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Four Ways to Save Money and Buy a Dress

With all the current economic crunch, a lot of people right now are usually staving off from spending a lot. They look for methods to save money. Now, folks are no longer hanging out within the malls and splurging around the latest fashion and also concentrating instead around the bare necessities such as housing, utilities and food. But imagine if you need to buy a fresh set of clothes for an interview? Where will you obtain the money to spend over a new outfit? Do you know what, you can actually splurge on some items from time to time. You just need to find ways to cut down your expenditures on other things.

Listed here are some of the ways to conserve their money and still have the ability to splurge on a couple of extras every now and then.

1. Reduce Utilities
You may not comprehend it but you are paying a whole lot for your electricity and also water bills. You just dont notice it since it is one of the necessities which you always allot money regarding from your budget. What an individual dont know is that by simply turning off the TV when no one is viewing or changing the particular schedule of your washing, you can save enough to get a new bag or a dress.
Appliances that are still plugged even though not in use also take in electricity. Both the automatic washer and the iron consumer a lot of electricity. In order to lessen your electric bill, do the laundry and ironing once a week. This will mean that laundry will pile up but hello, you wanted to buy garments!

2. Lessen the trips.
Another way to save money is to routine the trips outdoors. Although gas costs have gone down in recent months, gas money can still overeat from the budget. If you really want to afford in which new dress, schedule your trips along with trips that are required such as fetching the youngsters to school. Car combining is also another option. You’ll have your neighbor take the kids to school along with her kids then take turns. That way, both of you can save gas money.

3. Take in what you can
There is a reason buffets always have a policy: Clean plate. That means that you ought to only get food that you know you can eat. Nothing more. A lot of people simply take food without truly considering if they can take in them or not. At home, train your kids to simply put food on their own plate that they can take in. That way, there will be no food wastage. You therefore can help to save a lot in food bills.

4. Recycle
One more obvious way to save money for any dress is to not purchase the dress at all. In the event that its going to be just a one evening affair, borrow through people that you know. You may also check out your wardrobe and see if you have attire that you can recycle. Using the right accessories it is possible to turn a blah ensemble into a glamorous 1. Just ask any stylist. If you do have the cost, albeit small. You can try going to thrift store and scour for a vintage find.

It won’t be brand new but no less than it will be a brand new inclusion to your closet. Besides if you are lucky you can find unworn pieces in thrift stores.

Comments: 48

  1. Clyde February 9, 2013 at 12:24 pm Reply

    all experience wanted! i want to make the most bang for my buck online! what do you do? where do you shop?

  2. Mari March 4, 2013 at 10:48 pm Reply

    I don’t want him to go but we need the money so bad. I feel awful I wont see him for two months. He hasn’t even left yet and I’m already crying. I’m so heart broken over this and it hasn’t even started. I just want to cry I don’t want to be without him! Agh its killing me I’ve been with him four years now and we have a child.

  3. Dexter March 21, 2013 at 3:22 am Reply

    shopping done for my little boys’ forthcoming birthday.
    I was stressed out and a little irate.
    It was dark, cold, and wet in the car park as I was loading my car up with gifts that I felt obligated to buy. I noticed that I was missing a receipt that I might need later. So mumbling under my breath, I retraced my steps to the shopping centre entrance.

    As I was searching the wet pavement for the lost receipt, I heard a quiet sobbing. The crying was coming from a poorly dressed boy of about 12 years old. He was short and thin. He had no coat. He was just wearing a ragged old football shirt to protect him from the cold night’s chill. Oddly enough, he was holding a fifty pound note in his hand.

    Thinking that he had got lost from his parents, I asked him what was wrong.
    He told me his sad story.
    He said that he came from a large family. He had three brothers and four sisters all of whom also had birthdays imminent just like my little boy.

    His father had died when he was nine years old. His mother was poorly educated and worked two full time jobs. She made very little to support her large family. Nevertheless, she had managed to skimp and save one hundred pounds to buy her children birthday presents.

    The young boy had been dropped off, by his mother, on the way to her second job. He was to use the money to buy presents for all his siblings and save just enough to take the bus home.

