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Jennlee222 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 7:50 AM

Re: How Not to be Poor

Pretty interesting. I'm sure that people's response to finances is a combination of education and psychology. The payment outlook is very different from the value outlook and that's where we see people overpaying for rent-to-own furniture and things [more]

Mon Sep 8

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Jennlee222 replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 11:51 AM

Re: What color wood floors do you like?

In a former house, I did a wide-plank laminate (each board was a single board, not the type where one piece looks like multiple strips) in the bedroom. Mine was medium dark or maybe a little darker than medium - I think it was a mahogany, so darkish [more]

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Jennlee222 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 11:36 AM

Re: Handling an increase in income

You might want to see if maxing your 401K contribution would lower your taxable income down a bracket. If you don't need the money for spending, it's a good tax-advantaged savings plus you can reduce current taxes.

I'd do house maintenance, [more]

Fri Sep 5

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Jennlee222 posted to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 10:17 AM

Should we try an exterminator - mice

Sorry for the length. tl;dr: Don't know if new mice are getting in or if mouse evidence is old and mice are gone.

When my husband bought our house 3-4 years ago, he discovered that there were some mice - mostly signs of them in the kitchen. [more]

Thu Aug 28

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Jennlee222 replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 12:02 PM

Re: Living through remodel - tips?

Thanks, Peter. I am not in Colorado or Washington, but hopefully we can find other stress-relieving things (tequila? xanax?)

I will try to think like you suggest in terms of things being put away. That may really help me. Having rooms full [more]

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Jennlee222 replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 10:26 AM

Re: Living through remodel - tips?

Thanks for the great tips.

Our house is a tri-level and with the entire main floor being worked on, it will be very difficult to seal things off. We'll need to walk through to enter/leave the house ourselves, and the stairs up (to bedrooms) [more]

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Jennlee222 posted to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 9:16 AM

Living through remodel - tips?

Our kitchen remodel is starting next week, so am looking for tips to living through the process and how to prepare so things go smoothly.

Because our kitchen/dining/livingroom is open-plan and we're having the floors redone, all those areas [more]

Wed Aug 27

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Jennlee222 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 7:35 AM

Re: Dressing up -- shoes

For the wedding I attended recently, I wore black croc flats like these:

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Tue Aug 26

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Jennlee222 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 7:53 AM

Re: Dressing up

I was looking for a dress for a recent wedding for ages. Very slim pickings. Most of the things are sleeveless and/or tank-tops and either far too casual or too bridesmaid-y. I did find some OK things in larger sizes at Boston Store, but I didn't [more]

Fri Aug 1

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Jennlee222 replied to the Credit Cards and Consumer Debt board. 7:25 AM

Re: To all you moralists out there . . .

I think you misread a bit - she posted that she hopes to pay it off by this November (2014) and the that original loan term went to November, 2016.

I agree that if she is now doing well she should make attempts to pay past creditors [more]

Wed Jul 16

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Jennlee222 replied to the Buying or Selling a Home board. 7:08 AM

Re: Closing Pains...

The only home transaction (buying or selling) that I've ever been involved in that came off on the original schedule with no hiccups was one that was a cash purchase on a bank-owned foreclosure.

Seems like its always something!

Fri Jul 11

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Jennlee222 replied to the Credit Cards and Consumer Debt board. 7:18 AM

Re: I paid off card; bank cut cash advance lmt

How did he have the PIN to complete the transaction

That's the really weird thing.

We don't understand why it actually worked. We were at the ATM at the credit union that we have our debit card through, and I think the [more]

Thu Jul 10

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Jennlee222 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 7:28 AM

Re: Dress well on the cheap!

This gal does (or did) make a new outfit a day out of thrift store clothes. She often buys clothes by the pound in much larger sizes than she is and then sews and dyes things to make new outfits out of them. The transformations are generally pretty [more]

Tue Jul 1

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Jennlee222 replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 7:56 AM

Re: Vinyl versus Steel

If you do go with vinyl, I'd go with the seamless - it looks a lot better. I've had two houses both with regular seamed vinyl and some homes in our neighborhood have seamless and it looks so much better.

Vinyl is pretty hardy, but it can [more]

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Jennlee222 replied to the Credit Cards and Consumer Debt board. 7:42 AM

Re: I paid off card; bank cut cash advance lmt

Is it a Chase card? We have a Chase Freedom card and recently got a letter reducing our cash advance limit to 20% of our credit limit.

We pay ours off every month. I don't know what would have precipitated the change.

But we never [more]

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