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  1. I am just about done with getting rid of...

    I am just about done with getting rid of everything I no longer use. I'm down to one small pile now. Took years.

    There were some things I was hanging on to because of memories, but the memories...
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    Don't give up. I think I tried about 10 different...

    Don't give up. I think I tried about 10 different instructors before I found someone helpful. I have flexibility issues and always ended up getting hurt in classes, even with gentle yoga. The problem...
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    How did you do it and how do you keep doing it?

    How did you do it and how do you keep doing it?
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    Oh my goodness, yes. That's why I say I was very,...

    Oh my goodness, yes. That's why I say I was very, very fortunate. However, within a few short years, premiums skyrocketed. I got into Medicare just in time. Many of those pre-medicare retirees today...
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    In the case of the blogger of A Purple Life, she...

    In the case of the blogger of A Purple Life, she appears to be driven by thoughts of an early death. It's a crapshoot isn't it? I told my financial planner, who was trying to talk me out of retiring...
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    I think one of the big issues in early retirement...

    I think one of the big issues in early retirement is how to pay for health care. When you're young, this may not be a concern. Before age 45, I rarely saw a doctor. After that, it was one thing after...
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    FIRE movement article - retire at 30?

    I subscribe to J.D. Roth's blog, Get Rich Slowly. He posted a link to this article, "Why Retire Early? Because Death is Coming"....
  8. Thread: Buying art

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    Thanks everyone! Your comments have made me see...

    Thanks everyone! Your comments have made me see art in a new way. And I particularly like the comment, "If it speaks to you and evokes pleasure, joy, emotion, whatever, that is not really an...
  9. Thread: Buying art

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    Buying art

    I have a hard time buying anything that isn't "usable". However, there is an art show at our local library and I am really drawn to some of the artist's work.

    Our condo is pretty spare and the...
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    I sell on eBay for small, easy to ship items like...

    I sell on eBay for small, easy to ship items like clothing, jewelry or books. I check to see what items are selling for to see if it's worth my while. My china went to a local auction house when we...
  11. Gardnr - How do you automate your bills with your...

    Gardnr - How do you automate your bills with your CC? Do you give them your CC number and trust they'll deduct the correct amount? Some of my bills vary each month; water, electric, gas, etc.
  12. Tybee - I hesitated to get the new credit card...

    Tybee - I hesitated to get the new credit card for all the reasons you stated. I'm also a student of Dave Ramsey. And right now, I don't want to pay my bills by credit card because the online bill...
  13. Making more from my cash back credit card than from my savings account

    I finally bit the bullet and got a 2% cash back credit card. It's from my bank and the deal was if I got the credit card I would get around 1.5% on my savings account depending on interest rates.
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    Getting off catalog mailing lists

    I'm in the process of getting off catalog mailing lists in my "no new (or used) clothing for one year" challenge. So far, so good. Yes, I've been tempted to look in them, but I haven't seen anything...
  15. I direct money from each pension check into a...

    I direct money from each pension check into a special account, but it is not enough. I've set up a budget category in YNAB that I started this month. Clothing money will definitely get redirected...
  16. What a great thread! I actually did this today....

    What a great thread! I actually did this today. When I brought my new puppy home 10 years ago, the breeder gave me a small flannel square that had the scent of his litter mates and former home, to...
  17. I have no idea why I crave variety for some...

    I have no idea why I crave variety for some things and not others.

    I have only one handbag - a Coach saddlebag that I purchased 15 years ago from eBay for $25.00. (And who knows how old it was...
  18. Strategy for keeping on track during my one year clothes buying fast

    It's the start of fall, and I've found my fingers wandering across the keyboard to my favorite online shopping sites, which also include eBay and Poshmark.

    It's easy to justify shopping second...
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    Where to begin? Currently it's my Duluth Trading...

    Where to begin? Currently it's my Duluth Trading Company NoGa Namastash pants. Stretchy without being clingy, substantial weight which should hold up for years, and the piece de resistance is six,...
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    Reviving stiff tee shirts

    I live in tee shirts during the warmer months and am trying to get as much life out of them while I'm on my "no clothing purchase" year.

    I only buy 100% cotton, because those are most comfortable...
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    I had resisted an iPhone for many years, but once...

    I had resisted an iPhone for many years, but once I got one, you'd have to pry it from my cold, dead hands. It's so many tools in one: phone, calendar, gps, internet, portable audio book and music...
  22. Can you tell me more about I Bonds? How do they...

    Can you tell me more about I Bonds? How do they differ from CDs?
  23. Where do you put your short term savings for the best interest rate?

    Where does everyone park their short term savings for the best interest rate? I'm currently getting around 2% as an introductory rate, but that is going down next month.
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    I'd be interested in hearing your way.

    I'd be interested in hearing your way.
  25. What does the increasing national debt mean for us?

    I'm not an economist and don't understand what the national debt means for us, but I have a feeling it is not good. How high can it go before there is a collapse? What does it mean for us?

    I know...
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