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Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-27-2017, 08:13 AM
Replies: 146
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Posted By orangemomma
I knew that I wouldn't have the time to post each...

I knew that I wouldn't have the time to post each day so here's the past few weeks and some thoughts on my spending: I have only included items that I did NOT budget for - like several times over the...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-02-2017, 06:48 PM
Replies: 146
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Posted By orangemomma
I am in. 1/1 $0 spent 1/2 we were traveling...

I am in.
1/1 $0 spent
1/2 we were traveling today and I bought fast food for my LO. I didnt prepare with enough snacks for the trip. It was predictable that she would need to eat. I can do better.
Forum: Organize & Declutter   12-05-2016, 02:13 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,696
Posted By orangemomma
zebra15 - the post office ugh! Good luck with...

zebra15 - the post office ugh! Good luck with that.

Donated - 4 toys, 1 piece of baby gear, 5 magazines, 1 pr ice skates, 13 clothing items

Recycled - 3 bags full of plastic bags

Trashed -...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-15-2016, 01:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,721
Posted By orangemomma
I was able to pay off an old tax bill today -...

I was able to pay off an old tax bill today - $926 worth! Phew. There's so much more to pay off still to get current - but I am working it.

mamapigeon - glad you are happy !
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-31-2016, 10:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,721
Posted By orangemomma
mamapigeon - sorry to hear that. Hope that you...

mamapigeon - sorry to hear that. Hope that you have found a way to get a bit more money coming in.

I was able to pay extra on only one bill this month. I put an extra $94 on one of my student...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-30-2016, 05:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,721
Posted By orangemomma
Goal of funding my baby EF to $500 achieved...

Goal of funding my baby EF to $500 achieved today! I am thrilled.

I had a plan for next month to get current on a few lagging bills One of my jobs is per diem so I signed up for a bunch of shifts...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-21-2016, 10:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,721
Posted By orangemomma
Posting my goals for this fall for...

Posting my goals for this fall for accountability.

Get my baby emergency fund up to $500 by the end of this month. I am going to leave it at $500 once it reaches that point. I found a good spot to...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   09-09-2016, 01:26 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,696
Posted By orangemomma
I spent this last weekend cleaning out a...

I spent this last weekend cleaning out a closet/under the stairs space. (Think harry potter's under the cupboard bedroom). I took 6 large trash bags to the dump. Got down on my hands and knees and...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-26-2016, 09:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,721
Posted By orangemomma
SpiralChrissy and @kindofcrunchy - way to go !!...

SpiralChrissy and @kindofcrunchy - way to go !! YAY !!
Forum: Site Help   08-26-2016, 09:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 886
Posted By orangemomma
I second this. The non-enhanced mobile view has...

I second this. The non-enhanced mobile view has no formatting, I can't log in to read my threads that I subscribe to. When I click the menu bar - nothing helpful happens - it just shifts around the...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-07-2016, 10:55 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,721
Posted By orangemomma
Seeking suggestions- Where do you all "hide"...

Seeking suggestions-
Where do you all "hide" your baby emergency fund from yourself?
I have tried a box in the back of the closet and my savings account at my bank. Neither of these have been...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-05-2016, 09:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,558
Posted By orangemomma
happy-mama- yay for you! Thats a hard one for me...

happy-mama- yay for you! Thats a hard one for me as well - getting the books back before the due dates.
Last evening I went to the laundromat- got a free load- thus saved $2.75. Every little bit...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-03-2016, 01:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,558
Posted By orangemomma
My DD was given some hand-me-downs. Yay! One...

My DD was given some hand-me-downs. Yay!
One dress needed its buttons replaced but I had nothing the right size or color. Yesterday I was gifted a small tin of buttons- the size I needed was within...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   06-29-2016, 11:53 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,696
Posted By orangemomma
Donated - 47 cd cases, 4 plants, 1 file folder, 1...

Donated - 47 cd cases, 4 plants, 1 file folder, 1 candle holder

Recycled - 1 tricycle, 2 bags of plastic bags

Returned - 1 piece of tupperware to it's owner

Trashed - 2 sets of fairy lights,...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-08-2016, 08:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,721
Posted By orangemomma
So I totally blew it with my budget these past 2...

So I totally blew it with my budget these past 2 weeks. I did not use credit cards but I did spend money that should have been for bills on "fun" things. I have trouble saying no to my kids...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-29-2016, 09:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,721
Posted By orangemomma
I am on pre-baby step 1. Still, after all of this...

I am on pre-baby step 1. Still, after all of this time.

I do a budget every 2 weeks - as that is the frequency that I get paid. I am not perfect at it but have gotten better over the last two...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-21-2016, 04:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,721
Posted By orangemomma
@kindofcrunchy - thanks for putting this up! ...

@kindofcrunchy - thanks for putting this up! Will be back soon to post my goals/update.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-20-2016, 04:37 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,139
Posted By orangemomma
I am around. I would be up for a new thread!

I am around. I would be up for a new thread!
Forum: Organize & Declutter   05-10-2016, 06:20 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,696
Posted By orangemomma
IsaFrench- I have one like that too! I wash and...

IsaFrench- I have one like that too! I wash and fold and try to hide away a pile of too small clothing but invariably she finds them and tries to wear them again. Or cries because they are so pretty...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   04-24-2016, 08:15 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,696
Posted By orangemomma
I have been keeping track in a notebook - but...

I have been keeping track in a notebook - but this is the first time I have remembered to post here.

Donated: 40 clothing items - mostly kids things

Recycled: 1 broken water bottle, 4 bags of...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-02-2016, 09:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 863
Posted By orangemomma
Thanks meowmix for the new thread! I hope things...

Thanks meowmix for the new thread! I hope things are better for you and DH soon. Glad you are liking the new job still.
I just worked 19 days in a row. Today is a day off. Woot!
So far my...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-30-2016, 10:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,362
Posted By orangemomma
Ooo exciting mariamadly !!

Ooo exciting mariamadly !!
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-08-2016, 02:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,362
Posted By orangemomma
Today - worked a full day. Now I must run around...

Today - worked a full day. Now I must run around getting last minute items for teenager who leaves tomorrow for 12 weeks in Europe. To his credit, he is mostly packed already. I have to get some...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-01-2016, 08:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,362
Posted By orangemomma
So, um, I dont know what happened to me and the...

So, um, I dont know what happened to me and the month of February. Accomplishments from the last two weeks that I can remember are:
Getting my student loan out of default status. Passing the 30 day...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-11-2016, 05:28 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,225
Posted By orangemomma
I cant remember when I last posted. Working my...

I cant remember when I last posted. Working my 11th day straight with some of the days being double shifts. Ack! I do have this weekend off - thinking of counting down the hours until it starts :-) ...
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