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Time for a post full of multiple unrelated things!
The comments on the Ask The Readers post. Whoa.
You all had so, so, so much helpful advice for Susan and any other people struggling to get dinner on the table. Thank you!
In case you missed it, the post is here, and you should definitely read the comments.
Even if you are already successfully cooking dinner, you might glean an idea or two from the suggestions there.
By the way, several readers recommended the book Desperation Dinners. I’m not sure if it’s still in print, but there are oodles of used copies available on Amazon, some as cheap as $0.25.
And it looks like the same authors wrote another cookbook, which is also available used on Amazon.
Mrs. Frugalwoods disagrees with Buy It For Life
I found this post by her to be a super interesting read. Check it out!
(Edited to add: I’m not disagreeing with her points; I’m just sharing her article because I thought her perspective was interesting. I actually agreed with a fair amount of what she said, and it was good food for thought.)
8/10 Americans live paycheck to paycheck.
From the same article: only 1/3 of Americans live on a budget.
Which is interesting, because while there ARE other factors that are out of our control (inflation, rising costs, stagnating wages), living on a budget or not is still a choice that most of us can freely make.
TopCashBack free diapers offer (plus a free $5 signup bonus)
TopCashBack is my fave online shopping cashback site, and right now is a super good time to sign up with them because you get a free $5 account credit just for signing up.
(And this is not always the case. So, join and get your $5!)
As an additional bonus, right now you can buy a $6.97 pack of Luvs diapers from Walmart, thru TopCashBack, and you’ll get $6.97 back, PLUS your free $5 credit for signing up.
(As you know, I do not love shopping at Walmart. It’s not a moral decision; it’s a preference. But if I had kids in diapers, I’d make an exception and get the free diapers. )
More details on this offer below, per TopCashBack:
Note: Transactions must contain at least $6.97 worth of purchases to ensure the $6.97 cash back is credited to TopCashback accounts. Transactions may initially track lower, but within the 14 days after purchase it will be uplifted and turn payable at the amount of $6.97. Transactions may take up to 7 days to appear in your TopCashback account. The deal is open until 11:59pm PT on 10/07/2017 or until supplies run out; whichever happens first; applicable for purchases made directly after clicking through TopCashback. Only one TopCashback account is permitted per member.
My eBay costumes aren’t selling.
I listed four costumes on NextDoor and on eBay (ones my girls are done with, still in super good shape!) for half the price of new, but no one has bought them yet. Did I list them too late?? Should I have listed them on craigslist? Should I just give up and freecycle them?
Tell me what I’m doing wrong.
I did mean to list them in September, but forgot. Whoops.
Aaaaand that wraps things up for today.
P.S. Ummm, if any of your girls want to be Snow White (8-10), Alice in Wonderland (8-10), Dorothy (8-10), or Mrs. Incredible/Violet (women’s S), email me. Bonus points if you’re local! The Dorothy outfit comes with Toto and a basket, and it would be awesome to not have to try to ship that.