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Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-01-2013, 03:16 PM
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Posted By Mrs Ripples
I'm a working mother of two that is trying to...

I'm a working mother of two that is trying to pay off my student loans and finish off our emergency fund as quick as possible.  I promised myself when I meet those two goals I can plan a family...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-27-2013, 04:16 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 1,914
Posted By Mrs Ripples
Thanks to my husband getting some over time on...

Thanks to my husband getting some over time on his last paycheck we were able to save the extra $300 I wanted to save this month and pay for a few extra expenses that popped up throughout the...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-23-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 1,914
Posted By Mrs Ripples
I love all the smily faces.  I might try that...

I love all the smily faces.  I might try that next month.  It looks so motivating to see all those happy no spend days.
 
We had a very frugal weekend.  Saturday my husband took my oldest daughter...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-19-2013, 05:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,649
Posted By Mrs Ripples
If its yellow let it mellow, if its brown flush...

If its yellow let it mellow, if its brown flush it down. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-16-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 1,914
Posted By Mrs Ripples
I've still only saved $71 out of my goal to save...

I've still only saved $71 out of my goal to save an extra $300 this month, but after looking at the budget for next pay which isn't till the end of the month, I should have an extra $150 to put...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-12-2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 1,914
Posted By Mrs Ripples
We used some groupons that were about to expire...

We used some groupons that were about to expire today to take the kids to Pump it Up.  Had some great family fun and it was practically free. (I paid for the groupons almost a year ago.)  Then we...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-10-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 1,914
Posted By Mrs Ripples
We recently refinanced.  I love that extra month...

We recently refinanced.  I love that extra month with no house payment.  It's nice to not have to pay that large of a bill, even if it is only for one month.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-09-2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 1,914
Posted By Mrs Ripples
Well any chance of coming in under budget this...

Well any chance of coming in under budget this week has gone out the window.  My mom was at Sam's club and there were a few things I needed from there.  I would have waited until after pay day but...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-07-2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 1,914
Posted By Mrs Ripples
I just cleaned out my change jar and was able to...

I just cleaned out my change jar and was able to wrap $11 in change that is also going towards our $300 extra savings goal this month So far we are 17% of the way to making my goal! A total of $51...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-06-2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 1,914
Posted By Mrs Ripples
I am so not good at this.  I have no self...

I am so not good at this.  I have no self control.  I've spent money every day that I probably didn't need to.  I talked to my husband about it today and how I'm trying to reach some savings goals...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-03-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 1,914
Posted By Mrs Ripples
Hi everyone,   I've read these threads...

Hi everyone,
 
I've read these threads before but never joined in.  So here I am going to try this for the first time.  I'm a mom of two little girls, ages 5 and 2.
 
My goal for April is to...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-03-2013, 05:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 443
Posted By Mrs Ripples
We own a condo so its isn't totally the same...

We own a condo so its isn't totally the same since the condo association takes care of outside maintenance and lawn care.  I usually just set aside whatever I can each month, around $50 a month. ...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-27-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,649
Posted By Mrs Ripples
My house is all electric and I am constantly...

My house is all electric and I am constantly looking for ways to save on our bill.  A couple things that have helped us:
 
1. We bought smart energy strips.  Basically one oulet controls the strip...
Forum: Meal Planning   03-24-2013, 08:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 513
Posted By Mrs Ripples
I meal plan for two weeks at a time.  I write on...

I meal plan for two weeks at a time.  I write on a piece of paper the dates for two weeks.  If I know I am going to be out on any of those nights then I put that down.  Example:
3/24 - Sunday -...
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