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Forum: Working and Student Parents   05-10-2011, 03:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,559
Posted By Alare
I don't have a nanny but I'll throw my two cents...

I don't have a nanny but I'll throw my two cents in . . .
 
It would have been nice of her to think of it.  Maybe she doesn't like/doesn't think you like Hallmark holidays.  Maybe she never...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-22-2010, 11:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 556
Posted By Alare
I hadn't realized there was a change. Thanks for...

I hadn't realized there was a change. Thanks for the info!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-20-2010, 12:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 556
Posted By Alare
Does your bank offer debit cards with cash...

Does your bank offer debit cards with cash rewards? We have US Bank debit cards that give us one percent cash back on purchases.

Frankly, the Disney debit card doesn't sound like a very good...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   07-14-2009, 11:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By Alare
Edited: *Doh!* I didn't look at the ages of your...

Edited: *Doh!* I didn't look at the ages of your kids! Sorry.

I don't have any kids of my own--yet http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/innocent.gif--but I started setting up...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-14-2009, 11:12 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,255
Posted By Alare
Quote: Originally Posted by neetling...

Quote:
Originally Posted by neetling http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13934990)
I'd have ditched the abusive ex I left...
Forum: Parents as Partners   06-10-2009, 10:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 442
Posted By Alare
Can you ask your family for money to come stay...

Can you ask your family for money to come stay with them? I am so afraid for you.

The weirdness with money on his part is bad--saying you can go on a trip and getting a babysitter . . . only to...
Forum: Parents as Partners   05-30-2009, 09:58 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,237
Posted By Alare
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif

What a horrible situation . . . You are being so strong in taking steps away from him. Hopefully the courts will see that you are...
Forum: Parents as Partners   05-10-2009, 10:06 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 726
Posted By Alare
I pick out the card, sort out a present...

I pick out the card, sort out a present (physical present if we're meeting them--they live over four hours away--otherwise get a gift card). He signs it then he calls her on Mother's Day.

He's...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-20-2009, 04:54 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,588
Posted By Alare
We, too, are looking towards a comfortable...

We, too, are looking towards a comfortable retirement and no mortgage.
Forum: Working and Student Parents   04-09-2009, 10:46 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,732
Posted By Alare
Quote: Originally Posted by zonapellucida...

Quote:
Originally Posted by zonapellucida http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13524643)
Dear GOD bathe them!!!!!

This. For...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   04-07-2009, 05:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,725
Posted By Alare
It sounds like you need the money he is bringing...

It sounds like you need the money he is bringing in by working both jobs. Is there any way he could go to school part time? Do you have family to help out?

Could you try the mother's day out...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   04-07-2009, 11:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 394
Posted By Alare
I hope everything was put down in writing . . ....

I hope everything was put down in writing . . . it always hurts when you help out friends and they end up using you.

If I were you, I'd make sure she knows that either she has to make up these...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   03-29-2009, 12:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 395
Posted By Alare
It's just a way to see if you were being...

It's just a way to see if you were being truthful while applying for this job. If someone lied about the amount of money they were making in hope of getting a better offer, the prospective employer...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-26-2009, 11:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 636
Posted By Alare
That's so tough . . . hopefully something will...

That's so tough . . . hopefully something will come up for you.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-05-2009, 03:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 645
Posted By Alare
Quote: Originally Posted by WeasleyMum...

Quote:
Originally Posted by WeasleyMum http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13302045)
Oh, one thing I should add is, it's not...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   03-03-2009, 11:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 587
Posted By Alare
KeyForCash is legit (hard to believe it from the...

KeyForCash is legit (hard to believe it from the name, right?). The pay is peanuts, though. Which is why I stopped.
Forum: Parents as Partners   02-18-2009, 06:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 173
Posted By Alare
One thing that comes to mind is to not try to...

One thing that comes to mind is to not try to come up with responses while someone is still talking. (I am SO guilty of this--being so afraid of being awkward or coming off as 'slow' that I get...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-22-2009, 08:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 937
Posted By Alare
File a claim and do not withdraw the money....

File a claim and do not withdraw the money. Chances are whenever they do find the mistake the money will be pulled out with no warning. And no apology, either.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-16-2009, 07:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 526
Posted By Alare
Also, unplug anything you aren't using--toaster,...

Also, unplug anything you aren't using--toaster, hair dryer, cell phone charger etc etc etc. Even when things aren't turned on they're still leaching electricity.

I actually don't think 107 is...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   01-15-2009, 11:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 658
Posted By Alare
Quote: Originally Posted by kriket...

Quote:
Originally Posted by kriket http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12991988)
the money is in cash in an envelope,...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-14-2009, 11:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 640
Posted By Alare
I am so sorry you are going through this . . ....

I am so sorry you are going through this . . . how infuriating that you did the right thing and now have to watch your neighbor, who did the wrong thing, reap rewards....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-29-2008, 07:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,053
Posted By Alare
Quote: Originally Posted by swimswamswum...

Quote:
Originally Posted by swimswamswum http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12876674)
This doesn't seem to be a frugality...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-15-2008, 07:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,274
Posted By Alare
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif

That's so tough . . . especially seeing your circle of friends all where you hoped you would be.
Forum: Working and Student Parents   12-06-2008, 11:30 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,680
Posted By Alare
Your friend was out of line. Obviously, you know...

Your friend was out of line. Obviously, you know your financial situation better than she does, and for her to comment that you should "cut down" spending that isn't being spent . . . just annoying....
Forum: Parents as Partners   12-05-2008, 02:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,553
Posted By Alare
Quote: Originally Posted by talk de jour...

Quote:
Originally Posted by talk de jour http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12739955)
Well, thing is, we have an agreement...
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