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Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-26-2014, 06:35 AM
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heyxxmcfly - I agree, go in the office if you...

heyxxmcfly - I agree, go in the office if you can. The only other way I've found that works as well is if you can do it all online {some states allow it} & submit the paperwork online. Then it's all...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-25-2014, 08:01 AM
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Posted By frugalmama
Call the HHSC Ombudsman for your state - they can...

Call the HHSC Ombudsman for your state - they can sort it out. Did you get a receipt when you turned in the paperwork?
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-24-2014, 12:56 PM
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Yard sale got postponed till next week - woke up...

Yard sale got postponed till next week - woke up sick :( . Called the Electric company & was able to get an extension until the 1st, but had to go ahead & pay the $100 of the bill I had. Praying some...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-22-2014, 04:31 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
Ugh just got a disconnect notice on the electric...

Ugh just got a disconnect notice on the electric - have till Friday to get it paid. Going to call in the morning & see if I can get an extension. Really need to go down to the county office & find...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-18-2014, 09:18 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
Zebra - actually I've been selling quite a bit of...

Zebra - actually I've been selling quite a bit of Homeschooling stuff this month. Mostly Sonlight items - if you have anything Sonlight I would post it for sale now & be sure to opt IN to the global...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-16-2014, 03:04 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
Crazyms - I second your suggestions for cutting...

Crazyms - I second your suggestions for cutting costs. I would also add in couponing if at all possible - every bit helps. I buy a lot of my non-food items on clearance & pair a coupon with it so I...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-15-2014, 08:21 AM
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Posted By frugalmama
Mamarhu - You {and your son} are Awesome! I can...

Mamarhu - You {and your son} are Awesome! I can only hope my dd turns out that good.

Good vibes to all those in the housing area. I would add look into HUD foreclosures - they go cheap. Sometimes...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-11-2014, 07:27 AM
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Posted By frugalmama
FYI if you do Savingstar {or have a store near...

FYI if you do Savingstar {or have a store near you that is eligible} - the Friday freebie this week is Toilet paper :) Not a big pack, but hey free is good :)


Trying to just keep swimming here....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-10-2014, 09:44 AM
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Posted By frugalmama
Joining in on the freakout :) Not only is it...

Joining in on the freakout :)

Not only is it 6 months till x-mas, but for us it's about 2 weeks until EID {Islamic holiday celebrated a lot like x-mas with gifts, etc}. I am super freaking out...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-08-2014, 07:15 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
Justmama - *hugs* I wish I lived closer - I would...

Justmama - *hugs* I wish I lived closer - I would totally send you home with a boatload of groceries. Hopefully the food pantry will be able to help you out.


I know just what you mean about...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-06-2014, 01:07 AM
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Posted By frugalmama
Happyhats - Do you have an emergency fund? I'd...

Happyhats - Do you have an emergency fund? I'd stash the $200 back for emergencies.



The last 24 hours have been a day of blessings for me - the kind that really restore my faith in humanity....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-03-2014, 05:20 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
I think it's about even, honestly even with all...

I think it's about even, honestly even with all the repairs.

According to a friend of mine, the most likely reason for the increase in water leaks in the summer is due to the temperature changes....
Forum: Frugality & Finances   07-02-2014, 07:40 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
Mylie - Praying it comes through in time. Do you...

Mylie - Praying it comes through in time. Do you have a St. Vincent De Paul or Catholic Charities nearby? They may help with your rent too. I would also call your state's Unemployment Ombudsman, and...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-29-2014, 07:34 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
Justmama - Hope you are able to find new running...

Justmama - Hope you are able to find new running shoes cheaply. If you don't find anything locally check ebay - I know they sell on there.

Bren - I buy used wool sweaters, then resell to a gal...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-26-2014, 08:06 AM
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Just checking in right quick - I've been swamped...

Just checking in right quick - I've been swamped lately & haven't had time. Still here, still broke. About to cut off my net at home & just make do with my kindle , I think. Just can't afford $75 a...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-19-2014, 11:12 AM
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Posted By frugalmama
Wanted to share this here with the rest of y'all....

Wanted to share this here with the rest of y'all. SavingStar is expanding in July to add in Walmart, Target, Walgreens and a bunch of other stores. For those not familar with it, it's kind of like a...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-16-2014, 02:22 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
Justmama - hoping it's something like they had to...

Justmama - hoping it's something like they had to deny you from program x so they would cover it under program z. I agree - can you go to the office & talk with someone? I wish I were closer - I...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-12-2014, 07:00 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
Justmama - glad you were able to get food....

Justmama - glad you were able to get food. Nothing to be mortified about though. I've been on both sides of the food pantry line & sometimes when I volunteered we were told to give extra due to...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-10-2014, 10:22 AM
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Posted By frugalmama
The whole thing is ticking me off, honestly. Plus...

The whole thing is ticking me off, honestly. Plus other stuff about this Dr. The last 2 times I have felt that my concerns were mostly brushed off, and she doesn't do anywhere near as complete of an...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-10-2014, 07:14 AM
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Posted By frugalmama
Already tried :( No Luck - she wants me to try...

Already tried :( No Luck - she wants me to try the OTC version 1st. The new Endo I have just does not understand poverty at all, and that I can't just squeeze the money from somewhere else. You would...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-09-2014, 08:39 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
Hugs to everyone - sounds like we are all having...

Hugs to everyone - sounds like we are all having a hard time.

Did so-so at the used book sale - made around $100. All going towards bills / taxes. Need to re-list part of the leftovers on ebay...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-05-2014, 06:07 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
Zebra - *Hugs* On the couponing - I don't know if...

Zebra - *Hugs* On the couponing - I don't know if it's available to everyone but I got an email for the grocery game's summer pass - it's something like $10 for 12 weeks of all your local stores that...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-03-2014, 05:51 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
Got a disconnect on the water bill today - I just...

Got a disconnect on the water bill today - I just can't seem to get ahead. There goes any hope of getting a newer used PC anytime soon.

Going to try the local STVDP & see if they can help since...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   06-01-2014, 05:40 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
I totally understand Wolfcat - I'm in the same...

I totally understand Wolfcat - I'm in the same boat.

I have $500 of the tax money, and hopefully after a 2nd book sale this Friday I'll have another $125 at least. Hopefully more if my Sonlight...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-23-2014, 04:51 PM
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Posted By frugalmama
No plans for the summer here either, other than...

No plans for the summer here either, other than trying to stay cool.
 
Satori - WTG on the apartment!
 
 
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