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Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-24-2014, 05:02 PM
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Posted By EmsMom
that sounds hard! I am sorry!! Just stay strong...

that sounds hard! I am sorry!! Just stay strong and focused! You can do it!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-24-2014, 03:34 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,911
Posted By EmsMom
Welcome to the club! Would it help to think of...

Welcome to the club! Would it help to think of the time without the activities as a special family bonding time? It could very likely become that if you approach it correctly. My kids really...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-20-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 369
Posted By EmsMom
If i owed my mother any amount of money I would...

If i owed my mother any amount of money I would never live it down! In fact, whenever I have any kind of financial success in general, I start hearing about her needs in general (even when she had a...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-19-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,772
Posted By EmsMom
i can identify, I am just about to sign the...

i can identify, I am just about to sign the contract to buy a house. I would actually say it is nearly a perfect house for us, but it is just me and my two kids and the whole thing is very nerve...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-17-2014, 03:34 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,911
Posted By EmsMom
Back to food - I have discovered that cooked...

Back to food - I have discovered that cooked dried beans or canned beans can make a great substitute for chicken and meat in many dishes. My mom used to make tuna noodle casserole, but my kids are...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-16-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By EmsMom
I was going to amend my response to account for...

I was going to amend my response to account for the fact that maybe your family members would really prefer for you to use it to get ahead on the other loan. But if you truly feel it hanging over...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-16-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,911
Posted By EmsMom
I have a habit when I grocery shop that I have...

I have a habit when I grocery shop that I have developed over the years. First: I shop primarily at the one local store that consistently has the best prices. I really try to never run out of...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-15-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 369
Posted By EmsMom
if i owed family members $ I would want to pay...

if i owed family members $ I would want to pay them off first, regardless of interest rate. Other than that, it makes more fiscal sense to pay off the higher interest rate loan. However, I might...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-09-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,911
Posted By EmsMom
I wanted to share that i just received my android...

I wanted to share that i just received my android from Republic wireless today. $149 for the phone, $10 a month for unlimted phone, text and wifi. $25 for unlimted phone, text, wifi and 3G. The...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-08-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,911
Posted By EmsMom
I am still eating mostly out of pantry and only...

I am still eating mostly out of pantry and only purchasing fresh food. I had a full pantry! Today I bought some greens and milk and fruit. Then I stopped at another market that sells reduced day...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-04-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,911
Posted By EmsMom
It is very helpful to keep a mental or physical...

It is very helpful to keep a mental or physical list of decent cheap meals that can be put together very quickly. Especially when my kids were little, having that physical list of cheap meals on...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-03-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,911
Posted By EmsMom
this is a great idea!

this is a great idea!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-02-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,911
Posted By EmsMom
Sometimes it is very hard to eat what is there...

Sometimes it is very hard to eat what is there because it is there and needs to be eaten rather than getting to eat what you "want". Very hard. But it does get easier. For dinner I cooked some...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-02-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,911
Posted By EmsMom
yeah, I can relate to that. I was so wanting to...

yeah, I can relate to that. I was so wanting to buy some sushi yesterday because I really did have a crazy day, but said NO to myself and that was that.

I decided to drop my data plan and...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-29-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,911
Posted By EmsMom
I get the same way.

I get the same way.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-29-2014, 06:47 PM
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Views: 2,911
Posted By EmsMom
That is a good idea about the muffins. I have...

That is a good idea about the muffins. I have some peaches I canned last year but I am the only one thst likes them. But in muffins they would be very popular!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-28-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,911
Posted By EmsMom
This morning I hung my two loads of laundry (but...

This morning I hung my two loads of laundry (but I always hang laundry - I don't have a dryer). I also made a batch of curry with chick peas and cooked some tempeh that was hanging around in the...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-27-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,911
Posted By EmsMom
extreme frugality to get back on track

I am austerity mode! Anyone else in the same place?

successes:
I realized that EVERYone in my office throws away recyclable water and soda containers worth a nickel apiece. I was last in the...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-27-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 381
Posted By EmsMom
It really probably depends on the type of debt...

It really probably depends on the type of debt that you already have and what the interest rates are. If you have a car financed at 0 or 1.9 percent, for example, why pay that off? On the other...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-22-2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 804
Posted By EmsMom
Thank you! I do feel as if so many things that...

Thank you! I do feel as if so many things that have happened in the last four years have been the support of the universe. I am so looking forward to having a home in a lovely town and I plan to...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-09-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 804
Posted By EmsMom
Thanks. This morning I realized that I know I...

Thanks. This morning I realized that I know I ave this. This is just going to require revisiting extreme fiscal discipline. For maybe a year. And in the end it will be worth it. Home inspection...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-08-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 804
Posted By EmsMom
starting over again

4 years or so I started over on my own after my separation from my husband. I scrimped and I saved; my kids and I did without a lot of things. I finished graduate school, I paid off the divorce...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-01-2014, 03:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 556
Posted By EmsMom
You might want to consider a mechanical wringer...

You might want to consider a mechanical wringer such as this:

https://www.lehmans.com/p-690-our-good-wringer.aspx

they also sell other wringers, hand laundry plungers and retractable...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-18-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,096
Posted By EmsMom
I dropped cable a long time ago and it was kind...

I dropped cable a long time ago and it was kind of hard at first.  Then I started filling up our time with things like sewing, gardening, making music, dancing, getting out for walks and runs....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-18-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 295
Views: 11,274
Posted By EmsMom
I hit several yard sales yesterday while running...

I hit several yard sales yesterday while running a bunch of errands.  Picked up a new food saver vacuum sealer with unopened bags and accessories for $11.  I had been wanting to get one for a while...
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