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Forum: Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico   03-28-2013, 06:07 PM
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Posted By mamagrigsby
We currently live in Kansas City, MO, but my...

We currently live in Kansas City, MO, but my husband is being offered to help start a company in Amarillo. I have been doing some research (even looking through posts here on MDC) and, to be honest,...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-05-2012, 05:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 571
Posted By mamagrigsby
Childcare isn't an issue. My daughter does to a...

Childcare isn't an issue. My daughter does to a private school. School will be closer (she goes 3 days a week, home 2 days) to the apartment, but church and our weekly bible study is a few blocks...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-05-2012, 03:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 571
Posted By mamagrigsby
Yes, I thought about this, and I have begun to...

Yes, I thought about this, and I have begun to get rid of a lot of stuff. We even sold our sectional and got a smaller couch. But the one thing I'm having a hard time letting go of is my dining room...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-05-2012, 02:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 571
Posted By mamagrigsby
My husband and I decided a couple of months that...

My husband and I decided a couple of months that we really want to tackle our debt at a faster pace and get more serious about it. We both decided that we should find a cheaper place to live. We...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-25-2012, 05:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,144
Posted By mamagrigsby
Ladies, I'm sorry if my child support statement...

Ladies, I'm sorry if my child support statement rubbed some of you the wrong way. My intention was to come on here and get advice about which house to move into and which was the smarter decision....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-25-2012, 05:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,144
Posted By mamagrigsby
Zebra15...I realize that supporting a child does...

Zebra15...I realize that supporting a child does not "end" when the $500 a month stops being paid. Thank you, but I don't think that was necessary for you to throw that in. We support my husband's...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-25-2012, 02:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,144
Posted By mamagrigsby
Just got off the phone with my friend with more...

Just got off the phone with my friend with more details of the house. They have their house on the market but can't sell it so have decided to rent it out, but they are still keeping it on the...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-25-2012, 12:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,144
Posted By mamagrigsby
Satori, actually if we did that formula than we...

Satori, actually if we did that formula than we could afford the duplex. We bring home almost 3 times the cost of the rent, but we have a $350/mo car payment and a $500/mo child support payment on...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-25-2012, 04:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,144
Posted By mamagrigsby
After talking to my friend about her house, she...

After talking to my friend about her house, she talked to her husband and the rent will be $950, not $900. The two utilities we would have to pay in this house that we wouldn't in the duplex is...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-24-2012, 07:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,144
Posted By mamagrigsby
We had to put our house on the market because we...

We had to put our house on the market because we got behind on our payments and could no longer afford it due to my husband's overtime hours being cut. We have a buyer but it's a short sale so we...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-23-2011, 11:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 962
Posted By mamagrigsby
Unfortunately, the house has not sold yet. We...

Unfortunately, the house has not sold yet. We just put it on the market. If it doesn't sell we are looking at foreclosure because we are a couple of months behind on our payments. We were preparing...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-22-2011, 05:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 962
Posted By mamagrigsby
After purchasing a house a year and a half ago,...

After purchasing a house a year and a half ago, we have finally decided to sell it and start renting again. We took on a little bit too much mortgage thinking my husband was going to get a pay...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   04-15-2011, 02:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 785
Posted By mamagrigsby
Oh, and one more thing. The 2 year old is...

Oh, and one more thing. The 2 year old is constantly sick with thick, very green, goopy gunk in his nose. It has been like this since I started. I don't like it when my daughter has to come with me...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   04-15-2011, 02:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 785
Posted By mamagrigsby
**I also posted this in working parents forum** ...

**I also posted this in working parents forum**
 
 
Here is the deal. I have not worked since my 6 year old daughter was born. She started 1st grade this year in a private school (we homeschooled...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   04-15-2011, 12:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 671
Posted By mamagrigsby
Oh, and one more thing. The 2 year old is...

Oh, and one more thing. The 2 year old is constantly sick with thick, very green, goopy gunk in his nose. It has been like this since I started. I don't like it when my daughter has to come with me...
Forum: Meal Planning   04-15-2011, 12:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,085
Posted By mamagrigsby
Wow, Vaske, when you put it like that you make...

Wow, Vaske, when you put it like that you make it sound so easy. I like that.
Forum: Working and Student Parents   04-15-2011, 12:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 671
Posted By mamagrigsby
Here is the deal. I have not worked since my 6...

Here is the deal. I have not worked since my 6 year old daughter was born. She started 1st grade this year in a private school (we homeschooled last year), and I also have a 19 year old that still...
Forum: Meal Planning   04-14-2011, 03:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,085
Posted By mamagrigsby
Alotufuz: I can't believe you work full time AND...

Alotufuz: I can't believe you work full time AND homeschool. Incredible. That is amazing! You must be very organized with your time. Do you work evenings and weekends, or days? Anyway, yes, I would...
Forum: Meal Planning   04-14-2011, 10:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,085
Posted By mamagrigsby
Spuglyroo:  How do you only shop once a month...

Spuglyroo:  How do you only shop once a month for things that spoil, such as milk, fruits and veggies? Just curious. That would be wonderful to only go to the store once a month.
Forum: Meal Planning   04-14-2011, 07:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,085
Posted By mamagrigsby
I have been going back and forth for years on...

I have been going back and forth for years on whether meal planning is beneficial for me or not. I read article after article saying how much time and money it saves, but I have not found that to be...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-29-2011, 08:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 501
Posted By mamagrigsby
We are getting rid of our Culligan water...

We are getting rid of our Culligan water filtration system and soft water so we can save money. Can someone recommend a cheap way to filter our water. Right now Culligan filters out fluoride and...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-25-2011, 07:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 703
Posted By mamagrigsby
Well, we test drove a 2005 Subaru Outback and I...

Well, we test drove a 2005 Subaru Outback and I fell in love with it. The problem is that we can't get enough on a trade in for our Murano, so we have decided to pay down our Murano another $2,000...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-21-2011, 12:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 703
Posted By mamagrigsby
I have been looking and looking for a Subaru...

I have been looking and looking for a Subaru (since several people told me these are really good) and I can't find one that is in good shape for around $8,000. I am being told that it's very hard to...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-20-2011, 06:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 703
Posted By mamagrigsby
We have finally decided to sell our 2004 Nissan...

We have finally decided to sell our 2004 Nissan Murano. We still owe $12,000, but we can get that on a trade in or selling it outright. We are doing the Dave Ramsey thing and have concluded that...
Forum: Meal Planning   12-21-2010, 07:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 671
Posted By mamagrigsby
This sounds amazing. I will definitely try this....

This sounds amazing. I will definitely try this. Thanks for posting.
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