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I Live On a Tight Budget

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    Anyone Grow Their Own Food To Save Money?

    I started trying to grow some of my own food, not much. I have a few tomato and pepper plants, and am going to plant some winter squash, but it helps a lot not to have to buy those few things.  I have fruit trees I planted years ago that are now bearing pretty well, so I...
    Maddie99 Maddie99 56-60, F 2 Responses Oct 17, 2010

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    How To Save For A Cruise With Minimum Pain!!!

    The recession has recently hit me!! The UK has a new and particularly cruel  government who have come into power and immediately started hacking away at people. Sadly the ones who are suffering the most are those with children or on low incomes or benefits. Over the last...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 17, 2010

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    Financial Management Boot Camp

    I was always on welfare (for 3 different disabilities) and my husband has always been a blue-collar worker, but made pretty good money since he was living at him and such.  While I knew a little about budgeting, Hubby always had money given to him and he never had to worry about...
    Masihi Masihi 31-35, F Feb 20, 2011

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    NO $$$

    One Job + Three kids = No $$$
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 3, 2008

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    The Grim Reaper of Food

    a couple of weeks ago i decided to make a whole bunch of my own food and put it in tupperware containers. I only spent $60 on food that would last me 2 weeks. But actually it only lasted 4 days until it went bad and could'nt stand eating it. I got really frustrated and i don't...
    MsIndependant MsIndependant 19-21, F 3 Responses Nov 13, 2007

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    Software Helps A Lot!

    What would i have done without software? I use Boachsoft Finance 2012. It makes life so much easier. Creating budgets is so easy. Spending limit notifications keep me on track. I think you should try it.
    sqlben sqlben 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 26, 2012

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    Sometimes It's Exhausting

    living on a strict, tight budget is good.  But it's also tiring.  One thing I'm really tired of is not having money in my budget to buy new clothes with.  I haven't bought myself new clothes in a couple of years because I'm so broke.  Most days I'm pretty okay...
    thinkingbyfirelight thinkingbyfirelight 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 16, 2008

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    I Am Financially Challenged

    I am also disabled and have been so for 36 years.  I have 2 children and 3 grandchildren.  I have been more-or-less forsaken by my children, but I try to help neighbors & others by caring for them and helping when able to.  (It costs NOTHING!!!!) ...
    SueBoo SueBoo 56-60 1 Response Jul 24, 2008

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    Money Poor, But Otherwise Very Rich

    I love the challenge of being less than financially secure. I love finding bargains, living frugally, making every penny count. Sure, I would love to splurge sometimes, and once in a great while I do, but mostly, I can live just as well on nothing as most people can on 100 times...
    Maddie99 Maddie99 56-60, F 3 Responses Oct 16, 2010

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    Anxiety

    Its boxing week and i have 100$ of birthday money to spare! I went to the mall today with a list and did some "window shopping". I tried some things on and took pics with my camera phone (yeah.. lucky me), it was fun because i like taking pictures and i ended up buying...
    MsIndependant MsIndependant 19-21, F Dec 28, 2007

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