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Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   08-29-2012, 07:58 PM
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Posted By MacroMama
Well, not really. :) Any place I can think of is...

Well, not really. :) Any place I can think of is a chain hotel and therefore probably not helpful. If you decide to stay outside of Boston, you could stay in Natick or Dedham which are about 30 min...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-29-2012, 06:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 503
Posted By MacroMama
The book "Not Just Friends" by Shirley P. Glass...

The book "Not Just Friends" by Shirley P. Glass could be helpful for you. I highly recommend it. If both you and your husband read it, especially at the same time it may help.
 
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-18-2012, 07:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 481
Posted By MacroMama
I just wanted to add that private student loans...

I just wanted to add that private student loans are the worst type of debt you can have because most of the time they are not able to be discharged in bankruptcy. They will follow you to your grave....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-03-2012, 09:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,872
Posted By MacroMama
Just wanted to jump in and say I don't think...

Just wanted to jump in and say I don't think that credit card companies can take money from IRAs or 529 savings plans to repay debt.
 
You may end up having to declare bankruptcy to get rid of all...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-22-2012, 08:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,649
Posted By MacroMama
You can check out www.fueleconomy.gov...

You can check out www.fueleconomy.gov (http://www.fueleconomy.gov) to see which minivans are the most fuel efficient. They are listed under Trucks for some reason and you can also look up specific...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-21-2012, 09:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 865
Posted By MacroMama
Suze Orman recommends having 20 times your...

Suze Orman recommends having 20 times your income. She also recommends going to SelectQuote.com to get the best price for your term life insurance.
 
If your DH died, do you think you could still...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-07-2012, 01:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 347
Posted By MacroMama
My DS who is 4 loves books. I'll have a nice...

My DS who is 4 loves books. I'll have a nice stash of new books from the library for him to look at in the morning. Doesn't always work, but when it does, it's great.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-27-2012, 07:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,154
Posted By MacroMama
The Money Class by Suze Orman is a great, simple...

The Money Class by Suze Orman is a great, simple book.
 
Good luck!
 
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   01-19-2012, 05:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 166
Posted By MacroMama
We're out in MetroWest so we don't have any...

We're out in MetroWest so we don't have any recommendations, but the way we found ours was going to open houses and seeing how we liked the realtors.
 
Good luck!
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   01-17-2012, 09:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 348
Posted By MacroMama
Dr. Robin Ellasberg in Framingham, MA is great....

Dr. Robin Ellasberg in Framingham, MA is great. 508-875-1234
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-14-2012, 07:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 708
Posted By MacroMama
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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-12-2012, 08:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 342
Posted By MacroMama
Our housecleaner comes once a month and cleans...

Our housecleaner comes once a month and cleans our 1400 sq ft apartment for $70. It takes her a little over 2 hours when she comes alone.
 
When she was coming every week, she charged $60.
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-29-2011, 09:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 711
Posted By MacroMama
Right now we're not doing allowance for our DS 4...

Right now we're not doing allowance for our DS 4 year old.
 
However, I did want to mention what Suze Orman recommends in her book, The Money Class. If I remember correctly, for younger kids she...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-20-2011, 10:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,692
Posted By MacroMama
We have it set to 68 degrees.   My MIL...

We have it set to 68 degrees.
 
My MIL however, has it set to 54 degrees all the time. Sometimes she'll use a small heater if we're all in the same room in the house so it's not so cold.
 
 
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-04-2011, 09:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 371
Posted By MacroMama
That's wonderful! Good job Mama!

That's wonderful! Good job Mama!
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-04-2011, 09:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 158
Posted By MacroMama
You could try giving her the gift of time. For...

You could try giving her the gift of time. For example, every year, my DH takes his mom out to dinner and a movie. Could she go by herself? Sure, but it's nice for the two of them to spend time...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-21-2011, 10:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 259
Posted By MacroMama
I would recommend also looking into having a...

I would recommend also looking into having a living revocable trust with an incapability clause. This will make it so that your inheritors won't have to pay high fees in probate as well as other...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-31-2011, 04:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 397
Posted By MacroMama
Keep your savings. If all of a sudden you have...

Keep your savings. If all of a sudden you have no income, no one will finance your groceries or rent.
 
Good luck!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-21-2011, 06:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,939
Posted By MacroMama
We're another family in the Northeast of the US....

We're another family in the Northeast of the US.
 
DS goes to preschool at a local church and we pay about $800/month (paid yearly upfront) for 5 days a week for 4 hours a day. Eek!
 
The...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-21-2011, 06:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,123
Posted By MacroMama
We eat pretty similarly and we spend between...

We eat pretty similarly and we spend between $800-$1000/month on groceries.
 
A common recommendation for people looking into being stay at home parents is to try to live on the salary that will...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-03-2011, 06:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,650
Posted By MacroMama
Hugs!    That is such a difficult situation....

Hugs!
 
 That is such a difficult situation. I don't have any recommendations except that instead of going through a foreclosure, to do a deed in lieu of foreclosure if you decide to go down that...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-03-2011, 05:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 991
Posted By MacroMama
Suze Orman says people first, then things, but...

Suze Orman says people first, then things, but that includes taking care of the people in your life, not necessarily spending all the time with them as much as that would be wonderful.
 
If you're...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-19-2011, 07:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,008
Posted By MacroMama
   Quote:Originally Posted by...


 
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Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-18-2011, 06:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,008
Posted By MacroMama
I would never recommend taking money out of a...

I would never recommend taking money out of a retirement account.
 
Aside from using the money in the future and the penalties, the money there is protected in case you ever have to declare...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-06-2011, 07:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 16,753
Posted By MacroMama
Take a look at etsy.com and hyenacart.com in...

Take a look at etsy.com and hyenacart.com in order to get ideas of how much things go for. Be sure to look at the items that sold, not just the items that are listed.
 
They also have info...
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