8/9/10 at 2:19pm
Posts by sweetjasmine
8/6/10 at 4:56pm
I don't know how widespread across the nation this is so check your own city but here in Dallas they provide free school supplies on the state fair grounds to low income families. People start lining up in the very early morning hours. In addition, for everyone else regardless of income there are dental and eye exams, haircuts and vaccinations. Local businesses provide all the supplies and free exams.
8/5/10 at 2:02pm
Quote: Originally Posted by Usually Curious With the biflation we will be experiencing I think we will definitely have to get used to a lower standard of living. Necessary items will rise in price and luxuy items will drop in price. We are truly in a financial climate where the rich will get richer and the poor will get poorer. And the middle class disappears.
8/5/10 at 1:59pm
7/25/10 at 12:51pm
Quote: Originally Posted by verarae
DH does wear glasses, 10+ years old, and he needs a new pair. But I did not know they made non-disposable contacts, are they called hard lenses?
No, they are not hard lenses, they are soft. But you have to be meticulous about keeping them clean and you do need to get new ones occasionally. Not sure how long you can keep each pair. Several months or so or maybe longer.
7/20/10 at 2:32pm
Quote: Originally Posted by Pariah All of my suggestions have been listed, but I have to say that from the time I got pregnant to the present, I've always dreamed of being "that house" where all the kids love to hang out. I've known people with houses like that and it is so fun (and the parents thought so, too). I'm very introverted so I would definitely need to recuperate here and there, but I really do love having lots of people around (and kids are...
7/19/10 at 5:12pm
My strategy, to be simple and to the point, is to cut back on discretionary and non-discretionary spending where possible, and at the same time to save as much as possible. Oh, and pray that I don't get laid off.
7/19/10 at 11:53am
I read that. I don't remember if this is from the article or if I read it somewhere else but for those who believe we are actually in a depression they say it won't "look" like the 1930's soup lines and so forth due to our entitlement programs these days like food stamps and UE benefits. If we really are in a depression I don't believe it's as severe, YET, as in the 30's.
7/18/10 at 1:28pm
I'm worried about dh selling his house, too. It really is in bad shape. It was a cute little house once upon a time. His mother is moving out of it this year and told him to go ahead and put it up for sale. It's in an older but nice neighborhood and sits on about an acre and a half. I think it could have fetched a nice sum in the years before the recession but now I'm not sure how much he can get for it. There's alot wrong with it but it would totally be a nice DIY job for...
7/18/10 at 1:12pm
Hm, I don't really have an answer for you. Just wanted to commiserate. We live in an apartment but have done a few upgrades and maintenance ourselves, just some small things. For example replacing the kitchen faucet with a nicer one, installing water filter system as well as under cabinet lighting, etc. I like the idea of DIY, I just don't trust my own abilities and frankly, not dh's abilities either. He's willing but it's seems to be hit or miss with him. Sometimes he...