Whenever I loan someone something, be it material object or mone... moreWhenever I loan someone something, be it material object or money (what money;, lol?), I consider it a gift. If it comes back, good, but if it doesn't, I am not upset by it. Policy not to lend or borrow is where I am at with this. Give is okay.
Babs, do you have those cardboard scratch pads on the floor arou... moreBabs, do you have those cardboard scratch pads on the floor around the furniture? Mine stopped attacking the furniture and walls once I got these. You can get them pretty cheap at Petco or Walmart. Put some catnip on them. I am sorry to hear about the leather being scratched up. Cats will ruin almost anyhing with their claws, given the chance, from clothing to screen doors.
Spent most of yesterday in bed, drat it, just overdid it during ... moreSpent most of yesterday in bed, drat it, just overdid it during the week. Today did a lot of paperwork for disability issue and homemakers prgram, meeting with the director this week and will decide whether to accept it or not . Cleaned a lot (this is so never-ending with 5 cats), cooked up some potatoes from a food shelf and planted one in water. A rutabaga has decided to grow leaves, much joy in watching.
I didn't go to the store, need to, but after the winter's isolation and being inside so much, agoraphobia again is preventing me from going anywhere on my own. Tomorrow will start fighting it again, need food and have done this before so many times.
Weather is dull, wet, but temps are slowly rising.
Eating entirely from home for a while now. I will have to shut down one freezer because there isn't enough in it. Watching movies on the Amazon Prime someone gave me for my birthday and so enjoying them. I almost never saw a movie before this, now I just love it. less
Thanks, that was my feeling, too. They also charged me for an HD... moreThanks, that was my feeling, too. They also charged me for an HDMI set top box that they had assured me was free. When I called them on it, they said, oh, we were just adjusting this bill.
Sad to have to watch everything for this kind of well, fraudulent activity.
When I wrote some of my recent articles on how to budget, I wrote two posts entitled “How Do I Start a Budget?” and “How Do I Start a Budget (Round 2)” as well as “How Do You Budget on a Variable Income?”. But I just now rea...
The mensch is back, and focused on helping you to retire--without having to eat cat food!
Dollar Stretcher reader and commenter Beth asked an excellent question on my post about the Bucket Method from two weeks ago:
What about index funds? The Bucket Method only makes sense if you know w...
by Steve Rhode
Dear Steve, My wife and I are new to the area and wondering if we should jump right in and buy a house or rent. I hate to rent because I think we are throwing our money away. What do you think? David
Dear David, I can certainly understand the ide...
Easter isn't the most expensive holiday, and it's colored with more family and religious tones than some, but even so, it can become quite expensive if you cave in to the huge (hollow) chocolate rabbits and the live chicks (what do you do with them after Easter?) and the idea that it's another day f...
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