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Forum: Frugality & Finances   Today, 01:27 PM
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Amazon subscribe and save

Do you use Amazon 'subscribe and save'? What kind of products do you get? Do you think its worth it? Thanks-
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-25-2015, 10:32 AM
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I know this is an old thread but we moved out of...

I know this is an old thread but we moved out of Santa Cruz last year. We were in Boulder Creek for 10 years, then Felton for 2. I love living there, I love the redwoods, but its unlikely we could...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-25-2015, 09:50 AM
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Oh, that's awesome! I'll have to get the app.,...

Oh, that's awesome! I'll have to get the app., I've been checking groupon for local museums, etc! I found out the local entertainment book had coupons for the Zoo & the book is only $8 and has a...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-23-2015, 03:17 PM
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Thanks! I am really obsessing over budgeting...

Thanks! I am really obsessing over budgeting lately! I homeschool the kids and DH works a lot. Really trying to fine tune the budget and not spend every penny! Things add up so fast! I feel like I...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-23-2015, 02:58 PM
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Kids shoes

What the best place (on-line) to but kids shoes? Two of my kids need good running shoes and I'm trying to find a good deal. We often use 6pm.com, which I love, but wondering if there is anywhere else...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-23-2015, 02:54 PM
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$200 does sound like a lot but some of the gifts...

$200 does sound like a lot but some of the gifts will be things they need anyway (like shoes, socks, etc) that we will give as gifts.

Next year I plan on saving monthly for Holidays and birthday...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-23-2015, 02:34 PM
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Ruthiegirl- That's awesome that you know exactly...

Ruthiegirl- That's awesome that you know exactly how much you have spent in past years! We have been keeping a basic budget on paper for years, this is my 1st year tracking it on my computer (YNAB)...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-20-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 12
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Thanks for the reply Zebra15! I have never...

Thanks for the reply Zebra15! I have never tracked our xmas budget before so I'm trying to have a clear financial picture of it and not go overboard:)

My middle son has gotten into legos, and they...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-20-2015, 11:08 AM
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Views: 361
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Good ideas, I'll call the hotel. I looked at...

Good ideas, I'll call the hotel. I looked at pictures of the rooms and there does not appear to be a kitchen like area. I'll look into the public transportation and compare cost, but for the 5 of us...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-19-2015, 10:20 PM
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Holiday budgeting...

So I am wondering how those who budget manage holiday spending? I'm mostly thinking about Christmas/Winter Holidays at the moment...

-Do you save monthly for the holidays?

-Do you...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-19-2015, 10:07 PM
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Views: 361
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Ok, thanks for the advice everyone! The amenities...

Ok, thanks for the advice everyone! The amenities on the website don't mention a fridge or coffee pot but it does seem most hotels have them. (and there is no pool, waaa) It also doesn't mention a...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-19-2015, 09:11 AM
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Views: 361
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Ideas for saving $ on a short trip

Hi, we are staying 1 night in a hotel in Seattle (thank you rewards card), we are going one day to a concert and the next day to the Zoo. We have the concert tickets and are looking for discount...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   05-29-2015, 07:25 PM
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Hi, I am in Bellingham! We moved here last fall...

Hi, I am in Bellingham! We moved here last fall from Ca. I am expecting my 4th baby in Oct. and will be using the same midwives! My 3 boys are 9, almost 7, and almost 3. How are you liking Bellingham?
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   04-30-2015, 09:21 PM
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Views: 276
Posted By *green*faery*
Cutting gluten and dairy

Hi, is anyone here GF & DF while also being vegetarian? We will still eat eggs but I'm trying to figure out how to meal plan and what to eat. If I just eat carbs (like say GF pasta with veggies) I...
Forum: October 2015 Due Date Club   03-27-2015, 09:23 PM
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Views: 808
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I am pregnant with my 4th. My 1st labor was at a...

I am pregnant with my 4th. My 1st labor was at a hospital "birthing center", I ended up getting induced but took nothing for pain. The labor was only 8 hours, but it sucked. I was screaming at every...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   02-18-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,292
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grilled cheese and tomato bell pepper soup (I get...

grilled cheese and tomato bell pepper soup (I get it from Costco or Trader Joes to have as back up meals)

Burritos. I cook and freeze beans and often have other Mexican style fixings at home so it...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-29-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 759
Posted By *green*faery*
I've always wanted to do one of these challenges,...

I've always wanted to do one of these challenges, but how do you get by without fresh produce? We do use frozen produce also but even going a week without buying produce is difficult. Any advice? We...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-29-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 122
Posted By *green*faery*
Thanks, so my husband has wanted to open a card...

Thanks, so my husband has wanted to open a card that has frequent flyer miles kind of thing. We would pay it off monthly. If Im not mistaken when you 1st open a credit card it dings your credit a...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-28-2014, 10:03 AM
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Views: 122
Posted By *green*faery*
What is the best way to raise your credit score?

We want to buy a house in the next year or two. My husband and I each have 1 credit card that we pay off each month (it's mainly used for gas). Our scores are decent, 675 or so but we would like to...
Forum: Meal Planning   12-27-2014, 10:35 PM
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We had homemade pizza too! I threw the dough...

We had homemade pizza too! I threw the dough together this morning and my kids helped make the pizzas. We also had a salad. With the extra dough I made some breakfast calzones to freeze for my...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-20-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 640
Posted By *green*faery*
Can you recommend a book on money management?

Hi, my niece recently got a decent job and will be moving out on her own. She is also getting married this summer and I would like to get her a book on money management and budgeting. Any...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-03-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,074
Posted By *green*faery*
Frisbees would have been a great party gift! ...

Frisbees would have been a great party gift!

Thanks for the ideas. I am realizing now that the main problem is I invite WAY too many people!! We homeschool, so birthdays end up being an excuse to...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-03-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 755
Posted By *green*faery*
It really varies...

I think it depends on a lot of factors. Do you know how much you spend on food? And by non-fixed expenses do you mean clothing, car repair, hair cut, birthdays, etc? We live in a HCL area and that...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   06-02-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,019
Posted By *green*faery*
:)

Burritos and nachos? That's what makes me gain weight:)

I personally would not do cows milk, but if you were not opposed I would maybe add yogurt to her diet. Super powered smoothies if she will...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-01-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,091
Posted By *green*faery*
((((hugs))))

I'm so sorry, it sounds very frustrating. Reminds me of the 25lbs I lost and then gained back. I tried so hard and did so well just to have to start over again! Take care of yourself and your babies!...
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