Money: Meijer

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Help! I Am a Dunce with Money!

Ok, we're not super bad shape or anything, but my husband has a new (very demanding) job, and so he has passed over all the financial chores -- paying bills, keeping the check book, etc. Except he pretty much did everything online and in his head (ie never balanced the check book or kept a budget record). I am not a terribly disciplined person, but I am getting very anxious about this responsibility, especially because we are trying to buy a house, and I know the additional housing expenses are going to be a challenge. What I am asking...

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Money Saving Tips

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Budget

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What Is a Reasonable Monthly Food Budget?

I am completely obsessed with lowering my grocery bill and wonder how others are doing it. We had a surprise expenditure in March that shocked me into reality about how much I am blowing on convenience food (takeout from Panera and other places) and not having a plan before going to the grocery store. I was totally shocked when I added up our food expenditures for March. I included grocery store purchases, takeout meals, a few meals out, and my husband's lunches out during his workday and the figure was nearly $2,000 for my husband and...

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Low Budget Meals

I was wondering if anyone had any low budget meal recipies. My husband works...

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Best Credit Card

We our looking for a new credit card with a rewards programs(either cash back or travel). Does anyone know of a great one to get?

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WIC Bridge Card

Hello Mommies, Can anyone tell me if they know of any stores in the...

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Telecheck - Grr!!!

Normally I pay cash for most things, so I don't write many checks. This...

Financial Problems

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Living on Credit Cards

Financially we are quite a mess, and at odds as to what to do! So please, any advice would be helpful. Our credit score is excellent, we manage to pay things on time, because we keep borrowing from our credit cards. We are over 115,000 in debt, and that does NOT include the large mortgage. We are an average family, we don't make a lot of $, we bought a home too expensive, and had debt going into it, but now it's way worse. We are not upside down, just have more going out then whats coming in. We'd like to keep good credit, because...

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Money Saving Tips

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401K & Foreclosure

My husband and I are having a lot of financial struggles... since I started...

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Financial Advise, Pre School, and Potty Training, Jobs, I Need Advise on LIFE!!

I am going nuts. Ever since my son was about 2 months old I've stayed at home with the kids because it's been too expensive for daycare. I watched one boy for about a year and have watched a little girl for about a year and a half now. I love spending time with my children and I still babysit for the family with the little girl. They keep me busy, that's for sure. I am finding it very difficult financially between my fiance and I to keep up with the bills. Our car will be paid off next week, Thank the Lord, but that won't be a whole...

Investments

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Help! I Am a Dunce with Money!

Ok, we're not super bad shape or anything, but my husband has a new (very demanding) job, and so he has passed over all the financial chores -- paying bills, keeping the check book, etc. Except he pretty much did everything online and in his head (ie never balanced the check book or kept a budget record). I am not a terribly disciplined person, but I am getting very anxious about this responsibility, especially because we are trying to buy a house, and I know the additional housing expenses are going to be a challenge. What I am asking...

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Kids & Money

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Teaching the Value of Money

I'm not sure if this is typical of the age group, or if we need to do something different. My daughter is 10, and LOVES American Girl Dolls. She has been the luckiest girl and since she was 6 her great-grandma has bought her an American Girl Doll for Christmas and sometimes for her birthday. She has nine American Girl dolls, which I think is unheard-of. That being said, she treats them all wonderfully and we are proud of her for that. We've tried to teach her the value of earning money, she gets allowance and we stopped buying her...

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Money Saving Tips

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Major Purchases

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Meijer or Kroger

Has anyone compared prices at Meijer and Kroger? I can't tell which one has the lowest prices. It seems to me that maybe groceries are lower at Kroger while produce is lower at Meijer. There is no doubt that deli meats are lower at Meijer. I would rather shop at Kroger as it is less crowded and crazy, but not if I end up spending more. What have you all find to be best?

Recurring Expenses

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Living on Credit Cards

Financially we are quite a mess, and at odds as to what to do! So please, any advice would be helpful. Our credit score is excellent, we manage to pay things on time, because we keep borrowing from our credit cards. We are over 115,000 in debt, and that does NOT include the large mortgage. We are an average family, we don't make a lot of $, we bought a home too expensive, and had debt going into it, but now it's way worse. We are not upside down, just have more going out then whats coming in. We'd like to keep good credit, because...

Saving Money

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Money Saving Tips

Hello Moms, I know many of us have been trying to save money/spend less in the economy the last few years. I am just getting through a health scare. So far the results sound like they will be good for me. But, since this is early in the year, I have not met my deductible with the health insurance so there will definitely be medical bills for us that were unexpected. We also had a home repair and a car repair in January, another home repair this month & some dental work for my daughter that we were initially told would be covered by...