    He had not even entered the shopping centre, when an older boy grabbed one of the fifty pound notes and disappeared into the night.

    “Why didn’t you scream for help?” I asked.
    The boy said, “I did.”
    “And nobody came to help you?” I wondered.
    The boy stared at the pavement and sadly shook his head.
    “How loud did you scream?” I inquired.
    The soft-spoken boy looked up, tears in his eyes and meekly whispered, “Help me!”
    I realised that absolutely no one could have heard that poor boy cry for help.
    So I grabbed his other fifty pound note and legged it back to my car.
    Result or what?
    PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A JOKE, THANKS
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  4. Kathy April 4, 2013 at 2:25 am Reply

    For a Christmas talent show that my family puts on, I am going to illustrate a story or poem. I’m looking for something that is no longer than a paragraph or two, or maybe three. Preferably not already illustrated. I would like it to have some kind of meaning or lesson, but not be girly. Any suggestions?

  5. Joe April 23, 2013 at 12:15 am Reply

    I am 19 and will be 21 when we get married and he will be 23. I am planning it on my own and I could use any help and advice. We are getting married in late October in 2011. Small and cheap since it will be mainly on our own!
    It is January of 2010. I made a typo. My sister is getting married in October of 2011! Sorry! lol

  6. Lorriane May 26, 2013 at 4:24 pm Reply

    I’m babysitting three girls and a little boy tonight, ages 5, 5, 3, and 2. Any ideas of what do to? And what should I charge? I usually let the parents decide, is that a fair deal?

    BQ: Other things I can do to save up for an iPod in the next few months?

  7. Sharolyn June 18, 2013 at 8:43 pm Reply

    Im crurious as to how much time and gas money does it take to get from Montreal to Toronto?
    I have a 6 cylender impala and was curious weather it would be cheaper to take the bus

  8. Donita June 26, 2013 at 12:29 am Reply

    I am going waaaay out of my way to pick up a friend. Problem is, I am a college student, and I don’t have a lot of money. She said she would give me gas money, but how can I be sure? People forget. What are some ways I can assure she gives me gas money without it being too obvious I’m asking for it.

  9. Saundra July 10, 2013 at 9:18 pm Reply

    My neighbor says she wants to discontinue her internet access and might sell the computer. They are a family of four and the kids are 15 and 11. Her main justification is that she doesnt want the children exposed to inappropriate/obscene information.

    I don’t want to address her fear here. I’d like to compile a list of the top practical uses for the computer w internet access for a family and home owner, so that she can realize how necessary and useful it is! For example, how she can maybe …save money indirectly, must-have website info,…
    (anything you think would make her reconsider. she describes herself as practical, no frills, economical, conservative)

    Thanks!

  10. Nicolas August 9, 2013 at 3:53 pm Reply

    She invited herself along, i didnt invite her so i think it is only right if she gives me gas money to help get there esp since we are goin out of state. She is 19 and has a job so i know she has money.
    i just think that is the polite thing to do. if i invited myself along or even if they just invite me along i would offer to help pay for gas.

  11. Ty September 20, 2013 at 4:31 am Reply

    I met a new girlfriend a few days ago & she invited me to hangout this weekend. Her boyfriend & his friend will be joining us as well. I live maybe 2 blocks away from where we’re hangingout. She offered to pick me up & drop me off as it’s going to be dark.

    How much gas money should I give them? 10 dollars or more?

  12. Rozella October 5, 2013 at 7:16 pm Reply

    My husbands job is requiring him to go out of state to work for a month or two.Some of his friends asked him if they can go with him cause they all are going to the same place. My husbands job is giving him a extra check for gas money and food since he is taking his truck. Is it fair to charge gas money on the friends going with him too…They can take their own car but they have no license..

  13. Columbus November 4, 2013 at 2:53 pm Reply

    Do you bring $20 and just offer it?
    Say “Oh I forgot gas money! I’ll bring it tomorrow!”
    Say “Thanks for giving me rides, I can bring gas money tomorrow!”

