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Forum: Trying To Conceive   12-12-2005, 12:54 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 6,069
Posted By bamboogrrrl
Ary99 - Related to your homeless married couple...

Ary99 - Related to your homeless married couple observations, a friend gave us a hilarious piece of infertiliy advice. She told me, "move all your money into some really shaky investments, and...
Forum: Trying To Conceive   12-09-2005, 07:05 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 6,069
Posted By bamboogrrrl
Hello back eveyone - may we all be here briefly!...

Hello back eveyone - may we all be here briefly!

Adina and Korin: am sooooo psyched to hear about your successes. I would have joined Korin in her due date club, but it wasn't to be (grrrr). You...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-08-2005, 06:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 275
Posted By bamboogrrrl
"Your Money or Your Life" By Joe Dominguez and...

"Your Money or Your Life" By Joe Dominguez and Vicki Robin

"The Total Money Makeover" by Dave Ramsey

Also visit the Simple Living Discussion forums for more help at:
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Forum: Trying To Conceive   12-08-2005, 06:10 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 6,069
Posted By bamboogrrrl
Hi everyone - there was a time when I posted a...

Hi everyone - there was a time when I posted a lot more, but after almost 4 years of infertility, just can't take it anymore.

1. How old are you? 38, and dh just turned 51!
2. How long have you...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-18-2005, 04:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 722
Posted By bamboogrrrl
Where I live, we usually have our first frost in...

Where I live, we usually have our first frost in early October. This year, no sign of frost yet - woo hoo! It HAS been rainy and icky, but we haven't needed the woodstove so far. Last year we made...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-18-2005, 01:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,755
Posted By bamboogrrrl
From my own experiences with almost 4 years of...

From my own experiences with almost 4 years of infertility, it seems like if you have thyroid issues, soy can make them a lot worse. If your thryoid levels are fine, then soy isn't a big deal...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   08-26-2005, 10:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,423
Posted By bamboogrrrl
We have a big ole drafty farmhouse we bought 5...

We have a big ole drafty farmhouse we bought 5 years ago. Our kitchen is huge with just one tiny radiator, so we froze the first year. The second year, we got a Vermont Castings woodstove on ebay...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-26-2005, 10:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 198
Posted By bamboogrrrl
There you go - sounds like you got it going on....

There you go - sounds like you got it going on. I was just trying to think of a way to avoid paying closing costs if you weren't rolling that much debt into your mortgage. To increase one's mortgage...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-26-2005, 10:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 457
Posted By bamboogrrrl
For your personal finances: use Dave Ramsey's...

For your personal finances: use Dave Ramsey's debt snowball method, rank your debts in order of smallest to largest. Keep $1K in emergency funds. Pay off the smallest debt first while you pay...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-26-2005, 09:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 198
Posted By bamboogrrrl
Why not open a home equity line of credit? If...

Why not open a home equity line of credit? If you think you can pay it off in a timely way, it's a good choice. AND there are usually no fees involved with setting one up...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-17-2005, 11:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 283
Posted By bamboogrrrl
Maybe you want to take a look at which loan has...

Maybe you want to take a look at which loan has a higher interest rate and keep paying that one, while you put the lower interest rate loan in forbearance...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-17-2005, 11:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 318
Posted By bamboogrrrl
Woo hoo!

Woo hoo!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-17-2005, 11:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 717
Posted By bamboogrrrl
You might want to run out to the library and...

You might want to run out to the library and read Dave Ramsey's "Total Money Makeover." If you can take or leave his Jesus-i-ness, he has a very good plan for getting out of debt and building...
Forum: Infertility   08-01-2005, 09:33 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,990
Posted By bamboogrrrl
I know, I've missed you folks at these forums...

I know, I've missed you folks at these forums too. I find that sometimes I just can't handle these adventures, let alone want to post online about them. So I come and go...

Adina, am wishing you...
Forum: Infertility   07-29-2005, 01:45 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,990
Posted By bamboogrrrl
This is such a great thread! Can I join in even...

This is such a great thread! Can I join in even though I'm just in the "thinking about IVF/ART" stage? Very inspiring for a newbie to IVF to hear everyone's stories. Some of you might remember me,...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-15-2005, 12:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 558
Posted By bamboogrrrl
Reread a little David Bach ("The Automatic...

Reread a little David Bach ("The Automatic Millionaire," "Smart Couples Finish Rich") for a little reinforcement about the "Latte Factor." That might be motivational! Says the hypocrite who is...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-01-2005, 12:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 267
Posted By bamboogrrrl
Run out and buy (or borrow from the library)...

Run out and buy (or borrow from the library) Dave Ramsey's "The Total Money Makeover." It will get you started on budgeting. A large part of budgeting is keeping track of your past expenses (I do...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-15-2005, 12:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 347
Posted By bamboogrrrl
Home Equity Lines of Credit (HELOC) have...

Home Equity Lines of Credit (HELOC) have variable interest rates, so they fluccuate a lot (and interest rates will rise). If you think you can pay off the HELOC in the near future, go for it! But if...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   03-09-2005, 11:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,759
Posted By bamboogrrrl
Momto: Truly, our metal roof is no louder than...

Momto: Truly, our metal roof is no louder than the previous shingled one. But if there's no insulation, or the roofer failed to put the right felt underneath the roof, I'm sure it would be louder. A...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-04-2005, 08:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 474
Posted By bamboogrrrl
Good point Belleweather! It all depends on if...

Good point Belleweather! It all depends on if you can actually make the commitment to pay down the 30 year mortgage faster. Most people can't. At least according to Dave Ramsey. In our situation,...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-04-2005, 11:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 474
Posted By bamboogrrrl
Here is a simple calculator that can help you...

Here is a simple calculator that can help you figure out your new mortgage payment (among other things):

http://loan.yahoo.com/m/mortpmt.html?i=5.38&y=30

30 years at 6% for $120,000 would be...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-04-2005, 11:45 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,710
Posted By bamboogrrrl
I am so with you, Kerc, on the Dave Ramsey...

I am so with you, Kerc, on the Dave Ramsey thang. I could NOT get into the Jesusy parts, but I thought the clarity and simplicity of the steps was brilliant. With all these financial books, you've...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-04-2005, 11:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 283
Posted By bamboogrrrl
Basically, your only savings is the money market...

Basically, your only savings is the money market account. Put the retirement stuff and IRAs out of mind because you want leave that money alone to grow. Make sure you should have an emergency fund...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-04-2005, 11:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 810
Posted By bamboogrrrl
You could do that, if you'd like to give the...

You could do that, if you'd like to give the gov't an interest free loan... I have a hard time with that philososphically, but lots of people do it.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-04-2005, 11:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 474
Posted By bamboogrrrl
We are in the same boat, and I've done a lot of...

We are in the same boat, and I've done a lot of research on this. DH's rented shop has changed owners and the writing is on the wall: after 18 years he will have to move. So we want to build a barn...
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