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  1. General Chat
    I'm having trouble with the phrase "I/We did not mean to get her/you in trouble" Isn't the only one that could get someone in trouble the one that did the action that caused the trouble not the one that brought it to light? And if you did something wrong should you expect correction? I have...
  2. Frugal Living
    I am starting to look for a new job. My current job has wild hours and poor pay so I have been wearing only my glasses and my contacts have been sitting in the bathroom for um...over a year. They have been in the disinfecting solution. They are rigid permable lenses and I can see that they...
  3. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    So, I have had this credit card for over a decade. I really, truly use it for convenience, and pay it off in full EVERY SINGLE MONTH. I recently had a laptop die, and in the process lost many passwords. I went online to find out my CC balance - wanting to write out my bills before starting a...
  4. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    Ok, I worked on a budget for days... I put bills in the dates that they are due first, then plugged in things I have to pay off, medications, and misc... Here's where it gets tricky... I have an amount that I have to pay every other week. That amount has to come out of the "leftover" balances...
  5. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    Warning: Whine ahead I just feel so down about our finances. DH keeps saying, "But we are doing so good". Not compared to the fact that we should have been debt free, including the house, 3yrs ago. Not compared to the fact that I have done without and worked hard at the DR plan for 9yrs...
  6. Secondhand Shopping
    I feel very very lucky to have found this but others I;m sure won't understand my excitement. Back story: Since I have lost weight I Needed a swimsuit. I have always been hard to fit into a suit as "I was endowed my my Creator" with large cup size. I have always wanted a larger cup size...
  7. Frugal Living
    DH and I went out with our good friends last night for dinner and then went back to their house to play games. We are in our 40's and they are in their 60's. We had a REALLY great time laughing and it was really hysterical. These are the friends that I used to let be a bad influence on me...
  8. Health and beauty
    somedays I see my body as acceptable and even like what I see in some clothes. Then I put on the same jeans that I LOVE myself in and just see rolls and lumps and "pouches"!! How can the preception differ so much from day to day?!?!? Even though I know my weight has NOT gone up!! I hate this!
  9. Utilities
    I just got out first water bill that includes an entire quarter of us living in our new house. It was 104.70. We have a 1200 square foot house, three adults and one 3 yr old. 1-2 showers total a day on average, a couple baths a week for the kiddo. 1 load a day of laundry or so and a load of...
  10. Automotive
    We live in Germany for the next at least 2 years. We have a 2003 Chevy Trailblazer worth KBB person to person $12,000. It has 72,000 miles on it and now the transmission is bad. MY husband and I both work on cars, but just incase we had the car mechanic here on base (who I wouldn't let work...
  11. Coupons
    Sometimes I just don't get. Today I had a coupon for 40 cents off two packages any variety/flavor Totinos pizza rolls. The package in the picture was for 120ct. Does that mean it's only good on the 120ct? The coupon says nothing about the size. They wouldn't let me use them on a smaller...
  12. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    My bills are becoming out of control! We have stopped the spending but with my husband out of work it is getting harder and harder to pay even the min payments! I called my credit card companies today to try to lower my min payment and not one of them would help me. I explained to them my the...
  13. General Chat
    Before I was broke I never understood "cheap" people. I didn't understand the choices they would make. But as they say," until you walk a mile in somebodies shoes". Now to my point. Just last night I was ranting to my Dh about the budget cuts for next school year. There was a woman on the news...
  14. Education
    the current economy and history of the Depression My dd, 8, got the Kit Kitterage American Girl for her birthday (an ebay steal). We watched the movie when my mom recorded it for us off of HBO and now she is almost finished reading the book series. This has been a really good unit study for...
  15. Sewing
    I noticed this free pattern today is just like my tiny one. I would love the freedom of making this for any size. But I don't understand how we are supposed to measure the body? Thanks if anyone can explain this to me. I can make this shirt in my sleep so Im dying to make an adult size one for...
  16. Support
    My husband has been diagnosed with clinical depression. He is currently taking Effexor daily. There are many times that I have been angry with him and called him lazy, among other things. I just don't understand how someone can lay in bed ALL DAY LONG and then stay up all night playing video...
  17. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    I see now why I struggle each month it is not the MATH I am doing it by Math and not the lowest first I knew that and I still need to do it my way but now I understand why I am not getting that boost snowballing Why do I need to do it my way? because the low interest rates have end dates...
  18. Sewing
    Help please? I bought my first pattern and fabric today. It's almost 11pm and I haven't a clue where to start. My machine is threaded and ready, my iron is out and ready, I have everything ready. I have Simplicity 4625 and I'm trying to make bag B.. What is my first step? Do I cut the pattern...
  19. General Chat
    I have a friend who I have known for 17years, I don't know why I didn't notice this before but it seems that when it comes to her and I going out or getting together it seems to be just all about her and nothing that we want to do.....I really dislike being a follower because I am far from that...
  20. General Chat
    I'm new to this site and I'm noticing some FV ( I'm catching on ) jargon... Can someone fill me in?? :smhelp:
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