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    I have noticed this when I caught the show "Long...

    I have noticed this when I caught the show "Long Island Medium" - so many of her clients are East Coast women with over the top hair, nails, jewelry, clothing, etc. I'm agog at how much that must...
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    Funny because it's true! I'm forwarding it to others who lived through it all ..
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    You are going all in - that's quite a challenge. ...

    You are going all in - that's quite a challenge. For myself, I've never been a girly girl and my looks are average to nice looking depending on the day (and the lighting!)
    But being over age 55...
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    Me too Tammy. I only had one kid but was a...

    Me too Tammy. I only had one kid but was a single parent with no child support after age 9. I wish someone had said that to me at the time because there were years I felt I wasn't saving enough and...
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    Good ideas, especially about making the shelving...

    Good ideas, especially about making the shelving adjustable. I have a pretty good handyman and I'm going to ask him about that. If it means using pre-made shelving units like Costco, etc. sells...
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    Pantry organizing

    I have a hallway coat closet that has been converted to use as a pantry. It's about 5' wide and 2' deep.
    It's a rather haphazard makeshift situation now, and I'd like to clear the whole thing out...
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    I read a memoir by an author who grew up in a...

    I read a memoir by an author who grew up in a Catholic family of 10. This was in the 60s and 70s and the Dad was typical of that era in that he was not very engaged with the children. The Mom...
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    I've watched the show from time to time too. I'm...

    I've watched the show from time to time too. I'm sure they're nice people and basically good-hearted, but I fear that the conformity required from the kids to all be mini-fundamentalist Christians...
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    Has anyone seen this post on the Classy Clutter...

    Has anyone seen this post on the Classy Clutter website that advises how to build your emergency food storage for $5/week? I thought it was actually pretty clever.
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    I agree with sweetana3, although the only ones...

    I agree with sweetana3, although the only ones who can tell you for sure are the new insurers.

    Sounds like the silver lining is that on a go-forward basis your out-of-pocket medical expenses...
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    The thought crossed my mind to go car-free after...

    The thought crossed my mind to go car-free after retirement, but one problem is my friends are geographically spread out. It would be difficult to visit or even arrange get-togethers at places we...
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    I'd love to be a fly on the wall during these...

    I'd love to be a fly on the wall during these health insurance premium discussions by execs at work. I know there's a "5-year plan" in there somewhere where this will continue.

    What's next? If...
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    Oh, I've already signed up to get the tests done....

    Oh, I've already signed up to get the tests done. The kicker is I know I have borderline high cholesterol. Am I going to be forced to take statin drugs in order to get the lower percentage...
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    Health insurance renewal time

    It's our annual health insurance renewal at the corp. I work for. Some of us here have talked before about the "biometric" numbers collected by an independent 3rd party and aggregated for the...
  15. Thread: August Frugals

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    kimberlyf0, I like the reminder that sometimes...

    kimberlyf0,
    I like the reminder that sometimes it's what we don't do that's actually a frugal savings.
    In my case I don't get manicures and I don't have expensive jewelry.
    I'll travel for...
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    I remember reading how this became an iconic song...

    I remember reading how this became an iconic song for the gay rights movement during the height of the AIDS epidemic. It's amazing how it's touched so many people in so many different ways.
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    Ditto - will enjoy hearing your input again, it's...

    Ditto - will enjoy hearing your input again, it's very valued.
  18. Thread: Book reviews

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    Picked up the new book by James Kunstler, "A...

    Picked up the new book by James Kunstler, "A History of the Future" part of his "A World Made by Hand" series of novels. It's certainly colorful and continues his theory that those who will survive...
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    My immediate neighborhood is pretty middle-class,...

    My immediate neighborhood is pretty middle-class, so I help out in that I support small purchases like girl scout cookies or school fundraisers.
    We've seen a slight uptick in the number of people...
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    Lilke many others, I've been both over my adult...

    Lilke many others, I've been both over my adult years. And I agree that with many situations you only need to have a little foresight and vision to figure out how to proceed.

    But I think it's...
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    However, I think women can be slow to protect...

    However, I think women can be slow to protect their boundaries, both physical and emotional. We are so conditioned to "be nice" that we sometimes hesitate too long on calling someone out on their...
  22. Thread: Book reviews

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    I just IM'd our own Happy Hiker to say I'd...

    I just IM'd our own Happy Hiker to say I'd finished her novel "Falling Through Time" and very much enjoyed it!

    A very interesting take on how life could be 70+ years from now - how our future...
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    wow, I think this has crossed over into...

    wow, I think this has crossed over into harassment. Do you think he would stop if you were able to politely ask him to? I'd give him the benefit of the doubt til then, but if you specifically ask...
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    Was it Life Laundry? That show fascinated me and...

    Was it Life Laundry? That show fascinated me and I still try to find episodes on the internet to watch.
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    I like this show too, GreenMama. I have to admit...

    I like this show too, GreenMama. I have to admit I was prejudiced when I saw it's set in the Waco Texas area, but Joanna who is 1/2 of the custom home remodeling husband-wife team is really amazing.
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