It seems lately that The Non-Consumer Advocate Facebook Group is more active than the blog, and readers have found it to be a valuable resource to finding answers to life’s little (and big) questions.
But I want you, the blog readers to get a chance to answer some of these questions, and here’s your chance. So please, share your wisdom, your ideas and even your snarky answers to Non-Consumer Advocate readers. (Okay, just kidding on the snarky answers thing, constructive answers only please!)
So let’s show everyone that the blog readers are just as good (if not better) with helping one another out.
1) From Jessica:
How do you guys deal with house parties that try to sell you stuff (i.e. Mary Kay, Scentsy, etc.). I like going to them to socialize with friends, but that stuff is way too expensive for my tastes. I don’t want to offend my friends, so I still go. I usually tend to bring a pamphlet to others to perhaps buy. I am just too cheap!
2) From Crystal:
What is the most interesting way you have earned extra cash?
3) From Samantha:
Do any of you experience guilt when you don’t have foods your children like? I have a tremendous amount of that!
4) And also from Samantha:
My ten year old is pushing our grocery budget out of bounds. He is very slim. He has been eating a big bowl of oatmeal for breakfast daily, but recently has become hungry about an hour later and he is hungry about every 2 hours. Our family of 4 grocery budget is $200 a month. What can I feed him for snacks that are inexpensive and filling?
5) From Jennifer:
Hey everyone. I’m excited and scared about something that I’d like to get some feedback on. My husband and I decided last night that, starting tomorrow, we will no longer be purchasing anything that we don’t need to survive (there are a few exceptions, like my son’s high school trip because we don’t want him to miss it). I want to do this, but I’m freaked out because it’s a completely new lifestyle. We are cutting out cable tv, going out to eat, stopping at Dunkin Donuts for hot chocolate, going to the movies, buying junk food, and on, and on. One reason we are doing this is because my medical bills are really high and have given us some debt. We want not only to pay that off and prepare for more medical bills that are definitely coming, but also to train the kids to think differently about spending. What are your thoughts about cutting out all unnecessary expenses? How would you handle this?
“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.”