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Scolded By Physician For Not Having State Funded Ins!

February 14th, 2007 at 04:39 am

I took my son to the doctor last week as he has been having some problems with his impulsive behaviour. She had diagnosed him with ADHD in 2002. The last time he saw her was in 2004. We have tried going the non-medicated route for the last couple of years.

My job does not provide insurance and I have always paid the visit in full at the time of the visit. The doctor last week was questioning me as to why I have not applied for medicaid or chips and went on about this for several minutes. WTH?? I was really quite insulted and she was really rude about it. Why does it matter as long as the visit is paid? Maybe because when someone else is footing the bill they can do all sorts of tests etc?? Maybe it's time to find a new doctor!

Hi Ho...Hi Ho

February 11th, 2007 at 08:59 am

It's back to work I go tomorrow morning. I was totally stressed and have taken a two week vacation without pay. It was great! The only problem is that now I don't want to go back. I've enjoyed messing around in my house and doing my own thing. I even have some ideas to make money etc and think I can do it. I had asked for a raise before I took the time off and have been told that it will be discussed once I return. We will see what happens!

The Secret........The Law of Attraction

February 10th, 2007 at 06:10 am

I was reading the forums last night and a poster had mentioned this. So I got to looking around the web and I saw this movie on Google last night for free. I'ts really interesting to think about the law of attraction. I've looked up several websites that have to do with the law of attraction and there is very interesting information out there. I think I'm going to try an experiment on this myself.....anyone interested in joining in???? We can do an experiment of our own and see what happens....what could it hurt?

No Spend Day

February 5th, 2007 at 04:51 am

I took the day off on Sunday, did not leave the house did not spend any money whatsoever, yeah!!!

Sirens and 12 Police Cars in My Yard and DrivewayThis Morning!!!

February 4th, 2007 at 07:27 am

I thought I was dreaming......I kept hearing sirens.....when I finally awoke because of the sound I ran to the kitchen window and could see many flashing lights, a street away behind my house, thinking they had passed by I went back to bed. In a few minutes the sound even louder and flashing lights coming through my bedroom window I got up and looked out the front door into the front yard and theres a guy lying handcuffed in my front yard being sprayed by the cops with my waterhose!! One of the police officers told me that everything was okay that they had tried to pull the guy over and he made a run for it. Apparently drunk driving he did not want to be stopped, guess he didnt want a ticket....imagine what he'll end up paying now in attorneys fees and fines. They came and towed his car at 5:30 this morning. He could have so easily killed someone. I bet there were six police cars at least....okay 12 was a bit exaggerated.....lol..but my whole living room was lit up by lights! I didn't know if maybe my house was on fire or what at first! Strange things have been happening to me since the beginning of the year!

Something Strange is Happening To Me!

February 1st, 2007 at 05:25 am

I don't know if I'm just burnt out from working 80-90 hours a week or what is happening to me! For the past month I've felt a calling to quit my job as a area manager of convenience stores. I have no large savings to fall back on, I could probably make it a few months but would have to find ways to make at least $1200 a month for monthly bills and expenses. I'm tired of selling beer and ciggarettes to poor people and it has really been bothering me for awhile now. I feel I should be spending my time helping people, maybe volunteering etc, making some kind of difference instead of helping people kill themselves and waste away what little money they have.
I'm pretty simple, I wouldnt need much money personally for myself and my son to get by and I could cut the cable and cell phone bill down. I could watch every penny closely, I've given up soda in the last month and very rarely buy anything besides weekly groceries. I think I could do this and maybe I can make this some kind of challenge. It is scary to think there would be no steady paycheck of any sort though!

One of my stores robbed 2 times in 2 weeks!

January 26th, 2007 at 01:26 am

It's been a couple of weeks since I've posted, alot has happened in that time! I'm doing well as far as staying on budget, although I have nothing new to add to my $20 challenge right now. I did ask my paper lady for any coupons that she throws away, I offered to pay if she would like and she is willing to give me all coupons left out of unsold Sunday newspapers! Any savings I get from this I will add to my challenge.

