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    My niece was having a shower put on by her future...

    My niece was having a shower put on by her future MIL when she was engaged, and then my SIL asked me if I'd go in with her to put on another shower. I asked why, since she was already having a...
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    Wedding shower rant

    Many of my nieces and nephews are now of marriageable age, and I've been attending a lot of wedding showers.

    Here is my question. What is the purpose of a wedding shower today? Many of these...
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    Diderot Effect and athleisure

    Buying one thing that leads to the purchase of more is the basic premise of the Diderot Effect.

    I resisted the athleisure trend for years. I was a jeans and tailored tee shirt/sweater kind of...
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    Teacher, Gardnr and Ultralight - Wow! Never...

    Teacher, Gardnr and Ultralight - Wow! Never looked at it that way. I've been fighting this for a long time, but never considered acceptance. I own very little of anything else. Our condo is very...
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    Thanks for all your responses! I'm feeling a...

    Thanks for all your responses! I'm feeling a little clearer now on why I'm losing interest. Dog showing is expensive, but it's also a thinking sport, such as in obedience and agility. Not only do you...
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    Losing interest in a hobby

    Has anyone else had a hobby they loved but lost interest? For the past 30+ years I have trained and showed dogs. I loved the training, the classes, the shows, the camaraderie... However, lately I...
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    Newgig and Gardnr - Great tips. Thanks! Dada...

    Newgig and Gardnr - Great tips. Thanks!

    Dada - I love the look of a spare closet. I love seeing a small amount of space between the hangers. I do major cleanouts using many different methods, but...
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    Ultralight - You have a point. I'm a minimalist...

    Ultralight - You have a point. I'm a minimalist in everything else. Why not have one splurge?

    Yppej - When we downsized to a condo, we lost a lot of storage space. But yes, I can still pack most...
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    Need help clearing closet

    I'm a minimalist by nature except for my wardrobe. I've cleaned it out so many times, only to fill it up again. The problem is, I get bored wearing the same things. I'm retired so I don't need a...
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    Steve - Yes, I think the closer I get to the...

    Steve - Yes, I think the closer I get to the finish line, the more financial risks I'm willing to take. I had a bad injury about 5 years ago (because I'm an active adult who refuses to act her age),...
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    Yes, you hit the nail on the head. We just don't...

    Yes, you hit the nail on the head. We just don't know how it's going to end for us. I think we all know someone who died suddenly and we probably all know someone who lingered for years in a nursing...
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    Rethinking some aspects of frugality

    Please excuse the ramblings of this post. It reflects the state of my thinking right now.

    I've got two friends on the opposite spectrum of financial responsibility. One friend is a hot mess....
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    So right. Almost anything you can put between two...

    So right. Almost anything you can put between two slices of bread can go on a salad.

    I have a friend who makes lettuce wraps. I tried but 1) I could never get the lettuce leaf to wrap neatly and...
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    Another idea - Have your chili on a large bed of...

    Another idea - Have your chili on a large bed of lettuce.

    I'm a big fan of bagged salads. I've mentioned I'm a lazy cook and have lost patience with chopping up my own veggies. I like to buy salad...
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    I'm a lazy cook so I'd like to share one of my...

    I'm a lazy cook so I'd like to share one of my healthy go to recipes - chili. There are many ways to add variety. First, I start with a basic package of McCormick chili spices. It calls for 1 lb of...
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    You may find that after eating clean for awhile,...

    You may find that after eating clean for awhile, the other foods won't taste good anymore. It may take awhile. I found that is true for me. I used to love cream filled, chocolate frosted donuts. Now...
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    It can take awhile for you to feel better. I have...

    It can take awhile for you to feel better. I have a friend who once could barely move due to chronic pain. She went on an anti-inflammatory diet and followed it religiously. It took 10 months for her...
  18. I remember a spiritual teacher once said, if you...

    I remember a spiritual teacher once said, if you can't do the work, God will raise up someone else to do it.

    So pass the torch for awhile. Listen to your body. Take a breather. Recharge.

    Then...
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    My husband has an inexpensive term policy that...

    My husband has an inexpensive term policy that will expire in about 5 years. It doesn't seem to make sense to drop it now.

    You are correct when you say it is prohibitively expensive. However, my...
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    Long term care insurance

    I had a meeting with an agent about long term care insurance and my head is spinning. I would love to have a policy for my and my spouse, but it is very expensive and we have limited income.

    Does...
  21. Thread: Keto

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    I went on the Keto diet over a year ago. I had...

    I went on the Keto diet over a year ago. I had been suffering from severe chronic pain and my pain levels have dropped so dramatically, I only need the occasional Advil or Tylenol. I also lost 10...
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    Found this on the NOLO website. We should be ok....

    Found this on the NOLO website. We should be ok.

    "If you sell your home, you may exclude up to $250,000 of your capital gain from tax -- or up to $500,000 for married couples."
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    I have no idea - will have to check on that.

    I have no idea - will have to check on that.
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    Another thought on trendy kitchens - Yes, they do...

    Another thought on trendy kitchens - Yes, they do get dated faster than classic ones. Our house was built in the late 70's and when we bought it, it had a "trendy" kitchen. Harvest Gold appliances...
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    What to do with cash from sale of home

    Our house is on the market and we are planning to move from the Midwest to a warmer climate for a year to see if we like it. Any advice on where to park the money once the house is sold?

    Since the...
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