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Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-18-2014, 05:43 PM
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Posted By EmsMom
I have always heard that wheat berries last...

I have always heard that wheat berries last practically forever. You might want to look on craigs list for a vacuum sealer. I picked up a barely used one at a yard sale for $11 a couple of months...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-18-2014, 04:25 AM
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Posted By EmsMom
the beans are still fine, I am sure. Brown rice...

the beans are still fine, I am sure. Brown rice can go bad, but it should still be good for a little while. If it smells "off" don't eat it. You could extend the life of the brown rice by storing...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-11-2014, 07:09 PM
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Views: 653
Posted By EmsMom
I am sorry that you didn't get any replies. I...

I am sorry that you didn't get any replies. I don't know exactly what WIC consists of on a regular basis. However, I am giving a link that maybe will help?
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Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-08-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By EmsMom
I am not so big on giving Christmas gifts...

I am not so big on giving Christmas gifts usually. It seems as if anything tangible simply adds to people's material burden (storing things, cleaning things, eventually discarding things) -- but I do...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-07-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 447
Posted By EmsMom
that is so sad! I hate it when these stupid...

that is so sad! I hate it when these stupid applications don't do what they are supposed to do. What is with that?

I will say that I find reading magazines on the kindle is not as satisfying as...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-02-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 273
Posted By EmsMom
I am experiencing a very similar pain,...

I am experiencing a very similar pain, concentrated near my shoulder blades and causing horrible spasms. I think the pain arises from tension that creates a great deal of tightness in my neck and...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-30-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 340
Posted By EmsMom
Is it possible to transfer the balance to a new...

Is it possible to transfer the balance to a new card with a set (and hopefully very low) interest rate? Even if you were paying a certain amount for a transfer fee or whatever it is called, it might...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-26-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 447
Posted By EmsMom
FREE online magazines through my library!

I was in my library on Friday (where I will usually sit and read several of my favorite magazines in the reading section) especially when they have someone playing the grand piano) and happened to...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-24-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,739
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: 3,739
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: 499
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: 88
Views: 2,372
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: 3,739
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
Views: 499
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: 3,739
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: 499
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: 3,739
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: 3,739
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: 3,739
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: 3,739
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: 3,739
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: 3,739
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: 3,739
Posted By EmsMom
I get the same way.

I get the same way.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-29-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,739
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: 3,739
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...
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