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Finally, a terrific story about a large family!<br><br><a href="http://cosmos.bcst.yahoo.com/up/player/popup/?rn=49750&cl=3892900&ch=61492&src=news" target="_blank">They</a> are raising seven children on an annual income of $35,000 a year, with NO debt. Wow!
 

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That was really interesting, thanks for posting it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">That's really cool! What great role models for their kiddos!</div>
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Yes, and for the rest of the country!<br><br>
Its a shame that people who are being wise and responsible are being called names and labeled.<br><br>
They really are a great team, too.
 

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We're a family of 7 living on between 24k and 35k. I'm not impressed (we do have student loan debt though) <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Do they have any tater tot casserole recipes up? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lurk.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lurk">:
 

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we are a family of 6, going on 7, and we live on about 22K a year. We do have student loan debt though, that we are trying hard to get rid of. But no CCs or other debt, and we rent.<br><br>
I am going to try and get the book from the library. It sounds like a good read, but I wouldnt pay for it.
 

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Can someone type in the name of the book and the authors? I'd love to check it out, but I'm having some issues with my video on my computer, so I can't go watch that video again!<br><br>
Thanks!
 

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eh, I got their newsletter about 4 years ago and they didn't really have very many wonderful ideas. The Tightwad Gazette is better.<br><br>
oh, and they are called the economides, I'm sure if you search that you'll find the title of their book.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">we are a family of 6, going on 7, and we live on about 22K a year.</div>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/bow.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bow"> How do you do it? We're a family of 4 living on twice that and I feel like every week we're barely making ends meet. We only have 1 car payment (very low) and student loans. We do have cc debt and are paying that off. Tell me, <i>what's your secret??</i>
 

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ok-the food snob in me just can't resist. What are they eating????? a whole lotta processed crapola? It isn't like you can get coupons for fresh fruits and vegetables. Every time I have ever looked at coupons, they are always for stuff i would never ever buy.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/bow.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bow"> How do you do it? We're a family of 4 living on twice that and I feel like every week we're barely making ends meet. We only have 1 car payment (very low) and student loans. We do have cc debt and are paying that off. Tell me, <i>what's your secret??</i></div>
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A LOT depends on where you live. I don't think anyone could live on $22,000 in Southern California. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">ok-the food snob in me just can't resist. What are they eating????? a whole lotta processed crapola? It isn't like you can get coupons for fresh fruits and vegetables. Every time I have ever looked at coupons, they are always for stuff i would never ever buy.</div>
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I wonder the same
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">ok-the food snob in me just can't resist. What are they eating????? a whole lotta processed crapola? It isn't like you can get coupons for fresh fruits and vegetables. Every time I have ever looked at coupons, they are always for stuff i would never ever buy.</div>
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I hear you, but usually eating the processed stuff is more expensive than going for natural foods. Today, I bought two pounds of grapes, two giant nectarines, a bunch of bananas, and seven pears for $5 from the fruit guy on the street. I couldn't have even bought two packages of tator tots (for tator tot casserole, natch) for that much. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Can someone type in the name of the book and the authors? I'd love to check it out, but I'm having some issues with my video on my computer, so I can't go watch that video again!<br><br>
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The book is called "America's Cheapest Family Gets You Right on Your Money" by Steve and Annette Economides
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I hear you, but usually eating the processed stuff is more expensive than going for natural foods. Today, I bought two pounds of grapes, two giant nectarines, a bunch of bananas, and seven pears for $5 from the fruit guy on the street. I couldn't have even bought two packages of tator tots (for tator tot casserole, natch) for that much. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"></div>
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Yes! And it also depends a lot on how creative you are making your meals. I am not as good as my mom: she can stretch food a loooooong way and it is like magic!
 

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Could somebody give a synopsis, or a text link, for those of us who can't view videos?
 
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