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Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-08-2016, 11:36 PM
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Posted By *green*faery*
Ways to make money from home?

What are ways you make money from home? Do you make and sell things? Surveys or blog? Are there ways to make a little from your computer after the kids go to sleep? Looking for ideas. In the past I...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-08-2016, 11:30 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,062
Posted By *green*faery*
Uhg, I hate those kind of expenses!! Glad you...

Uhg, I hate those kind of expenses!! Glad you have ice cold a/c now though!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-08-2016, 11:28 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,062
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6/5-No spend, no drive 6/6-groceries for ds...

6/5-No spend, no drive
6/6-groceries for ds birthday (dh got them), no drive
6/7- drive to activity, eat out for sons bday (planned in birthday budget)
6/8-no spend, no drive
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-04-2016, 07:15 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,062
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6/1-drove kids to a class, dh bought groceries ...

6/1-drove kids to a class, dh bought groceries
6/2- drove to last day off class, dh bought more groceries (he works at a grocery store)
6/3- no drive, dh bought stuff at Home Depot to finish...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-01-2016, 03:16 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,062
Posted By *green*faery*
Ok, I need to join for this month! I need to trim...

Ok, I need to join for this month! I need to trim grocery spending this month, I mean, I need to every month but this month especially because we went over so much last month! We need to stay home...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-31-2016, 05:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,316
Posted By *green*faery*
I need to do this for June! I can't believe how...

I need to do this for June! I can't believe how much we have been spending on groceries! It's really the only area to cut so I need to figure it out. We have 2 birthdays in June, I have budgeted...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-13-2016, 07:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 842
Posted By *green*faery*
Do you have a budget? I use YNAB program and it...

Do you have a budget? I use YNAB program and it has helped me immensely.
For the home loan look into FHA loans and USDA loans (has to be outside city limits). Both are good programs if you don't...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-07-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,515
Posted By *green*faery*
Not exactly Christmas related, but holiday...

Not exactly Christmas related, but holiday related....I asked on my local Buy Nothing group if anyone had a knight costume for my 7yo and someone gave me an awesome costume! My son is so excited and...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-30-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 666
Posted By *green*faery*
Are you trying to write your whole budget or just...

Are you trying to write your whole budget or just food budget? Do you know how much you currently spend on food?
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-03-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,515
Posted By *green*faery*
I'm kind of stressing out about Christmas (or...

I'm kind of stressing out about Christmas (or managing finances in general). I am having a baby in Oct, DS's 10th birthday in Nov., then Christmas. I have an approximate budget planned at this point...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-03-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,306
Posted By *green*faery*
I would end the friendship, not sure how since...

I would end the friendship, not sure how since I'm pretty passive. I guess I would become too busy to see her. It sounds toxic and you don't need that!!! Best of luck!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-28-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 413
Posted By *green*faery*
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
Replies: 5
Views: 1,007
Posted By *green*faery*
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
Replies: 13
Views: 799
Posted By *green*faery*
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
Replies: 16
Views: 1,143
Posted By *green*faery*
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
Replies: 2
Views: 715
Posted By *green*faery*
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
Replies: 16
Views: 1,143
Posted By *green*faery*
$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
Replies: 16
Views: 1,143
Posted By *green*faery*
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: 16
Views: 1,143
Posted By *green*faery*
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
Replies: 13
Views: 799
Posted By *green*faery*
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
Replies: 16
Views: 1,143
Posted By *green*faery*
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
Replies: 13
Views: 799
Posted By *green*faery*
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
Replies: 13
Views: 799
Posted By *green*faery*
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
Replies: 2
Views: 677
Posted By *green*faery*
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
Replies: 1
Views: 611
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...
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