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PostPosted: Fri Nov 19, 2010 9:35 am    Post subject: Click this Link to Introduce Yourself  Reply with quote

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mumo3
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello, I am a sahm with 3 boys, a fishing daft husband, 2 dogs and 3 fish. I love finding ways to save a penny or two and enjoy hearing new ways of making things.
I live in a very rural area so things are very expensive here so every bit helps
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome on board, Mumo3, hope you enjoy visiting us here in the Frugaldom forum.

We're fairly rural, although not remote, but the nearest village store is extortionate for most things, so I'm in a similar situation as far as cost of food, heating, transport etc are concerned.

I'm in awe of how cheaply town/city/suburb-dwellers can purchase stuff and heat their homes. But I still manage OK on my very tight budget. We simply need to budget in a very different way.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome Mumo3, great to see you posting.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thansk for the warm welcome. I have calculated that my dry goods can be boxed and posted to me cheaper than I can buy them here. royal mail charge 16 for upto 20kg so I save a lot by my brother going shopping for me, and I know of no-one who does not enjoy spending money that is not theirs lol
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where is 'here'? Are you on one of the islands?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mainland but we do use a ferry to get here as going by road would add an extra 1-11/2 hours to the journey. In Scotland west coast
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm guessing it's Dunoon or there abouts on the same peninsula? Catch up with you in the daily threads.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 3:05 pm    Post subject: another Newbie Reply with quote

I have just discovered this site and love it already. I live in Suffolk with my OH. I love all things crafty, homemaking and money saving - trying to work towards paying off debts.
As I suffer from M.E I only work 12 hours a week as a housekeeper but it means there's money coming in and not out
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Robsmum and welcome to Frugaldom. I'm sure you will not regret signing up  
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HI Robsmum, sorry I missed your first post, I've had a few interuptions and hold-ups about here recently. Welcome on board and please feel free to join in the chit chat anytime. At least you've managed to establish a point where you have some money coming in without it going straight back out again, that has to be a good thing.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Frugaldom
Thought it was about time i introduced myself to you fab people
I have a thread about me beating my debt in 2012 which i am on my way to do this
We have made list of what we owe and what we feel we can pay comfortable and now plan to save money to pay off (starting with our smallest) one at a time.
I have already started to make savings including buying 23.50 of food reduced down to 5 today at my local supermarket, real bargains even my Daughter was impressed and shes only 11
A bit about me
Ive been married for almost 20 years to my childhood sweetheart, we have 2 kids boy 19 yrs, girl 11 yrs and a crazy lab cross dog
We live in a house with a very large garden almost an acre i will have to post some photos shortly as i need help on planning what to grow where.
I love cooking although i think im still learning there and especially if i have grown my own product which i did for the first time last year
I love tips and ideas from this site and am looking forward to joining you to help me in my quest for a debt free and simple life.
Yorkshiregirl x
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice to hear from you, Yorkshiregirl, your huge garden sounds fantastic! With that amount, you could grow all the veg you need from one year to the next. Bit time consuming, but perhaps you have friends locally who could help out a bit if you also need to factor in any employment?

Good luck with your challenge and don't be shy about jumping in with any comments, hints, tips or questions.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello

I only just discovered this thread and been here a little while oops
We have decided to live more frugally and build savings up if we can also get rid of our debts.
I am married  to the love of my life and luckily we both feel the same about being frugal.
We have a small garden which is a veg plot in the front growing ,tatties,onions, courgettes, tomatoes,leeks and turnips with  strawberries and rhubarb.
I love making homemade things and all crafts and Hubby is a woodturner and makes us things on his lathe(he is disabled but can still at the moment do this)
Looking forward to learning for everyone on how to save money and be more frugal.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just catching up with this thread.
Welcome mumo3, robsmum, yorkshiregirl, and welshpoppy, good to see you all posting.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello - first I'd like to say thank you for such a wonderful site. For the first time in my life, due to redundancy, I have no paid work. I have just celebrated my 60th birthday and am trying to decide whether to descibe myself as 'looking for work' or 'retired'. I think I am coming to prefer the latter  
I am married with 3 grown up children, one grandchild and another one due in the autumn.
We have had no income for a while apart from a small pension of my husband's which covers the monthly bills - council tax, utilities etc. and so we are living off my savings - my husband has a 'have it - spend it' attitude to money, but I can't bear to not have savings.
I am relishing the challenge of making a little go a long way and have learned such a lot from the internet. I discovered this site yesterday and I know it's going to be really helpful for me. I love the advice and tips, but it's also good to know that so many people are on the same wavelength  
I am enjoying all the things I didn't have time for before - reading, crafting, looking around charity shops and browsing the internet. I discovered foraging last autumn and I am hoping that there are some foraging enthusiasts on this site so that I can learn more.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to Frugaldom, Caro I can guarantee there are other foragers on here, myself included. I haven't bought jam for about 3 years, as I now make it from everything I can forage - blackberries, raspberries, apples, hips, haws, elderberries and rowan berries. They all make the lovely preserve that we know as 'hedgerow jelly'.

Enjoy your early retirement, I say, make the most of it for as log as you can and enjoy living your life the way you want.

Good luck with your future challenges.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:25 pm    Post subject: Hello! Reply with quote

I stumbled across Frugaldom a few months ago and I can't stop reading it! So I thought I'd join up! I'm all about frugal living and love living in Scotland. I've got the Scottish bug and can't leave. I'm currently saving up to buy or possibly build my first house with my new husband after studying for 9 years and saving nothing. Currently I have no debts except a student loan, but it is a long way to go before we will have enough to put down a deposit on a house!

Oh and I really want some chickens! But renting a place big enough for chickens is proving difficult.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to Frugaldom!  We were rnting until last June and had the hens, ducks and quail, so it isn't impossible to find a place big enough.

Good luck with your search and I hope you'll pop back here now and again to let us know how you're getting on in your quest for frugal living.

See you in the daily chatty threads soon.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello,I have been having a good read for the last few days!
Very interesting to follow the progress as people try out different things.
Its a bit like coming  home  to discover this site.
I hope it is okay if I mainly browse as I'm not much of a talker but I do like to read what everyone has to say .

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