    Anything else?

    I like this guy giving me rides to school, so that’s why I find it sort of awkward.

    Thanks in advance!

  14. Dortha November 15, 2013 at 1:20 am Reply

    My cousin picks me up from school everyday and she complains about not having enough gas money for me. I want to give her gas money for the whole week, how much should I give her that would cover for the whole week? We live 2 miles from school. Oh and we live in Texas.

  15. Kindra November 19, 2013 at 5:17 pm Reply

    He is gonna drive me everyday to school when it starts and hes asking for gas money. He live 5 or 10 minutes from me and we both live about 20 min from school. Im not sure if he is driving me home everyday. Hes asking for $15 a week, is this fair? Please give answers for both situations (driving me home everday/not driving me home.

    Thanks

  16. Nicolas November 22, 2013 at 10:14 am Reply

    The obvious answer may be no. But let me explain. I was baptized Catholic as a baby and I have now changed my religion. I am thirteen. So far only my mother knows I’ve changed. She’s okay with it. I expect my other family members to be okay with it also. However, this means that I won’t be able to celebrate Christmas. I like the idea of Christmas; exchanging gifts, being with family, eating a nice meal. However I do not believe in Jesus and the Bible. I like Christmas, except without the Christ. Should I go and be with my family anyway, or should I decide not to celebrate Christmas. Thank you for your answers.

  17. Lucia November 27, 2013 at 2:36 am Reply

    How much would you spend?

  18. Nieves December 23, 2013 at 3:11 am Reply

    ok i am getting married in april and we still have gotten no where. My parents offered 6000 for the hunnymoon we wanted to go back to where we were engaged maui. So her parents seem not to be contributing to the wedding. and since i am out of work right now for us to save it would be impossible. My parents said that i could use the money for the hunney moon towards the wedding but then i will not get a hunnymoon. Her mom put her dress on hold and never paid the balance so now the dress is gone. They have not even attempted to offer anything towards the wedding at all. So i came up with 3 solutions
    1. We could get married and through our own wedding in the back yard. This was shot down because we both want a wedding something to remember.
    2. through a wedding and no hunnymoon. This is not what i want and it pisses me off my parents are going to pay for everyone.
    3. go on our hunnymoon and get married there. her parents wont buy tickets and her mom wont fly.
    what do i do
    just so everyone knows i just lost my job because of a legal matter with pay and i do pay all my bills i am not broke i pay for everything house kid morgage her. It is our day no one has to pay for it but us. but how would you feel if you where my parents and doing all this.

  19. Vern December 23, 2013 at 10:15 am Reply

    I’ve done all the normal Christmas stuff like decorating a tree but im still not in the christmas spirit! Help!

  20. King December 24, 2013 at 12:00 am Reply

    I do my own nails. i dye my own hair. i do my own makeup. i tan outside. and i sometimes make my own clothes like skirts and dresses- i buy everything else. Everyone says that i dress great and that i always look fresh from the spa. I want to know if there are any other cheap people like me out there. Why do you style yourself, or Why would you spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to look great when you can DIY?????

  21. Willard January 22, 2014 at 11:57 am Reply

    my 4 friends and i plan to take a trip to europe next june/july for about 2 weeks after our graduation from greensboro NC, but we don’t really know where to start. we’re tryna spend as little money as possible on tickets and a fairly nice hotel. Also we want to know after those expenses how much pocket money would we need for food and bus fare and shopping etc on average. we also want to travel to different countries so whats a good place to go where u have easy access to some attractions. I speak some french and 2 of my other friends speak spanish if that helps any. if anyone has had any experience personally by all means tell me everything =]]]]

  22. Jennifer January 24, 2014 at 10:01 pm Reply

    When me and my husband first started dating, and even our first two years of marriage. We had time to spend together. We had so much fun. But now there is PTA meetings, soccer , basketball, softball practices. Full time jobs and now it just seems that now we have no fun. And when its just us we laugh and have so much fun together like we are newlyweds again. And it is amazing. So i guess my question is… How do you keep the laughter and the spark going when your not alone when there is four kids in the house? Thank you

