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  1. Secondhand Shopping
    Okay, I been on a mission to find a electric can opener used from a garage sale, thrift shop or wherever. Sure I could have bought new but saving money is the name of the game. So I was reading on craigslist yesterday and found a downsizing sale for this saturday. Had a phone number for...
  2. Secondhand Shopping
    My son is getting into Legos. I got him a Lego set that was original $19.99 retail. It was still brand new in the box and after I got all discounts it was $7! I am saving it for Christmas. Then I got this awesome wooden barn playset for his preschool teacher for Christmas (he will be at the...
  3. General Chat
    I bought two big hams today at Aldi. As I was in line at the checkout I saw several people in line with hams and the guy behind me had one also and I asked if they were on special and he said that they were 5.00 bucks off each. I bought my stuff put it in the car and came back in and bought...
  4. General Chat
    We have our cable/internet/phone bundled, did it a few years ago since it was cheaper doing it that way. Decided to call Comcast today when I found out they were offering the same services we get for $139.99 to new customers...they dropped $20 per month off of my bill through their Loyalty...
  5. 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...
  6. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    I know to not be focusing on good credit score, I usually don't. But... as we will be looking to purchase another home within the next year, I thought it would be a good idea to see what a good score was. Any clues?? Just pulled up mine, have no idea if what mine reflects will ensure a...
  7. Secondhand Shopping
    I stopped at our local goodwill today on a whim. Did not really have the time but I made time to just stop and see what they had (I LOVE these whims- they pay off!). After looking in the shelf odd and ends area, there sitting on the shelf brand new in box (unopened!) sat the new Ultimate...
  8. Secondhand Shopping
    I went to Goodwill and picked up a Lands End wool pea coat for $5. I checked their website and it retails for $190. Woot. Oh happy day!
  9. Frugal Living
    I live in Texas and we are dominated by a grocery store chain called HEB. I recently learned that if you find something expired at the store if you bring the expired item and a new one to the register, you get the new one free. Wow on a Monday morning. 6 boxes of cereal (5 will go to the food...
  10. General Chat
    I've been thinking about a second camera to use for my job. We have an inexpensive one we bought a couple years ago that we really like. It does fine for my needs, but we've wanted another one so we can each have one when we're traveling, plus a back-up for work. At any rate, I was in a store...
  11. Secondhand Shopping
    ~My mom was shopping through her friends for a used juicer and was offered two. I've been casually shopping for one as well and had planned to purchase in about 6 months. Well this deal was too good to pass up. One of her friends had a never used Jack Lalanne juicer in the original...
  12. Secondhand Shopping
    When we were in Yellowstone last year, we saw a national parks edition Monopoly game and almost bought it. We came to our senses just in time. The dang thing was about $40, which is crazy for a Monopoly game even if it's a special edition. So today we were at a rummage sale, and of course by...
  13. General Chat
    Went to the grocery store yesterday and they had closeout pasta sauce for $0.90/jar. There were also $0.75/2 coupons next to them! I got four :) Regular price was $2 so I figure $0.50 is pretty good!
  14. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    ~I thought this article was interesting. I didn't know they looked at your credit score for insurance reasons but it does make sense. It sure stinks if you have no credit. Great Credit Saves you $22,815 on Your Car Insurance Premiums - FoxBusiness.com ~
  15. Secondhand Shopping
    When we discovered that I am pregnant I must admit one of the first things I thought of was that I already got rid of all my maternity clothing. I hate spending much on clothing you barely wear, so I hit the thrift shops and started praying. Yesturday I scored! I found a pair of maternity...
  16. 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)...
  17. Secondhand Shopping
    Since I am going to be moving soon, and my little sis is getting her first apartment on the 1st....I have been visiting the local Salvation Army just looking for things that either of us might need. Today for a total of $25, I found 3 very heavy Wool sweaters( I call them crunchy/granola/hippie...
  18. Question and Answer
    So I just requested and printed out my credit reports for this year. No surprises. 2 potentially negative items (one stemming from jerky ex-roomate/friend who never paid off HER cable bill that was in my name...paid it off, learned my lesson, don't need a lecture) So my question is, if we...
  19. Secondhand Shopping
    I went to Goodwill today looking for either sneakers or workboots for my son. I found neither HOWEVER I did find a pair of LLBean snow boots for him for $1.50 and I found a great winter "I don't care how dirty it gets" play jacket for for him for $3. WaHoo!
  20. Dave Ramsey
    My wife and I are raising a family and have three beautiful little girls ages 4, 3, and 8 months. However, we are doing so away from our families and currently have no support system in place. Since starting our family the whole process has been difficult and it's really taking a toll on our...
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