We need some positive here.

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Registered: 11-14-2008
We need some positive here.
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Tue, 01-22-2013 - 7:25pm

Lots of things that are not going great for people. RIP Mary Ann too.

Please list something positive that is going right for you to inspire others.

The store just might be holding its own this winter. I know that before Christmas usually things are dandy but when things slow down and the big bills come in I get scared my credit line may not be able stay below its limit. I am not 100% positive but I think it might be just fine this year, even supporting a roof loan payment. I shouldn't be counting chicks but I feel better about it than other years. Is it because i have more experience with the fluctuations, possibly. We will see when spring comes!~

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Registered: 02-11-2006
Mon, 01-28-2013 - 8:02pm
Serenity, my son is a kidney transplant recipient and has a chronic GI condition. The latest illness and resulting feeding tube were not expected, however. Now that he has recovered I am feeling victorious and a renewed feeling of hopefulness for our future, financially and otherwise.
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Registered: 07-25-2007
Sun, 01-27-2013 - 3:39pm

I am happy to be pretty much debt free- one loan to FIL for the car.  It took us three years to get here (on one income) and the stress is gone.  I'm happy DH has a job in a career in a field he is passionate about and with a company that values their employees. He has built himself a solid reputation.  The loyalty of his past customers (sad to see him go after 10 years) led him to setting up a business where he can work with them and not have it conflict or interfere with carrer, but rather keeps him up to date and in the loop in all aspects of his field. I love that I can stay home.  I am happy that DH and I split the housework 50/50 (though sometimes swaying more in one direction or the other) since he works from home.  I am pleased we have continued using cash.  I am happy to have an Efund.  I feel like for the first time in a long time we are in control of our money. rather than being controlled by debt.

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Registered: 10-02-2011
Sun, 01-27-2013 - 2:32am

Body fat percentage down to 14.96%. Man, I've been stressed. I ate a whole carton of ice cream in one day.

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Registered: 08-25-2006
Fri, 01-25-2013 - 7:04pm

PB, oh my!  That is quite the interview process.  I am sure something positive, job or not, will come out of that.

Silly....a feeding tube, goodness!  Is this an on going issue?

And Jen, I think you also mentioned sick kiddos in the hospital.  Hope it was an exception to their normal health.  

Serenity
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Registered: 10-02-2011
Fri, 01-25-2013 - 3:57pm

I did OK on my job interview under the circumstances -- I've been ill with the seasonal germs. It took me a day to fly there. Then the interview lasted 12 hours each day, and there were two days of them. (Actually, on the first day it was closer to 14 hours.) Even if I don't get this job, I've made some good professional contacts. 

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Registered: 02-11-2006
Thu, 01-24-2013 - 7:58pm
Lots of good happening here, too! My youngest son had his feeding tube removed yesterday and was able to go back to school today! He is doing sooo much better, and hasn't been in the hospital at all over the past month! Yay! And I also got my baby-sitting job back, so now we have enough income to cover all of our expenses and have a little extra for snowballing those debts!
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Registered: 10-01-2008
Thu, 01-24-2013 - 3:55pm

I'm getting this year off to a good start and rebuilding our emergency fund.  DH & I are both dieting and doing well at it.  I've finally found a medicine to control my pain without bad side effects.  We only have a little over a year left in our HUGH chapter 13 bankruptcy payments and YES, we are beginning to let ourselves plan for the future.  DH's job is going terrific and he got his first raise, a new company car, no increase on health insurance and matching funds on 2% of his retirement account.  

I'm feeling like we CAN do this for the next 55 weeks!

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Registered: 04-13-2012
Thu, 01-24-2013 - 3:18pm

Lots of blessings here in the Mitten.

I'm so thankful to finally have a working vehicle after 4 months of stressing out and bumming rides.

I'm thankful to be serving my country through my year-long service in AmeriCorps. The living stipend sucks and makes things tight, but this will be priceless on my resume to accompany both my B.A.s.

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Registered: 11-15-2011
Thu, 01-24-2013 - 2:43pm

A new year is upon us, and with it, a new outlook, and new possibilities.  We are stronger as a family than ever before.  FInancially, we are not where we want to be by any stretch, but looking ahead a couple years, I believe it is within reach.   I am blessed to have learned that there are people in my life who we can lean on even in our darkest hours. I do not have to go through life alone.   I have gained a new perspective as a result of the journey I have been on.  I have renewed faith, and I strongly believe that 2013 will be one of our best years yet.   I have very clear goals for the future now, where that has been something that has eluded me before.  We have been in our own house for a year now, and our kids are starting to just enjoy life again.  I don't have to worry about fighting with the schools about whether my daughter with autism will get what she needs...this used to be such a huge part of my life, but at least for another year or two, I can let my guard down a teeny tiny little bit.

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Registered: 10-09-1999
Thu, 01-24-2013 - 2:20pm

Life is good here in Wy.  It has been a long cold winter but we've felt blessed with first granddaughter living close & she just took her first steps yesterday (she's 10 mths) & we were here to see it.  My DH will start work April 1st so we are starting to turn the corner for some relief in our budget.  We have $ set aside for a new roof this spring.  Really want to know what it will cost because any extra we have set aside that we don't need we will throw at the mortgage as we are counting down 21 mths to being free of all debt including mortgage.  We've beefed up our retirement & my employer is putting $25,000 into my retirement account in February to bring that balance up over $360,000.  We are still adding to our EF & roth IRA monthly so all in all feeling positive about our future.

Here is to a wonderful & prosperous 2013!!

cindylee

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