Financial Challenges Support Group

This community is for people who are struggling to meet financial obligations of any kind. Financial challenges include everything from the day-to-day challenges of making ends meet to managing credit card debt to bankruptcy. Get support from others who are going through similar obstacles on the road back to financial stability.

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  • this simply is a financial website that she said is Debtors Anonymous friendly....I looked at it but probably will avoid it like I do DA....LOLif the link below does not highlight to click then copy it and paste it into your browser URL bar....http://plentyoftimemoneyandlove.com/
  • koolman

    Dodged a Bullet

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    Received a nice little letter in the mail from the city of Deerfield Beach saying a majority vote was required to opt out of a new city ordinance that would have required every unit in the building to be retrofitted with a fire sprinkler system, at a cost of $6,000 to $8,000 special assessment PER UNIT!  They tried to trick us in the voting process by offering 2 boxes to check, one that said...
  • wanted to be safe driving it with a potential buyer and anywhere else I might wish to take it to....so it was $605Per year for liability insurance....had to make a $98.02 initial$95 income.....car is insured as soon as the document signing email arrives...I need to take the car out to CarMax today to get a valuation that they would offer to buy it right then and there....I doubt it will be near...
  • in order to avoid a fee at Sprint I signed up to do direct debit on my account...I got the bill the other day and I owe $11.58 but that is more than I have in checking...it comes out Monday....so I need to take my petty cash $4.15 and make a check out from one account for $1.75 and that will just barely cover the debit...but I have student on Monday....that income will be nice too but not...
  • SueB

    Christmas Shopping

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    well, I always buy online, In hate having to go in stores - not unless I absulotly have to, like grocery shopping, Anyway, technically I'm done.  I have it as equal as I can. then tonite I remember that I still owe my daughter money for my Grandsons fundraiser, so ya, I'm back to square one.I explainded to my Son and Daughter that I fought for everyone but them. My son gor upset because he just...
  • on my student loans....I needed to call them because they asked for a different type of documentation in the letter which I could not provide by Dec. 15 deadline....they wanted my tax return....since it is self employment and they received the letter I sent and gave the income I earned in the letter they asked me on phone to submit another letter to tell them that my income all was from self...
  • ChickenTikka

    financial plans for 2017

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    now i have given up on US medicine and trying to organize/fund it i can see financial planning a lot clearer for 2017 ( i will buy an 'obamacare' health insurance policy knowing it's probably useless but it is supposed to cover emergency care by law...)my son will need a new car, hopefully we can pay cash. I don't like to borrow money for anything now income is restricted, credit quickly becomes...
  • ChickenTikka

    Holidays on a budget

    i will be doing my holidays on a budget again. I find it easier to think of it as a challenge to make it good as possible with very little to spare than feel lacking; i know i don't need any more than a few treatsThanksgiving/Christmas meals-i can get a piece of turkey ( or sometimes a whole turkey is as cheap or cheaper! ) $5; potatoes @ $2 for 5 lb to make mash and roasted; can green beans 50...
  • koolman

    $923 Car Repair

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    After last month's $650 car repair, on top of the previous month's $200 car repair.  This is a 2003 Hyundai Sonata with about 94,000 miles on it.  One more financial hit like this, much as I don't want to be roped into financing or a lease, and I'm going to trade the car in on a newer one.  Goddamn car is costing me so much money, I'm wondering what the hell I'm paying a mortgage payment...
  • ChickenTikka

    eating out best values

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    obviously there is nothing cheaper than cooking from scratch most things, but everyone needs to get out occasionally!I have found Panera Bread Bowls filled with soup to be good value- @$6.40 with tax, no tip as it's self-serve; served with a piece of french bagette/or apple/or chips. If i get it all to go my son eats the soup bread bowl and i have the bagette with some cheese or ham.Their loyalty...
  • on Monday next week it will hopefully have all the money in my account but it leaves me with a lurch of no money even when I work.....I have a lesson tomorrow for $105 which with the $7+ in my account is not enough to cover it but I am hopeful another student...this is starting to get me depressed a little I think about the bills I am unable to pay....I have much need in the next two weeks...I...
  • I am pissed...she gave out my telephone number when she purchased something on credit at HSN....now the bill collectors have been calling me....I think I got three of them today if not four....I missed first...second I hung up when it said ex wife's name...third I listened thru to get the telephone number to send to her....I had called her after the second call with knowing it was hers....she...
  • patti22

    Stuffing recipies

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    Well, I don't really have one.  But I basically shred a loaf of bread, finely chop up a small onion, some celery if I have it.  Sometimes I add spice (sage, garlic powder, thyme, etc), sometimes not, then stuff away.  Any stuffing that can't make it into the bird needs extra oil/juices.  Sometimes I just wait until the birds been cooking a couple hours, drain some of the juice, add it to the...
  • ChickenTikka

    Cheap Simple Bread Recipe

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    I was looking for a cheap, simple bread recipe as part of my frugal search, this is the easiestand cheapest i have found so far https://cookingonabootstrap.com/2013/07/02/airy-fairy-easy-peasy-soda-bread/
  • it has always been faulty at charging since i had it- a recognized flaw apparently- and i have replace the cable @ five times.This is why i do not like to buy gadgets, i have found myself spending way more over time than seems appropriate for a new device.Anyway, it was on charge all yesterday with the red light showing to say it's charging, except when i looked at it today- has completely...