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by MackerelCat
Sat May 14, 2016 9:56 pm
Forum: Chat room
Topic: Five Frugal Things May
Replies: 32
Views: 6407

Re: Five Frugal Things May

1. Probably my fave frugal thing this month has been turning the melted wax from the Yankee Candles DS gave me for Mother's Day back into a candle, using cotton twine as a new wick and a recycled glass honey jar as a container. 2. Saved $4 today on my haircut with a coupon. The stylist cut my hair s...
by MackerelCat
Sat May 14, 2016 9:39 pm
Forum: Chat room
Topic: Does being practical make me mean?
Replies: 36
Views: 6616

Re: Does being practical make me mean?

Shriner's hospitals do have free treatment for those who cannot pay. He really should have thought ahead before leaving his job and trying to get unemployment. If one works for a religious institution, there is no unemployment, as churches are not required to participate in the unemployment insuranc...
by MackerelCat
Sat May 14, 2016 9:33 pm
Forum: Chat room
Topic: Budgets, what is your style?
Replies: 17
Views: 2976

Re: Budgets, what is your style?

DH and I both keep spreadsheets of the budgetary items each of us is responsible for. Mine are food, non-food household items like detergent and trash bags, all the expenses for the pets, clothing for the family, medical expenses, and gas for my car. His spreadsheet includes home repairs, car insura...
by MackerelCat
Sat May 14, 2016 9:08 pm
Forum: Frugal Tips
Topic: Make things go further, last longer tip
Replies: 39
Views: 32646

Re: Make things go further, last longer tip

Lately I've been making a pot of boiled eggs on Sunday so that I can take one to work each day as a mid-morning snack. Once the eggs are cooked, I pour the very hot water down the drain in our bathroom sink, which is prone to draining slow. It's been working great ever since we started the egg water...
by MackerelCat
Sat May 14, 2016 8:53 pm
Forum: Chat room
Topic: Do You Shop at Dollar Tree?
Replies: 28
Views: 5601

Re: Do You Shop at Dollar Tree?

I also shop strategically at Dollar Tree. There are very specific things I buy regularly: 1. Packages of window wipes and furniture polish wipes 2. Pizza sauce (the brand they carry has no sugar or HFC syrup in it) 3. Shelf-stable soy milk 4. Pears bath soap 5. "Movie" candy 6. Pardon My Pet litter ...
by MackerelCat
Sat May 14, 2016 2:19 pm
Forum: Chat room
Topic: Daily Check In May 14, 2016
Replies: 20
Views: 3183

Re: Daily Check In May 14, 2016

Thanks for the congratulations, everyone. It's certainly been a season of changes around our house these days, but we hope this continues for the good. (He likes his small team of co-workers at his present job, but the insurance is lousy and the whole company is really low-rent. DH had to purchase h...