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    80% of money is spent on the final 30 days of...

    80% of money is spent on the final 30 days of life was the statistic reported early this century. Age doesn't matter.

    The best data is truly available for Medicare as it is the single best...
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    Where the Crawdads Sing: AWESOME! Finished it...

    Where the Crawdads Sing: AWESOME! Finished it 2h ago.

    Started: Radical Homemakers...looking forward to this read as I am beginning retirement Friday afternoon:cool:
  3. Thread: July Frugals!

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    Other than milk, fruit and cooking staples, I've...

    Other than milk, fruit and cooking staples, I've purchased no food this month. Our CSA is full and large for 2 people.

    I'm watching the freezer carefully. The garden really hasn't set on any...
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    France is an interesting healthcare model. I...

    France is an interesting healthcare model. I watched a documentary on them several years ago. What struck me most There is an MD on every ambulance. Admission to hospitals was reduced by 90% the...
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    Where the Crawdads Sing.......60 pages left. OH...

    Where the Crawdads Sing.......60 pages left. OH MY GOODNESS!
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    I wish I could say I'm surprised Dado.....but I'm...

    I wish I could say I'm surprised Dado.....but I'm not. In my experience Medicaid/Medicare pay about 34%, nowhere near the 70% you site. Did that data come from the facility? I've never seen 70%...
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    Exactly!

    Exactly!
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    30 years is a VERY long time to do just 1 thing. ...

    30 years is a VERY long time to do just 1 thing. Explore other areas of interest. Take a class in each. See if something else speaks to you. Perhaps it's the required appt time that doesn't work...
  9. ECT has been around for a very long time. We...

    ECT has been around for a very long time. We went to anesthesia back in the 80s. And yes, it's a very serious treatment and certainly deep down the list of therapies. I like Mayo for explaining...
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    That's not nearly as much stash as I expected...

    That's not nearly as much stash as I expected from the sounds of your first post. Would your landlord allow you 1 tall stack of boxes in another room in the house? It'll reach the ceiling but it's...
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    Salsa, Tomato Sauce, fruit jams, fruit...

    Salsa, Tomato Sauce, fruit jams, fruit syrup.....so far in my canning career.
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    I put my jars in the water bath as it is heating....

    I put my jars in the water bath as it is heating. No extra heat. That way the hot food doesn't hit a cold jar thus cooling everything down followed by raising the temp yet again in the water bath. ...
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    I provide the "mains" and non-alcoholic...

    I provide the "mains" and non-alcoholic beverages. BYOB saves a lot of hassle. Have others bring desserts and sides. If most of your guests are carnivores, then buy a simple sliced meat/cheese...
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    OK. I'm taking a different look at this. You...

    OK. I'm taking a different look at this. You like your clothes. They are paid for. Wear them out. Use them up. Simply don't acquire new clothing until it is a true need that meets your idea of...
  15. Thread: July Frugals!

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    I was actually in need of a few summer tops (it...

    I was actually in need of a few summer tops (it hit 99 yesterday). I got 3 for $9.95 each. Super happy. I got 2 more for $15 each. In this heat tops don't get a 2nd wear day d/t sweaty/smelly. I...
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    We have $120k in that account. Roof/heat-cool...

    We have $120k in that account. Roof/heat-cool system/major appliances/1 more new vehicle.
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    I LOVE Disneyland! Went several times as a kid. ...

    I LOVE Disneyland! Went several times as a kid. Took my husband in 1992 on our 1st not-camping vacation. We were 31yo kids! We had a terrific time.

    I'm grateful I did not grow up in a...
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    Great news for you! The end is drawing near.

    Great news for you! The end is drawing near.
  19. Thread: July Frugals!

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    Not a frugal month here so far. But spending has...

    Not a frugal month here so far. But spending has been on necessities. Finding good prices are frugal so I'm putting it here.

    1. Stocking up on personal care products: shampoo, body wash, eye...
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    I wash minimally. There must be stubborn stains...

    I wash minimally. There must be stubborn stains or smells. Undergarments are the exception.
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    My coffee maker is used daily. It is out. A...

    My coffee maker is used daily. It is out. A platter for fruit, a small platter in a deep corner with garlic/onions on it. Mostly clear but not totally clear.
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    We only have stuff we use. Every item has a...

    We only have stuff we use. Every item has a home. When we're done using it every item is in it's place which is truly the most important part of staying organized. If there's not a place to call...
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    So happy for you living your dreams!

    So happy for you living your dreams!
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    Nope. I'm an emotional eater not an emotional...

    Nope. I'm an emotional eater not an emotional spender. I hate to shop so until my pair of capris were about to shred last week, I wouldn't even go look for a replacement pair.
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    Small town 3000 people. Left in 79. Still small...

    Small town 3000 people. Left in 79. Still small at only 4000 people. I don't even want to think about still living there. Gossip is the primary entertainment. I married pregnant and still...
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