go (long story, but I'll tell it if you want to hear it). Anyway, he had booked a bargain package which was, naturally, non-refundable. We didn't particularly have that...
  2. Utilities
    Just what I need to hear. They already had a rate increase less than a year ago. Now they want another 15% increase! KCPL Wants To Raise Rates In Missouri - Kansas City News Story - KMBC Kansas City
  3. Homesteading and gardening
    As I recall, there are a couple of villagers that raise rabbits - but I'm not sure why? So if you breed rabbits as a food source, I'd like to pick your brain.... This topic came up this evening... and I'm just curious... Are there certain breeds of edible rabbits? Or any rabbit? Is it...
  4. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    Our history is a bankruptcy in 2005, followed by a major job loss/income crisis and medical crisis which resulted in more consumer debt. Everything went to collections and last year we made settlements for all but about $3000 medical that we still have left to pay (and intend to do this year)...
  5. General Chat
    4% WAHOO!!! I've never gotten a 4% raise before, its usually between 2-3% AND considering at this time last year I thought I was going to get fired this is HUGE!!! I'm so excited!! This is so going to help me fund my 8 month EF and then I'll be able to start living like I'm not poor! :mdance:
  6. Careers
    When we left work today, BF got into the car and said, "Since I'm now making more money, I'm going to run the A/C on the way home." So I'm thinking, LOL and OMG REALLY?! ... All at the same time. We moved to Florida in January and he's been working for this company since the beginning of...
  7. Careers
    Our general manager came out into our office yesterday and let us know that the water board approved a 3% raise for all of us. It's going to be retroactive to June 24th. They also made no changes to our health insurance. We were told we would be getting performance reviews adn accompanying...
  8. Utilities
    I should have never bought this house. After my post in June, there was this article in our local paper about this very utility company again. :furious:New Aqua Utilities rate hike could lower fees in Pasco - St. Petersburg Times What the article is saying is that MY water company hike will...
  9. General Chat
    DH had his review the other day and well, due to the recession there is no raise incoming. This is the first time in seven years that he's had no raise. He told his boss that in any other situation, he might be ok with it but he's been busting his hide at work to get things done. So then his...
  10. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    ...a 50 cent raise to be exact, its not much, but I'm crazy happy about it! Every little bit helps! Plus, I'm told I get retro pay for a few months (from February)!! So excited, considering I was told I probably won't get one, cause I've already received one this year!
  11. General Chat
    Very disappointing news today. i work for a small non profit that depends on grants and donations. This year I was anticipating a slightly higher than the standard 3% raise. Unfortunately, due to cuts in funding no one will be getting a raise this year. On the bright side, I still have a job.
  12. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    I'm still trying to wrap my head around it. This economy really is taking a hammering because he was expecting more. He even told me he got all choked up when his boss told him he was only getting 3.5%. Now from what I understand, that's 3.5% of what he made last month in net. He brought home...
  13. Dave Ramsey
    i am getting a $165 raise in my biweekly take home pay. I am planning on using 65 of that to fund underfunded items in my freedom account, specifically annual optometrist new eyeglasses, xmas, and annual dentist /cleaning. there remains the 100 bucks. i am on 6 months emergency fund step...
  14. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    $15,000 a year raise. He also gets to keep a company truck so that won't change. I think I need to go lay down AHHHH! When I think about what this will do to my debt snowball.....
  15. News you can use
    Intel vs. AMD: Better computer chips raise laptops' abilities The hot laptop market has sparked a war among computer chip companies and they're not just fighting over who can build the fastest ...
  16. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    Hello everyone. I wish to ask for advice and suggestions. How can I raise extra money to pay for a class that starts in september. The total cost is around 950, and I need at least 325 up front. Please help.
  17. News you can use
    Oil drops almost $5 as China says it will raise fuel prices Light, sweet crude for July delivery fell $4.75 to settle at $131.93 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange Thursday after ...
  18. News you can use
    Lehman faces $2.8B loss, will raise $6B by selling stock Lehman Brothers Holdings, smallest of the major Wall Street investment banks, said Monday that it expected to report a second-quarter ...
  19. Careers
    I just got a huge raise!!! Over 10K annually. Now I will be able to pay off my CC debt faster!!!
  20. News you can use
    Visa IPO could raise almost $19B, dwarf other debuts Visa said Monday it expects to raise almost $19 billion from an initial public offering, which would easily become the largest ... </img>
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