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Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-31-2009, 08:43 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 12,482
Posted By shakashoe
You should check out a blog called "Under 1000...

You should check out a blog called "Under 1000 Per Month". I just found it and the young girl who writes it is great. Good luck in your...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-12-2009, 07:08 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,673
Posted By shakashoe
I would only differ from the others here in one...

I would only differ from the others here in one respect, I'd take $1000 and set it aside to stockpile food. There are many threads as to the wisdom of it here so I won't go into it. If you don't...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-05-2009, 04:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,461
Posted By shakashoe
Does your dh still have the truck that needed a...

Does your dh still have the truck that needed a new engine? If he made $125,000 and now makes $48,000 wouldn't it be more cost effective to have the engine work done? Maybe you could take out a loan...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   03-30-2009, 08:45 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,779
Posted By shakashoe
We have lived in our present home for 30 years...

We have lived in our present home for 30 years and all this time with one bathroom. We raised three kids here and I will say that 99.9% of the time it has not been an issue. The only disadvantage...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-26-2009, 03:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 717
Posted By shakashoe
Psoriasis; Makes you "itchy", ugly, chronic but...

Psoriasis; Makes you "itchy", ugly, chronic but not life threatening.http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-12-2009, 09:45 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,835
Posted By shakashoe
Please OP please just pitch it! You DO NOT want...

Please OP please just pitch it! You DO NOT want a shredded esophagus!
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-07-2009, 03:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 997
Posted By shakashoe
When Dh and I were young and trying to save the...

When Dh and I were young and trying to save the required(at that time) 20% down my IL's made an offer for us to live with them and put our money in the bank. They charged us $50 a month for room and...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-07-2009, 03:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,382
Posted By shakashoe
Google "cease and desist letter debt collector"...

Google "cease and desist letter debt collector" and you will find a form to mail them to get them off your back. My elderly mother was cast into debt when my alcoholic sister defrauded her. Since...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-07-2009, 03:13 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 6,495
Posted By shakashoe
I love Amazon's subscribe and save program!...

I love Amazon's subscribe and save program! There is a particular flavor of Bigelow Tea that I use as an anti-depressanthttp://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif and at all...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-06-2009, 02:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,138
Posted By shakashoe
If I were in the OP's situation I would most...

If I were in the OP's situation I would most definitely rent. Living on that low of an income does not afford you ANY kind of house repair at all. I would think owning a home, unless paid for, would...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-03-2009, 03:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 523
Posted By shakashoe
I joined ING in July of 2007 at a rate of 4%...

I joined ING in July of 2007 at a rate of 4% which was great.....while it lasted. As a PP said, once the economy hit the slip n slide the rate went down..and down...and down. I won't take my money...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-28-2009, 07:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 819
Posted By shakashoe
How about telling her you weren't going to...

How about telling her you weren't going to replace it and then order the part. Replace it without her knowing it and if she notices say your girlfriend told you to try *fill in the blank* and it...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-28-2009, 05:33 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,763
Posted By shakashoe
I pay $80 for cut and color and tip her $20. I...

I pay $80 for cut and color and tip her $20. I have psoriasis so I can't use anything harsh like home color on my hair. My hairdresser does a wonderful job on my menopausal thinning hair. I know...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-28-2009, 10:36 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,244
Posted By shakashoe
My engagement ring and wedding band cost $139 in...

My engagement ring and wedding band cost $139 in 1974. I love my rings but they were impractical to wear chasing little kids, washing dishes, and cleaning. In 1987 I bought a plain gold band for $50...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-27-2009, 06:36 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 5,515
Posted By shakashoe
I raised three kids(they are all adults now) in...

I raised three kids(they are all adults now) in a 900 square feet home. Because it was on the smaller side, I could always either see them or hear them so trouble was easily averted. There were no...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-27-2009, 04:28 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 5,515
Posted By shakashoe
Soccermama I'm sure you didn't come here to be...

Soccermama I'm sure you didn't come here to be piled on and that you were looking for support in this matter. We don't know you personally but still wish the best for all mamas. That is why most...
Forum: Grief and Loss   02-25-2009, 09:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,022
Posted By shakashoe
Keren, I hereby declare that you have fulfilled...

Keren, I hereby declare that you have fulfilled your quota of human suffering and from now on there will be health and happiness. Pinky swear!http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif:
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-17-2009, 04:40 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,323
Posted By shakashoe
NE Ohio--$2.32 for skim at BJ's Wholesale....

NE Ohio--$2.32 for skim at BJ's Wholesale. Marc's has it for $1.88 this week so I'll buy some for the freezer.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   02-16-2009, 03:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,963
Posted By shakashoe
I wish people would stop with the whole loot bag...

I wish people would stop with the whole loot bag rigmarole already! I'm so done with it! Just my opinion I know but when did cake and ice cream and a fun time with friends become "not enough"? Why...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-31-2009, 07:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,055
Posted By shakashoe
30 years ago we were a young couple and my IL's...

30 years ago we were a young couple and my IL's were getting ready to retire. Both of us needed a cheaper way to live so when the duplex next to my in-laws came up for estate sale, we jumped at it....
Forum: Personal Growth   10-20-2008, 11:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,917
Posted By shakashoe
Under no circumstances would I tell my child at...

Under no circumstances would I tell my child at ANY age that she was a product of rape. NEVER! Absolutely NO good could come from it. Better that she think it was a one night stand than otherwise....
Forum: Personal Growth   10-02-2008, 05:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 498
Posted By shakashoe
I feel very sorry for the OP. When you are...

I feel very sorry for the OP. When you are young, life is predominately a "gaining" time. You gain a husband, children, friends, a house, cars etc. But beginning in the second half of life, it...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   09-11-2008, 06:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,736
Posted By shakashoe
I don't get how anyone can take money from their...

I don't get how anyone can take money from their kids! My kids are between 24 and 30 and I would sooner die then to take their money. It is really disgraceful. Then not only do they take the money...
Forum: Personal Growth   09-09-2008, 04:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,060
Posted By shakashoe
BabyCakes it's sad that the relationship with...

BabyCakes it's sad that the relationship with your mother is not like you want it to be but try as you might you will not change her or the way she reacts to you. BTDT. Your gift from God is your...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   08-24-2008, 08:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,010
Posted By shakashoe
A few months ago I read an article on Apartment...

A few months ago I read an article on Apartment Therapy about La Cense grassfed beef. At the time, and continuing, all that media attention to the abused cow deal made me sick when I thought about...
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