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  1. I posted this in 2018. I've been getting response notices in my email and was surprised. I'm glad for the new recs. Thanks to whomever revived it. 🙂
  2. I searched for previous threads, but didn't find any. If you've ever been through unemployment and had to find health insurance for your family, what did you get? I'm overwhelmed and uneducated at the options available. I know about the Christian healthcare sharing ministries (Samaritian's, etc), but I'm not stuck on using them if there is a cheaper option. Unfortunately, how much it will cost is our first priority. COBRA was a ridiculous and unrealistic monthly payment for being unemployed, especially since severance was only one paycheck. 😞 I've looked at health.gov, but got overwhelmed and haven't had it in me to take the time to read over it all and try to understand it. Thanks for guidance and advice.
  3. Thanks to you both! I'm sorry that I didn't give details, but we've already done the FAFSA and received the award info from the jr college. She was already given an unsubsidized and subsidized loan (small). We wouldn't qualify for a pell grant. What about info on the various loan companies out there. Do you know of any that are better to choose from? We're needing to cover the rest required. We were surprised the EFC wasn't better since we will have two in college now. It's like they never even considered it. These are newer waters for us. Thanks again for any advice/info. you can share from personal experience.
  4. We have one current college student (finished 1st year) and one going in Fall 2020. They will both do student loans. This isn't a discussion about whether or not they should do that, but rather I'm looking for help deciding *which* company(s) to look into. Our 1st student went with Sallie Mae and is out of state (but the university he attends doesn't charge out of state tuition, it's the same price for everyone who attends, in state or out of state). Our 2nd student will be going to an in-state junior college, TX. Has anyone used the Texas Education loan program? 5% is pretty good. Thanks for any recs.
  5. Thank you. I'm having him call Wholesale tomorrow. I'll add Smitty's too. I had him call Apple and Lynchburg Auto Glass (I think that was it). He called Safelite first. So far, the prices are 300, 298, 259. I'm hoping Wholesale, and now Smitty's, can beat those. Thank you, again!
  6. I wish. We have to pay deductible first and then they'll cover it. Deductible is higher than paying for replacement ourselves.
  7. My son is a student at Liberty Univ in Lynchburg, VA. He needs to get his windshield replaced. Safelite is more than we’d like to spend. Does anyone have a good, affordable rec for windshield replacement companies there? We’d like to spend no more than 150-200 at most. Thanks.
  8. Oh, yeah, that would be more helpful. We are wanting relaxing, romantic, beach, spa, not real adventurous, but seeing cool sites or something would be fun. Like a honeymoon. Wanting to get our money’s worth, so staying a week or a Sunday to Saturday or something like that. Hotel or resort.
  9. DH and I are wanting to go to Hawaii for our 25th and a 2nd honeymoon. We've never been and noone we know has been either. We need help and advice. Does anyone have a trusted travel site that they use to plan vacations? Has anyone used the Costco travel service? Something else? I would love your own expert advice if you've traveled to Hawaii. We are planning for summer of 2020. Thanks!
  10. Thanks! I wonder how early? An hour before they open or more?
  11. Has anyone gone to Waco and to the new Magnolia Table restaurant? I'm wondering how early to get there so that we can be in line to actually eat there since they don't take reservations or a waiting list? They are only opened until 3pm. Thanks!
  12. I've heard about these over the years, too, but I found having to order through someone wasn't for me. I've always heard positive things about them, though. A friend used them and really raved about them.
  13. I just wanted to check in and let y'all know an update. DS has decided to go on to his college of choice. He was accepted during the military deciding time and after reading some these responses and just taking time to think and pray through his decisions and having some conversations about things, he decided that he wouldn't make a commitment right now. He has always been motivated to go to college after high school and the military option mostly tickled his ears and made him feel patriotic to serve his country, but reality set in over time and he felt strongly to just go with his first decision and then consider things as time goes on, either reserves, ROTC, or enlisting after college to help pay it back. Thanks so very much for the responses and thank all of y'all who have served our great country! My family is more than thankful for you. Blessings to y'all and a good school year!
  14. Yay! Thank y'all so much for your responses! This is exactly what I needed and I feel prepared to get what we need. My DH liked the Costco brand price, but I was skeptical and we've gotten by with the D3 that he buys, but I wasn't going to get anymore. However, since I've seen a couple of responses that are favorable for the Costco brand, I'm encouraged and will have to tell hubby. ? I will check for bioavailable and oil coated, too. I've used NOW brand over time, too, because they were more affordable, so I'm glad to know that they are good, too. Y'all have been great help! Thank you! Have a blessed day and school year!
  15. I know some people are very passionate about health products/brands and that's wonderful, however, I have to be a good steward of our finances and I want to be able to buy the best brand that's affordable, even if it's not *the* absolute best on the market. I know there are some that are a total waste, but then there are some that are doable and just fine, but not what the purist would buy. Thanks for any recs. We have a Costco and Sam's membership if that helps. I'm specifically looking for a good multivitamin for adults, teen children (17 & 15), and children (8 & 6). Thanks!
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