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  1. Support
    Long story as short as I can go- I met my best friend (E) about 5 years ago through her husband (F), who I knew 2 or 3 years before her. Their family and my family became rather inseperable- camping, a big vacation together, Holidays, bonfires. We were eachother's 'go to' folks- she watched my...
  2. General Chat
    From my knot hole of the world. About a year ago the neighbors 3 houses down moved out. House was foreclased. Still empty. Last summer our next door negighbors moved out.. not sure what is going on because I don't see any notifications on the door like you usually see with foreclosures but...
  3. 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...
  4. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    I've been reading through these forums and also the Dave Ramsey TMMO forum (used my free week) and I wanted to jump in and introduce myself. I'm hoping to be inspired to become more gazelle in my approach, but I struggle with balancing gazelle intensity with some strong wants in my life. I...
  5. Reported Post/Threads
    I found the article, itself, interesting enough... However, more interesting, to me, were the comments. I'm always interested to see how many different points of view there are about financial matters. Nevada family fights for survival in down times - Yahoo! Finance
  6. Utilities
    We struggle every month to pay our electric bill! I have to call and get a extension every mointh and still can hardly get it paid! its a older house with no insulation and no screeens on the windows so i cant open the windows or every bug ect.. will be in my house. We rent so its hard to get my...
  7. Pregnancy
    Struggling about not being able to be a mommy. I will be married for 13 years next months and still no little ones. We have tried for the day we got married. We have had several miscarriages. We have both seen a million doctors and they see no reason why I am not getting pregnant or why I...
  8. Family
    So..... we have three kids. All adopted from foreign orphanges. You guys know that, but it's just kinda my starting point for this thread...... We are struggling soooooo much with our oldest. I cannot stand it anymore!!!! So my oldest is our highly gifted "ADHD" 12 year old. He was 10 mos...
  9. Large Families
    Ok, here's my second post in 10 mins.... I must really be overthinking today lol. I am of two minds when it comes to the question of how many children we should have. Our second is on the way and I feel very sad to consider that this child would be our last. I feel like I could rise to the...
  10. Question and Answer
    I'm struggling with whether to downscale my current cable account. For a full year, I had a great promo which significantly discounted the cost for digital preferred service (this package that I'm referring to does NOT include any of the premium channels like HBO). . Now that the promo has ended...
  11. Frugal Recipes, Leftovers, Budget Meals
    DD5 is in kindergarten and requires an afternoon snack. She is and has always been a picky eater, I've had 3 others like it and they do outgrow it. She's in a nutfree, peanut free school. She doesn't like the peabutter. So I'm really stuck. She eats fruit, but it needs to be cut or she...
  12. Leisure & Media Arts
    I just finished watching the movie "The Pursuit of Happyness" For trailer: http://www.sonypictures.com/homevideo/thepursuitofhappyness/ I can not recommend this movie enough for anyone, however if you are really struggling right now this movie is so inspiring. Check your library but the...
  13. News you can use
    Struggling Americans raiding 401(k)s A study finds middle-class families are turning to retirement money to get through financial crises such as unemployment and medical emergencies.
  14. Frugal Living
    Ok... here's the breakdown... I have an ING account and as we probably all know the saving rate is pretty darn good, atleast more than our local banks offer, but here's my problem.. I want to put in atleast $25 every 2 weeks into there but my brain keeps telling me DO IT DO IT.... then I set...
  15. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    I am struggling with credit card debt and its starting to take a toll on my life. It started after my daughter needed surgery. The medical bills started mounting and my only solution to pay these off was to put them on my credit cards. However, now I am realizing that I just transfered one...
  16. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    I currently work part time at two jobs. I work 2 mornings a week at a local church preschool - 10 hours a week. My daughter gets to go for free. I also work 3-6 hours a week at our church in the nursery. In addition, I do alterations, sell crocheted scarves and sell rubber stamping and...
  17. Support
    Many of you know that about 3 years ago we left a spiritually abusive church that hurt many, many people. We also have been dealing with another pastor and his family for many years now that are dishonest and have caused many problems for our family and health problems for me. We also have a...
  18. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    Here are some money saving tips for the young and struggling: http://moneycentral.msn.com/content/Savinganddebt/Savemoney/P33731.asp Of course, I could use some tips for the Middle-Aged and Flabby. :(
  19. Health and beauty
    Help!!! I am having a hard time! I just can't back on track with a healthy way of eating...:( This evening, for supper, I amde home-made fries...:( I ate some...alot... I feel so heavy and tired all the time. Why can't I just do it right, again???
  20. General Chat
    I have realized I am seriously addicted to shopping(things like clothes/shoes for myself) in a bad way :( The good thing is I'm not putting us into debt or anything like that ...well at least not yet! :o The problem for me is I don't feel happy unless I can buy something new, and I feel like I...
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