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  1. General Chat
    An 18 year old girl was taking her 2 sisters and 1 brother home (I think from school) She was driving too fast around a curve and got tboned from another car. The brother and 1 sister got killed and she and her other sister are in the hospital in critical condition. So while things are very...
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    back in July, hubby started having another company chase him to come work for them (nice problem to have in a bad economy, I know, we are VERY blessed!). We really put it aside and didn't put much thought to it.... but they kept after him. It wasn't for more money, just a bigger company, with...
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    My all time favorite story. If you don't know this one, please take the time to read ~ A young girl was walking along a beach upon which thousands of starfish had been washed up during a terrible storm. When she came to each starfish, she would pick it up, and throw it back into the ocean...
  4. Frugal Living
    I was looking over all my clothes I bought this year for me. looking at the cost of eat item. Because of size change almost a complete wardrobe was needed. Besides a pair of jeans ( bought with coupon on sale $17) and a pair of corduroys from the Goodwill ($5.34) everything else was under $5...
  5. General Chat
    So Dh works for a company that gives every emplyee $3 a day towards their lunch at the employee cafeteria. Now it doesnt sound like a lot but $3 will buy a full lunch with drink so they pretty much get a free lnch every day they work. Some of his coworkers complain about what is served and it...
  6. General Chat
    THE SNEEZE They walked in tandem, each of the ninety-two students filing into the already crowded auditorium. With their rich maroon gowns flowing and the traditional caps, they looked almost as grown up as they felt. Dads swallowed hard behind broad smiles, and...
  7. General Chat
    Hi everyone, new forum member Jay here. I have recently gained much interest in living as frugal as I can, and have been looking for such a site to participate In. It is my goal to tell my story, and then my progress In my new life, to help myself and others. I also welcome any and all input, as...
  8. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    Hello, This is my first post but I've been lurking for a while. I've gained inspiration and ideas from many and felt I'd share my current journey. I was lucky to find a good paying job at age 19, a job I thought I'd have for life. When I was entering my 8th year with the company I had to...
  9. Leisure & Media Arts
    I saw the Walking Dead post, so I thought I would see if anyone was watching AHS....I LOVE this show...unlike anything I have ever seen...any thoughts ?????
  10. General Chat
    I went to Walmart yesterday evening and youngest ds wanted to go with me. I don't normally go shopping with kids because of the pestering factor but decided to let him go. Anyway, he ended up being my coupon holder for the coupons I decided to use. I explained about product sizes, coupons, and...
  11. General Chat
    So today I went and deposited my largest check from work this year.. Over $400.00...YAY!!! I withdrew $40.00, and proceeded to get $20.00 in gas, and $7.19 at Ross (with my discount) for dd who needed socks and wanted a small toy. Decided to treat the oldest two to lunch and went to Taco Bell...
  12. General Chat
    We bought our home 3yrs ago an used all of our money to do the repairing/ remodeling..anyway we desperately needed a new front door & a new storm door as they are NOT energy effient at all and they are as old as the house built in 1964..you can feel the cold air coming through the door but we...
  13. General Chat
    You know companies spend millions trying to brand their name into your minds. I have a pair of Gloria Vanderbilt jeans the button has a capital G and and capital V imprinted on them, like this GV Every time I see the button I think Great Value you know Wal-mart's store brand. LOL
  14. General Chat
    So much depressing, unhappy, unpleasant news these days. I would love to hear your stories of success, happiness, hope and uplifting moments. It needn't be a "frugal" story. Let's get some positive vibes flowing here!
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    Heeah Lee was born with just two fingers on each hand, yet she plays the most extraordinary, incredible music you can imagine. This is a story of hope, inspiration, and beauty. After watching this, ask yourself - what's stopping you from chasing your dreams? The 4 Finger Pianist - An...
  16. Health and beauty
    Since my lifestyle change I can see some improvements while I play with the kids. Yesterday we went to the park and the kids always want to play tag. Well we just don't play plain tag, we play zombie tag. This is where i pretend to be a zombie and run after them to infect them. For some reason...
  17. General Chat
    I seem to remember some time ago that we had a thread about the significance of our profile pics or symbols. Several of these (including mine) have changed, and I thought it might be interesting to hear the stories behind what you choose to be the visual representation of you. A week ago, I...
  18. Dave Ramsey
    I just thought I'd share an ironic wee story of how I discovered DR in a country where nobody has heard of him or his plan, until a year or 2 ago we thought we were doing great, despite our finances being all over the place, with a car loan and a fluctuating credit card balance and no EF or...
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    A seminary professor was vacationing with his wife in Gatlinburg , TN. One morning, they were eating breakfast at a little restaurant, hoping to enjoy a quiet, family meal. While they were waiting for their food, they noticed a distinguished looking, white-haired man moving from table to table...
  20. General Chat
    Got this in an e-mail Maybe it's been posted but it's worth repeating. Whether your religious or not, there is a positive message here. The first day of school our professor introduced himself and challenged us to get to know someone we didn't already know. I stood up to look around when a...
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