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6/30/12 2:07 P

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Please use July Chat. This is now ended. I know it is still June but, if it is after 12noon it is July 1st on Spark

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6/29/12 9:28 P

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Welcome to the Team & Sp Kristen !

We look forward to getting to know you. You have joined a great team with a lot of great ideas. Look forward to you joining in on our chats.

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6/29/12 3:03 P

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Hello everyone!
My name is Kristen. I am 24, a full-time student and mom. Hubby is currently looking for work with not a whole lot of success. We have a two and a half year old little man and another baby on the way. Money is very tight in our house and we have to do up weekly budgets just to ensure that we can make it through.
I am always interested in learning new tips to saving a bit here and there.
I look forward to meeting my fellow team mates!
Cheers!

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6/28/12 12:39 A

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Welcome to the Team & SP KT!

Look forward to getting to know you though chats and challenges. You have joined a great team.

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6/27/12 6:47 P

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Hi, I'm KT (Katie).

I am a teacher and the sole support of my 4-member family: myself, my husband (Hunny), and our two kids: Lani (9) and Kels (4). Money is tight, the credit card is filling up, and my hair is growing greyer by the day. We have everything we need, but few extras (the ones we have are great--like Disneyland annual passes. I'm not giving that one up!). I have a goal to move from our tiny house in a marginal city to a larger house in a great city with great schools and loads of friends, and, of course, our church. But, Hunny doesn't think that any one place is better than another. This adds to my stress. Putting us on a budget doesn't help him, so he refuses to participate. He really IS frugal, which is good, but it manifests in some strange areas, such as he won't buy himself quality clothes. He LOVES eating out and traveling, meanwhile, the jeans he just bought have holes already. It's mad, really. Maybe meeting you all will help me restore some sanity to my crazy life. :)

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6/21/12 10:02 P

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Welcome Judy to the Team & Sp!

We look forward to getting to know you though the chats and challenges. Check out all the great recipes that Spark has. emoticon

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6/21/12 9:52 P

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Hi everyone! My name is JudsterF (Judy). This is my last day on the 21-day program. So far, I've lost 7.2#. I'm going to be trying to cook from scratch from here on out and buy very few frozen meals. I'll be needing some advice on doing that and lots of support. I'll be checking out many of the other teams as well.

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One Day At A Time Dear Jesus!!!

Not looking at how many # to go but back and how many #s I've already lost!!!




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6/21/12 2:19 P

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Your welcome. I will be out for a short time due to hand surgery. But, check out my links below and they will take you to my secrets that might help you.

Have fun explore SP and if run into any trouble or have any questions check in at the June Chat and everyone will be more than happy to help you. They all have great ideas.

You are more than welcome to add me toyour friends list if you want too.

Take care.

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6/21/12 1:41 P

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Wow, this is great! I do shop at JCP, however, I haven't been in there since they changed their format even though I was a bit curious to see whether it was better. I do like to shop online because it saves a lot of time. I'm now in the habit of checking for online coupon codes prior to purchasing to get that extra savings. I tend to use www.retailmenot.com. It's hit or miss. Sometimes I get a pretty good code and other times, not.

We haven't made our way to actually doing our own garage sale, although I have no problem visiting one, but it's been mentioned a few times. It wouldn't hurt to speak with my neighbors. Our neighborhood is a mixture of young and older families, with quite a few newcomers. A block party or even small gathering would be a nice icebreaker, especially since we have a nice open park on our street.

Thanks a bunch for the ideas!

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6/20/12 6:47 P

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Your Welcome! Also, for clothes check out JC Penney's they are no longer doing coupons but, they have lowed their prices to a point that what you would of paid for one shirt you can now buy 2 to 3 shirts. If you ever shop on line I always check to see if there is a code before I submit. In this economy every penny helps.

Also, if you have friends that have a garden made be you can do a swap, like if they have a lot of one thing and you have a lot of another of if you sew maybe trade. I also get together with friends and swap coupons, recipes, clothes, books and items I just don't use. We also have a garage sale during the summer all of us together. We also talk to neighbors and see if they want to join and make a block party out of it.

Just thought of a few other things.

Edited by: SRIVERS1 at: 6/20/2012 (19:00)
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6/20/12 11:40 A

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Thanks for the info. I'll definitely look into it.

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6/19/12 9:34 P

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Welcome Kay to the Team & Sp!

Coupon using is great! Kohl's has a for clothes is great if you sign up on line they will sign you coupons to us in store. Depending on what store you us check to see if your store has like a rewards card that you can load and then scan the card at the store. There are places on the internet that you can down load coupons and print them out.

Also, you can check out my Secrets I have a few recipes for soap and other things to help cut your cost.

Keep up the great work and Welcome to the Team!

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6/19/12 4:39 P

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Hi! My name is Karenina (or Kay). We are a family of 7 (5 girls) with a goal to eat healthy and cut down on expenses. My husband and I recently started couponing to cut back on grocery expenses. Reading labels had us switching brands to improve our nutritional intake, however, that also increased our bill a bit, so we started couponing. We also recently learned to mix our own laundry detergent to cut out harsh chemicals while, again, saving money. We are amazed at what a little time and education can do to your bottom line. I look forward to mingling with fellow frugalists to discover new ways to improve our health (physically and financially).

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6/19/12 3:13 A

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Welcome to the Team & SP!

Look forward to getting to know you through the Chats and Challenges.

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6/18/12 4:59 P

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Hello! My name is Kelly, and I'm excited to find this team and join in some of the discussions to learn!

My partner and I have done what we can easily do to reduce what we buy and how we live, but now is the hard part of really evaluating what we "can't live without" to see what could in fact be let go of. I really believe that this will make our lives healthier in the end.

Looking forward to discussing with all of you and learning together!

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6/13/12 3:56 P

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Welcome Nikole to the Team & Sp!

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6/13/12 11:51 A

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Hi, my name is Nikole and I"ve been on Spark People for a while now. My goals are to eat good food (not too much of it), exercise more deliberately, and also to have more control over finances. I like to prepare food from scratch and also to garden. I try to practice the reduce, reuse, recycle philosophy in my life. Part of it is not having too much stuff - so I donate at least once a month to a nonprofit - books, clothing, etc. Looking forward to seeing what others in this group do to live frugally!

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6/12/12 6:22 P

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I try to live frugally not only because I am on a low fixed income, but also to reduce my carbon footprint, be green, and because I feel so clever when I come up with something or find a new trick to save money. As I am sensitive to many ingredients contained in processed products, especially the perfumes, I really like to use foods and other products which have been less processed.

I plan to try the homemade laundry soap a member mentioned. I hope to find lots of ideas to try out and to share the more successful of my attempts. The less said about my unsuccessful attempts the better. emoticon

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6/9/12 1:25 A

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Welcome to the Team & Sp.

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6/8/12 11:39 P

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Hello all! This sounds like a great team. My husband and I are currently working the Dave Ramsey plan and both of us are trying to lose weight and live a simple healthy life. Can't wait to go check out all the posts and maybe make some new friends!



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5/31/12 2:38 P

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