  23. Stacee January 28, 2014 at 1:26 pm Reply

    About four months ago I got out of a really terrible relationship in which I had to do all of the work and initiate everything, After my breakup, I made out with a friend of mine who I had always had a small crush on. I was not expecting anything to come out of our little hookup, but my friend pursued the situation and we continued to hangout with each other for a month. At the end of this month, he went off to another state for an internship and I stayed at school. For three months of him being away, we texted each other everyday, another thing that I had not expected but after I got used to it I really enjoyed talking to him. Things went like this until he came home for Thanksgiving Break. Over break, we talked everyday still and hung out with each other. At the end of the week, I had to go back to school but he was still going to be at home for another day. We had lunch together before I took off and he told me he would text me. He left to go back to his internship the next day and I did not hear anything from him. Finally, the day after that I broke down and texted him just to see if he had made it back. He responded, but I felt like I had to prompt him to talk to me. This went on for a week, I would have to initiate every conversation and sometimes he would just respond once then quit. After a full week, I decided to ask him if everything was okay, with which he responded that he had been busy with his internship and that he was pretty sure we had still conversed everyday except for the one and we talked normally for two days. After this he seemed distant again. I decided at the onset of the second week of his abnormal behavior that I would not talk to him until the end of the week and then confront him again. Of course right after I decided this he texted me, but only for a little while until he stopped for the night then responded to what I had said the next day. I am thoroughly confused by this behavior, does he still want something with me or is he over it? I just want a straight answer. Any opinions on this would be welcome.

  24. Irwin February 2, 2014 at 4:08 pm Reply

    So sometimes I have a friend go home with me, we go to the same college, and I drop her off whenever we head home. I know it is on my way but should I ask her for gas money? She has given me money in the past but has since stopped.

  25. Danial February 7, 2014 at 11:06 pm Reply

    I have two children, a 2 year old and 7 month old. When my youngest was 3 1/2 months, I went back to work and kept up with breastfeeding. He had never had formula. I’m just getting to the point where I don’t want to be working anymore. We have had to change babysitters several times because of issues, both kids are very happy, but cry when I have to leave them, I’m fighting yeast issues in my breasts, and I just don’t sleep enough to make it through my day. Plus, I hate pumping. I love breastfeeding though.

    But to my question. Is it really better to stay at home? All the signs seem to point to yes. I’m just nervous about finances. My husband works full time, but does not make much. We would cover bills and groceries, but not have anything else extra. Is it worth that?

  26. Nolan February 8, 2014 at 8:59 pm Reply

    So I’m starting to get into the whole, eating healthy concept. I’m going to start packing my lunch for school, A) because it saves money, and B) because in the new issue of seventeen magazine they have some food that looks so good. So anyways can anyone give me any healthy, yet good ideas for my lunch?

    Thanks

    NO bad comments

    = ]

    (Example: Turkey sandwich, with carrots, a water, and a brownie for desert)

  27. Verda February 21, 2014 at 10:52 pm Reply

    ”I dont belong here. Im not sucicidal”
    As I hopped out of my parents four door car and on to the pebbled drive way thats all I could say. I couldnt utter any other words. And they didnt care. They said it was for my own good. They it would help me sort out things in my life. I knew that wasn’t true. I knew they wanted a break from me, and that reason, that notion, I hated my parents even more.

    Slowly I walked toward the building tugging my suit two black suit cases along with me. I didnt know what was going to happen. Or where I was. I didnt want to forget the past. Or stay in the future. I didnt know what I wanted.
    I heard my parents drive off into the street. It took forever to get here. I couldnt imagine the drive back. But I imagine them ging on some sort of cruise in the tropics. Where they could forget about me an d get foot rubs

    ”Welcome Alex!”
    Said an over enthustact lady. She looked young and she wore a purple and white zigzaged striped dress.
    ”My name is Charlotte, nice to meet you”
    She extended her hand for a handshake and I reluctantly grabbed it and lightly shooked it. Her hand was soft and it reminded me of the rose garden I had last summer. Which made me a little home sick. I released her hand and stood there for a minute. Not knowing if this was realy happening. Suddenly I snapped out of it and looked around.

