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  1. General Chat
    Hello there! I'm a 27yo female currently working as an English teacher in Japan, though my degree and past jobs were in software engineering. I have identified with frugality and minimalism for close to a decade now, but the vast majority of like-minded people I meet either have a family or...
  2. Question and Answer
    I'm a college student who is still living at home with my parents. I've been dating my boyfriend for almost four years, and we are thinking of moving in with each other within the next few months. Right now, we are both working part time jobs that pay just above minimum wage. I am getting 17...
  3. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    A little background: My son is 19, attending college, living at home, drives a paid-in-cash car, first job at 16, switched jobs last year (he was 18), got laid off this past July and has still not been called back to work. By about 6 weeks of layoff, I started getting nervous and encouraged...
  4. Frugal Living
    My dd14 is starting to research for her career. She has said lawyer or teacher. Once she found out the length of time and expense of lawyer, she decided against it for now. As a family with 4 kids, she knows her help has limits. Then teacher came along. It is something that she has talked...
  5. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    Young adults feel empowered by debt, new study says | Deseret News This is a bit scary to read. Fortunately it ends with quotes from one young adult who has been buried and is working his way out of it. But to feel empowered, have high self esteem simply because you didn't have the will-power...
  6. General Chat
    My Dad is getting ready to retire this June, I'm worried. He is delusional about his finances. The man has never paid a bill or bought a single grocery in all his life. My mother has been begging him to wait but he just won't listen. Says he hates working and won't work a single day longer...
  7. General Chat
    Can you fill in the blanks? "Back when I was young and stupid, I ________________, and now_________________." Here's mine: "Back when I was young and stupid, I bought waaaaaay too many clothes, and now I look at them in the closet and think 'what a waste.'" They are totally out of date...
  8. General Chat
    Thought I'd share something happy & fun... Stay Young With Me!! We all need to read this one over and over until it becomes part of who we are! HOW TO STAY YOUNG 1. Try everything twice. On Madams tombstone (of Whelan's and Madam) she said she wanted this epitaph: Tried everything...
  9. Freebies
    If you are between 8 and 17 years old, the EAA Young Eagles programs wants to offer you the chance of a lifetime. Turn your dreams into reality on a free Young Eagles flight and become one of over 1 Million Young Eagles! Most Young Eagle flights last between 15 and 20 minutes. Once back on the...
  10. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    Money: Partner and I bring home about $1600.00. Expenses: (monthly) Water and Sewage: $100.00 Power: $100.00 Gas: $35.00 Internet/phone: $90.00 Car payment: $177.66 My cell: $65-75.00 Partners cell: $65.00 Car...
  11. Health and beauty
    As someone who has a horrible memory, I found this article interesting. http://health.yahoo.com/experts/drmao/15524/8-foods-to-keep-your-brain-young-and-healthy/
  12. Freebies
    http://www.youngdisciple.com/yd/free_sample.htm
  13. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    I am usually a fan of Suze Orman, I like her TV show and generally don't mind her ideas, while I do think that she is a bit too credit focussed, when she talks to people she does advocate paying down their debt. I will say though that I am not a fan of this book, there were chapter after...
  14. Find Your Kith
    I don't necessarily like the term penny pincher, but couldn't think of anything creative lol. This is a kith for those of us who are frugal and 26 years old or younger. Not that 26 is some magic number that makes you no longer "young", just the age that popped into my head :). So how many of...
  15. General Chat
    Gettting dirty wheather it's gardening, landscaping, or just from being outside Playing with your kids with what they like to do for fun, even if it's video games (Sadly, some parents don't play with their kids or hardly at all.) Laugh often (A child laughs on average 400 times a day. An...
  16. Stay at home moms
    Just wondering if there are any other young mommies on the boards! I'm a 20 yr old SAHMW, three kids (all girls) - my oldest will be 4 10/26 and my middle will be 2 2/2 and I am due 10/12 with my third! Married for over two years as well. Hubby is just a tad bit older than I am, 28! I do...
  17. General Chat
    By collecting business cards. The address to send them is in the article ~ I'm collecting cards from friends and others in my community to send to him.... http://www.lvrj.com/news/23427589.html
  18. Question and Answer
    So it's looking very promising the DH will get this job in Sacramento. With the salary he was promised, he'll be well above the average income in the area. Plus, the cost of living is a lot lower, so that will make it even easier for us. Anyway, I have been looking for rentals and they run...
  19. Family
    By young, I mean 1-5yrs. of age. What do you think? I feel sorry for this kid because she going to realize when she's older that he's not her real dad but calls him dad or daddy. She's 3 and her bio father hasn't been a part of her life since she was a few months old. Or, if this person's...
  20. News you can use
    Bad economy no excuse for young debtor A young woman who's deep in debt needs to get a job fast, says the Debt Adviser.
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