Dear Community,

Our tech team has launched updates to The Nest today. As a result of these updates, members of the Nest Community will need to change their password in order to continue participating in the community. In addition, The Nest community member's avatars will be replaced with generic default avatars. If you wish to revert to your original avatar, you will need to re-upload it via The Nest.

If you have questions about this, please email [email protected]

Thank you.

Note: This only affects The Nest's community members and will not affect members on The Bump or The Knot.

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  • Update: Whelp, there went over half my 'cc pay down for August.  I have a convertible and the little plastic window thing has a 4" separation from the convertible top.  I went to an auto trim place to set up an appointment for fixing it. Apparentl…
  • @csuave, I've worked with Bare for many years.  Though they haven't had much over the last year or two in my area.  But they are a good, reputable company.  Congrats!  Those sound like great MS assignments.  Your all's upcoming trip to Spain sounds …
  • I miss everyone also!  I go check out the MM posts on FB, on occasion.  But I can't access FB at work...which was when I was usually posting on MM...and I've just never been much of a FB person anyway. June What were your financial goals for the …
  • MommyLiberty5013 said: I feel really sad about it. I am not sure I am ready to reveal my true identity. LOL. The face behind the mask, lol!  It wasn't a concern I had, but I can certainly understand the sentiment. You should definite…
  • bmo88 said: It has been forever since I have been able to login. What is the best way to join the group? I PM'd hoffse a few days ago to give it a try. I'd recommend sending a PM to @jtmh2012 also.  We regularly PM on here, so I know he…
  • @als1982, I'm glad to hear your H's new business has gotten off to such an exciting start and has been doing so well!  Heck, you all might need to hire an employee at some point to keep growth expanding.
  • @csuave, you often amaze me with your AirBnB income!  $700 in a month for renting out a room...and not even for the whole month (I'm assuming) is great! I wish I had an extra room in my house I could do that with for the occasional big events in NO…
  • May What were your financial goals for the month and were you able to accomplish them? Pay my credit card debt down by least $5K.  Yes, accomplished!  It was actually paid down $6,300. June What are your financial goals for the month and how w…
  • I still check.  It's saved on my work computer as a "favorite" and I don't usually have trouble signing in.  When I do, I know the "tricks" to use to get back in. I've never been a very big FB user anyway, so I only check The Nest group over there …
    in board Comment by short+sassy May 2017
  • Admittedly, daycare and child expenses are not areas I have any experience in.  But I see where you are coming from.  On the one hand, rates were just raised and some people raised a stink about it.  But, on the other hand, the new fee is still too …
  • Some items you might be forgetting are out-of-pocket medical expenses, car insurance, utilities, cable and car payments (if you have them). I've never done an envelope system, though I've heard they really help some people.  It sounds like maybe th…
    in BUDGET Comment by short+sassy May 2017
  • So pretty!  Really nice curb appeal.
  • jtmh2012 said: I'm in! I know @short+sassy has an fb account, but I don't think she ever uses it. If @hoffse doesn't create it, I can make one.  Already have one for our wedding group. I do and really need to start using it more ofte…
  • I think I was able to upload pics on here a long time ago.  But it's been at least a year for me since that was possible.  I think @brij2006 mentioned once that she uses "tiny URL"?  Something like that? I had a login in issue, yet again, today.  I…
  • Yay!  Congrats!  It's awesome it was that quick.  Though, boo!, on having to fix water company's mess.  Talk about Murphy's Law.
  • Cautionary Tale: At least keep the proof you filed.  Forever...or at least scanned. Not Federal, but I had the State of Louisiana come after me 14 years later for "not filing" in 2000.  And...gee...how interesting they knew how much I owed for tha…
  • nfp147 said: short+sassy said: This weekend was the first weekend of Jazz Fest.  It is a huge event that is only two blocks from my house.  But I don't have a driveway or garage.  I took the day off work on Friday, just so I didn't hav…
  • @LillibetteV, funny how something under 10lbs (usually) turns people lives completely topsy turvy!
  • April What were your financial goals for the month and were you able to accomplish them? I believe pretty much my only goal was to put $5K toward 'cc debt.  I was able to do that. May What are your financial goals for the month and how w…
  • The last time I was measured was over 3 years ago for my wedding.  I went to Lane Bryant to get some "good" strapless bras, because my wedding dress was strapless.  As it turned out, I ended up getting a corset from elsewhere instead. But I did buy…
  • I love ceramic pans.  They are better for non-sticking than anything else I have ever used.  I think the ceramic material is naturally non-stick, but I'm not 100% on that. Confession: They are so non-stick, I don't even wash them.  There is nothing…
  • This weekend was the first weekend of Jazz Fest.  It is a huge event that is only two blocks from my house.  But I don't have a driveway or garage.  I took the day off work on Friday, just so I didn't have to move my car and lose my parking place, l…
  • hoffse said: Oh and fun story - Reagan signed the tax code of 1986 into law the day before I was born.  So all of the newspapers ran that story as the front page the day I was born.  I tell my mom it was a sign lol Speaking of Reagan, t…
  • I didn't see the property tax deduction talked about (unless I missed it), but it did talk about eliminating the mortgage interest deduction. But, to me, it's a lot of meaningless without knowing what the new tax brackets are. I read in a differen…
  • @jtmh2012 and @vlagrl29, I really miss BofA, lol.  But that might just be nostalgia talking.  I haven't had an account with them in 20+ years.  I worked my way through college as a BofA teller and my mom worked there her whole adult life, until she …
  • Mustard76 said: short+sassy said: LillibetteV said: I've never had bank accounts with those banks, but I've had credit cards with both. I despise Capital One for the way they treated me in the past and I won't deal with them a…
  • LillibetteV said: I've never had bank accounts with those banks, but I've had credit cards with both. I despise Capital One for the way they treated me in the past and I won't deal with them anymore because I thought they were super shady. When…
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  • It is just crazy to me when businesses ignore potential customers.  Yet, you see it all the time.  I'd also want at least one other quote for comparison.  I think a week is a long enough time.  Especially to not even call back with a, "Sorry!  I don…