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 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Why is there an adjustment on my bill?

Posted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 11:18 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 2394


In addition to what stannius said - make sure you understand if the $113 bill is a facility charge or a profee charge (doctor's professional billing). Most services will have two different bills. You didnt say what the adjustment was on the bill (in detail). Was it like: $300 charges for xxx service...

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Singles...how much do you spend a week in groceries?

Posted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 11:21 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 3237


On average I spend $400/mn. Most ppl faint at that. I like what I like. That includes the coffee beans I buy for home and work. The total went up after I stopped eating out so much, as I expected. I eat out 1x/wk on average for $7-20 usually. I didnt spend nearly so much on groceries when I ate like...

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Spender vs. Saver

 Post subject: Re: Spender vs. Saver
Posted: Mon May 24, 2010 12:36 pm 

Replies: 26
Views: 8382


I've been really converting to "eat what you have" lately. I think it has made a difference in food costs and much less food waste. I craved chicken with rice and zuccini this w/e. I had yellow squash but no zuccini. I almost went for a side food trip to satisfy my craving, rationalizing I...

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Child's college education, who pays?

Posted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 7:51 am 

Replies: 21
Views: 5136


There are so many possible answers to your query. I like the way my dad did it: He paid tuition and fees equal to a certain amt. If I could not come in at that budget then I had to figure out how to pay the difference. Student loans werent all that normal when I went to school and everyone around me...

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Spender vs. Saver

 Post subject: Re: Spender vs. Saver
Posted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 1:32 pm 

Replies: 26
Views: 8382


I was/am a spender AND a saver. I spend like I'm rich - but only a set amount every month and only after I save a certain amt. My whole life my dad taught me to save in percentages; this works great because no matter how little I earned I could always save 10%. I have a savings account and subaccoun...

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: How to research a nused car ?

Posted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 12:54 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 2249


It is time to seriously consiered a new used car for myself, sad to say. My old car (14 years) has now cost over $1500 in six weeks in repair with another $1000 needed but my mechanic told me I could wait (for now). When I spent the first $1300, I thought "Well, that's it for the year, and if i...

 Forum: Personal Development   Topic: What Sort of Job Do You Have? Also: Suggestions?

Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 10:59 am 

Replies: 56
Views: 26455


"What do you do for a living? I am in hospital finance - a health system analyst actually. I track the system's processes to uncover what leaks money - then put in ways to cut back on losses (only to be ignored until next time :P ) What is your career? How did you get there (ie, what sort of sc...

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: "Canada has a 50+% income tax." - Dave Ramsey

Posted: Fri May 29, 2009 12:52 pm 

Replies: 29
Views: 7511


"National electronic database. You go into any doctor office and they have 12 different logos of various insurance companies they accept. But this means the front office has 12 different computer systems installed on their machine and they must used different ones for each insurance plan to sub...

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Car Insurance

Posted: Mon May 11, 2009 8:12 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 2677


It depends on the insurer. I have State Farm - and they "ignore" an accident if the payout is less than a certain amt. So my rate did not go up. Is that $467 a YEAR?? In DC? If so - that is great! I had no idea one could get it that cheap in such a location. (I'm in a MD - a very expensive...

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: $67 / week for groceries

Posted: Thu May 07, 2009 11:16 am 

Replies: 46
Views: 13990


I live on a small island off Cape Cod. I think we're at the upper end of the living expenses spectrum. I do wish we could give up meat, but my daughter has a neurological problem that has her on a high protein, high fat diet. She'll be on this diet for 2 more years, so we have to get very creative ...

 Forum: General Discussion   Topic: Why is everything always about money

Posted: Thu May 07, 2009 11:09 am 

Replies: 20
Views: 10637


Yar, totally know the Bag Lady Syndrome. And it is a woman thing it seems. I don't have an explanation for it. I just live it and hope I die before I run out of money. Reading your last post OP - have you considered openng up your own shelter? There's one where I live that was started by a woman who...

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Frugal Mother's Day gift ideas!

Posted: Tue May 05, 2009 12:34 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 3221


I do the plant thing too. I spend less than $10 and she enjoys it for an entire season.

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: $67 / week for groceries

Posted: Tue May 05, 2009 12:33 pm 

Replies: 46
Views: 13990


Quote:
Fresh laid eggs (too fresh - you must lift them from under chickens, yikes


This made me laugh :lol: When you say fresh you really mean fresh!
What about giving up meat? Would that help at all with your bill?
Where do you live that it is so expensive?

 Forum: Personal Finance   Topic: Apartment hunting - How much can I afford?

Posted: Tue May 05, 2009 12:27 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 3231


Like you, I've found some cheaper places but the compromises are not worth the savings (about $50/month in my search). I live in a college town and there are some cheapo apartment complexes that lots of undergrad students flock to and they have their parties and their all-hours loitering in the par...
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