[Moderator reply: The posts have been coming in with such rapid fire today, I
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was requested to wind down the bankruptcy thread because feelings were being
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Liss and moderators,
Could we have some clarification about the purpose of the list? It's
getting pretty stressful here. I'm new to the concept of "groups", budget
-oriented or otherwise, and am not sure what the ground rules are.
Maybe we just need to be careful to not offer advice unless specifically
requested--sometimes people are just introducing themselves and none of
us will agree with each other all of the time.

On Wed, 23 Apr 2003 10:05:07 -0700 (PDT) Krys Maynard
<krysmaynard@yahoo.com> writes:
> I happen to agree with Theresa about not going the way of bankruptcy.
> I also happen to agree that is the easy way out, but that doesn't
> mean I think badly about anyone who takes that route. They have
> their own battles to fight. Now that is my opinion. I am just
> stating this because I think it has gone far enough into what I see
> as a slam fest and all out fight. Please stop. Afterall we are here
> to help each other not hurt each other. Can we just leave it at
> different people(over a thousand on this) have different oponions
> and leave it at that?? Can the subject be closed now?? Krystal in
> MNmother and wife Subject: Re: Long Term Goals(Long) enough