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  1. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    http://www.oregonlive.com/business/index.ssf/2009/12/underwater_oregon_homeowners_f.html What are your thoughts on this?
  2. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    This morning i decided that i wanted the credit card paid off faster. I had set my budget up to pay $75 per fortnight off the cc - it currently has an intrerest rate of 19.99% as the debt was incurred by cash advances while OS. At a payment of $75 per fortnight it would have been paid off by...
  3. Blog
    I know someone who has been out of work for four or five months. (He had been a big-wig at a financial/investment firm and got laid off.) I greeted him the other day when we were both out raking leaves and asked how the job hunt was going. “It’s been hard. I can’t find anything,” he said. “So...
  4. General Chat
    I was talking with a coworker yesterday who mentioned their plan to avoid paying taxes this upcoming season. They had figured out that they would roughly have to pay $50,000 so they "took advantage" of buying 2 new phones, 3 new computers and a brand new Escalade (without selling the other one...
  5. Stockpiling
    Do you shop for your stockpiles according to most neccessary items or least cost? That is, in a grocery mix & match sale deal, would you work it for the least out of pocket total or have a higher expense to get something absolutely basic like flour/sugar? Wondering... Becky
  6. News you can use
    Sprint CEO aims for winning strategy For Sprint, "winning" is a relative term. After a string of dismal quarters, Wall Street would be happy if CEO Dan Hesse could ... </img>
  7. Just Tips
    I ran across this on thesimpledollar.com blog, interesting how manufacturers use a couponing strategy to increase their sales. It made me rethink my couponing stategy. "Many people don’t bother to clip coupons for various reasons, mostly revolving around the belief that a fifty cent coupon...
  8. Frugal Living
    Well, after cutting coupons, stockpiling, and buying bulk...I have found my grocery bill to be $1000/month!!! What a shocker. DH and I have written everything we spend down the last two months, and groceries isn't getting any cheaper!!! SO, this month I have planned dinners for the whole...
  9. Health and beauty
    Get a large breed, high energy puppy that needs you to walk him for MINIMUM 1.5 hours just to tire him out enough that he's even somewhat manageable!!! I've lost 15lbs through this new, cutting edge strategy. babs
  10. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    It's time again. Payday is today and went to see what was left in my envelopes. As usual, nothing in the Groceries envelope, I'm still stockpiling. $25 left in the Gas envelope. So cold out I haven't left the house since Tuesday and still have over a quarter tank left in my car, cool. $125...
  11. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    Payday before last I wanted to try a new strategy. It used to be so very easy for me to write checks for nonsense stuff. I didn't have the money in hand so I really didn't see it going, ya know? So a few weeks back I decided I was going to try a different route. What I did instead was...
  12. For Sale or Trade
    This is "Mechassault" for the XBox and is rated T for Teen and IS IN VERY NICE CONDITION. It is $10 Shipped and if you want the strategy guide, it is $6 more. Here is a brief description of the game: You are a 40-foot tall walking tank known as a BattleMech. MECH ASSAULT is a 3rd-person...
  13. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    Contribute Regularly to Your Savings Make it a habit to save something each month, even if it's only $10. Increase that amount as you pay off debts or get pay raises. Create a lifestyle around what you earn now, not what you hope to earn someday. When you do get a raise, continue to live on...
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