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  1. General Chat
    With the rising prices of everything, food is getting insanely expensive these days. I have been noticing that I have given up buying some of the things I used to - or stretching those things that I am simply not willing to give up. What have you pretty much curbed your appetite of - (or...
  2. Meal planning
    The cost of groceries are going up along with the cost of gas.I am struggling to manage. I am couponing , stockpiling, buying loss leaders with coupons, reducing my trips to the store, eating leftovers. But still it does not seem to be enough. How are u managing?
  3. General Chat
    We all know most, if not all of these tips. But just in case you missed some.... 22 ways to fight rising food prices - Money - TODAYshow.com
  4. General Chat
    Anyone else seeing big jumps in gas prices? We went from $3.19 Monday to $3.25 Tuesday. Haven't been out today, but I may be scared to look :ouch:
  5. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    Dear Villagers, Thought this article would be of interest ! As many here look at ways to budget, stay on course , and stay up to date on information that can help us make good financial decisions. I read this and thought of plans that I am doing that will combat this for me, new ideas I can...
  6. Question and Answer
    I am very new at bread making. I just made a loaf of bread dough and it has risen very little. I know I am at sea level so it may take a tad longer than at high altitudes. What I have just discovered is the yeast I just used is Breadmachine yeast. On the jar it says avoid direct contact...
  7. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    DH just called in today to confirm our coverage through his company for next year. Basically, our rate is going to go up about 75% and the only thing extra we will have the coming year is a FSA added to our coverage. Gaw, when I heard that, it was like I could feel the stress just beating me...
  8. Kitchen Basics
    I have made this bread for a grand total of 6 times and not one problem but today it does not want to rise. Its bread in a bag where you mix the yeast water sugar and flour in a bag wait 5 minutes or until it bubbles teh add the oil,dry milk,salt and flour. Take out of bag and knead, shape into...
  9. Frugal Living
    Will rising grocery prices affect your eating habits? Will you have to switch to cheaper foods that are less healthy for you in order to keep within your budget? My boss and I were talking the other day about this. He was saying how it would be so much cheaper to just eat junk food now...
  10. News you can use
    As gas prices keep rising, many seek fuel-efficient neighborhoods With the national average price of gasoline topping $4 a gallon, it's a propitious time to make the case for gas-sipping neighborhoods.
  11. News you can use
    Dow enters bear market as rising oil prices continue to batter stocks Stocks gave up a brief rally and resumed their sell-off Wednesday after oil hit a new record and factory orders showed the weakest ...
  12. Frugal Living
    Milk has jumped .70 in the last two weeks. I was getting a good deal at the convenience store. I was paying $2.99 when the store had store brand milk for almost $4.00. I was getting Colburg milk almost a dollar cheaper. It finally went up to $3.29 which still wasn't bad at all for many weeks...
  13. Frugal Living
    My grandmother always said, "Waste not, want not." It's very true. From a New York Times article: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/18/weekinreview/18martin.html?_r=2&oref=slogin&oref=slogin 'A . . . recent study by the Environmental Protection Agency estimated that Americans generate roughly...
  14. News you can use
    How rising home values, easy credit put your finances at risk During the housing boom, banks raised credit card limits at a blistering pace across the nation, in part because of a surge in ...
  15. News you can use
    Which way out of rising gasoline costs? Americans are asking what can be done to cut gas prices. The answers vary, but don't look for any major solutions soon.
  16. News you can use
    When will food prices stop rising? No time soon, experts say Unfortunately, for millions of cash-strapped consumers, the cost of putting a meal on the table or a beer on the bar is likely ...
  17. News you can use
    Real estate fund investors build house of rising returns Real estate mutual funds are faring surprisingly well in the worst real estate market in decades. One reason: Real estate funds ...
  18. News you can use
    Institutional investors cited in rising oil prices The list of culprits to blame for $4 gas and $125 oil keeps getting longer.
  19. News you can use
    Rising rates? Not too late to refi Interest rates on 30 year mortgages are above 6% - their highest levels since March. Is the end of low interest rates on the horizon? Here are some top tips on what you need to know if you want to refinance.
  20. Frugal Living
    I suspect that this is going to make me very unpopular. I think there is a lot of good to the rising gas prices. The reason for this opinion is my observation of our extreme wastefulness of a limited natural resource. I find huge SUVs, wasteful gas burning toys, drives to nowhere, no decent...
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