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Forum: The Childhood Years   08-17-2012, 07:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,226
Posted By PenelopeJune
I have always been rather strict on bedtime. I...

I have always been rather strict on bedtime. I think sleep is just so important. Just this summer I changed bedtime from 7 to 8, for both my 5 and 7 year old. So they both go to bed by 8, and wake...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-16-2012, 10:32 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,689
Posted By PenelopeJune
As someone who has no degree, and the most I...

As someone who has no degree, and the most I ever made in a job ever was $9.25, I'd say that it has to be worth it to those of you who finished.
 
Of course, I have to tell myself this as I am now...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-15-2012, 06:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,164
Posted By PenelopeJune
Well, and getting that letter from my...

Well, and getting that letter from my grandparents (without forgery ha) would be downright impossible. They are anti-government assistance. If I ever get any assistance, I do not plan to tell them...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-15-2012, 10:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,164
Posted By PenelopeJune
I'm in Kansas. According to absolutely...

I'm in Kansas. According to absolutely everything I've read, I can't have more than $2000 in assets, which seems impossibly low. How is one supposed to get out of a bad sitation if they can't have...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-15-2012, 06:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,164
Posted By PenelopeJune
I don't really know, Carson. Because the stock...

I don't really know, Carson. Because the stock grows, and the money earned is used to buy new stock? I don't know. I get the forms in the mail in February and give them to my tax lady. It's just...
Forum: Single Parenting   08-14-2012, 06:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 537
Posted By PenelopeJune
He kept pretty much everything. I took half of...

He kept pretty much everything. I took half of the kitchen stuff, and according to the kids, he was really mad that I took the can opener. Not a fancy one, just a regular old metal and plastic can...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-14-2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,164
Posted By PenelopeJune
I don't know how to be flexible in looking for...

I don't know how to be flexible in looking for work. I barely have two extra hours (and not in a row) between classes, and then after classes of course I have the kids. They are not old enough to...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-08-2012, 09:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,164
Posted By PenelopeJune
No, I can't put college on hold. I am living in...

No, I can't put college on hold. I am living in family housing on campus, and if I don't go to school, I'm out. School is it for me. I have no where else to go. I have to make this work or I am...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-08-2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,164
Posted By PenelopeJune
You revived this thread at a timely moment   ...

You revived this thread at a timely moment
 
I was filling out the application online for food stamps, and I just remembered that I have some stock that was purchased by my grandparents when I was...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   08-07-2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 10,802
Posted By PenelopeJune
I am all moved in to my new place! I moved in on...

I am all moved in to my new place! I moved in on Wednesday, and was all unpacked by Friday afternoon. That's the benefit of not having a bunch of junk! I adore my cute new apartment and it's all...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-30-2012, 08:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,164
Posted By PenelopeJune
Quote:Check into Food Stamps resource limits -...

Quote:Check into Food Stamps resource limits - the $1200 may be counted against you if it is in the bank



 
Ugh, you are right. What do I do about that? I mean, it's loan money, it's not like...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-27-2012, 08:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,164
Posted By PenelopeJune
Thanks everyone. It helps to talk this out. I...

Thanks everyone. It helps to talk this out. I fake a lot of bravado in my real life to all the doubters, because I don't want to let them think I that I think I can't do it.
 
My kids are in...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-26-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,164
Posted By PenelopeJune
Quote:Honestly, it seems impossibly tight to me....

Quote:Honestly, it seems impossibly tight to me. Is the $1200 savings that you currently have, PLUS $210 leftover each month? Either way, once you're down to $0 in 6 months, how will you continue...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-26-2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,164
Posted By PenelopeJune
I'm trying to figure out my budget. I am going...

I'm trying to figure out my budget. I am going to college full time starting this fall, and my two kids and I will be living in family housing. My entire income is coming from grants and student...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   07-12-2012, 06:27 AM
Replies: 363
Views: 10,802
Posted By PenelopeJune
Worthy! I LOVE that house! What a gorgeous,...

Worthy! I LOVE that house! What a gorgeous, gorgeous old home. The yard may be small, but it is darling, too. Wow.
Forum: Organize & Declutter   07-11-2012, 07:23 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 10,802
Posted By PenelopeJune
Do you have any pictures of the new place,...

Do you have any pictures of the new place, Worthy? I love seeing cute houses. :)
Forum: Organize & Declutter   07-10-2012, 08:12 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 10,802
Posted By PenelopeJune
Yay Worthy! Congrats, how exciting!

Yay Worthy! Congrats, how exciting!
Forum: Organize & Declutter   07-07-2012, 02:07 PM
Replies: 363
Views: 10,802
Posted By PenelopeJune
I just popped into read everyone's updates, and...

I just popped into read everyone's updates, and leave one of my own! You guys all sound like you are doing well. Worthy, I'm glad you are so happy with your new plan. That sounds very smart. As much...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   06-25-2012, 07:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 762
Posted By PenelopeJune
That's great, josybear! Good for you!! Sounds...

That's great, josybear! Good for you!! Sounds like you are on a great track.
 
I agree with what you said at the end. Yes, it's a few years of some serious hard work and maybe not having very much...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   06-19-2012, 01:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 396
Posted By PenelopeJune
Okay, thanks Ellie'sMom! I wondered why certain...

Okay, thanks Ellie'sMom! I wondered why certain things were circled, especially when I have no concerns about hygiene or behavior! (well, behind his ears gets pretty grubby and it concerns me, but...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   06-19-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 396
Posted By PenelopeJune
All my worries for nothing! She asked about...

All my worries for nothing! She asked about vaccinations, and I said we file a religious exemption with the school. That was all! Whew!
 
She did circle "vaccinations" on the topics of...
Forum: I'm Not Vaccinating   06-19-2012, 07:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 396
Posted By PenelopeJune
I have to take my kids to the county health...

I have to take my kids to the county health clinic for a health assessment so that I can enroll them in their new school. I'm just trying to build myself up for the inevitible "zomg you are a...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-17-2012, 11:31 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,504
Posted By PenelopeJune
I'm so glad your DH got a job! Yay!   I...

I'm so glad your DH got a job! Yay!
 
I would NOT sell the house. My guess is that you could not even rent a place for under $600 a month, and if it's anywhere like where I live, the place would...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   06-15-2012, 09:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 653
Posted By PenelopeJune
I think, at the very minimum, you should be...

I think, at the very minimum, you should be making minimum wage. These people are taking advantage of you, in a big way. I'd get another job, because there is no way they are going to make the leap...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-14-2012, 03:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 449
Posted By PenelopeJune
This was the absolute hardest thing for me. My...

This was the absolute hardest thing for me. My ex wasn't abusive, though he is selfish and kind of an asshole. I'm familiar with your thread on PaP, and it does make me nervous for you.
 
We'd...
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