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    While I agree that is it possible to be "penny...

    While I agree that is it possible to be "penny wise and pound foolish", do you think maybe the reason you are able to let go of $1k is BECAUSE you were "penny-wise" with the pizza?

    I know that...
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    Lately the savings gained by cutting back on one...

    Lately the savings gained by cutting back on one thing (i.e. just cut the chord on cable) is immediately gobbled up by increases in other things (i.e. last garbage bill was increased). The age old...
  3. I agree with your post. While it's hard NOT to...

    I agree with your post. While it's hard NOT to compare, I usually find that most peoples' outsides are not for me to begin with. But *sometimes* I find these types of conversations so pointedly...
  4. Wow-feel like I'm definitely in the wrong place....

    Wow-feel like I'm definitely in the wrong place. I watch every penny as pennies turn into $1 and ten of those $1 make $10, etc. If I'm going to buy wine at all, it's my little *treat* bottle of $4.99...
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    Shouldn't this be under politics instead of...

    Shouldn't this be under politics instead of religion? Just asking....
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    I would love a house like in the link. I have a...

    I would love a house like in the link. I have a friend that lives in a gorgeous - and inexpensive - trailer park in PA that looks more like small homes. Definitely not your angled trailers in a row....
  7. If I'm remembering correctly, it was voluntary...

    If I'm remembering correctly, it was voluntary simplicity that got me to read YMOYL. I'm still striving for more simplicity - both out of necessity and voluntarily. lol
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    October Purge

    Didn't see this month started yet so...

    Had our town wide yard sale yesterday. Didn't sell much, but anything I didn't have to take back into the house meant it was a success! I will be boxing up...
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    Have fun and don't forget to come back eventually!

    Have fun and don't forget to come back eventually!
  10. We cut the cable cord this past Monday. No...

    We cut the cable cord this past Monday. No streaming packages and no antenna. We are able to watch some regular shows on the internet/computers and others with our Fire stick. So far, so good!
  11. I use my cc for the cash back, BUT... I have no...

    I use my cc for the cash back, BUT... I have no fee, it's is paid in full every month and it is used for things like gas, groceries, dr. bills, etc. - things that I would normally purchase, not...
  12. I believe that is the book that taught me the...

    I believe that is the book that taught me the only way to truly save money was to not spend it. (one is still forking over money to purchase a "sale" item.)
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    Going through the autopsy notes are tough - btdt....

    Going through the autopsy notes are tough - btdt. Hugs and hope the mammogram thing turns out to be nothing.
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    Just an update on the yarn stash - have made my...

    Just an update on the yarn stash - have made my son a ripple afghan, all black with 6 individual rows of gray evenly spaced. I've also just finished an light beige, open crochet afghan as a wedding...
  15. Just cancelled our cable - they will come pick up...

    Just cancelled our cable - they will come pick up the box on Monday. We weren't paying anywhere near what some folks are listing here, but they just raised the rate again while taking some favorite...
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    Found a fabulous recipe for Mushroom Burgers. ...

    Found a fabulous recipe for Mushroom Burgers. Made them and then decided to give the same recipe a try but using soy beans instead of the mushrooms. It worked! Other family members want more...
  17. This is already happening! We are already living...

    This is already happening! We are already living in that society and it seems anyone on social media is able to say anything they want via tweets, instagram, facebook, etc. From the president down...
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    Most of what I make is from scratch, however I...

    Most of what I make is from scratch, however I have a recipe or two that calls for the "contents" of a box mix, but does not utilize the directions on the box. For example, a cake using a box cake...
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    I like my Shoprite card. I just get it scanned...

    I like my Shoprite card. I just get it scanned at the checkout and any savings are automatically applied. I really don't have to do anything.
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    Thanks. I might look around for one.

    Thanks. I might look around for one.
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    Most of my siblings and my mother went to visit...

    Most of my siblings and my mother went to visit Ellis Island in 2002. My great grandmother (Mom's grandmother) came through there from Ireland. We have photos of her name on the wall as well as...
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    When I use my crock pot, it is on from when I...

    When I use my crock pot, it is on from when I leave for work about 8:30 until I get home around 4:30. I always wondered whether the smaller crock pots would do okay for that long a period. I would...
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    Thank you so much, thinkgreen. I've saved both.

    Thank you so much, thinkgreen. I've saved both.
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    I have an android tracfone. Perfect for my needs.

    I have an android tracfone. Perfect for my needs.
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    Catherine, I'm in NJ and have always wanted to...

    Catherine, I'm in NJ and have always wanted to move to VT. You are living my dream! LOL. What a wonderful, warm welcome after a long week.
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