    ”Where do I go?”

    ”Follow me”
    She said. I grabbed my suit cases and started walking down a long hallway painted with light pink and yellow stripes. She, then I stopped at room 214. She knocked three times. The wood door swung open and reveled two other girls. She handed me a packet of papers and said good luck as she walked out the door.
    I looked around the room. It was pretty big, I saw beds and a t.v and a radio. Then I suddenlly realzed that two other girls were standing in front of me.

    ”Whats your name?”
    One skinny girl wearing a pink cotton dress said.
    ”Alex Radly”

    ”Whats yours?”

    ” Olivia Smith”

    ”Mine’s Sydney.”
    Said the other girl.
    She was wearing skinny jeans and a shirt with Elmo on it.
    ”Hey, nice Pants”
    Said Sydney
    “Thanks”

    I was wearing black baggy tripp pants with purple straps I bought last year at the mall. I saved up all my money for them. $60.00 but totally worth the price. They never ripped or faded they still looked new.

  28. Les February 21, 2014 at 11:09 pm Reply

    Thanks for reading my question! It has to be about someone who is greedy and somehow learns the true meaning of Christmas and there HAS to be a lesson learned. Thanks!

  29. Elizebeth February 21, 2014 at 11:21 pm Reply

    My two friends and I just got a job at a restaurant. We live in a really small town. But the restaurant is about 10 to 15 minutes away because its in the next town. We all work the same hours. And we are barely going to start working this weekend. And we only work Friday-Sundays right now until Spring Break in March. My friend Amanda owns a car and my friend and I don’t. So Amanda will be driving us to work every weekend. So how much gas money do you think me and my friend should give my friend Amanda?

  30. Brett February 22, 2014 at 4:22 am Reply

    I shop yard sales and Goodwill for cheap like new kids clothes. Is this list of what each of my kids have like what other people have for their kids?

    My 3 year old son has:
    3 winter coats
    10 lightweight jackets,
    40 long sleeve shirts including sweatshirts
    25 pairs of jeans and pants
    40 short sleeve tees and tank tops
    20 pairs of shorts
    10 sets of pjs for summer
    10 sets of pjs for winter
    10 blanket sleepers
    10 socks
    4 pairs swim trunks
    2 pairs sandals
    3 pairs tennis shoes

    My 4 year old girl has:
    25 pairs of jeans
    15 pairs leggings
    20 jean skorts and skirts
    15 pants
    30 shorts
    50 tees and tanks
    5 nightgowns
    5 pj sets for summer
    20 pj sets and blanket sleepers for winter
    7 bathing suits
    10 socks
    25 dresses
    10 2 piece sets
    3 winter coats
    15 light jackets
    20 lightweight skorts and skirts
    40 long sleeve tops
    10 tights
    7 sandals
    4 tennis shoes
    3 boots

    My 6 year old girl has:
    40 short sleeve tees and tanks
    25 pairs jeans
    15 pairs pants
    10 pairs leggings
    10 skirts
    10 denim skirts and skorts
    20 shorts and skorts
    40 long sleeve shirts
    25 dresses
    3 winter coats
    15 light jackets
    7 bathing suits
    10 sets pjs for summer
    10 sets pjs for winter
    4 boots
    4 tennis shoes
    7 sandals
    10 2 piece sets
    10 socks

    Is this about a normal amount of clothes to have for each child? They will also be able to fit these for a couple of years as I buy them bigger.

