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Forum: Frugality & Finances   Today, 06:23 PM
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Posted By EmsMom
that's a good idea. I need to use up my pantry...

that's a good idea. I need to use up my pantry items and save some money for the next few weeks so I think I am going to give that a try. Thx!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-14-2014, 07:05 AM
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Views: 66,160
Posted By EmsMom
Agreed! I have also found that the online...

Agreed! I have also found that the online glasses I have purchased actually seem to be more comfortable and they seem to last long which kind of surprised me...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-14-2014, 03:56 AM
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Views: 66,160
Posted By EmsMom
$15 would only be for an uncomplicated single...

$15 would only be for an uncomplicated single lens prescription. However, the online places are still overall cheaper. I have gotten a pair of progressives for around $200, when the local places...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-12-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,280
Posted By EmsMom
I wanted to update on the cell phone I got from...

I wanted to update on the cell phone I got from Republic Wireless. I am very happy with it. The price is as they reported; it is easy to change between plans. Right now I need to skype from it...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-31-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 14,244
Posted By EmsMom
I think it isn't so weird. It is probably much...

I think it isn't so weird. It is probably much easier for the universe to send you the dress via a thrift store than to send you the extra $300 to pay for it and the gumption to feel comfortable to...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-31-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 14,244
Posted By EmsMom
Yardsaling last weekend found a newish Food Saver...

Yardsaling last weekend found a newish Food Saver with lots of associated containers and lots and lots of unused bags. $40. I think the bags alone would be more than $40.

As I am supposed to...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-18-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By EmsMom
I have always heard that wheat berries last...

I have always heard that wheat berries last practically forever. You might want to look on craigs list for a vacuum sealer. I picked up a barely used one at a yard sale for $11 a couple of months...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-18-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By EmsMom
the beans are still fine, I am sure. Brown rice...

the beans are still fine, I am sure. Brown rice can go bad, but it should still be good for a little while. If it smells "off" don't eat it. You could extend the life of the brown rice by storing...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-11-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 932
Posted By EmsMom
I am sorry that you didn't get any replies. I...

I am sorry that you didn't get any replies. I don't know exactly what WIC consists of on a regular basis. However, I am giving a link that maybe will help?
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Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-08-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 460
Posted By EmsMom
I am not so big on giving Christmas gifts...

I am not so big on giving Christmas gifts usually. It seems as if anything tangible simply adds to people's material burden (storing things, cleaning things, eventually discarding things) -- but I do...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-07-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 504
Posted By EmsMom
that is so sad! I hate it when these stupid...

that is so sad! I hate it when these stupid applications don't do what they are supposed to do. What is with that?

I will say that I find reading magazines on the kindle is not as satisfying as...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-02-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 320
Posted By EmsMom
I am experiencing a very similar pain,...

I am experiencing a very similar pain, concentrated near my shoulder blades and causing horrible spasms. I think the pain arises from tension that creates a great deal of tightness in my neck and...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-30-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 374
Posted By EmsMom
Is it possible to transfer the balance to a new...

Is it possible to transfer the balance to a new card with a set (and hopefully very low) interest rate? Even if you were paying a certain amount for a transfer fee or whatever it is called, it might...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-26-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 504
Posted By EmsMom
FREE online magazines through my library!

I was in my library on Friday (where I will usually sit and read several of my favorite magazines in the reading section) especially when they have someone playing the grand piano) and happened to...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-24-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,280
Posted By EmsMom
that sounds hard! I am sorry!! Just stay strong...

that sounds hard! I am sorry!! Just stay strong and focused! You can do it!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-24-2014, 03:34 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,280
Posted By EmsMom
Welcome to the club! Would it help to think of...

Welcome to the club! Would it help to think of the time without the activities as a special family bonding time? It could very likely become that if you approach it correctly. My kids really...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-20-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 526
Posted By EmsMom
If i owed my mother any amount of money I would...

If i owed my mother any amount of money I would never live it down! In fact, whenever I have any kind of financial success in general, I start hearing about her needs in general (even when she had a...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-19-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,420
Posted By EmsMom
i can identify, I am just about to sign the...

i can identify, I am just about to sign the contract to buy a house. I would actually say it is nearly a perfect house for us, but it is just me and my two kids and the whole thing is very nerve...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-17-2014, 03:34 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,280
Posted By EmsMom
Back to food - I have discovered that cooked...

Back to food - I have discovered that cooked dried beans or canned beans can make a great substitute for chicken and meat in many dishes. My mom used to make tuna noodle casserole, but my kids are...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-16-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 526
Posted By EmsMom
I was going to amend my response to account for...

I was going to amend my response to account for the fact that maybe your family members would really prefer for you to use it to get ahead on the other loan. But if you truly feel it hanging over...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-16-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,280
Posted By EmsMom
I have a habit when I grocery shop that I have...

I have a habit when I grocery shop that I have developed over the years. First: I shop primarily at the one local store that consistently has the best prices. I really try to never run out of...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-15-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 526
Posted By EmsMom
if i owed family members $ I would want to pay...

if i owed family members $ I would want to pay them off first, regardless of interest rate. Other than that, it makes more fiscal sense to pay off the higher interest rate loan. However, I might...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-09-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,280
Posted By EmsMom
I wanted to share that i just received my android...

I wanted to share that i just received my android from Republic wireless today. $149 for the phone, $10 a month for unlimted phone, text and wifi. $25 for unlimted phone, text, wifi and 3G. The...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-08-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,280
Posted By EmsMom
I am still eating mostly out of pantry and only...

I am still eating mostly out of pantry and only purchasing fresh food. I had a full pantry! Today I bought some greens and milk and fruit. Then I stopped at another market that sells reduced day...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-04-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,280
Posted By EmsMom
It is very helpful to keep a mental or physical...

It is very helpful to keep a mental or physical list of decent cheap meals that can be put together very quickly. Especially when my kids were little, having that physical list of cheap meals on...
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