One of my stores has been robbed twice in two weeks! The first time someone busted in the door with a large brick at three am and took 2 twelve packs of Budweiser.......can you believe that? That's all they took! The second time was night before last and they held my cashier at knife point and demanded the money in the register....pretty scary stuff! Now we are all on edge about being in this particular store alone but hopefully these scared feelings will pass. This is the first time since I've taken over these stores that we've been broken into or robbed.

Panhandlers on every major intersection!

January 5th, 2007 at 05:14 pm

For about three months there have been a group of people on 3 high traffic intersections in town. Just my luck when I go from store to store or even when I go home I have to cross all three lights. They have buckets, there's about 3-4 out at each intersection (one for each way at the lights). They have buckets that only say Money to feed and help women and children. I have given a few times but lately it just pisses me off. You give at one intersection and they are hitting you up at two others. Next time I'm going to ask what organization they are with and what this money is used for. I think I could make alot more money if I just get a big bucket and go car to car (they actually come to your car door). I guess this must be legal or they would have been stopped by now. I guess I shouldnt be annoyed but good grief, how many times do they expect you to give? If I gave a dollar every time I would be spending 10- 15 dollars a day!

Hoping for another no spend day!

January 5th, 2007 at 03:12 am

Yesterday was a great day, did not spend a cent. Have my lunch packed today again and hoping for a no spend day again. Yesterday was pay day, I'm aiming not to even cash the check and put it directly into savings. The next two checks are already spent on bills but I should be able to save most of the last check of the month. I might have to keep a little for groceries but cannot think of anything else. Luckily my fuel is paid for by my company, unless I make a personal trip somewhere which happens rarely. When I go out of town to my mom's I make sure that I also have business to take care of in that town, it is where our corporate office is located and that way my gas is comped for that also! So unless tragedy strikes it looks as though this should be a great month for saving!

$1.00 Per Pack Ciggarette Tax In Texas Jan 1st

January 1st, 2007 at 04:41 pm

I am in the convenience store business in Tex. Today a new $1 per pack tax was implemented on ciggarettes. Do you think this will deter smokers? What is your opinion? I refuse to pay another dollar and on top of that you must pay another .08 cents tax on the $1 tax! I realize smoking is a waste of money and that it is bad for your health etc, but I think this move is ridiculous!

Ungrateful teenagers!

December 31st, 2006 at 03:27 pm

This is more a rant than anything. I have a son who is almost 16. (also have two other children son, 21 and daughter 20, who live away from home already.) First off, I would like to say that he is not a bad kid, he is kind, good hearted and very polite. Man is he lazy though, he also thinks money grows on trees! I did not bring him up this way. Money has always been pretty tight, I have never recieved child support for him and have always had to work to support him. I bought him a coat at Ross Dress for Less about a month ago, it was 14.99. A couple of weeks later I noticed the coat was torn so I said, I cannot believe that coat is already torn! You should be more careful! He says to me, "It only cost 14.99 anyway, what's the big deal?" It really irked me, maybe it it is just me......what does it matter how much it costs? He sure did not have 14.99 to buy it but expected for me to have it! Kids, I just cant seem to get into his head how hard money is to come by! He thinks it grows on trees! He does not recieve a lot of things and usually does not get any money to spend as he refuses to earn it. Nothing motivates him!

Sister thinks I'm a nut!

December 19th, 2006 at 05:04 am

I was telling my sister that I found hamburger helper on sale at HEB for only .50 a box. I bought eight boxes, two pasta sauce for .59, bisquick for .50 and a few other things. She says I will be one of those "people" that have things like canned goods stuffed under the bed, I think she thinks I am very eccentric! She goes to the grocery every day to buy things for dinner, rarely does she buy groceries for more than a couple of days at a time. She is always complaining that she spends upwards of $40 a day. I've tried to give her advice on grocery shopping on a weekly basis and how it cuts out those impulse purchases but will she listen? NO!
She thinks it is funny that I use coupons and am always looking for a good deal. Of course she is not single and making it on her own either and her husband has a very well paying job with security and great retirement benefits, all of which I don't have! (of course I dont have near the amount of debt that they carry either!)