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Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-02-2013, 11:38 PM
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Views: 613
Posted By goldfishkate
Some managers won't hire you if they think...

Some managers won't hire you if they think you're competition. Down play your credentials. Use a cover letter to explain any gaps in employment without getting to detailed and tell them why you want...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-02-2013, 11:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 682
Posted By goldfishkate
Check out www.kidsbowlfree.com...

Check out www.kidsbowlfree.com (http://www.kidsbowlfree.com) to sign up for free bowling this summer.

One of my favorite summer activities is breakfast at the park. My mom did this with me as a...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-24-2013, 08:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,047
Posted By goldfishkate
So much exciting stuff! Twins, interviews,...

So much exciting stuff! Twins, interviews, private school, paying off bills. Congrats everyone!

I don't post all that often. This month hasn't been the greatest. We some how managed to blow...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-23-2013, 09:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 280
Posted By goldfishkate
I'd say your in the ball park cost wise from my...

I'd say your in the ball park cost wise from my experience. Have you talked to an oral surgeon and gotten a quote? Most offer a cash discount or an uninsured discount.  My oral surgeon also offers...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-23-2013, 09:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 802
Posted By goldfishkate
My ds is seven and he has always been my kid...

My ds is seven and he has always been my kid that wants everything but I'm not buying. He recently figured out our neighbor will pay him to shovel the snow off his walk and that quickly led to a few...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-16-2013, 10:44 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,555
Posted By goldfishkate
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by meandk0610 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1373715/getting-out-of-debt-in-february-2013/40#post_17263049)
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Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-16-2013, 10:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,036
Posted By goldfishkate
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by sunflower.mama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1374099/large-refund-educate-me#post_17266755)

These...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-11-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,555
Posted By goldfishkate
I don't post very often but I'm so excited. We...

I don't post very often but I'm so excited. We finally made it to BS2 and I just paid off my first credit card! The last 2 years have been really hard for us because my dh's hours cut at work for a...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-05-2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 665
Posted By goldfishkate
You can also do homemade playdough, half and...

You can also do homemade playdough, half and half cornstarch and water, or half and half liquid fabric starch and elmers school glue for ooey gooey play. Water colors are good because it doesn't get...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-24-2013, 10:22 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 9,240
Posted By goldfishkate
Frugal Tip: Keep your home clean and...

Frugal Tip:
Keep your home clean and organized! I know this sounds silly but it's so easy to run to the store and buy more stuff if you don't know where it is or have to replace stuff because its...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-24-2013, 10:13 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,077
Posted By goldfishkate
It's funny when you jump to 2 adults they no...

It's funny when you jump to 2 adults they no longer figure in childcare expenses as if every 2 adult household has the ability to avoid childcare costs. When you add both my wage and my dh's wage...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-11-2013, 11:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 884
Posted By goldfishkate
Daycare costs are the number 1 reason why I'm...

Daycare costs are the number 1 reason why I'm not having a third child. I wish I could be a sahm but its just not possible since my dh doesn't make enough to support our family by himself. Kids are...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-05-2013, 09:00 PM
Replies: 484
Views: 8,707
Posted By goldfishkate
http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.g...

http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif Planned/budgeted Purchase
http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/greensad.gif Unplanned/impulse Purchase

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Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-29-2012, 06:10 PM
Replies: 484
Views: 8,707
Posted By goldfishkate
A. I'm new to this thread. I'm married with two...

A. I'm new to this thread. I'm married with two kids- one at grade school and one finishing her last year of preschool (yay!). My dh and I both work outside of the house.
B. We are trying to get...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-29-2012, 05:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 170
Posted By goldfishkate
Many insurance plans will only cover speech...

Many insurance plans will only cover speech theraphy for rehab (such as after a stroke) and not for developmental disorders, but it completely depends on your specific plan. My bet is that the...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-03-2012, 09:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 507
Posted By goldfishkate
My dh does a lot of car repair on the side for...

My dh does a lot of car repair on the side for friends, family and coworkers. He does everything from oil changes to putting in new motors. When he's in the mood and actively looking for jobs he can...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-14-2012, 07:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 313
Posted By goldfishkate
Sine your boss at the nonprofit doesn't know...

Sine your boss at the nonprofit doesn't know what you do, maybe you could start the conversation with "I would like to discuss my job duties and further opportunities." Unfortunately many companies...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-12-2012, 08:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,696
Posted By goldfishkate
I'm trying to stay under $300 for my husband,...

I'm trying to stay under $300 for my husband, kids and extended family. I have my stack of coupons and I have my Black Friday plan. I'm not buying anything that's not on my gift list. To pay for...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-12-2012, 08:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 881
Posted By goldfishkate
1) know you're not alone. 2) this wont last...

1) know you're not alone.
2) this wont last forever
3) read Dave Ramsey
4) you can get out of debt.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-12-2012, 08:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 581
Posted By goldfishkate
My general rule of thumb is if its within 10...

My general rule of thumb is if its within 10 hours we drive, if its further we fly. We've gone on several flights with the kids. I've booked red eye flights and I've also booked flights with crazy...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-12-2012, 08:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 256
Posted By goldfishkate
Just FYI- karate lessons are not cheap and it's...

Just FYI- karate lessons are not cheap and it's usually a one hour 2-3 times a week commitment. A private studio in my area runs $80-120/mo for lessons. If your lucky your community center will have...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-22-2012, 09:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 737
Posted By goldfishkate
I used a popular scholarship website and applied...

I used a popular scholarship website and applied for a buch when I was attending college a few years ago. I did not get a single scholarship but I did start getting tons of scamy emails to signup...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-21-2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,943
Posted By goldfishkate
This isn't that weird. My mom's beef stroganoff...

This isn't that weird. My mom's beef stroganoff recipe is simply pouring a package of prepared brown gravy over egg noodles. I like it and I occassionally make it for my kids when I'm out of ideas...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-21-2012, 07:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,129
Posted By goldfishkate
You should be pretty well off with that budget....

You should be pretty well off with that budget. Most of my home cooked meals are less than $2/person. Try shopping at Aldi for your pantry staples and figure out which grocery stores have the best...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-02-2012, 10:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 15,798
Posted By goldfishkate
Any "guy" items regardless of condition such as...

Any "guy" items regardless of condition such as tires, misc car parts, cars, power washers, snow blowers, lawn mowers, tools, etc. electronics, video games and cell phones sell well too.
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