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Forum: Frugality & Finances   Today, 02:15 AM
Replies: 10
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Posted By Poddi
Over here condo and apartment mean the same thing.

Over here condo and apartment mean the same thing.
Forum: Parenting   12-20-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 242
Posted By Poddi
Well I had my first Santa present (at in-law's...

Well I had my first Santa present (at in-law's house) at age 27. :D So can't vote here. I'm sure my 11 and 13 y.o. don't believe but they're just playing along. They haven't bothered to write a...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-18-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,619
Posted By Poddi
I have two autistic kids. First one would eat...

I have two autistic kids. First one would eat almost anything, maybe except very spicy food or very odd food like chicken feet, blood cubes. Even if he doesn't like a new food he would eat some...
Forum: Free For Shipping   12-16-2014, 04:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 327
Posted By Poddi
Oh I gave those away a long time ago. Sorry for...

Oh I gave those away a long time ago. Sorry for the confusion.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   12-14-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 95
Posted By Poddi
I'd probably keep looking. I'm sure more options...

I'd probably keep looking. I'm sure more options will pop up. You might be able to find affordable and gorgeous one. Or is your opportunity a time limited thing?
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-10-2014, 03:05 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 3,032
Posted By Poddi
Resurrecting an old thread. :D I love his...

Resurrecting an old thread. :D

I love his paintings. They just look so quaint. I first saw a flyer for a collector's plate back when I was a new immigrant and starving student. Had no money for...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-02-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 593
Posted By Poddi
I'm sure this thread is talking about financial...

I'm sure this thread is talking about financial help, so that's why practical help and emotional support is not on my list. :) A parent (or child for that matter) can never be free from those. None...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   11-01-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 593
Posted By Poddi
I think it's best to raise your children to be...

I think it's best to raise your children to be independent and not expect any help. Things can happen and you might not be able to help. They might join a radical cult and refuse your help. None...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-27-2014, 02:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By Poddi
Um, are you sure that's a good idea? There are...

Um, are you sure that's a good idea? There are people out there with weird fetish you know. I wouldn't want them to get wrong ideas. :)

Of course if you're just going to a private party where...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-23-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 449
Posted By Poddi
I would talk him into giving a smaller gift. ...

I would talk him into giving a smaller gift. Maybe a few gift cards to grocery store. We did give when we were in debt, but moderately. Something that doesn't affect your own finance too much. I...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-09-2014, 01:59 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,727
Posted By Poddi
I suppose I don't have to. It's a habit starting...

I suppose I don't have to. It's a habit starting from when they were in Kindergarten. :D Well maybe I'll just do gift cards to coffee shop or something.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-07-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,727
Posted By Poddi
I've finished shopping for the in-laws (6 people)...

I've finished shopping for the in-laws (6 people) and now I'll get them wrapped up soon, because MIL is visiting soon and can take them back with her. So I won't have to worry about shipping. Last...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-29-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,148
Posted By Poddi
For an adult you can get a big nice bar of...

For an adult you can get a big nice bar of imported soap. They're usually up to 1/2 lb each and come in neat printed boxes. Boxes of note cards and nice stationary are good, too. I'm not too keen...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-24-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 343
Posted By Poddi
Well, how about two savings account? One for...

Well, how about two savings account? One for long term (maybe in those "high interest" accounts), one for short term. All those dental, gifts and misc. can go to the short term account, which is...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-21-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,727
Posted By Poddi
I have over $300 worth of points in a grocery...

I have over $300 worth of points in a grocery store. I would like to use it towards Xmas purchases but have trouble coming up with ideas. They do sell clothes, toys and household stuff, but there's...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-28-2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,948
Posted By Poddi
I don't think it's too much at all, about average...

I don't think it's too much at all, about average really. My family spend about that much in $cdn each month, though I can probably cut back if I want to. Food is important to health, and a...
Forum: Site Help   06-08-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 17,073
Posted By Poddi
I found that I can't really use the back arrow...

I found that I can't really use the back arrow any more. Each page seems to load 8 times so I have to click 8 times to go back to a previous page. I'm using firefox. Not sure if anyone else have...
Forum: The Mindful Home   05-22-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,585
Posted By Poddi
Line drying is not practical in this place. ...

Line drying is not practical in this place.  There are only about 3 months in a year we can do that (rainy all the time) and that's my family's allergy season.  Indoor drying takes about 3 days...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-21-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,377
Posted By Poddi
I use sunlight laundry soap or the one made by...

I use sunlight laundry soap or the one made by Soapworks.  I tried the dry mix and it didn't work too well either, so I mostly use the liquid version.  I don't use a lot of water so my detergent is...
Forum: Women's Health   05-10-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 299
Posted By Poddi
I always thought my periods aren't bad, no...

I always thought my periods aren't bad, no cramps, regular like a clock and over very quickly.  The only problem is they're heavy.  I pretty much have to stay home the first two days to avoid...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-05-2014, 01:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 732
Posted By Poddi
Quote:Originally Posted by...

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Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-02-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 732
Posted By Poddi
For our first home we paid 10%.  For our second...

For our first home we paid 10%.  For our second we did the traditional 25%.  We haven't thought much about them at all.  It's just what's typical and whatever we could afford.  I don't know what...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-28-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 974
Posted By Poddi
Would things feel different if you guys start...

Would things feel different if you guys start talking about "our" money for everything?  DH and I have joint everything except registered retirement funds, but even that is our money.  We never use...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-12-2014, 01:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,175
Posted By Poddi
Thanks!  She actually called today and said she...

Thanks!  She actually called today and said she shouldn't have ask for a cruise vacation.  I said that's fine, it's not gonna happen anyway.  Guess she cooled off overnight.  That would have been...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-11-2014, 12:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,175
Posted By Poddi
My mom just had a big argument with me tonight. ...

My mom just had a big argument with me tonight.  She's turning 70 this summer and we were talking about party plans.  Out of nowhere she mentioned that she would like to have a cruise to Alaska,...
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