  31. Mason February 22, 2014 at 6:08 am Reply

    My future husband had four jobs to ask his three friends to be groomsmen and ask his three year old niece to be our flower girl. He has two other nieces 9 and 17. I would love to include them in the wedding but not sure where to put them we hadn’t decided. So obviously I was not thrilled when right in front of me he asked the oldest to be a brides maid (with her Boyfriend as the escort) and the younger one to be a junior brides maid. Both the parents of these girls are not working so the responsibility of buying their dresses falls on us. And Ive already made sacrifices left and right to save money on the wedding the only money left to pluck for these girls dresses is from my wedding dress fund 🙁 Is their any way I can grasiously remove the girls from the bridal party or assign them an important role that does not require a special dress?
    Also I can’t afford to buy extra bridal party gifts as I am already paying for thier hotel room. Would it be rude ofme to say well I can take care of there dress but then you guys need to cover your hotel room or just go home after the wedding. (they are only traveling an hour and 1/2 away and our wedding isnt running too late)

  32. Maxima February 25, 2014 at 12:58 pm Reply

    I’ve had some setbacks recently and am not really in the holiday spirit. Tv is filled with ads and programs, but most of them emphasize love, peace and good will toward your fellow man. If I hear some sad stories, maybe it’ll help me realize that I don’t have it so bad and in turn boost my spirits.

  33. Towanda February 25, 2014 at 1:43 pm Reply

    I have a budget of $1600 for my next semester where I will be living in my own place with kitchen, fridge, etc. How can I bend $1600 so that it lasts me 16 weeks? Where should I shop, what kind of products should I buy? Specifics would be lovely, suggestions too!
    -What kind of products should I buy?
    -Should I buy raw foods to cook, or already-packaged meals?
    -What brands are cheapest?
    -Should I buy in bulk?

  34. Dorethea February 25, 2014 at 1:43 pm Reply

    TWO BS stories shoved down our throats.
    All the shops are closed.
    Having to see relatives you would never otherwise choose to see.

  35. Tommy February 25, 2014 at 1:45 pm Reply

    We are a family of four (Husband, Wife & Two daughters)
    We currently are living in a two bedroom apartment and it’s nearly killing us. We need to move out. My daughters are teenagers by the way (14 and 17.) We have been trying to move from this apartment complex for nearly two years but always is stuck in debt.

    My bill cost is:
    Rent – $601
    Electric – 100
    Gas – 100
    Phone/Cable/Internet -125
    Car payment – 350
    Insurance – 160
    Cell phone – 325
    Gym – 135
    Food – 400
    —————————————
    I’m working nearly two jobs as well to pay for these. My children help work too. I feel so bad when I have to ask them for money.
    What’s ways to budget and save so I could move out when my lease ends (Jan 1st) I think its good to start saving now so I don’t have to at the last minute. This will probably guarantee us a move right?

    And help please?

    p.s My husband works too but the recession really put us back in money. We are struggling to even keep our jobs. And our sanity living in a two bedroom apt. Its like we living on top of each other.
    My children are also home schooled so their double living on top of each other.
    Thank you so much.
    I’m stuck because my daughter (who has health problems) needs this certain type of gym. My daughters also need their cell phones because I need to keep in contact with them.
    I’m already at the lowest of lows at my car payments (we can barely fit in the car.)
    I do agree the little things I don’t keep track of like buying a magazine, a book, a cup of coffee to chit chat with my daughters when we are moody or just to gossip, movie theaters etc.
    I understand and I’m going to do all these tips thanks <3

  36. Major February 25, 2014 at 1:45 pm Reply

    Okay, I need to make money this summer, I’m 13 years old and I need new clothes.

    My dad is giving me two hundred dollars, my gramma is giving me seven hundred dollars and I have like two hundred saved up.

    I need to make about four or five more hundred dollars over the summer to buy a whole new wardrobe, what can I do, the reason I need all this money is because I like to dress really, good, high fashion, and I’ve lost a LOT of weight and I need a whole buncha stuff!

