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Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-29-2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 538
Posted By dziejen
Oooh, Congratulations lilacvioletiris! Welcome...

Oooh, Congratulations lilacvioletiris! Welcome to the world, Edward and William! Two beautiful boys. Glad you are all home and doing well.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-14-2013, 10:19 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 979
Posted By dziejen
I have several friends who could really use the...

I have several friends who could really use the money if I were to win (heck, who couldn't?) but I have one in particular that I encouraged to enter and we would pick one another. She has supported...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-28-2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,047
Posted By dziejen
UGH Trekkingirl, I got one several months ago. ...

UGH Trekkingirl, I got one several months ago.  I am fighting the ticket and my court date is in December but here we have to pay a fee to contest it with the magistrate.  Still worth fighting it...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-12-2013, 09:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 996
Posted By dziejen
We had unexpected car repairs last month and...

We had unexpected car repairs last month and just about drained our emergency fund. Our checking account is at the bare minimum until payday but it feels good to have cash for grocery money left in...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-27-2013, 05:36 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,001
Posted By dziejen
That's a great attitude., Pollyanna. We've had...

That's a great attitude., Pollyanna. We've had several things happen like this and while it stinks, it feels so empowering to be able to fix what needs to be fixed and have the money to do it. I...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-26-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,001
Posted By dziejen
Hooray for twin boys, lilacvioletiris! Hope you...

Hooray for twin boys, lilacvioletiris! Hope you are all doing well!
 
Orangemomma, it is hard to stick to a budget/list, especially when we are tired, hungry, emotional, etc. but boy does it feel...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-22-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,001
Posted By dziejen
Hooray for a raise, lilacvioletiris! Great news!...

Hooray for a raise, lilacvioletiris! Great news! It's good you had success selling dishes too - every little bit counts!
Last week I rolled $35 in pennies and put it in the bank. I am putting as...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-07-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,001
Posted By dziejen
Hooray for July! Thanks for starting a new...

Hooray for July! Thanks for starting a new thread, trekkingirl.  This is the month we actually take the plunge and cancel cable.  Dh has agreed to it and we have decided to spend more time with our...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-29-2013, 07:46 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,108
Posted By dziejen
Great news, Pollyanna! Prettyisa - I am going...

Great news, Pollyanna!
Prettyisa - I am going to start re reading our Financial Peace University materials and find out when the classes are being held in our area because now we can go for free....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-18-2013, 06:02 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,108
Posted By dziejen
I've been following along but haven't posted in...

I've been following along but haven't posted in a couple months. We are continuing along and day to day bills are getting paid, we have paid a very large chunk of the car loan that we refinanced...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-07-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 778
Posted By dziejen
We pay about $600 a month for 2 adults, 2 big...

We pay about $600 a month for 2 adults, 2 big kids, and a 5 yr old. We eat mostly unprocessed whole foods. This doesn't include all of our toiletries but we live in the Northeast (MA) so I think our...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-22-2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,551
Posted By dziejen
Getting back in the swing of things here. We...

Getting back in the swing of things here. We used our tax refund to pay a big chunk of our car loan and to do some maintenance and repairs to dh's car (including new tires). We were also able to...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-07-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,551
Posted By dziejen
Hooray, Trekkingirl! We got our refund today...

Hooray, Trekkingirl! We got our refund today too.
BaileyB, hang on there. It was hard for us to get used to a new way of spending and stretching money but once you get on track it will get easier....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-30-2013, 05:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 366
Posted By dziejen
That sounds like a perfect place to start,...

That sounds like a perfect place to start, Maitrima.  Eating at home and reviewing what you spend in all areas is always helpful.  As far as food goes, it might be a good idea to freeze some meals...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-28-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 3,575
Posted By dziejen
Trekkingirl, glad you followed your instincts...

Trekkingirl, glad you followed your instincts even though I am sure you are anxious to find something. Hopefully you will find just the right place soon.
We filed our taxes yesterday and are...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-16-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 3,575
Posted By dziejen
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by micah_mae_ http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1371275/getting-out-of-debt-in-january-2013/60#post_17233828)
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Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-13-2013, 01:25 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 3,575
Posted By dziejen
orangemama, I am glad your boss is approachable...

orangemama, I am glad your boss is approachable and willing to try to help.  I am also fortunate to work for an employer like that.  I hope the overtime is possible for you.
 
lilacvioletiris, I...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-03-2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 3,575
Posted By dziejen
Welcome Annie! I also waitress and while it is...

Welcome Annie! I also waitress and while it is inconsistent at times, we also rely on what I make for our family of 5 too. Can be stressful but usually works out just fine. It seems like our older...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-02-2013, 06:43 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 3,575
Posted By dziejen
Looking forward to being on track and making...

Looking forward to being on track and making great strides this year! Happy New Year everyone!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-01-2013, 08:38 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,640
Posted By dziejen
Lilacvioletiris, Our FPU class was a wonderful...

Lilacvioletiris,
Our FPU class was a wonderful starting point for us.  I hope it gets the two of you talking and on the same page like it did for us.  Good luck!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-26-2012, 02:31 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,640
Posted By dziejen
Love the blanket, lactating girl; your MIL must...

Love the blanket, lactating girl; your MIL must have loved it too. The best gifts are the ones that come from the heart.
We made it through Christmas with cash in the bank (never happened before -...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-07-2012, 05:36 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,640
Posted By dziejen
We just completed Financial Peace University on...

We just completed Financial Peace University on Tuesday and it has really made an impact on dh and me in so many ways.  I am so glad we took the class.  Right now we are technically working on baby...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-19-2012, 07:31 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,503
Posted By dziejen
We refinanced our car this past weekend and our...

We refinanced our car this past weekend and our interest went down considerably.  Now we are intent on paying it off as quickly as possible.  That's the goal for the coming year as well as sticking...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-26-2012, 07:22 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,700
Posted By dziejen
Paying off a credit card is awesome, CookiePie! ...

Paying off a credit card is awesome, CookiePie!  I will check out your thread on the FHA Streamline now. Thanks!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-24-2012, 07:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,624
Posted By dziejen
We spend about $600 per month on groceries,...

We spend about $600 per month on groceries, rarely eat out (maybe once every few months which would include takeout too), spend about $575 on electric/trash/water/cell phones/cable ($100 or so which...
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