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Paper When Will You Topple??

May 5th, 2008 at 02:03 pm



Because of the buggered up ankle today is a No Spend Day. No Drive Day.

Sit-at-home-and-wish-I-wasn't-on-so- many-people's-mailing-list-Day as I spent a portion of the day using the shredder to shred CRAP that comes thru the mail.

Take me off the mailing-list people! If I wanted it, I'd call you up or email you. That I haven't already? Should give you a clue!! Big Grin

I am so tired of being the only person in my house who can go thru the mail, you know?

Somehow it all ends up on MY corner of the desk and I have to stop my lovely family from laying everything here!

There is so much more paperwork these days with grown kids living at home. They've got insurance, they've got IRAs, they've got bank accounts, etc., etc., etc., and all seem to have forgotten how to file their STUFF!

Okay - end of rant! I did sit my little crippled up self outside in the sun for five minutes trying to find where I lost my groove & strut, and took out the dishwater to water some flowers. Straightened the house from the weekend and did 2 extra loads of laundry today. FrugalSon's blankets smelled like UGGGGGGGG and the dog got sick on her pillows last night. There goes the water bill for May!

Nose Hair Exam Anyone?

April 23rd, 2008 at 11:28 am



Well, I've been rather quiet this month. Not intentionally, but have felt that I didn't have much to say financially except that I am spending out the wazoo for gas/tolls/meals out to drive to various health related appointments for my parents. So far this month I've had to go long distance out of town four times and have another trip scheduled for this coming Saturday. Sheesh, will the blood-letting at the pump let up any time soon? We already drive an economy car and well, frankly, it isn't any too economical when you are running hither and yon!

I did go back and do AngelFood this month w/pickup in a few days. Will have to send CashHappySon to pick it up as Hubster and I are going to be out of town that morning. I am still not too sure that it is cheaper than the way I normally buy, but I've done it and hopefully will use the menus that should be posted over at hillbilly housewife's website.

I did get officially old this month as I went and got bifocals $163 w/sunglass attachment thingawhichie. Well, they are the absolute pits. I feel as if I am up for a nose-hair exam as I've got my head leaned back a mile in order to see the up close portion. I think I need another minor adjustment so they sit higher on the bridge of my nose.

I am still in need of a hearing check, but will have to get a doctor's referral supposedly. What a pain. On that front I'm hoping I'm just heavy on ear-wax and not in need of an 'aid!

Got a PineCone Check in the mail and am adding it to my challenge money.

$20 CHALLENGE
$000.04 balance
+005.00 Pinecone
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$005.04 April MTD

Better get hoofing on the challenge, eh?

I spent some time in the waiting rooms rereading The Automatic Millionaire and went in this a.m. and changed a few things around for my kids on their regular pay things to make them automatic. Hopefully that will save a bit of hassle down the road.

Grocery Prices On The Rise - Why?

April 16th, 2008 at 12:05 pm



Well, in the discussion Zetta (over on the forums) started about evaluating her portfolio made me decide to head on over to MorningStar to x-ray our portfolio once again. While there I watched this video on offsetting your rising grocery costs by investing in two stocks, MON and POT. I'm not likely to be investing in either one right now, but I'll probably start watching them, however I did like the explanation as to why grocery prices are taking off like they are. An informative piece. Scroll down the page to watch it.

http://www.morningstar.com/#A1

March 8th, 2008 at 06:34 am