    How can I make 500 dollars over the summer realistically [I cant work in the sun all day in the florida heat]

  37. Pricilla February 28, 2014 at 2:13 am Reply

    My future husband had four jobs to ask his three friends to be groomsmen and ask his three year old niece to be our flower girl. He has two other nieces 9 and 17. I would love to include them in the wedding but not sure where to put them we hadn’t decided. So obviously I was not thrilled when right in front of me he asked the oldest to be a brides maid (with her Boyfriend as the escort) and the younger one to be a junior brides maid. Both the parents of these girls are not working so the responsibility of buying their dresses falls on us. And Ive already made sacrifices left and right to save money on the wedding the only money left to pluck for these girls dresses is from my wedding dress fund 🙁 Is their any way I can grasiously remove the girls from the bridal party or assign them an important role that does not require a special dress?
    Thank you for the responses we decided to ask the two older girls to both be junior bride maids take out the bf that know one knows and we decided to let the girls just get any brown and lt pink dresses they want and the parents will be responsible for that and we decided to cove the flower girls dress which is what we orginally said we would do. thanks agian

  38. Ned March 5, 2014 at 3:43 pm Reply

    what is it with all the big weddings?

    I have been invited to four weddings this summer- and have gotten out of three of them- I just find them ridiculous.

    People are spending money way beyond there means for these things, the guests (except maybe the parents) would rather be spending there Saturday anywhere else but at a wedding. And it just seems like such a show- I know a girl she works at Walmart making $8.00 an hour, and she bought a $4000 wedding dress!

    Another thing about the wedding dress- what is with all these women wearing white? You do not have us fooled- half of them have children by men other than their groom- white should be reserved for women that saved themselves for their future husband.

    Also- pay-bars are tacky. If I have to take a saturday off to go to your wedding- free drinks, and please no Bologna meat trays.

    I have discussed the idea of marriage with my current girlfriend (not sure if I will go through with it with her- other issues going on)- but she at least agreed that large weddings are a waste- our route would be a justice of the peace, and a KICK-BUTT honeymoon to Europe, or something good we could enjoy.

    Am I the only one that feels like this?
    also- I was called up from a guy i knew in elementary school, haven’t seem for 18 years, and he asked me to be a groom’s man- most of his friends couldn’t afford the $550 tux rental- so he was looking up anyone he knew!

  39. Jillian March 11, 2014 at 8:59 pm Reply

    I’d actually like to know this, and everything else. I’m obsessed with Japan and Japanese culture, I’d like to know the hottest new toys and games, how the atmosphere is there, how do people dress, anything and everything you can tell me.

    Thanks so much!!

  40. Kasha March 14, 2014 at 5:58 pm Reply

    It’s Christmas time and everyone is giving people gifts. Unfortunatly, my family’s going through a bit of a rough patch and I dont have the money to buy anyone anything. I tell them not to buy me anything but with the such good friends I have they refuse to leave me empty handed on Christmas. I heard that my boyfriend got me something and he said he spent a lot of money on it. I told him I had something for him too, but I dont. I was planning on making him something but I feel it wont even be comparable. Do you think he’ll be angry with me?

    P.S. I was able to get my best friend a hallmark holiday card. But… a gift vs. a card???

  41. Rogelio March 19, 2014 at 5:30 am Reply

    I went to prom all four years of high school. I am currently a freshman in collage and a friend asked me to come back and go to prom with him (just as friends) I am also going to prom a different high school with another friend. Do I need to buy more than one dress or can I were the same one. I have several other dresses from past proms and from being homecoming attentdent (junior year) and winter formal queen (senior year). I spent way to much on all my other proms I think that the cheapest dress that I bought was $700. On the last four years of prom put together I think that I spent just under eight thousand on them all and that doesn’t include any other dances like homecoming or winter formal eight grand is just prom. It adds up fast when you get your dress, limo, hair appointments and everything else you need.

    How much do you spend on a prom when you don’t go to high school anymore.
    I didn’t take a limo every year, freshman year we did, sophomore year we took a double Decker bus, junior year we took a hummer limo, a senior year we took his dad’s brand new 2007 corvette it was bright red and beautiful.

  42. Trudi March 19, 2014 at 5:32 am Reply

    My sister is going to be getting married next year, however, she is… let’s call it a ‘perfectionist’ and she wants everything to be sorted now. As immediate family, she wants to decide what we are all wearing, including the children. I have a nephew via my eldest sister who is 32, he is four months older than my son so my sister thinks it will be fantastic if they are dressed the same way.

