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Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-06-2009, 08:43 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 16,206
Posted By Inci
My life feels so normal to ME that I don't even...

My life feels so normal to ME that I don't even realize how many of the things I do are examples of "extreme frugality"... but I guess they are!

I can relate to lots in this thread - I, too, do...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-28-2009, 10:32 AM
Replies: 384
Views: 16,184
Posted By Inci
Thanks so much for the ideas, Lizzy, Krystal,...

Thanks so much for the ideas, Lizzy, Krystal, sunanthem! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif This food stamps thing is so new to me, it didn't occur to me that I could buy...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-27-2009, 07:36 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 16,184
Posted By Inci
Just checking in 'cause it's been a while......

Just checking in 'cause it's been a while... *HUGS* to all of you going through tough times right now.

No, I don't have a savings account, and yes, I feel like I am on shaky ground without one. I...
Forum: Parenting   10-21-2009, 10:10 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,961
Posted By Inci
You handled it very well!

You handled it very well!
Forum: Parenting   10-21-2009, 10:04 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,657
Posted By Inci
Quote: Originally Posted by Angelstill...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Angelstill http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14554501)
From one musician to another.....GO!
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Forum: Parenting   10-20-2009, 04:53 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,259
Posted By Inci
A few weeks ago, I met a mom who was 7 months...

A few weeks ago, I met a mom who was 7 months pregnant. I asked how her 3-year-old dd was feeling about the impending arrival of her sibling, and the mom said that her dd wants a sister so badly...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   10-19-2009, 07:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 518
Posted By Inci
I've been vegetarian for 9 years and I'm not a...

I've been vegetarian for 9 years and I'm not a very good cook, either. But I do eat meals that are healthy and tasty, while simple! Here are some of my "staples":

Breakfast burritos (at any time...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-19-2009, 06:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 508
Posted By Inci
Inspiring and unique... thanks for that!

Inspiring and unique... thanks for that!
Forum: Preteens and Teens   10-19-2009, 06:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,160
Posted By Inci
mother star, it's wonderful that your son feels...

mother star, it's wonderful that your son feels comfortable asking you such questions!
Forum: Parenting   10-19-2009, 06:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 502
Posted By Inci
It's helpful to provide toddlers and...

It's helpful to provide toddlers and preschoolers with books that feature people of color and from different cultures, and toys/dolls that are of color as well, attend whatever multicultural events...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-17-2009, 09:04 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 16,184
Posted By Inci
Here's another "You know you're poor when..." ...

Here's another "You know you're poor when..."
.... There are free pumpkins at a Halloween event, and your FIRST thought is not to carve them, but to eat them.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-17-2009, 08:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 986
Posted By Inci
I am too nervous about giving Mint all of my...

I am too nervous about giving Mint all of my financial information, and thus did not complete the registration process...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-17-2009, 12:03 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,056
Posted By Inci
Extremely germ-phobic people make me go "What...

Extremely germ-phobic people make me go "What the... are you kidding me??"

Example:

I once had a co-worker whose daughter had just had a baby. The whole family was so obsessed with "keeping...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-16-2009, 11:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 290
Posted By Inci
This funky, multi-color striped vintage dress I...

This funky, multi-color striped vintage dress I got at the Salvation Army for just a couple bucks. I think it's from the 70s, and I've never seen anything like it anywhere. It is so cozy and it...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-16-2009, 11:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 136
Posted By Inci
Wow, that blows my mind. I've been here for...

Wow, that blows my mind. I've been here for years and years, and am still struggling to get to 500. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-16-2009, 02:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 549
Posted By Inci
Yes, I agree with others - tracking the money...

Yes, I agree with others - tracking the money you're spending is the necessary first step.

I have a 4-column Word document that I write in every night - first column is how much money I spent...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-16-2009, 02:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 545
Posted By Inci
Enjoy your birthday money!...

Enjoy your birthday money! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif Especially if you're really doing okay financially, buy something that makes you happy!

Another idea is to...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-16-2009, 02:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 408
Posted By Inci
Quote: Originally Posted by sprouthead...

Quote:
Originally Posted by sprouthead http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14534443)
I looked through the past couple months...
Forum: Connect With Other Moms   10-14-2009, 09:36 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 23,135
Posted By Inci
Yeah, my tribe, too! I can't remember the last...

Yeah, my tribe, too!
I can't remember the last time I wore a bra. It must have been at least a decade ago; I certainly haven't even owned a bra in years! I frequently wear tank tops underneath, or...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-14-2009, 02:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 448
Posted By Inci
Pay off the CC with the highest interest rate...

Pay off the CC with the highest interest rate first!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-14-2009, 08:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,107
Posted By Inci
I'm not sure if this would work for you, but...

I'm not sure if this would work for you, but something I've been considering doing to save money is getting rid of my DSL/landline phone package, and only using my cell phone, and my upstairs...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-13-2009, 09:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 448
Posted By Inci
Congrats!...

Congrats! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

If I suddenly got $1000, I would probably put $800 towards car repairs and credit card debt, then spend $100 in some way on...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-12-2009, 06:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 70
Posted By Inci
Wow, that made me cry. The original, YouTube...

Wow, that made me cry. The original, YouTube version, that is... to see a 9-year-old singing straight at you about how we [adults] have taken the Earth for granted and we're going to regret it......
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-12-2009, 06:08 PM
Replies: 274
  Duh!
Views: 5,721
Posted By Inci
Oh, I just thought of another! I once went into...

Oh, I just thought of another! I once went into the kitchen, poured a glass of milk, and took a sip...which tasted HORRIBLE. I immediately dumped the whole carton down the sink, so no one else would...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-12-2009, 06:02 PM
Replies: 274
  Duh!
Views: 5,721
Posted By Inci
Quote: Originally Posted by Theoretica...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Theoretica http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14515691)

3. I never understood rotating tires...
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