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Forum: Frugality & Finances   Yesterday, 03:30 PM
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Forgot my ups and downs. Good-we got coupons...

Forgot my ups and downs. Good-we got coupons from jcpenney. Hopefully hubby can use them for new shirts. Bad-thought I had more amazon credit than I do. I was going to be able to get printer ink...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   Yesterday, 02:21 PM
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Yay zebra! Sounds like money well spent! And...

Yay zebra! Sounds like money well spent! And crazyms weve been here six years (well four in our other apt, two here but same complex). We are on a month to month here.

Got most of the grocery...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-28-2014, 08:11 PM
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Well we could afford a housing payment right now,...

Well we could afford a housing payment right now, but it doesnt make much sense for us to go much lower because typically those homes need work. The only thing holding us back is the cost of housing...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-28-2014, 05:34 PM
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So weve decided to compromise with ourselves...

So weve decided to compromise with ourselves about homebuying. Late fall or early next year around tax time we plan to continue to rent but to move to a nicer, more expensive rental. We will have a...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-26-2014, 12:09 PM
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Ive been using/looking at that fb site,...

Ive been using/looking at that fb site, frugalmama. I use the library a lot and we are pretty relaxed/unschooly. I also find things at garage sales-I got a nice microscope that way and some science...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-25-2014, 07:01 PM
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I used to do that too zebra. Ran a couple...

I used to do that too zebra.

Ran a couple errands with hubby today while kiddos were at my parents. Got school supplies for the kiddos. I have plans for a few more things but overall I think I...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-24-2014, 12:27 PM
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Im praying for you Mylie. It really sucks how...

Im praying for you Mylie. It really sucks how much they make people work for their benefits. Ive been feeling icky, physically, this week due to aunt flo and horrible allergies. Thank goodness for...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-22-2014, 01:15 PM
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Oh mamarhu, Im sorry! Vent away! Can u sell...

Oh mamarhu, Im sorry! Vent away! Can u sell anything? Borrow from someone? That sucks!

I have good news. Hubby got his milage check in the mail today and it faaaar exceeded my expectations. ...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-21-2014, 02:57 PM
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Well I decided its silly to buy toothpaste in...

Well I decided its silly to buy toothpaste in bulk when its approx the same price as the natural food store in town. I can just up the grocery/hba budget a couple bucks if necessary and buy as...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-21-2014, 11:42 AM
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Nice weekend. Yesterday was tiring because of...

Nice weekend. Yesterday was tiring because of longer lines than expected at the petting zoo but otherwise good. Still teading water, still not getting ahead as quickly as Id like. But hubbys raise...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-18-2014, 11:38 PM
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I like to have a few convience items in the...

I like to have a few convience items in the freezer. Its not the same as eatingvout as a date/occasion but so often we eat out bc we are frazzled or dont want to cook for some reason. I dont spend...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-18-2014, 02:43 PM
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We are focused in two towns mainly. Close to...

We are focused in two towns mainly. Close to hubbys job and to my family. I dont want to buy in our current town but we are only looking to move 30-60 mins away. Right now there are three places...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-18-2014, 01:25 PM
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Yeah, I talked myself back out of it. I think...

Yeah, I talked myself back out of it. I think its good to look and decide what we would really like, within reason of course lol. For so long we have just been "making do" so thinking about what...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-18-2014, 12:45 AM
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soooo. Im on zillow, daydreaming about...

soooo. Im on zillow, daydreaming about homeownership and I may have found a crazy deal. A home in a town I love, in a location I love for cheaper than my current rent (even counting pmi and...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-17-2014, 06:35 PM
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Yay hexx!!!!! The raise is official!!! It...

Yay hexx!!!!!

The raise is official!!! It will start showing next weeks check! Pulling out of some debt, getting some savings, and getting a home! And speaking of a home, nothing we are looking...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-17-2014, 02:21 PM
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We should know for sure tonight or Mon about...

We should know for sure tonight or Mon about hubbys raise. The kiddos are off playing at my parents a few hrs so Im having some downtime listening to pandora and reading free magazines. Chicken...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-16-2014, 08:08 PM
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well its not absolutely official yet but I think...

well its not absolutely official yet but I think hubby has gotten a raise hes been waiting for. That will give us a couple hundred more per month. I hope its true! We could be looking for a home...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-16-2014, 03:51 PM
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Posted By happyhats
Welcome Briannasauntie! My biggest suggestion...

Welcome Briannasauntie! My biggest suggestion would be checking out local food pantries. Im thinking of both of you, Zebra and averysmom. Can you officially complain about this dr now, zebra? ...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-15-2014, 03:12 PM
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Good luck justmama! Im happy I could help! ...

Good luck justmama! Im happy I could help! Hubby is probably working oth sat and fri this week. That much overtime will be rough but yay for money!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-15-2014, 01:14 AM
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Posted By happyhats
mamarhu you sound like an awesome mom with a...

mamarhu you sound like an awesome mom with a beautiful family. I hope my kids turn out so well. And take care of yourself!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-14-2014, 05:16 PM
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Posted By happyhats
I plan for birthdays and Christmas all year. I...

I plan for birthdays and Christmas all year. I buy things on clearance, especially when I get those 10 dollars off 10 or more coupons. I yardsale for nip and practically nip gifts for people. I...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-14-2014, 02:52 PM
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Posted By happyhats
So tired of my apartment becoming dumpy and...

So tired of my apartment becoming dumpy and falling apart when I have no control of it. Crappy plumbing, leaking dishwasher, chipping paint, fraying carpet, etc. So I decided I would deep clean...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-14-2014, 12:31 PM
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Posted By happyhats
vibes, honey!

vibes, honey!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-12-2014, 11:23 PM
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sounds like a nice officer, Mylie, Im glad. Long...

sounds like a nice officer, Mylie, Im glad. Long day but managed to keep groceries in budget, my pantry is looking good, and had a nice evening with the family. Tomorrow Im letting my kiddos play...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-12-2014, 08:10 AM
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Posted By happyhats
Two shirts and a jacket for ds, two Christmas...

Two shirts and a jacket for ds, two Christmas giftables nip, and three k level science books for dd for under ten bucks. I also got a childs bike for free thats in rough shape but has training...
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