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Joined: 09/05/06
Posts: 1172
Did you follow a Link? Check-in Here!!!!

Welcome to the Frugal Living & Family Finances Board! I hope you were able to find us okay. Come on in take a look around and start posting. But before you do take some time to introduce yourself!

Name:
DH:
Kids:
Pets:
Which Board did you find us from?:

Why did you join us?..to save, to budget, to share, etc:

Tell us a little about yourself:

MamaPoose's picture
Joined: 11/03/10
Posts: 153

Name: Dani
DH: Joe
Kids: Izzy 1 and into everything!
Pets: 2 Cats, 1 Dog... Love our fur babies
Which Board did you find us from?: July/August 2010

Why did you join us?..to save, to budget, to share, etc: All of the above? Haha!

Tell us a little about yourself: I'm 26 years old and have spent the last year and a half as a SAHM to my sweet baby girl. I have my teaching degree, and am just now getting started subbing at our local schools; I also recently began selling Premier Designs jewelry. With my not working in the past year and a half, we're starting to feel the money crunch, and so I'm here looking for tips and tricks on how to save, and budget. Sometime in the next year DH and I are hoping to add to our family, but we're not quite ready yet! I love being a momma, and in the future I want to write and illustrate children's books Smile

zoe08's picture
Joined: 09/09/08
Posts: 665

Name: Kalee
DH: Justin
Kids: Mason (2.5) Shaylynn (almost 3 months)
Pets: 4 dogs
Which Board did you find us from?: Sept 2011

Why did you join us?..to save, to budget, to share, etc: All of the above

Tell us a little about yourself: I'm 25, SAHM, but also take care of my nephew. We recently reached our base number for our 6 month emergency fund! Hope to start working on paying off our house after we start contributing to DH's retirement fund!

Holly_Anne618's picture
Joined: 04/03/07
Posts: 1271

Name: Holly
DH: Todd
Kids: Addison, Lauryn, and Cameron
Pets: Sammy (dog) and Boots (cat)
Which Board did you find us from?: July/August 2010

Why did you join us?..to save, to budget, to share, etc: To save money and be held accountable for my monthly budget. My husband and I are working our way through Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace. It's been tough, but we're starting to see some progress and it feels amazing!

Tell us a little about yourself: I'm 28 years old, and I'm a 5th grade school teacher. I want to be able to provide my children with opportunties that I've never had, so we're working hard to get rid of our debt. It'll be a long road, but I'm excited for what the future will hold if we can do it!

tink9702's picture
Joined: 09/28/08
Posts: 2977

Name: Mel
DH: Ben
Kids: Ethan & Olivia
Pets: none
Which Board did you find us from?: ummm, I can't remember WOW, guess I'm tired!

Why did you join us?..to save, to budget, to share, etc: to save money

Tell us a little about yourself: I live in the northeast US, love ice cream and can no longer imagine life without my kids! DH and I went to dinner tonight, just us for 2 hours and although it was nice to have a break, I really missed my babies while I was out! crazy right?! I want a large family and will need to stay home and not work once we have another child, so we are trying to get our debt down to be able to do that. My life is quite hectic and Preg.org keeps me saner!

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Joined: 02/18/08
Posts: 1335

Name: Beth
DH:
Kids: DSS (17) and DS (16 mo)
Pets: 3 big mutts, 2 cats, 1 bird, 1 guinea pig, and a snake
Which Board did you find us from?: Can't remember, but I frequent the following: TTC, DYSAL, and IVF

Why did you join us?..to save, to budget, to share, etc: All of the above. When I was first living on my own and had very little money I was MUCH better at budgeting and saving.

Tell us a little about yourself: I'm a biologist. I currently work as a college science instructor and love my job. My DH is a SAHD. We're constantly working on updating our 1890 house. It needed serious work when we moved in two and a half years ago. It still needs a lot more and we're living in a constant state of destruction/construction. Out of necessity we've learned more about plumbing, electrical, and general construction than we ever wanted to know. Fortunately, I used to work with one of the top "green building" experts in the state and he's always willing to stop by and give us directions for no charge. He's AWESOME.

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Joined: 02/17/11
Posts: 1198

Name: Ashley
DH: Shane
Kids: Kaylee-2 Rowan-Still Baking
Pets: Karen (WOOF) Simba(MEOW)
Which Board did you find us from?: Feb 2012

Why did you join us?..to save, to budget, to share, etc: All of the above!

Tell us a little about yourself: Im Ash. Im an Arizona girl living in the midwest [IN] I have a huge family 5 brothers 2 sisters and a new sibling on the way! My momma was a huge couponer, I followed in her footsteps and coupon for everything. Me and DH have been married for 5 months, we eloped and our families werent all happy about it lol. We have been together for 4 years, he is horrible with money, so I am in charge of all that. I am a SHAM, DH works for best buy in their warehouse/inventory and Mobile he is working on all his certs to be an IT. After Rowan is born I plan on becoming a Doula and doing the WFH thing. (:

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Joined: 04/19/11
Posts: 257

Name: Jenn
DH: Paul
Kids: none
Pets: 1 dog, 1 cat, 11 chickens, 45 fish, 5 goats
Which Board did you find us from?: March 2010

Why did you join us?..to save, to budget, to share, etc: to save and to share. My husband and I try to be as frugal as we can (with the odd exception :). We are currently expecting our first child in March 2012 Smile

Tell us a little about yourself:

alwayssmile's picture
Joined: 08/26/07
Posts: 14483

Name: Jackie
DH: DH Blum 3
Kids: Aiden, 13 months
Pets: one annoying cat named Max
Which Board did you find us from?: TTC

Why did you join us?..to save, to budget, to share, etc: All. lol

Tell us a little about yourself: I'm an air force wife and a SAHM. We just moved last weekend. I keep reminding myself that despite all the stress and mess this move has turned into that it was worth it since we'll make money from this (we're just here for 3 months).

