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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...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-29-2014, 07:34 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
Justmama - Hope you are able to find new running...

Justmama - Hope you are able to find new running shoes cheaply. If you don't find anything locally check ebay - I know they sell on there.

Bren - I buy used wool sweaters, then resell to a gal...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-26-2014, 08:06 AM
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Posted By frugalmama
Just checking in right quick - I've been swamped...

Just checking in right quick - I've been swamped lately & haven't had time. Still here, still broke. About to cut off my net at home & just make do with my kindle , I think. Just can't afford $75 a...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-19-2014, 11:12 AM
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Posted By frugalmama
Wanted to share this here with the rest of y'all....

Wanted to share this here with the rest of y'all. SavingStar is expanding in July to add in Walmart, Target, Walgreens and a bunch of other stores. For those not familar with it, it's kind of like a...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-16-2014, 02:22 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
Justmama - hoping it's something like they had to...

Justmama - hoping it's something like they had to deny you from program x so they would cover it under program z. I agree - can you go to the office & talk with someone? I wish I were closer - I...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-12-2014, 07:00 PM
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Views: 39,962
Posted By frugalmama
Justmama - glad you were able to get food....

Justmama - glad you were able to get food. Nothing to be mortified about though. I've been on both sides of the food pantry line & sometimes when I volunteered we were told to give extra due to...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-10-2014, 10:22 AM
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Posted By frugalmama
The whole thing is ticking me off, honestly. Plus...

The whole thing is ticking me off, honestly. Plus other stuff about this Dr. The last 2 times I have felt that my concerns were mostly brushed off, and she doesn't do anywhere near as complete of an...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-10-2014, 07:14 AM
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Posted By frugalmama
Already tried :( No Luck - she wants me to try...

Already tried :( No Luck - she wants me to try the OTC version 1st. The new Endo I have just does not understand poverty at all, and that I can't just squeeze the money from somewhere else. You would...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-09-2014, 08:39 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
Hugs to everyone - sounds like we are all having...

Hugs to everyone - sounds like we are all having a hard time.

Did so-so at the used book sale - made around $100. All going towards bills / taxes. Need to re-list part of the leftovers on ebay...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-05-2014, 06:07 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
Zebra - *Hugs* On the couponing - I don't know if...

Zebra - *Hugs* On the couponing - I don't know if it's available to everyone but I got an email for the grocery game's summer pass - it's something like $10 for 12 weeks of all your local stores that...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-03-2014, 05:51 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
Got a disconnect on the water bill today - I just...

Got a disconnect on the water bill today - I just can't seem to get ahead. There goes any hope of getting a newer used PC anytime soon.

Going to try the local STVDP & see if they can help since...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-01-2014, 05:40 PM
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Views: 39,962
Posted By frugalmama
I totally understand Wolfcat - I'm in the same...

I totally understand Wolfcat - I'm in the same boat.

I have $500 of the tax money, and hopefully after a 2nd book sale this Friday I'll have another $125 at least. Hopefully more if my Sonlight...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-23-2014, 04:51 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
No plans for the summer here either, other than...

No plans for the summer here either, other than trying to stay cool.
 
Satori - WTG on the apartment!
 
 
Gratefuls:
 
~I scored SIX 3lb bags of cat food free after coupons & clearance today...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-19-2014, 12:47 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
Ooh Wolfcat can I play Good & Bad too? :)   ...

Ooh Wolfcat can I play Good & Bad too? :)
 
~Finally sold the Hidden Mickey on ebay! I ended up making $400 after fees, shipping, etc. Enough to pay the school portion of the property taxes, and...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-15-2014, 06:49 AM
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Posted By frugalmama
Justmama - Does your town do summer camp? Maybe...

Justmama - Does your town do summer camp? Maybe that would work? Or if you have a YMCA they might too. I know here the city summer camp goes 8 weeks, and if you are on any kind of aid {SNAP, WIC,...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-13-2014, 12:13 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
Glad to see we are all hanging in there, even if...

Glad to see we are all hanging in there, even if things are tight. Tight here too, but hopefully will be better soon.
 
On the hand-me-down front, we don't get any most of the time either - no...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-13-2014, 10:43 AM
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Posted By frugalmama
Found 2 much needed window fan units for $7...

Found 2 much needed window fan units for $7 each! And one even has an exhaust feature :)
 
I was headed to Home Depot afterwards to buy a fan for dd's room - saved myself a trip!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-09-2014, 05:52 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
Satori that is awesome! I had been worried about...

Satori that is awesome! I had been worried about you & camping with the kiddos.
 
 
 
I'm here, still chugging along. Had a yard sale last weekend & made $225, but $20 of it turned out to be...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-01-2014, 02:20 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
Not much going on here either. FINALLY got my...

Not much going on here either. FINALLY got my app for the County utility program - right after I put the back due balance on a payment plan, of course. I'm going to call the electric co on Monday &...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-22-2014, 10:08 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
Zebra - *hugs*     Well, after talking...

Zebra - *hugs*
 
 
Well, after talking with the folks at the housing agency & reading their manual to confirm a few things, I am 99% sure I am not going to take it. I know - its crazy. It should...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-21-2014, 07:18 PM
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Views: 39,962
Posted By frugalmama
Mamas, I don't know what to do. I am on the...

Mamas, I don't know what to do. I am on the waiting list for Section 8 Vouchers. I signed up almost 2 years ago, and was told 5 years minimum before my number would come up. Well - I got a letter...
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