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  1. New Member Introductions
    Hello, everyone! I am excited to explore the forums and learn all kinds of new things and meet people. Always looking for ways to increase my income on the side and get creative! Thanks for having me! :vs_smirk:
  2. Vacations and Travel
    Don't have the money or want to spend the money traveling for a vacation? There's lots of free and frugal entertainment to be found in many places!!! Investigate your local options. - Bowling - If you go on Sunday mornings before noon, the games are usually $1-2 each in my area. Sometimes...
  3. Vacations and Travel
    do you prefer to : 1. relax & stay in the hotel room a lot, lounge by the pool or.. 2. go sightseeing, walk as much as you can until you're super exhausted visiting 6-10 places in a day cramming your itinerary? I'm definetely number 1! My daily life is already hectic with long work hours &...
  4. Vacations and Travel
    in order to celebrate my mom's birthday, i booked us a staycation weekend package at a BnB hotel in my city. the hotel is located nearby shops,eateries and convenience stores. it's a perfect location to get out of our routine & enjoy a staycation. my mom wanted to enjoy laying down in the hotel...
  5. General Chat
    Please help me make a decision. I purchased a groupon deal last year for a week long resort vacation for just $400. That is a total bargain seeing as how the 6 of us won't fit in a regular hotel room. I was so excited about this vacation as we rarely go on them. There were so many options at...
  6. General Chat
    Well, after being married almost 12 years, my wife and I are finally going on a "honeymoon". We haven't really gone on any sort of vacation to speak of, other than driving out to Calgary for a friend's wedding. We've been to family gatherings and camping quite a few times, but haven't hopped...
  7. General Chat
    On our. Way to mackinac island. Whoo hoo
  8. Frugal Living
    Okay guys, I'm gonna need some "tough love" the next 3 weeks while we're traveling around on vacation. I find when I'm in a good mood I tend to let down my guard and spend money. Plus we're going to be around the kids. And I love to spend money on them! It's now or when I die. I choose now...
  9. Meal planning
    Each summer we rent an apartment, condo or house at the beach. I try to make most meals to keep cost down. I plan a tentative menu and shopping list. I take whatever I can from home to keep cost down and make a list to shop from when we get there. Here's this year's menu: Saturday...
  10. Frugal Living
    Well we haven't gone on vacation and I was already up last night worrying about the cost and impact on our savings for a new kitchen. We've put the kitchen off a year to go see the girls this year. They live >1500 miles away. So I got up after midnight(!) and did a quick rundown of a new...
  11. Vacations and Travel
    I don't think we have an upper limit when it comes to $$$/gallon. We've waited too long to be able to travel. Although if it goes over $10/gallon, I suppose we'd have to give some thought to canceling. We travel with our dogs so we don't have to pay kennel fees, and so our special needs dog...
  12. Vacations and Travel
    My family and I will be traveling to San Francisco this June. The main reason we are going is for a music festival that my husband wanted to attend. We have already paid for the tickets for the festival. (Cash, not credit, yay!) Now I am trying to figure out lodging. Because we are bringing our...
  13. Vacations and Travel
    DH and I decided that this summer we are going to go on a vacation. I know it's not the most frugal thing to do, but with our tax return we will be able to knock out a bunch of debt and I just got a promotion with much better pay. That being said, DD is 3 and I will be about 6 months pregnant...
  14. Vacations and Travel
    On Friday we leave for atlantic city!!! DH and I both love poker and not to toot my own horn but I am pretty good at it. We both play in 2 poker leagues which once a week a whole bunch of people meet up and play poker for free. Every 3 months if you beat everyone you get a $100 voucher to play...
  15. WOTHM
    For those of us that work outside of the home, do you schedule your vacation time (assuming you get vacation days) for when your kids are out of school for the summer, or do you take the family on vacation during the school year? As a teacher, I'm off when the kids are off, however, we have a...
  16. Blog
    A vacation can be a lot of fun. It can also be very expensive, although it does not have to be. There are many ways to cut costs on a vacation, but even the most conscientious cost cutters are sometimes guilty of throwing away money needlessly. It’s easy to waste money on vacation. You get in...
  17. Vacations and Travel
    We never really go on vacation (this is as close as we usually get,lol) but this weekend we boarded the dog & went to help ds move. We couldn't believe what we saw...FOX 40 WICZ TV - Sailing Down I-88? [5/19/2010] - News, Sports, Weather, Contests and More - Binghamton, NY Going to need a...
  18. Meal planning
    We will be in 2 houses (10 in each house) for 7 nights. We have to cook for everyone for 1 or 2 days each family. What suggestions do you have for a big group that is relatively easy, quick to fix and doesn't cost a lot? Ages 1, 2, 2.5, 3, 3, 9, 9, 10, 12, 16 and the rest adults. If stuff is...
  19. Meal planning
    I need ideas: How do you keep food costs down on vacation? We'll be going on a National Parks vacation this summer. 9 days. Since hotels are so expensive in National Parks, I'm trying to figure out ways to cut food expenses. The hotels don't allow crockpots. Most of our hotels don't...
  20. Single Moms
    Ugh, being a single parent sucks. Its worse in a way that their dad is SO involved. He signs them up for stuff and I get stuck taking them. Not that I don't want to, but I don't have much time. I feel like I am stretched to the point of breaking. I feel so depressed because I can never...
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