    I’ll just add, I am still at school and my fiancée is a mechanic, so we don’t earn a great deal, but our parents lent us a substantial sum of money when our son was born so we could afford a house and we are determined to pay them back so we give them £100 a month. We are paying back my student loans, our mortgage, food, clothes and we are saving up for a summer holiday this year and our own wedding which will be some time in 2013. So money’s tight.

    My sister doesn’t want either nephew to be in the wedding so TBH I can’t understand why they have to be dressed the same but she has chosen the outfit herself and has sent me the link saying: ‘This needs to be bought by the end of the week’. It is a Ted Baker and Next combination that costs over £171.

    Yes, this is an adorable outfit but we simply cannot afford to spend this amount of money on an outfit he will have outgrown in five minutes and will wear twice or three times at a push. The thing is my sister is incredibly childish and overbearing with petty things like this and I know if I tell her we can’t afford it she will sulk, rant and then go to our Mother and accuse me of being difficult.

    I simply have no idea how to address this issue, does anyone have any suggestions because I have reached a brick wall…

  43. Jeffry May 4, 2014 at 10:45 am Reply

    So were having this debate, and the teacher picked what our topic was and paired us into two partners. Sadly, our debate is that we WANT school uniforms, I have a few facts, but i need more. The other team were agaisnt, DOESNT want uniforms, and they have stuff agaisnt our facts. Like for example one of my facts is: That people wont be judged by there fashion. There statement is: No matter if they wear uniforms they will still be judged by hair, and other things. So it’s really hardd.
    I need some good facts, and stuff to disagree on when they something. (like the fashion thing) Thanks!
    10 points to the best answer with lots of facts on why we should have them!

  44. Danna May 16, 2014 at 3:29 pm Reply

    My future husband had four jobs to ask his three friends to be groomsmen and ask his three year old niece to be our flower girl. He has two other nieces 9 and 17. I would love to include them in the wedding but not sure where to put them we hadn’t decided. So obviously I was not thrilled when right in front of me he asked the oldest to be a brides maid (with her Boyfriend as the escort) and the younger one to be a junior brides maid. Both the parents of these girls are not working so the responsibility of buying their dresses falls on us. And Ive already made sacrifices left and right to save money on the wedding the only money left to pluck for these girls dresses is from my wedding dress fund 🙁 Is their any way I can graciously remove the girls from the bridal party or assign them an important role that does not require a special dress?
    I dont think its rude to say i dont want to take money out of my wedding dress fund i dont think my Future sis in law would have taken money out of her wedding budget for me or my kids. plus were already paying for there hotel rooms and transportation to the wedding so i hardly see us looking rude

  45. Lekisha May 16, 2014 at 3:57 pm Reply

    There’s a guy that gets a ride to work with us. It’s bad enough that I have to make four trips a day to take my boyfriend to work (to and from in the morning and to and from in the afternoon) because we only have one vehicle for the time being. (We wrecked the other one). Well, this kid walks to our house in the morning (only a few blocks) and walks home. Shouldn’t he give us some kind of gas money? I mean .. it’s called carpooling .. a lot of people do this .. and whether or not I am going out of my way is irrelevant. He’s getting a free ride — meaning he pays NO car insurance since he doesn’t have one and no gas, and I’m sitting here broke. Should I ask him for some?

  46. Noel May 29, 2014 at 5:17 am Reply

    I’m looking to save as much money as possible but still have a nice little elegant wedding.

  47. Ronnie May 29, 2014 at 5:25 am Reply

    ok im on a tight budget everymonth! and food seems never to last so i have to starve the last few weeks of the month! so what are some good things i should stock my house with that is not exspinsive!
    since im trying to watch what i eat i was thinking about buying allot of jello because you get allot out of 1 tiny box! plus only 80 cals!
    i am Hispanic so goya beans , rice , sofrito! to make a pot of rice and beans to last a few days!
    spaghetti sauce & pasta!
    meat of course but its sooo exspinsive now days!
    does anyone know things i can buy that will last a month?

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