Recurring Expenses: Simplicity

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Do You Have a Joint Checking Account with Your Husband?

I have been married for five years, and for the last year plus have been staying home with my son. Before I was a teacher, and I made my own salary, although it was less than my husband's. For years, he would say we were going to set up a joint account, but since I had my own money, I didn't push him. It was just one of the many things he never got around to. Usually his excuse was that he was shopping for a new bank. Now I have no money of my own (other than the modest amounts in my retirement accounts) and I constantly have to ask...

Clothing & Accessories

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Need Rug Cleaning Machine for Home Use

Okay, I am all about SIMPLE. To rent the Rug Dr. and lug it home to clean 1 8 x 10 carpet is crazy to me. Cost is a factor, I think if I got something about the size and simplicity of a vacuum cleaner it would be more my style. I have other rugs, some wool, some cotton etc. Is there such a thing that would clean it all and be vacuum cleaner-ish? I am trying to find something I can do myself with an appliance I could buy. Thanks for your help!


American Girl Dolls

My daughter, who wil be 7 soon, really wants an American Girl doll. She...


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Really Strange Budgeting Question

Has there been anyone who has followed a super strict budget plan and regretted it? I know this sounds like a strange question, but I am just curious if there are any of you who have followed a strict budget with the idea of getting out of debt and regretted it for whatever reason. I always hear how worth it it will be to suffer for the next 5-10 years and that it will pay off, I just am curious if others feel differently or have had some other experience.


Should We Have 3?

I know it's crazy to put on a blog-- but my husband and I are concerned of...


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Sciatica and Pregnancy

I am 28 weeks pregnant and have been suffering with sciatic pain for about the last 2 months. I have been doing physical therapy and recently started with a chiropractor, who is going to have me start wearing a tens machine. ( it didn't work!) My OB will not let me have anything for pain until we see how the tens machine works. (They finally prescribed darvocet which still isn't helping so there is really no point in taking it!) I feel like I am losing it! I have never been in this much chronic pain in my life! It is getting worse and...

Phone, Internet & Cable

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Too Much Texting

My 13 year old 7th grader cant stop texting! He would text 24/7 if he could...