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    DuckDuckGo is a great start, but they can't do...

    DuckDuckGo is a great start, but they can't do anything about the dozens of Web trackers many sites use.

    In looking into this a little further (now that I have a little time) there are some...
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    Apple changed the way Safari 13 handles...

    Apple changed the way Safari 13 handles extensions like AdBlock. It is unlikely AdBlock will be able to update their extension for Safari, or that anyone else will create an extension for Safari that...
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    I like Gardnr's suggestions. DH has an array...

    I like Gardnr's suggestions.

    DH has an array of foods like yogurt or PB&J that she brings to work for breakfast and lunch. My basic menu here at home is an egg or two and a breakfast meat for the...
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    We're here. Well, I'm here. DW always says she...

    We're here. Well, I'm here. DW always says she would have a for-sale sign on this house before my dead body cooled off because the place does not foster the warm memories of the bungalow she owned...
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    Sticky: Welcome (back)! Looking forward to seeing more...

    Welcome (back)! Looking forward to seeing more posts from you about your experiences in living simply.
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    Went for the cash. I already have credit...

    Went for the cash. I already have credit monitoring and the less I have to do with EquiLax the better I will feel.
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    Ugh. Sounds to me like you're on the right track....

    Ugh. Sounds to me like you're on the right track. I don't know if there's anything you can do about SS -- except maybe make sure you file your taxes earlier in the year because the IRS system for...
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    "His own repairs" is a bit of a bone of...

    "His own repairs" is a bit of a bone of contention with me. I don't have a problem doing my own (interior) painting, or installing ceiling fans or replacing faucets or toilet innards, or managing...
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    Yppej, thanks for the tip on AAA offering credit...

    Yppej, thanks for the tip on AAA offering credit monitoring (for free for our level of AAA membership). With that in pocket I can participate in the EquiLax class action suit and request $$...
  10. Thread: Love

    by SteveinMN
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    I like that. DW and I celebrate our 10th...

    I like that. DW and I celebrate our 10th anniversary next year so we aren't the cause of most of the lines on each others' face. But it fits in well with what I was writing.
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    When I left my 40+ hour per week job it was for...

    When I left my 40+ hour per week job it was for another job, freelancing. Financially speaking, it ended up being a side hustle more than anything. But if you take that income and add what we would...
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    I think we value things differently as we age. ...

    I think we value things differently as we age. In our 20s and 30s, I think physical attributes hold more value. It's more important that your intended resembles Barbie or Ken than whether they're...
  13. Thread: Love

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    With the right person? No, you can still be...

    With the right person? No, you can still be goofy-smile-when-you-see-them heart-singing smitten with them even after years and years. You simply have to be willing to believe it can happen.
  14. Thread: Buying art

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    A home should be more than a place in which you...

    A home should be more than a place in which you sleep, eat, and use the bathroom. You should find it to be a welcoming spot. If that piece is something you would long for whether or not you had the...
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    (bold added) IMHO, this is one of the most...

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    IMHO, this is one of the most insidious things couples get to deal with. Are the white clothing items turning pink? Or being ripped apart in the washer? Or singed in the dryer? If...
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    ^^^ This. I was on my own for almost ten years...

    ^^^ This. I was on my own for almost ten years after my first marriage; DW on her own (well, single parent, but...) for almost twenty years. Moving in together was an adjustment and continues to be...
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    Well, a rental property should be self-funding....

    Well, a rental property should be self-funding. That's the 1% IL refers to. It gets a bit more complicated than just taking in enough money to meet expenses (since you get depreciation and other tax...
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    Tybee, if you mean me (I think I'm the only Steve...

    Tybee, if you mean me (I think I'm the only Steve on the forum right now), then I will say jschmidt has received excellent advice here -- now and three years ago.

    The only thing I can see changing...
  19. I would say that's a very fair test.

    I would say that's a very fair test.
  20. Congratulations on the new place, UL -- and good...

    Congratulations on the new place, UL -- and good luck on the adjustment phase!
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    We actually just got back from a few days...

    We actually just got back from a few days vacationing in London. First time for me. Fascinating. The Britishism I want to adopt is the word "faff" -- used instead of nonsense. "Get <whatever the...
  22. Thread: Sneak Peak!

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    Nice! A big change, I'm sure, from what you were...

    Nice! A big change, I'm sure, from what you were used to at the studio!
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    I repurposed an old rectangular enclosed compost...

    I repurposed an old rectangular enclosed compost bin (which had broken in the freezing cold) to hold the coiled-up hose. Made me feel better about not tossing all of that recycled black plastic and...
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    Right with you there on spending, SQ. No new...

    Right with you there on spending, SQ. No new house, but major expenditures this year for a water heater, furnace, central air conditioner, two vacations (including a cruise), some big repair bills on...
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    Doesn't look appetizing to me. Then again, I...

    Doesn't look appetizing to me. Then again, I like(d) fresh cherries, but I don't care for cherry-flavored anything (danish, pie, cough drops, etc.). I'll note those don't look much different from...
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