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Old 01-30-2009, 02:13 AM
 
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Don't spend it.
This has worked for me.
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Old 02-01-2009, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR.
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Whatever gets people fired up is the important thing. FWIW, I think anti-debt stalwarts such as Dave Ramsey preach the smallest to largest (principle) approach when working a debt snowball. The idea of course is to eradicate the debt before the interest has a chance to make much of a difference.
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Old 02-01-2009, 09:13 PM
 
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There are 'needs' and there are 'wants'. Learn the difference!
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Old 02-02-2009, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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This is for the ladies:

If you're not menopausal or had a hysterectomy...I would suggest using a menstrual cup or reusable cloth pads instead of buying disposable pads/tampons every month. They're great for you, the environment, and your pocketbook.
It's an investment initially but the menstrual cup can last 7-10 years, depending on how you care for it.
The pads can last about 5 years...maybe longer depending on how you wash them and such.


The menstrual cup can be about $30-40 dollars, depending on where you order it and I recommend cloth pads from.Saucy Tots dot Com - a funky online boutique offering handmade items.

She does amazing work and the quality is great!

http://www.lunawolf.co.uk is also great

Info on menstrual cups here: http://www.labyrinth.net.au/~obsidian/clothpads/Cups.html
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Old 02-02-2009, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Apex, NC
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This is for the ladies:

If you're not menopausal or had a hysterectomy...I would suggest using a menstrual cup or reusable cloth pads instead of buying disposable pads/tampons every month. They're great for you, the environment, and your pocketbook.
It's an investment initially but the menstrual cup can last 7-10 years, depending on how you care for it.
The pads can last about 5 years...maybe longer depending on how you wash them and such.


The menstrual cup can be about $30-40 dollars, depending on where you order it and I recommend cloth pads from.Saucy Tots dot Com - a funky online boutique offering handmade items.

She does amazing work and the quality is great!

http://www.lunawolf.co.uk is also great

Info on menstrual cups here: http://www.labyrinth.net.au/~obsidian/clothpads/Cups.html
Not what I thought I'd be seeing when I clicked on this thread! lol
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Old 02-02-2009, 06:48 PM
 
Location: america
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as much as I into saving I'm gonna have to pass on the menstrual cup, or reusable pads..but keep writing folks...
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Old 02-03-2009, 12:08 PM
 
Location: La lune et les étoiles
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This is for the ladies:

If you're not menopausal or had a hysterectomy...I would suggest using a menstrual cup or reusable cloth pads instead of buying disposable pads/tampons every month. They're great for you, the environment, and your pocketbook.
It's an investment initially but the menstrual cup can last 7-10 years, depending on how you care for it.
The pads can last about 5 years...maybe longer depending on how you wash them and such.


The menstrual cup can be about $30-40 dollars, depending on where you order it and I recommend cloth pads from.Saucy Tots dot Com - a funky online boutique offering handmade items.

She does amazing work and the quality is great!

http://www.lunawolf.co.uk is also great

Info on menstrual cups here: http://www.labyrinth.net.au/~obsidian/clothpads/Cups.html

Eeewww!!!
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Old 02-03-2009, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Easy. Don't spend any money outside of your house except at the gas station and the grocery store.

Works for me.
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Old 02-03-2009, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Right where I want to be.
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Easy. Don't spend any money outside of your house except at the gas station and the grocery store.

Works for me.
So, online shopping doesn't count. GREAT!!!


BTW...I'm often AMAZED at what I see at grocery store check out lines. Being frugal and a couponer I have seen people spend in just one trip what I spend in 3-4 months. Of course I understand they might have lots of kids or not shop often...it's still a shock to see the total.
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Old 02-03-2009, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Hey, NC! Dirty word twister! Lol!

Most of my online shopping is books, and we've become addicted to the library instead. We can go online and order books from the library and they compile and ship them to one place for us to pick up. They call us when they are ready. Who could ask for anything more?

Oh, but I totally know what you're talking about at the grocery store. A lot of those people are totally loaded up on chips and sodas and beers and frozen tv dinners...all high price items.
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