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Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-20-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 597
Posted By *green*faery*
Can you recommend a book on money management?

Hi, my niece recently got a decent job and will be moving out on her own. She is also getting married this summer and I would like to get her a book on money management and budgeting. Any...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-03-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 965
Posted By *green*faery*
Frisbees would have been a great party gift! ...

Frisbees would have been a great party gift!

Thanks for the ideas. I am realizing now that the main problem is I invite WAY too many people!! We homeschool, so birthdays end up being an excuse to...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-03-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 711
Posted By *green*faery*
It really varies...

I think it depends on a lot of factors. Do you know how much you spend on food? And by non-fixed expenses do you mean clothing, car repair, hair cut, birthdays, etc? We live in a HCL area and that...
Forum: Vegetarian and Vegan   06-02-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 877
Posted By *green*faery*
:)

Burritos and nachos? That's what makes me gain weight:)

I personally would not do cows milk, but if you were not opposed I would maybe add yogurt to her diet. Super powered smoothies if she will...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-01-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,034
Posted By *green*faery*
((((hugs))))

I'm so sorry, it sounds very frustrating. Reminds me of the 25lbs I lost and then gained back. I tried so hard and did so well just to have to start over again! Take care of yourself and your babies!...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-24-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 965
Posted By *green*faery*
Hi! My son is turning 6 and we are having a...

Hi! My son is turning 6 and we are having a birthday party for him at a local State Park. I'm trying to keep it simple and not spend too much but it is challenging. The site is free, we are going to...
Forum: Family Planning   04-20-2014, 10:44 PM
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Views: 141,588
Posted By *green*faery*
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Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-02-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 2,708
Posted By *green*faery*
a. Who you are- I am Erin, homeschooling mama to...

a. Who you are- I am Erin, homeschooling mama to 3 boys (20mo, 5y & 8y), DH works a lot and I work 1 day a week cleaning houses
 
b. Where you are going (your financial goals)- To stay within our...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-26-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 3,668
Posted By *green*faery*
Last night we picked up burritos for...

Last night we picked up burritos for dinner....not in my eating plan & not in my budget, but one less sink full of dishes to do! We did good all month & didn't eat out at all until now. I think at...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-24-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 3,668
Posted By *green*faery*
We have spent our whole grocery budget and there...

We have spent our whole grocery budget and there is one week left in the month. We wouldn't starve if we didn't buy any groceries for a week but we would be out of all produce. I'm going to make a...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-19-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 3,668
Posted By *green*faery*
Not much left in our grocery budget for the...

Not much left in our grocery budget for the month. I can't imagine being able to stay on budget, we will at the least need produce & fresh stuff. There is a big sale at a local clothing store and I...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-12-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 3,668
Posted By *green*faery*
SweetSilver- you just reminded me to check my...

SweetSilver- you just reminded me to check my library due dates! I am so bad about it & can check & renew online, but I still mess up! The fines are $1 a day each book with no grace period, so it...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-11-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 3,668
Posted By *green*faery*
Well, it's the 11th & we have already spent half...

Well, it's the 11th & we have already spent half our grocery fund. I really hope we can pull this off this month. My dh did have some extra hours this paycheck but I would love to put that in...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-10-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 3,668
Posted By *green*faery*
http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/love.gi...

http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/love.gif no spending
http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif budgeted spending
http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif no...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-09-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 3,668
Posted By *green*faery*
http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/love.gi...

http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/love.gif no spending
http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif budgeted spending
http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif no...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-07-2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 3,668
Posted By *green*faery*
Oh my goodness, we spend so much on food! We...

Oh my goodness, we spend so much on food! We have spent about 30% of our food budget and it's only the 6th( I did buy tofu & cheese in bulk from Costco which should last the month)! I need to figure...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-05-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 3,668
Posted By *green*faery*
http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/love.gi...

http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/love.gif no spending
http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif budgeted spending
http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif no...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-04-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 3,668
Posted By *green*faery*
I spent more then I would have liked to today,...

I spent more then I would have liked to today, but I bought some vitamins & supplements for me and my dh. He has been fighting a cold for months & we usually don't take vitamins. I did plan on this,...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-03-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 3,668
Posted By *green*faery*
Stayed home all day & we ate pretty simple & I...

Stayed home all day & we ate pretty simple & I baked muffins. I made a double batch so I froze half of them:)
 
a. Who you are-
I'm Erin, I have 3 boys (ages 8y, 5.5y, and 18mo) We homeschool & I...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-02-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 3,668
Posted By *green*faery*
I started out the New Years good, made food to...

I started out the New Years good, made food to bring to the beach with us & quickly threw together some food to make veggie chili in the crockpot for dinner. I know coming home from the beach hungry...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-02-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 3,668
Posted By *green*faery*
a. Who you are- I'm Erin, I have 3 boys (ages...

a. Who you are-
I'm Erin, I have 3 boys (ages 8y, 5.5y, and 18mo) We homeschool & I work 1 day a week cleaning houses & occasionally babysit.
 
b. Where you are going (your financial goals)-
I...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-02-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,470
Posted By *green*faery*
Ilovemybabybird- sounds like you have a good...

Ilovemybabybird- sounds like you have a good plan! Even though I am using Mint.com to budget now, I still like to write it down. I'm trying to get a folder organized for my goals & homeschool plan....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-29-2013, 09:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,470
Posted By *green*faery*
worthy- We also went through Bk & foreclosure,...

worthy- We also went through Bk & foreclosure, It has been 3.5years since the BK. I had one credit card with no balance (and low limit)that was not affected by the BK, so I use it for gas and pay it...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-19-2013, 10:38 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,662
Posted By *green*faery*
http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/love.gi...

http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/love.gif no spending
http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif budgeted spending
http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif no...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-16-2013, 10:58 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,662
Posted By *green*faery*
Ok, I've just about spent the whole months...

Ok, I've just about spent the whole months groceries budget! The end of the month is going to be ugly! I better cook up some rice & beans...
On a good note, I did stay at home the past 2 days:)
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