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  1. Home Environment
    I am getting ready to sell my home and my realtor says that a kitchen update would help with the sale price. My kitchen is not super out of date - ceramic tile floors, new oil-bronzed ceiling fans, stainless sink with high arching faucet - but the appliances are just average (stove is oldest -...
  2. Utilities
    DH bought me an oscillating electric heater for Christmas. (I have, honestly, the coldest hands and feet of anyone I know.) I've been using it almost every day to help warm my hands and feet up and the last two nights, I've kept it in the bedroom on a 'heat and save' mode. It'll heat the room to...
  3. Financial hardship
    I posted this in the Homesteading section too, but I found this lady's story inspiring on how she handled hard times with her food storage system. Her "encouragement" section is worth a read too! Living on our Food Storage
  4. General Chat
    With Christmas coming up, this picture will make you ask yourself what is a necessity and what is not.
  5. Freebies
    Victoria’s Secret is giving away 100,000 Secret Rewards Card on Facebook worth anywhere from $10 to $500. Offer is available to a limited number of poeple each day through 12/15/11. No purchase necessary. Limit one per person. Here are the number of cards being given out each day to the first...
  6. Financial hardship
    Some background... I'm up to my ears in student loan debt, over $100k and couldn't afford to finish a degree after the school gave me the shaft on scheduling and billing. I dropped out after $21k in fraudulent charges billed directly to my student loans without my notification or approval. I was...
  7. DIY
    Hello, I have a question about lamps. I just moved into an apartment and wouldn't you know it, 3 lamps stop working. I am not sure if it had anything to do with the outlets here or they just died. Now my question, has anyone ever changed out the part of the lamp where the light bulb screws...
  8. General Chat
    I just thought I would post this to you ladies considering there always is great advice on here from all of you. I have about 12 bras that are gently used, that I have hung on to for the last two years considering most of them were $40-$48 a piece hoping that I could fit back into them...
  9. Question and Answer
    I purchased two paintings by the artist Wonsmos at a Estate sale this past August. But my husband does not like them, and wants to toss them or put them in the garage. I thought if I could find out that they are worth more that what I paid for them, it would change his mind. Any help with this...
  10. General Chat
    Been thinking.... I'm no financial guru. I've not been trained in politics. Only know enough about the law to keep me out of trouble. Don't have a degree in economics. But I'm out of debt, own my home, am able to contribute to charities, eat well, pay my taxes, and in general have my...
  11. General Chat
    my son is 6 years old and is addicted to the sonic computer games and toys all last week he was on amazon shopping for sonic and tails stuff and kept asking for this or that and the stuff AINT CHEAP! slippers $24.99 !! i got their slippers for a $1 at target after christmas..lol so anyways i...
  12. Homesteading and gardening
    For all of you more experienced gardeners out there, is it worth it to grow corn in the garden? We are putting in a 16 foot by 16 foot garden in the back yard. I've never grown corn but have some seeds left over from another garden. My MIL says corn is nasty and draws in too many bugs. But...
  13. General Chat
    So my family is at a cross roads with our lives.... We are currently in the position where we are both working full time and have a wonderful DD who is 1 and 1/2. We have about 40K worth of debt that needs to be paid off 2 cars that will last anoth 5 years No house, we rent. While we can go...
  14. Dave Ramsey
    I'm new to FV and have been browsing these threads. We are still working on BS1 and BS2, a little back and forth as things happen. Had a conversation recently with in-laws about money. They completely agreed that debt is stupid and then they listed the "only" debts they had: the house payment...
  15. General Chat
    What do yall think? Is preK worth the expense? I never figured myself for a mother who would send my child to preschool. It's a fairly rare thing here and I always planned on homeschooling. My daughter is now 4 and begging to go to school. My husband is due for a military move in about a year...
  16. General Chat
    I'm seriously considering going back to college. I'm looking into several colleges that offer distance learning ( accredited and on the Dept of Ed site, already checked into that) degrees online. I originally went to school for law enforcement and do not plan on going back for that. I'm looking...
  17. Leisure & Media Arts
    So, we have travel-sized Battleship. We play. We make do. We were over at my parents, this past weekend, and DS1 mentioned to my father that he doesn't like all the little pieces of travel Battleship. I'm the only child of two only children who live 5 minutes from my house. They never...
  18. Health and beauty
    Are there some cosmetics you're willing to spend more on because they're actually that much better than the less expensive alternative? What are the items you're willing to splurge on? What would you never pay more for? My splurge is the BE mineral makeup -- I love that stuff! It looks a lot...
  19. General Chat
    A true hero. :ribbon::ribbon::ribbon::ribbon::ribbon::ribbon::ribbon::ribbon::ribbon::ribbon::ribbon::ribbon::ribbon::ribbon::ribbon::ribbon::ribbon::ribbon::ribbon:
  20. Question and Answer
    I am divorced. I lent my ex dh my kids' birth certificates. He kept them. I asked for them back and he claimed to have lost them. So, I recently paid for certified copies of them. My son's has MY place of birth as Vermont, when I was actually born in MASS. I don't know how I missed that...
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