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Forum: Vaccinations   05-18-2009, 07:18 PM
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Posted By freespirited
I have a friend who has a 5 year old daughter...

I have a friend who has a 5 year old daughter who has been sickly for 2 weeks now. She is going in to see the doctor again today. I think she went in like 10 days ago too and the doctor just said...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-14-2009, 07:51 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,727
Posted By freespirited
I would pay down the cards first, especially if...

I would pay down the cards first, especially if they are over 10% interest rate, then you could probably transfer some balances to the paid off cards at 0% for awhile which would give you extra...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-13-2009, 01:10 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,338
Posted By freespirited
I have to agree violence is inherent to some...

I have to agree violence is inherent to some degree and that social factors bring them out, such as how someone is raised. A child who is abused or witnesses abuse will probably grow up to be angry...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-12-2009, 12:02 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,338
Posted By freespirited
Quote: Originally Posted by sanguine_speed...

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Originally Posted by sanguine_speed http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13539338)
It is just factually untrue that...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-11-2009, 09:04 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,338
Posted By freespirited
JTA Mom, you got a lot of things wrong wrt what...

JTA Mom, you got a lot of things wrong wrt what I said and I don't have time to address them all. I never said there are more pedophiles today than there used to be. I was trying to say that where...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-11-2009, 05:51 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,338
Posted By freespirited
Quote: Originally Posted by p1gg1e...

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Originally Posted by p1gg1e http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13538391)
That to me is radical. WHO decides what is the...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-11-2009, 05:43 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,338
Posted By freespirited
Quote: Originally Posted by JTA Mom...

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Originally Posted by JTA Mom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13538164)
Freespirited, I think you are making a lot of...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-11-2009, 03:35 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,338
Posted By freespirited
Quote: Originally Posted by sanguine_speed...

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Originally Posted by sanguine_speed http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13534069)
No, we don't all know that. I sure...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-11-2009, 02:49 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,338
Posted By freespirited
Quote: Originally Posted by marimara...

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Originally Posted by marimara http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13536626)
Ok I looked all thru this thread for the...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-10-2009, 07:19 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,338
Posted By freespirited
Quote: Originally Posted by beezer75...

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Originally Posted by beezer75 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13508073)
http://www.urbansurvival.com/week.htm
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Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-07-2009, 09:27 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,688
Posted By freespirited
Invisible mold starts growing on foods after...

Invisible mold starts growing on foods after like 12-24 hours so I avoid storing leftovers. I am trying to avoid anything that worsens my yeast issues and I was advised not to eat leftovers. My...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-07-2009, 09:20 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,607
Posted By freespirited
We just got our foodstamps raised from $270 to...

We just got our foodstamps raised from $270 to $350 this month. I don't know yet how that will go for us but before, the $270 would last about 2 weeks and that was with using coupons and buying...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   04-07-2009, 08:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,230
Posted By freespirited
I just disagree with Suze on this one. I suppose...

I just disagree with Suze on this one. I suppose it depends on your situation but I think for many people, paying off cc debt is the best option since they just gouge the average person. We have...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-24-2009, 01:30 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,473
Posted By freespirited
I caught a blurb on the news last night about a...

I caught a blurb on the news last night about a guy who went from making 700k a year to mopping floors somewhere. How does someone make that kind of money and not have any kind of investments at all...
Forum: Caribbean   03-21-2009, 01:10 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,558
Posted By freespirited
Quote: Originally Posted by MamaDelz...

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Originally Posted by MamaDelz http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13165016)
We are still in the dreaming phase as...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-20-2009, 08:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 702
Posted By freespirited
I'm waiting a couple months or so to see rates...

I'm waiting a couple months or so to see rates go even lower and then I'm locking in a mortgage, paying closing costs upfront as I personally see higher interest rates in the future lasting a long...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-20-2009, 04:21 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,189
Posted By freespirited
Quote: Originally Posted by Delicateflower...

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Originally Posted by Delicateflower http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13396884)
That's a great idea. The throwaway...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-19-2009, 07:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,189
Posted By freespirited
The nice thing about online brokers is you can...

The nice thing about online brokers is you can bail out if you need to as long as you keep track of your trades and don't go over the limit, then you can get stuck unable to sell. Another thing is...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-19-2009, 01:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,060
Posted By freespirited
I'd buy it! We can't live our lives as if...

I'd buy it!

We can't live our lives as if we might lose our jobs someday because you might not, but you might lose out on other things with that way of thinking (like this house).
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-19-2009, 12:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,189
Posted By freespirited
Quote: Originally Posted by rainbowmoon...

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Originally Posted by rainbowmoon http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13393152)
I use scottrade and am VERY happy with...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-18-2009, 09:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,189
Posted By freespirited
I'm looking at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac right...

I'm looking at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac right now. They are up about 100%today!!! I will probably buy some shares tomorrow as I have a little extra money in my trading account. Government help is...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-18-2009, 07:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,189
Posted By freespirited
Quote: Originally Posted by MidnightCommando...

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Originally Posted by MidnightCommando http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/13389274)
freesprited - citigroup is one I...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-18-2009, 07:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,189
Posted By freespirited
I know it's risky but i did invest in stocks. I...

I know it's risky but i did invest in stocks. I received a windfall and we wanted to multiply it. I own citibank,AIG (bought at $1) and some energy stocks. Call me crazy, irresponsible, whatever,...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   03-15-2009, 12:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,463
Posted By freespirited
Well we got our girls! Four 1-month-old Golden...

Well we got our girls! Four 1-month-old Golden Sex Links. After reading these posts and a couple websites, I think we are going to fence off an area for them, an ugly part of the yard, and only let...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   03-15-2009, 12:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,112
Posted By freespirited
I love that living within one's means is now...

I love that living within one's means is now trendy, and I think it was born out of necessity but it also is enjoying a new respect. I think people actually envy us more now than in the good years...
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