Danifo's picture
Joined: 09/07/10
Posts: 1377

Name: Dani
DH: DH
Kids: Sam (3) and Vanessa (4m)
Pets: 2 cats - Jangles and Pappy
Which Board did you find us from?: Sept 2011

Why did you join us?..to save, to budget, to share, etc: Get back on track with budgeting. I used to keep track of everything and then I had kids Smile We make enough that I kind of just let things go on autopilot. Certain costs are fixed but I'm noticing some things are creeping up and I'm not longer sure how much flex money we have.

Tell us a little about yourself: DH and I are both 35 and have been together since we were 18. We moved from Western Canada to the Boston area in June. At that point, I left my job (in genetics) and am being a SAHM for the year. DH makes the same amount as before the move but the cost of living is higher here. I am on maternity leave (almost 50% of my salary) for the year and once childcare is taken into the equation my take home pay once I start working will either be the same or less than I currently make. Certain things we are very frugal on and other things we are not. My main concern is being aware of what we are spending and if it is worth what we are paying Smile

Joined: 09/02/05
Posts: 994

Name: Janae

DH: Matt

Kids: 6 boys; Chase-13, Trey-10, Layton-8, Zander-4, Mckay-3, Declan-11 months

Pets: Too many to mention--cows, pigs, horse, dog, cats, chickens

Which Board did you find us from?: Hmmm....can't remember, probably large families

Why did you join us?..to save, to budget, to share, etc: All of the above!

Tell us a little about yourself: I am 33, SAHM to 6 boys and am expecting baby #7 in September. Dh and I have been married 14.5 years. We live in the western US on five acres. DH is an engineer for a company that produces most of the french fries that you eat at McDs, Burger King, Wendy's, etc. We recently finished Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University and were able to put more than $9000 towards debt and save $1800 since September. We are anxious to be debt-free (still 2 years away), but are living the plan. Our marriage and family have been greatly blessed by the financial changes we have made.

Joined: 07/27/06
Posts: 722

Name: Amy
DH: Kirk
Kids: Madeline (13) Nathan (12) Megan (10) Nicholas (9) William Diablo Ava (5) Ella (3) Jacob (18 months) baby #9 due in June 2012
Pets:Roscoe our dog
Which Board did you find us from?: large family

Why did you join us?..to save, to budget, to share, etc: all

Tell us a little about yourself 38 yr old sahm...dh and I have been married for 15 years on Jan 4th. We are pretty good with budget and living within our means, but recently, I feel like things are getting slightly off track...and Im looking for places where I can make some smart changes to get back on track. The biggest problem of all is my girls competitive dance which is completely sucking our funds dry. Before that....we were in really good shape. I would love to just be a big girl and say.....sorry girls...we are done with this....but they LOVE it...it brought my oldest daughter out of a really bad place (mentally) that she was when we first moved here and she was having a hard time making friends, and it really is a positive focus for their lives....they dont even THINK about boys....let alone parties, drinking...or any of the horror stories I hear that could be going on with teenage kids....so I hate to take it away. That being said...with college approaching...and the fact that it has taken away from family vacations...etc...I really wish I could figure out a solution to this problem. Smile

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Joined: 12/13/08
Posts: 1839

Name: Katie

DH: Steve

Kids: Evan - 2, Rory - 1 month!

Pets: 8 dogs, 2 cats and various foster dogs

Which Board did you find us from?: Prob Dec 2011

Why did you join us?..to save, to budget, to share, etc: Lurking around I noticed the generic thread and chimed in then thought perhaps I should introduce myself Smile

Tell us a little about yourself: We're kind of oddly frugal. When it comes to food and meats we tend to spend a lot b/c we buy almost all our meat locally and humanely raised/slaughtered. I also work for the local grocery chain in corporate and therefore won't shop groceries anywhere but there because not doing so seems like biting the hand that feeds. I can't justify saving a few cents on cereal to spite my own company's sales ya know? So I don't shop around deals. But we do make most things from scratch - my mom got us a bread maker for Christmas -- AWESOME! Smile And we have no car loans. Our only debt is our house and some college loans. So we aren't the most frugal people on earth but we have some goals to pay off school loans and leave just our mortgage as our debt and then save to be able to buy a "new" (not brand new but newer lower mileage) vehicle. So hanging around here can help give me tips Smile

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Joined: 02/23/08
Posts: 1181

Name: Beth

DH: Joe

Kids: Hayden-4.5, Kate-3, Anderson-9 months

Pets: none

Which Board did you find us from?: A couple of BLC friends pointed me this way.

Why did you join us?..to save, to budget, to share, etc: need to budget better and SAVE!

Tell us a little about yourself: I'm a SAHM to 3 wonderful preschoolers and DH is an airline pilot. We live in the Houston area. We are Dave Ramsey fans and spent about 4 years getting out of debt. We became debt free (except for the house) in February of last year! Since then, we have been taking it easy, somewhat. We need to save an emergency fund and a down payment for a house because we'd like to move into something bigger in the next year or two and add to our family, plus we'll be needing to replace a car in the near future. I'm looking for some tips and ideas for money saving and some inspiring stories to motivate me! We have been living too fluffy and need to buckle down!

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Joined: 06/28/05
Posts: 324

Name: Corinne
DF: Rob
Kids: Harley-Quinn 2, Baby on the way
Pets: 7 Kitties
Which Board did you find us from?: I had this board in my Subscriptions but when I saw the link on one of the boards I was checking out and saw there was activity I had to check it out again.

Why did you join us?..to save, to budget, to share, etc: All of the Above.

Tell us a little about yourself: Expecting #2 Nesting is hitting me early Lol