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  1. Well, I drank and smoked dope in high school. I...

    Well, I drank and smoked dope in high school. I never injured anyone under the influence.

    I didn't commit a felony of any sort. Forgiven for being a teen in a rural town in the west? Gee, I...
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    My SIL did that for her sons (my brother died...

    My SIL did that for her sons (my brother died when they were teens). However, her oldest son's home is his and SILs. She refuses to put her DIL on it. And for the younger son? She gave them the...
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    A wonderful gift you've given your...

    A wonderful gift you've given your children....and you raised them with the wisdom to use it well. This is very different from EOC. Lucky kids to have your thoughtful choices.
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    I'm with you. I worked full time while going...

    I'm with you. I worked full time while going through nursing school (the faculty said no one can have a job and pass). A study group friend said "I quit my job and called Dad saying I need a...
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    You love what's outside of Vegas. You're not...

    You love what's outside of Vegas. You're not describing a beautiful city......I'm in the "Vegas is ugly" camp. The old strip looks dangerous and ancient. Freemont is half freak-alley. It doesn't...
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    That's my in-laws. They could have had a...

    That's my in-laws. They could have had a comfortable retirement. Instead they are both still working in their late 70s:(
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    I'm with you. I want emergency services, fire...

    I'm with you. I want emergency services, fire services, police services, the roads, the parks.....I can't imagine there are many people in this country that would prefer that NONE of these exist. ...
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    So you choose to pay more in rent than you would...

    So you choose to pay more in rent than you would buying a home in your chosen city? Hmmmmmm.....

    166k mortgage is $785. You could save $150/m which would pay most of your utilities. You'd break...
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    Well, because you don't have relationships and...

    Well, because you don't have relationships and always want to be ready to run with what fits in your vehicle, you wouldn't understand what it is to be a family, make a home and feel rooted in the...
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    Well, here is the published version of where to...

    Well, here is the published version of where to retire.

    https://self-made.io/best-places-retire-america/5159/
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    Thanks for sharing everyone! We're doing VERY...

    Thanks for sharing everyone! We're doing VERY well considering that our $1200/m covers 2 homes all-in.

    Rosa, I didn't include the majors either as we have a large fund set aside for that. We...
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    Boise ID was recently named the fastest growing...

    Boise ID was recently named the fastest growing city in the USA. Median home price: $300k. $200k is what the median income family can afford. How does this work?

    Reno NV just 6.5h SW of Boise?...
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    Hubby's sister to a tea. Parents money gone,...

    Hubby's sister to a tea. Parents money gone, house fully mortgaged (they bought it 39y ago) and they still work at 75 and 77yo. She moved away as did the 3 adult sons....sigh.....................
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  14. Thread: mopping floors

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    Equal parts water/vinegar and 3Tbsp baking soda. ...

    Equal parts water/vinegar and 3Tbsp baking soda. I use a quart spray bottle. I use it up about once/month. It's the only cleaner in our home. Dirt cheap and quite effective.
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    ZG, know that it is normal for us to have 1...

    ZG, know that it is normal for us to have 1 irregular night of sleep per week on average.

    I suspect all that exercise close to bedtime did not help at all.

    Consider if you will, that while...
  16. We have a Shark. It's fantastic! And much...

    We have a Shark. It's fantastic! And much cheaper than the crappy ORECK that was raved about years ago. It's a lightweight upright. Cannister detaches to empty and no vac bags to buy/throw away.
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    Precisely. Get to know people.....disregard the...

    Precisely. Get to know people.....disregard the labels and generalizations.
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    I spray the floors heavily with my bottle of: ...

    I spray the floors heavily with my bottle of: water/vinegar/baking soda. Then I thoroughly wet a bath towel, wring it about half way...toss it on the floor. Then I stand on it and slowly move...
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    You left out "no children"......that way you...

    You left out "no children"......that way you won't waste her time!
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    If you don't figure out why past relationships...

    If you don't figure out why past relationships ended, you won't have a future long-lasting relationship.
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    It is obvious that you are the wisest of all of...

    It is obvious that you are the wisest of all of us AND consumed with labels.............whatever.
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    Labels and categories seem VERY important to you....

    Labels and categories seem VERY important to you. You've started many threads that would label, categorize and stratify people.
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    Are you trying to build the profile for your...

    Are you trying to build the profile for your perfect woman?

    I suspect the spread is like any other "labeled" group.
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    And if your (un)lucky like us, the sister in law...

    And if your (un)lucky like us, the sister in law sucks every dollar out of the parents by the time they're 70 and then leaves the state. Here hubby and I are never having received a dime (we asked...
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    In 2018, it's $12,000 for single filers and...

    In 2018, it's $12,000 for single filers and married filers filing separately, $24,000 for married filers filing jointly and $18,000 for heads of household.

    For frame of reference: The standard...
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