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  1. Health and beauty
    I used to use Cover Girl's 'marathon' waterproof mascara (I think that's what it was), haven't been able to find it for a while now. I wear contact lenses, and always buy 'waterproof', but it seems no matter what brand/type I try within hours I have that lovely raccoon look! Anyone have the...
  2. General Chat
    You've got to watch this video of a 911 call from a 5yr old girl when her dad is having chest pains... Stay Calm, Dad - Video
  3. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    These are the hunger months at our house. My husband's business is seasonal and the money always starts to look pretty lean in February. So of course, this is when our car craps out on us! We have a 2000 VW Jetta with 106,000 miles on it. It is our only personal vehicle (our other cars are box...
  4. Stay at home moms
    I want to hear your opinions on my situation.I have been married for about 1.5 years now.I moved from another state to be with my hubby in our current state.During the 1.5 years we've been married,i was jobless till about 6 months ago when I finally got a fulltime position after looking for a...
  5. Pacific Northwest Pals
    Hi PNW Neighbors, I hope everyone stays safe and warm through the storm tomorrow. Take good care of yourselves.
  6. Stay at home moms
    Good evening All, I am 47 years old, married, no children, I have a good paying job which I ahve been doing for 25 years, my husband also has a very well paying job..I am blessed and very gratefull for all that we have. My probelm is I have never enjoyed or like my job, I love being at...
  7. Stay at home moms
    Well I'm new to this site and I am trying to become a stay at home mom/wife. I'm looking for advice anyone may have. My husband and I work full time now and I have a 7 year old stepson. We have decided when we have another child I will stay at home. I am looking for all advice on how to make...
  8. Question and Answer
    I'm trying to put holiday lights around the inside of my front windows. I can't put nails or screws in my new vinyl windows. Suction cups won't stay put on the glass or the plastic frame. I have even tried the bigger sized ones. Help!
  9. Secondhand Shopping
    From Goodwill,went in there today just to look came out with 2 pair nice slacks one still had reg.price tag on them, one dress,2 short sleeves sweater 2 blouses and a pair of caprice all name brand clothing for $26.00 would of been $31. but a man & woman came up to me and asked if i could use...
  10. Question and Answer
    I was wondering how do you save for your retirement? I have a ING account and a IRA. I am not good about puting money into my IRA at all. I work part time just to get me out of the house for a little while and this gives us our play money. I have often thought of going to work full time since...
  11. Frugal Living
    I got a job last August working from home. I write for a large deal blogger. Needless to say I am totally on top of all the great deals out there. BUT, it is so hard not to try to take advantage of them all. I find so many great deals on things we use or *might* need soon and want to jump on...
  12. General Chat
    Spent from Sunday till today in hospital had mini stroke. Have minimal blockage in arteries and a slight draw on left side of mouth. Left hand is little weaker and really tired. Added new Bp and and cholestrole med. This is awake up call next time could be much worse.
  13. Question and Answer
    How do you stay motivated to scrimp and save? I have no debt and money sitting in the bank, lots of people around that don't get why I'm saving the money and tell me "well you say you want a new car, you have money in the bank just go buy one". Ive been hearing it so much lately that man do I...
  14. Drugstore & Grocery Store Deals/Product Reviews
    Ordered a bike for DS's birthday online through Kmart.com (same company as Sears, they offer this too), took of advantage of the free 30 day trial of 'shipvantage'. This program gives you 'FREE' standard shipping on all items for 1 year, it'll cost you $79. I signed up for it, knowing I will be...
  15. General Chat
    I am wondering how others stay motivated or postive? I like to think I'm a positive person, but lately have been feeling burned out. Financially we are doing ok, not great but not bad.....family is back together in one place. So, I have lots to be thankful for....just kind of bummed out....Any...
  16. Frugal Living
    As some of you have seen, I am on a no spend diet :) haha...There are two stores I do not go into because of lack of control - Walmart and Michaels. When I go into these stores, I just spend way too much on needless junk...It has certainly helped the budget!! Does anyone else do this?
  17. Meal planning
    I always have good intentions on planning out all of our meals (dinners) and preparing everything at home so that we don't blow our budget on restaurant food. Some weeks we end up eating out several times. How do you stay motivated to cook and eat your meals at home?
  18. Relationships
    I got to know the other three girls fairly well. Occasionally we spent time socializing. We weren't "best friends" but I figured we were close enough to "stay" friends. Then I get laid off. Since then we've had one social outing which was about two/three months ago. Recently I tried to do...
  19. Family
    My mom owns some family land and in another town she has a singlewide mobile home with land. She lived in the mobile home but really wanted to move back home. She was trying to wait until she could afford to build or buy something to put out there. My sis filed bankruptcy and told my mom she...
  20. Simple Living
    If you were a SAHM (with kids in school) or retired, how long would you spend every day on the basic necessities? And how much free time would you have? Here are what I consider basic necessities: housework laundry hygiene meal planning and prep paperwork/bills
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