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  1. Homesteading and gardening
    While browsing some garden and food blogs, I came upon some statistics about how many new veg gardeners there are. The timing of the uptick from 34% of us households growing veg in 2009 to 54% in 2010 coincides almost directly with the fall of Lehman Brothers, kinda interesting. I can say that...
  2. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    Hello all, First time poster. I want to grow up and get rid of my debt. I don't know where to start. I feel like the debt collectors are going to screw me over. I am about 12k in debt with the majority of it being in a repo'd car. I don't own any property. Should I contact a lawyer about...
  3. DIY
    I had to replace the right front brake line on my car, it had become chafed through. My car: 1998 Dodge Neon automatic. anyways, after 3 days of labour, I decide to turn it over to take it for a test drive, and lo and behold, it will not start. The only things I can remember doing are: 1...
  4. Preparedness and Survival
    I really started to think about this after 9/11.. Hubs and I were a new couple and not on the same page.. I lived in an area were therew as price gouging which Iknow is illegal but gas at every gas station in town was over 5 bucks a gallon.. I had a small stockpile and savings...the banks was...
  5. Home Environment
    I'm looking at ripping out a wall and a total re-imagining of the entire space. I don't know what I want, I don't know how it should be laid out, I have no vision whatsoever of my own. I only know what I don't like. I need someone who can come in and design something. Does anyone know what...
  6. General Chat
    So, we have had a rough couple of years (as everyone has I know) but now that my hubby has a great, steady job I don't know what to tackle first. So, thoughts on this? Credit Line $7000 Credit Card 1 $15562.05 Credit Card 2 $10289.39 Credit Card 3 $10457.27 On top of this we have a mortgage...
  7. General Chat
    So midnight New Years was spent in er with my seven month old baby Emma. She was throwing up, 105 fever, and so dehydrated it took them 8 tries to get an iv in. If they didnt get it that time they would have gotten it into her bone. Turns out her cold I had taken her in for the week before had...
  8. General Chat
    Earlier today, I received a call from DS#3 who was in the next town over visiting his GF. She was driving and the stop light turned yellow so she began slowing down to stop in anticipation of the light turning red. The guy behind her must was not paying attention because he rear-ended them...
  9. General Chat
    I am shamelessly self-promoting my attempt to start a new dedicated Q&A site on the Stack Exchange Network for Landlord and Tenant issues. The Stack Exchange network is a site which provides Q&A format topic areas where one person asks a question and any number of people can answer. Questions...
  10. Christmas
    I'm due Dec 21st so I have to start shopping now! 7yo son 11 yo neice 16 year old nephew 2 sister in laws 1 brother in law father in law mother in law mom dad and myself (this is more for my sons joy-I fill my stocking with hygiene neccesities and small kitchen items...under tree gifts are...
  11. General Chat
    With fall around the corner I have started my winter stockpiling. Always like to have lots of honey on hand during cold and flu season. Was able to pick up 5 pounds for $16. Also purchased some roasted seaweed and fresh ginger. Since I do not have a car getting to stores is a little...
  12. Third Agers
    I don't want to go into too many details, but here's the jist of it. I have a long-distance bf, going on 3 years now. 1,495 miles. I have an opportunity to leave the nest to my daughter, and move to be with him, leaving all my belongings behind. "Clothes and Dogs" were all I was going to...
  13. Frugal Living
    Everything I have read says to save receipts and find out how much you are spending and go from there. I don't want to do that! I want to save money right away. So any tips on starting out on a food budget? How to get the most food out of my money and use the cheapest recipes?
  14. General Chat
    traveling. I leave tomorrow for Washington Staye to spend time with my sister. It should be a good time. I'm taking the IPad with me so I should be able to check in and find out whats going on.... Fern
  15. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    I am trying to get my family out of debt. We have a lot of small bills (anywhere from $200-$500) that seem like they should be easy to snowball. Now, we are receiving notices in the mail from various creditors, like Calvary, etc., who are offering us discounted amounts. Is it safe to pay...
  16. Envelope system
    SO I have decided to give this envelope system a go! I really like the control and seeing EXACTLY what I have. My problem is that right now, I am behind on several bills. How do I get STARTED? I have a budget binder with envelopes all made up, my budget is done, etc. I just have NO CLUE how...
  17. Home Environment
    I look at all these organizing decluttering simple living blogs and think I want that!! But where/how do I start. I really want to hire someone to come to it but I should be able to myself right? I live in an apartment, 2 bedrooms and another small room off the kitchen for toys. Then livingroom...
  18. Dave Ramsey
    I'm trying really hard to get back on my feet and stop struggling. I used Dave's plan before but starting off was far more simple at that time. Now, I've narrowly averted bankruptcy, lost a house and broke the lease on my car and I'm starting from scratch. Again. At 41. Sigh. I'm doing a...
  19. Freebies
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  20. General Chat
    I used to be a spend thrift and waste my money on clothes, shoes, cosmetics and food. Hardly have any savings besides also helping my parents financially. Anyway.. I am now working from home (I quit my office job) and earn less than I did, also with the inflation, I have to watch my spending. I...
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