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Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-18-2014, 01:55 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
Mamabear - *hugs* Hope you are able to get into...

Mamabear - *hugs* Hope you are able to get into the apt soon & that things calm down with the school.

Justmama - good luck on your state boards!

Wolfcat - WOAH. West Nile is serious. I worry...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-14-2014, 01:24 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
Zebra - hoping you are okay Mamarhu - sounds...

Zebra - hoping you are okay

Mamarhu - sounds like everything is working out for you with the job & family :)

Mylie - WTG on getting the unemployment

Justmama - libraries are great aren't...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-11-2014, 03:10 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
Had a great trip today! For $10, I got: ~ A...

Had a great trip today! For $10, I got:

~ A Bookend
~a book for my dd
~ A Heidi Ott 18" doll in full outfit {was color of the day so .99!}
~A homeschooling book we needed for this fall
~A...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-11-2014, 03:07 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
Justmama - Argh! I can't believe I forgot about...

Justmama - Argh! I can't believe I forgot about using Tea! I will try it tonight since even though it's been a couple of days, it's still pretty bad - a large portion of my upper arms are pretty much...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-09-2014, 01:50 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
Checking in from the library. Hugs to everyone -...

Checking in from the library. Hugs to everyone - just don't have time to reply to each one of you thanks to library time limits :(

Yard sale went so-so. Did okay on the 1st day, but the 2nd day...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-06-2014, 01:26 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
FWIW pay attention at your grocery stores to the...

FWIW pay attention at your grocery stores to the HBA aisles. I've found a ton of dental items & soap items on clearance in the last weeks that have ended up being free or nearly free after coupons....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-06-2014, 12:41 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
Justmama - thanks. I really needed to hear that....

Justmama - thanks. I really needed to hear that. And congrats on the CNA license! I agree - look into temp agencies. VA hospitals are good too if you have one nearby.

Zebra - HUGS.


Checking...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-04-2014, 12:26 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
Checking in from the library again quickly. ...

Checking in from the library again quickly.

Went to my appointment with the city agency for electric assistance this morning, and they are going to pay not only the $96 that was the remainder of...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-02-2014, 11:05 AM
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Posted By frugalmama
Checking in from the library again :) They are...

Checking in from the library again :) They are having a end of summer fest today so dd is happily sitting in the puppet show after getting her face painted.

Never got a call back from the agency,...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-31-2014, 02:20 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
Mamarhu - I love tie-dye too, but I would...

Mamarhu - I love tie-dye too, but I would probably pick the more conservative outfit. Just to be on the safe side.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-30-2014, 04:20 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
Checking in - net got cut this morning so I am at...

Checking in - net got cut this morning so I am at the library. The kindle I bought used a couple of months ago fell this afternoon & the screen shattered :( I swear I just can't win lately.
...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-29-2014, 05:28 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
Happyhats - I don't know about your printer, but...

Happyhats - I don't know about your printer, but I use refurb inks in mine to print coupons & have no issues. Just make sure it's not set to draft or fast. I buy the office depot ones normally - if...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-26-2014, 06:35 AM
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Posted By frugalmama
heyxxmcfly - I agree, go in the office if you...

heyxxmcfly - I agree, go in the office if you can. The only other way I've found that works as well is if you can do it all online {some states allow it} & submit the paperwork online. Then it's all...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-25-2014, 08:01 AM
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Posted By frugalmama
Call the HHSC Ombudsman for your state - they can...

Call the HHSC Ombudsman for your state - they can sort it out. Did you get a receipt when you turned in the paperwork?
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-24-2014, 12:56 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
Yard sale got postponed till next week - woke up...

Yard sale got postponed till next week - woke up sick :( . Called the Electric company & was able to get an extension until the 1st, but had to go ahead & pay the $100 of the bill I had. Praying some...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-22-2014, 04:31 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
Ugh just got a disconnect notice on the electric...

Ugh just got a disconnect notice on the electric - have till Friday to get it paid. Going to call in the morning & see if I can get an extension. Really need to go down to the county office & find...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-18-2014, 09:18 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
Zebra - actually I've been selling quite a bit of...

Zebra - actually I've been selling quite a bit of Homeschooling stuff this month. Mostly Sonlight items - if you have anything Sonlight I would post it for sale now & be sure to opt IN to the global...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-16-2014, 03:04 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
Crazyms - I second your suggestions for cutting...

Crazyms - I second your suggestions for cutting costs. I would also add in couponing if at all possible - every bit helps. I buy a lot of my non-food items on clearance & pair a coupon with it so I...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-15-2014, 08:21 AM
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Posted By frugalmama
Mamarhu - You {and your son} are Awesome! I can...

Mamarhu - You {and your son} are Awesome! I can only hope my dd turns out that good.

Good vibes to all those in the housing area. I would add look into HUD foreclosures - they go cheap. Sometimes...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-11-2014, 07:27 AM
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Posted By frugalmama
FYI if you do Savingstar {or have a store near...

FYI if you do Savingstar {or have a store near you that is eligible} - the Friday freebie this week is Toilet paper :) Not a big pack, but hey free is good :)


Trying to just keep swimming here....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-10-2014, 09:44 AM
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Posted By frugalmama
Joining in on the freakout :) Not only is it...

Joining in on the freakout :)

Not only is it 6 months till x-mas, but for us it's about 2 weeks until EID {Islamic holiday celebrated a lot like x-mas with gifts, etc}. I am super freaking out...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-08-2014, 07:15 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
Justmama - *hugs* I wish I lived closer - I would...

Justmama - *hugs* I wish I lived closer - I would totally send you home with a boatload of groceries. Hopefully the food pantry will be able to help you out.


I know just what you mean about...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-06-2014, 01:07 AM
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Posted By frugalmama
Happyhats - Do you have an emergency fund? I'd...

Happyhats - Do you have an emergency fund? I'd stash the $200 back for emergencies.



The last 24 hours have been a day of blessings for me - the kind that really restore my faith in humanity....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-03-2014, 05:20 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
I think it's about even, honestly even with all...

I think it's about even, honestly even with all the repairs.

According to a friend of mine, the most likely reason for the increase in water leaks in the summer is due to the temperature changes....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-02-2014, 07:40 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
Mylie - Praying it comes through in time. Do you...

Mylie - Praying it comes through in time. Do you have a St. Vincent De Paul or Catholic Charities nearby? They may help with your rent too. I would also call your state's Unemployment Ombudsman, and...
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