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    I've been listening to the new edition of YMOYL...

    I've been listening to the new edition of YMOYL and am enjoying revisiting the plan and ideas towards FI. I love reading/listening to new ideas about what "simple" living means. Vicki Robins does...
  2. Voluntary simplicity...whenever hubby and I make...

    Voluntary simplicity...whenever hubby and I make big decisions I think about if it makes our lives more simple or more complex. After readin YMOYL I wanted to search out more about the idea of...
  3. I will definitely check it out! I'm sort of an...

    I will definitely check it out! I'm sort of an old timer having been on the forum in the early 2000's.
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    I just got back on here after several years and...

    I just got back on here after several years and was wondering if people are still on here from the original forum. Glad to see your post. I mostly lurked when I originally joined and I think it was...
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    Back from a long break!

    Hello,

    I haven't been on this forum in almost 6 years. I originally was on the forum that this forum was converted from after reading Your Money or Your Life back in 2004-5ish. Does anyone still...
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    Ugh...sorry you are having these feelings. Hang...

    Ugh...sorry you are having these feelings. Hang in there. Try not to be too critical of yourself.
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    Good for you. Congrats on getting out of debt! ...

    Good for you. Congrats on getting out of debt! DH and decided to pay cash for things when we got married. We just bought a second car paid in cash. I thought about if we had borrowed all of the...
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    I am signing up on the website this weekend. I...

    I am signing up on the website this weekend. I made an announcement at my church and now have 3 to 4 people who are going to "live below the line" with me. Thank you so much for sharing this. I...
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    I just realized it was a no spend day today! I...

    I just realized it was a no spend day today! I was so tempted to stop off at Trader Joe's for some treats and a frozen pizza for the boys (they love TJ's pizza) after work. It has become a bad...
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    I love all the wisdom in this forum! Thanks for...

    I love all the wisdom in this forum! Thanks for all of the feedback. I do think I will try to ramp up my hours and just see how it goes. I am lucky to have the job I do and the ability to make...
  11. Thread: Having it all?

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    Funny, because the Sheryl Sandburg article in...

    Funny, because the Sheryl Sandburg article in Time has been on my mind. After reading it I wondered what her life and relationships are really like. To be honest, I think Sheryl Sandburg wants to...
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    Work/life balance struggle

    Of course, everyone struggles with this I know. I have been working part time/per diem as a PT for almost 3.5 years now. When my first DS was born I left a management position that I really enjoyed...
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    I guess I have always worried about cold meat,...

    I guess I have always worried about cold meat, not sure why. I need to try more since his lunches generally lack protein. I actually sent him with cold tortellini today and he loved it. All of the...
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    Does he eat the meatballs and patties cold? My...

    Does he eat the meatballs and patties cold? My DS has no way of heating up food, but I am going to get him a thermos as someone suggested.
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    Actually, even though he is a picky eater he will...

    Actually, even though he is a picky eater he will eat tons of veggies and fruit and I can't say that I mind that he turns down lunch meat.
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    Great ideas! I think the thermos thing would be...

    Great ideas! I think the thermos thing would be great. I don't know why I didn't think of that. Also, as a 6 yo boy, I think he would think it is a cool "gadget" :). I am going to try some pasta...
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    Lunch ideas for kindergartener

    Just looking for ideas for lunches for my 6 yo boy. The kid doesn't like sandwiches?? He will eat a roll with cheese on it and then I just pack a bunch of sides like yogurt, fresh fruit/veges. He is...
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    After highlighting my hair from the age of 16 to...

    After highlighting my hair from the age of 16 to 40 I finally stopped and it took 2 years to grow it out fully. I am 42 now and still have more brown than gray, but feel so free from the time and...
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    I love the idea of keeping track of "no spend,...

    I love the idea of keeping track of "no spend, no-drive" days. Those are my favorite days and sometimes they seem to far in between my "drive and spend" days. Must have more of them!
  20. Wow, Charlie, I enjoyed your post. Lots to think...

    Wow, Charlie, I enjoyed your post. Lots to think about. My husband and I have a family of 4 and we are living a good, decent life. We have 2 boys that are 3 and 6. I keep thinking that once our...
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    We have a plot in our church community garden. I...

    We have a plot in our church community garden. I am thinking of getting our church involved and try to do it together as a group. I noticed the website for the US isn't up yet. To be honest, the...
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    So funny to read this now :). I was just telling...

    So funny to read this now :). I was just telling my husband that I need to get out of healthcare and try something different. I actually thought about teaching in my field but the programs are pretty...
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    @ Life_is_Simple: I think the pressure comes from...

    @ Life_is_Simple: I think the pressure comes from a multitude of things. I do have to say my husband and I are pretty strong in our values of thrift and both our parents were the same. We have a...
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    I think you need to let go of the "big" ideas for...

    I think you need to let go of the "big" ideas for the basement remodel and focus on the needed repairs and also having money for a car. Would you be upset if you spent that money on the basement and...
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    Thanks for the advice everyone. I definitely...

    Thanks for the advice everyone. I definitely understand the need for the schools to do fundraising and I think that is where the guilt factor gets me. I know as we go along we will be better...
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