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  1. Family
    Hi Frugal Villagers, Can you help me with a relationship difficulty? I find out that money management was a big challenge in my last relationship. The difficulty was to take the time to sit down and plan our budget/spedings together. I easely see the benefits of a well designed budget, but she...
  2. General Chat
    The wife is leaving on Friday to go to China on business so I have 10 days, which includes 2 weekends, to do whatever I please with no interruptions. I have a few things planned... Cook fish. :laugh: She hates the smell so I will take the opportunity to get my fill. Replace a bathroom...
  3. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    What do you say? What do you do? How do you manage? How do you discuss rationale? And the bottom line is, how does one manage to avoid ARGUMENT about the reasoning for doing what we're doing and staying on track? Must we sit down every single week and have a printed budget? (Maybe this is an...
  4. Military Families
    was apparently on May 6. Did anyone know this? Did anyone celebrate? Search: Military Spouse Appreciation Day - Military Spouse Appreciation Day - 1
  5. Getting spouse on board
    DH may be (slowly) getting on board. Used to be that he didn't think anything was worth doing if it only saved us a few pennies. Last week he noticed that milk by the gallon was .10 a quart cheaper and suggested that we get a gallon and set it aside in 1/2 gallons, the way we usually use it. To...
  6. Getting spouse on board
    Ok... I love my husband. He's my best friend. High school sweetheart. Love of my life. BUT... he's one of the least frugal people I know, even though his mom is the Queen of Q-poning. I'm a very frugal person, even though my mom doesn't have a cheap bone in her body! We're trying to pay off...
  7. Support
    Just looking to vent a little, and FV feels like a safe place do it where I won't be judged. I believe my husband is an alcoholic, or has dependency issues with alcohol, however you want to say it. He drinks daily, usually two very strong mixed drinks starting right when he gets home from work...
  8. Getting spouse on board
    from wanting to spend money all the time? If it isn't motorcycle parts, it's something else. I hardly buy anything at all for myself, but it seems like he spends a fortune. I need ideas.
  9. Question and Answer
    Looking for options for when that time comes. If something other then the norm, or from a language other the English, give a phonetic pronunciation key Please.
  10. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    I jusy was told about how a woman hides cash from her husband and takes $ from his wallet to hide because he never knows how much he has. She seemed very proud of herself. Huh??? What the heck? What do you think? My hubby is not into the finances, bill paying or investing much but I always...
  11. Christmas
    Dw and I have not bought each other gifts in many years. I wish it were not so but we neither want anything and we buy stuff we need. Is anyone else in this same situation?
  12. General Chat
    Today is Hubby's birthday, and I was thinking about how much I love him while wrapping his gifts (2 jars of peanuts and a book on genetics), and fixing a special lunch for him. We've been together for a long long time, and he still is able to melt me with just a smile. He's the most strong and...
  13. Dave Ramsey
    For those of you with a difficult spouse please help me. I can't do it anymore. My dh has always had a truck payment. The truck before this one had 1 payment of about $150 when he traded it. I asked him to wait until we had some hospital bills paid but he wouldn't. The "new to him" truck...
  14. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    From another thread I highjacked - sorry Greebo. I'm thinking that I may be expecting too much from my wife so I will try running things by the group in an effort to not be so demanding and maybe get more cooperation. Can you both please define or explain what you use your "pocket money" for...
  15. Getting spouse on board
    Can anyone give me tips or advise on how I can get my husband more involved in being budget friendly? I have tried to explain things to him. For example: he swears that it is cheaper to eat out than to cook a meal. Help! Any past experiences would be helpful!:hmmm:
  16. Simple Living
    I was curious, how many of you had spouses who were completely on board with your journey towards a more simple life? And for those of you whose spouses weren't completely on board, but are now, what steps did you take to ease them into this? I've recently felt the need to live a more...
  17. News you can use
    Retirement planning for the surviving spouse No one wants to think about death, but the alternative is to leave your loved one in a lurch.
  18. Question and Answer
    My husband is on salary and sometimes I pack two. I either put it on our good plates with foil or some gladwear type tupperwear... Well now that the plastic is now horrible to nuke, stains, and doesn't hold it's shape.... What do you use? I feel like I am going through miles of foil wrapping...
  19. General Chat
    I found this adorable little quiz today, and I have to say it was fun to take. http://www.magatsu.net/maritaltest/index.php I scored an "average" 52 :dis:
  20. Family
    How do you deal with it on a daily basis? I can think of a few posters here.. Just watching Army Wives brings the reality home to me and what it must be like..I Know tv land.. I know not everyone is gone off to war..but what it's like living day by day and maybe not sleeping for so many...
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