Post by Mommy2Aiden08 on Dec 22, 2010 11:28:26 GMT -5
Testing, testing. ;D I just thought I'd see how my reply posts. I also like how it tells you how many characters you have remaining before your post will get cut off. This sounds like it could be a great place once the MSN boards go. Yay!
Post by coffeegirl on Dec 22, 2010 15:56:06 GMT -5
Hey everyone! Please keep in mind that these will be TEMPORARY Threads until we get regular ones set up. Thanks PayNoInterest for setting them up - but please recall that these arenot permanent threads!! Watch for them in the next week or so.
Post by Maryland Monroe on Dec 23, 2010 17:01:37 GMT -5
I like the format here MUCH better than MSN, and will personally not miss it for even one second. Except for the encouragement I would lose, I was ready to leave just because it was so frustrating to post on MSN.
Post by Maryland Monroe on Dec 27, 2010 19:48:58 GMT -5
We must have been just at the edge of the storm here in Maryland. They told us to expect a blizzard, 8-12 inches of snow, lots of drifting, etc. What we got was 1-3 inches and quite driveable almost immediately. DD had to go to work at 7 p.m. Christmas Day (in a hospital), and 6 p.m. on the 26th. Because road conditions were pretty good, no snow excuses were allowed. I'm looking forward to making my next update here. Hope all had happy holidays and best wishes for the coming new year!
I posted my numbers update a couple weeks ago, won't have another official update until Jan 2.
I thought I would take a moment to have a non-numbers financial update, I think it's important to celebrate those milestones too:
- I did not use a credit card in 2010 -- actually I haven't used a credit card in over two years. And I have no credit card debt. - My job situation was not so good in October, being laid off from my old company, but rehired almost immediately by my new company. I have a great new job. - I moved and added to my debt -- it was the right thing for me to do, I love my new place, it's a way for me to start over in my personal life (I'm a widow). - Murphy visited me a few times in 2010, and I am fortunate to have an emergency fund that allowed me to pay cash for these situations. - Savings - I am saving every dime I can get my hands on, just in case something happens with my job again. This is savings over and above my current EF, what I am calling my Mortgage EF. - Peace of mind - I know my financial situation, am dealing with my debt, and I have savings.
Post by going2improve on Dec 28, 2010 10:25:20 GMT -5
Yay! I am not technically saavy, so I was a little worried. But that sign up was easy! Even though this is just temporary, I am happy to be here. I hope everyone makes these changes with us. This board is what keeps me going!
Thank you I got myself into about 16K (not including student loans) when I was about 19 and went crazy trying to pay it off. I did it! and then moved out of my parents house about a year and a half ago (and also financed a car the month before i moved out) and dug myself right back into a nother gigantic hole. I guess I didn't realize how much it really costs to live on your own. So anytime I needed or WANTED something, it went on a credit card. Soooo now it's time to dig myself out again. This will definately keep me motivated