Recurring Expenses: Infant

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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...

Cell Phones

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Call or Text?

There has been a death in the family. Do you share the news (with family members) via text, or does death warrant a phone call?

Childcare Expenses

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How Much to Pay Childcare Provider

I am trying to find information on how much to pay my child care provider. My son is 6 months old and will be starting at a woman's home in a couple weeks. She has not done this before (she just retired from an assistant's job in a school) and does not know how much to charge either. I'm wondering what people pay weekly and also what you do when it is not a full week either for a holiday or if I keep him home for some reason. I work in a school so the general hours will be 7:30 to 4ish... Any input would be great! Thanks!


In Home Childcare

I have been caring for a friends daughter, she is 4 years old. I used to...

Clothing & Accessories

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What Do Do with Clothes?!?!

Looking for a good charity or somewhere [besides Goodwill or Salvation Army or any other type of place where people have to pay for them] to donate baby clothes that have hardly been worn.

Credit Cards & Interest

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Credit Card Debt

anyone have any experience with credit card consolidation? Are credit card debt is starting to be too much, and we can't use a equity loan to help may down are debt. I have stopped using all credit card use and try to cut down spending. Any advice on any experiences with credit card consolidation firms or advice in similar situations will be helpful. thanks.


Gas Credit Card

Hi anyone no of a credit card thats just for gas purchase only?


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Birthday on a Budget

My daughter is turning 10 and I need ideas for a fun birthday party (on a budget). I liked the ideas for the boy parties, but some ideas more girly. Thank you!


Need to Budget!

Hi there. I'm looking for some advise for a family budget. My husband and...


Wedding on a Budget!?

We are planning an outdoor wedding for May and we are on a strict budget. I...


Learning to Budget

Ok we are on a very tight budget and are looking at ways to help the grocery...


Cost of Living????

Hell Everyone!! Just gave a quick question....My boyfriend and I are finally...


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How Much Did You Spend on Your Wedding?

Hi Mamas, We are in the midst of wedding planning and I'm trying to get comfortable with the budget. I originally wanted to keep it below $10K but we decided to have it on a Saturday with ~130 people - so, the price has gone up (we're in the SF bay area). It is turning out somewhat traditional. I am doing a number of DIY stuff and other cost saving things (e.g. ebay ring and used dress) but it is still ridiculous. The wedding is important to me but I am having a hard time swallowing the price tag. How much did you spend on your...


Gifts or No Gifts

Moms, What do you think of a "No Gift" birthday party? I have talked to...


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Pregnancy with No Insurance

Does anyone have any suggestions on what a person can do it they are pregnant and have now insurance? This person makes too much money to qualify for access $120 a month too much. Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you, T.

Phone, Internet & Cable

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Ft Stewart Internet Service and Cell Phone Service

I am moving to Ft Stewart soon and want to know what internet and cell phone services are available at Ft Stewart. It seems that only Coastal is available for broadband internet and only in a huge/expensive package that includes way more than I want/need. It looks like Earthlink and Hargray both offer dialup service. Are there any other options for internet service providers and how is the service in the area? Also who has the best cell phone coverage in the area? Does anyone know who has the government contract so I may be able to...


Tv and Kids....

ok - finally won the argumnt with my hubby to downsize our $200 per month...


Too Much TV

This is going to sound bad, and that's because I know it is. But my 3 year...


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Infant Car Seats- Do They Expire?

Hi! I have a 3, almost 4 year old, and a daughter on the way. A friend told me that my infant car seat was probably expired and I might need a new one, but I cannot find any information on this. Do they expire? I looked at the car seat and can't find a date or anything on it saying that it is expired. Thanks for your help!