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  1. Just Tips
    1) Fridge running inefficiently: due to dust build up on the coils next to the motor or ice building up between the freezer and fridge. Both cause the motor to work harder, wasting more electricity. I take off the fridge grill and use an old toothbrush to clean off the dust. Also, putting your...
  2. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    DH starts work Monday! He absolutely loves the place and I'm so thankful because with me being in school and him being out of work since the end of February, I think we were both at the end of our ropes. We're also still waiting for Canada Revenue to process the Disability Child Tax Benefit...
  3. General Chat
    This is floating around Facebook, where they wanted me to click it and get an app so they can snoop through my info. Since I don't do Facebook apps, I looked it up online. I'm not even sure what all these are. I've crossed off the ones I've had. :hungry: 100 foods to eat before you die...
  4. General Chat
    Ever fell like all you do is fix things or something related to fixing things? That is all I feel like to do. Fix or maintenance on things. Car to shop for oil change or repair. Pick up medicines take someone to the doctor, dentist, eye doctor for check up or "repair" sew holes in...
  5. General Chat
    I have always lived in the suburbs, but I am considering purchasing a home in a more rural area outside my city and commuting 30-45 minutes to work. I am not familiar with the expenses that may be incurred and could use some input. The houses are less expensive than in the city, but my...
  6. General Chat
    I am really good at keeping track of things, but every so often, I have a oops moment. The other day, it was my cell phone. About 2 hrs after I realized I did not know where it was.... till I found it....after I stopped looking for it. I got a clean truck though :) So this morning, I am...
  7. Preparedness and Survival
    Some good information right here, and maybe this will help some of our preppers prioritize what to stash first! 1. Generators (Good ones cost dearly. Gas storage, risky. Noisy...target of thieves; maintenance etc.) 2. Water Filters/Purifiers 3. Portable Toilets 4. Seasoned Firewood. Wood takes...
  8. General Chat
    Can't sleep, found some funny and sweet things to share http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/406403_377544608941665_205344452828349_1391660_969963812_n.jpg http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/427101_369562596406533_205344452828349_1370578_1081446392_n.jpg...
  9. General Chat
    Advice from a retired cop: 10 Things You Should Never Carry in Your Purse or Wallet I would also add setting your purse in a shopping cart and then leaving it there while you turn your back is a very bad idea. I can't count the number of purses I see with the tops open and money and/or...
  10. General Chat
    This morning while flinging more stuff for a challenge I found another gift card that got stuffed out of sight. I guess out of sight, out of mind, really does mean something. Found a $50 Visa gift card, tucked in a box...how it ended up in that box is anyone's guess...but, I sure am happy I...
  11. General Chat
    So I took a huge leap of faith recently. Left job, drove to other state, got to spend Christmas with family for first time in years. Had no clue what I was going to do. House up for sale, living in someone elses home... blah blah blah. Guess things work for a reason like they do...
  12. Family
    DH and I had an hour-long conversation tonight about what we can do as a family. But given that our financial situation has been a little less than stellar for a long time, we have absolutely no idea what to do. We've spent so much time doing things separately that we have no idea what to do as...
  13. Home and family challenges
    ~I love this challenge! It's amazing how much stuff comes into our homes over the course of a year. I kept track last year and I was shocked at how much came in(and I know I forgot to track some stuff!) Remembering to fling regularly will keep us from getting buried and owned by our stuff. So...
  14. General Chat
    Hi everyone! I used to visit this forum many years ago. Now I'm ready to make some BIG changes around here.... partly out of a desire to reduce debt, and partly out of necessity, since I lost my job this past year. For me, there is no better time to make changes than January 1. The holidays...
  15. Frugal Living
    11 Things That Will Be More Expensive in 2012 Intersesting. Gas has been down here lately. Looks like that won't be lasting :(
  16. Meal planning
    Some of these look really good, although the clam chowder with tomatoes and no clams is an abomination. 50 Things to Make With Pasta Sauce : Recipes and Cooking : Food Network
  17. General Chat
    Considering the state in which I left before, it's been hard to come back. I have been thinking long and hard about it because of the circumstances of my sudden leave of absence, but decided to just suck it up and move on. Life's been pretty rough for us since July. Between marital issues...
  18. General Chat
    We have a pair of LL Bean boots for Sophie that were just too tight in the leg to comfortably get on and off...they were 60 bucks online...so friends were telling me to sell them on ebay...craigslist whatever...but I said no I'm going to post them on infomall to giveaway to someone in need...low...
  19. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    Lets have some Thanksgiving love here. :) We have no student loans. (We never did, just saying. :) ) Personal Property taxes are lower this year. (thanks to trading in my DH's truck for a paid for, but nice 2000 year wonderful Jeep) We won our child custody battle. That we didn't start. o.O...
  20. General Chat
    The Best and Worst Things to Buy in November
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