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  • Re: Wonderfu Wednesday $$$$ Stretching for April 16th

    Retired, hope the move goes well. Prayers for you and your daddy! Babs, great price on some great beef! I hope yo get to buy some! Windy but mild here. Brought my smoothie to work, lunch was egg salad sandwiches and ran errands at noon. Now back at my desk. DH is picking up the kiddos. Tonight, pork chops and rice for dinner. Then church. I ...
    Posted to General (Forum) by mamasjob on 04-16-2014
  • Re: Thritfy Tuesday $$$$$ Stretching for April 15th

    Hello! I hope this posts, have been having difficulty lately. Sunny but cool here. I went for a run at 6 this morning and while the moon wasn't red, it was beautiful! Brought my breakfast, yogurt and fruit to work. Lunch is leftover enchiladas. Dinner tonight, DH cooking so probably something on the grill! We filed our taxes, paid the ...
    Posted to General (Forum) by mamasjob on 04-15-2014
  • Re: To Tell or Not To Tell...?

    I like the advice in the very first original post. I think we do that for the most part. Only our immediate family knows our big financial picture, our our "go up" goals. We don't share with others, even close friends. Maybe just general ideas like "we'd love to pay off our mortgage before the kids graduate from high ...
    Posted to Debt Management and Elimination (Forum) by mamasjob on 04-08-2014
  • Re: Frugal Friday $$$$$$$$$$$ Stretching for April 4th

    THanks, retired, I hope you feel better today. It's windy and cold. I"m getting discouraged with winter weather. 40 right now. But I checked and 60s next week. PTL! Winding down the week. DH and I have date night tonight, kids going to grandma/grandpas. Tomorrow DS soccer, groceries and hopefully a run. Sunday, we have dinner plans ...
    Posted to General (Forum) by mamasjob on 04-04-2014
  • Re: Thankful Thursday $$$$$$$$$$$$$ Stretching April 3rd

    Rainy here, but needed moisture. Brought my breakfast and lunch to work. Dinner tonight: chicken thighs either in the oven or on the grill, will depend on weather. I have some sweet potatoes and corn to go with it. I'm caught up on laundry, sort of! It never ends! But did 4 baskets last night so everyone at least has clothes and we have ...
    Posted to General (Forum) by mamasjob on 04-03-2014
  • Re: how often do you go to the movies?

    I think it cycles. DH and I used to go quite often on movie dates, before kids. Then nothing for several years. Now that the kids are older, we take them to movies as a special treat. We've seen the Lego movie and Frozen (both matinees and at least one kiddo had a movie gift card). DH and I haven't been to a movie together in years. Once ...
    Posted to General (Forum) by mamasjob on 04-02-2014
  • Re: Thrifty Tuesday April Fools Day $$$$$$$$$$ Stretching

    Trouble posting...hope it works! Day after payday, time to pay bills, start new budget and see what's ahead (Easter and spring soccer). Hope to keep Easter and groceries lower this month. We meet with our financial advisor this month to see how to contribute regularly to our Roth IRAs, our only other source of retirement other than our work ...
    Posted to General (Forum) by mamasjob on 04-01-2014
  • Life Insurance and your goals

    Hi! I'm reviewing our life insurance and just wanted some feedback from my DS friends. This is what DH and I have right now (and I know some will disagree, even I'm thinking we need to re-evaluate): 1. Work-provided policy ($25,000 for me, $30,000 for DH). No cost to us. Coverage terminates when employment terminates. 2. $350,000 in term ...
    Posted to Financial Independence (Forum) by mamasjob on 03-26-2014
  • Re: Wonderful Wednesday $$$$$$$$$$$$$$ Stretching for March 26th

    Good morning! Ive had trouble posting, getting the oops message every time. Im fine and busy and I keep up by reading the posts, just have trouble contributing! Warmer here but wind advisory, 50 mph gusts. Windows rattling here at work! Boys had dental appts this morning, but good reports, no cavities! Brought my coffee to work, ...
    Posted to General (Forum) by mamasjob on 03-26-2014
  • Re: Frugal Friday $$$$$$$$$$ Stretching for March 21st

    Happy Friday! Shaping up to be a good day here! I work all day but may leave a bit early since DS has an early soccer game. We are eating out tonight after the game, pizza place with a coupon. I need to do a small shopping trip this weekend. I did a big trip last weekend so really we just need milk, eggs, fruit and salad. Weather ...
    Posted to General (Forum) by mamasjob on 03-21-2014
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