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    I provide the "mains" and non-alcoholic...

    I provide the "mains" and non-alcoholic beverages. BYOB saves a lot of hassle. Have others bring desserts and sides. If most of your guests are carnivores, then buy a simple sliced meat/cheese...
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    OK. I'm taking a different look at this. You...

    OK. I'm taking a different look at this. You like your clothes. They are paid for. Wear them out. Use them up. Simply don't acquire new clothing until it is a true need that meets your idea of...
  3. Thread: July Frugals!

    by Gardnr
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    I was actually in need of a few summer tops (it...

    I was actually in need of a few summer tops (it hit 99 yesterday). I got 3 for $9.95 each. Super happy. I got 2 more for $15 each. In this heat tops don't get a 2nd wear day d/t sweaty/smelly. I...
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    We have $120k in that account. Roof/heat-cool...

    We have $120k in that account. Roof/heat-cool system/major appliances/1 more new vehicle.
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    I LOVE Disneyland! Went several times as a kid. ...

    I LOVE Disneyland! Went several times as a kid. Took my husband in 1992 on our 1st not-camping vacation. We were 31yo kids! We had a terrific time.

    I'm grateful I did not grow up in a...
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    Great news for you! The end is drawing near.

    Great news for you! The end is drawing near.
  7. Thread: July Frugals!

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    Not a frugal month here so far. But spending has...

    Not a frugal month here so far. But spending has been on necessities. Finding good prices are frugal so I'm putting it here.

    1. Stocking up on personal care products: shampoo, body wash, eye...
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    I wash minimally. There must be stubborn stains...

    I wash minimally. There must be stubborn stains or smells. Undergarments are the exception.
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    My coffee maker is used daily. It is out. A...

    My coffee maker is used daily. It is out. A platter for fruit, a small platter in a deep corner with garlic/onions on it. Mostly clear but not totally clear.
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    We only have stuff we use. Every item has a...

    We only have stuff we use. Every item has a home. When we're done using it every item is in it's place which is truly the most important part of staying organized. If there's not a place to call...
  11. Thread: Exciting News!

    by Gardnr
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    So happy for you living your dreams!

    So happy for you living your dreams!
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    Nope. I'm an emotional eater not an emotional...

    Nope. I'm an emotional eater not an emotional spender. I hate to shop so until my pair of capris were about to shred last week, I wouldn't even go look for a replacement pair.
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    Small town 3000 people. Left in 79. Still small...

    Small town 3000 people. Left in 79. Still small at only 4000 people. I don't even want to think about still living there. Gossip is the primary entertainment. I married pregnant and still...
  14. Thread: June Purge

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    I purged my job! Biggest purge ever:cool:

    I purged my job! Biggest purge ever:cool:
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    UL, your seething contempt of those with advanced...

    UL, your seething contempt of those with advanced education and skill sets is shining bright. Chill dude.
  16. Thread: Exciting News!

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    I recommend waiting until you're in the house. ...

    I recommend waiting until you're in the house. You're both making do now so you know you can live without all the listed items.

    I'm a bit surprised you don't already have 'cleaning equipment'...
  17. Thread: I am JUMPING!

    by Gardnr
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    Thank you all for your support and...

    Thank you all for your support and encouragement.:thankyou:

    I did it! I resigned and I only gave the required 28 days notice. Not giving the extra week. I've gifted my employer enough hours in...
  18. Portland has become ridiculously expensive in the...

    Portland has become ridiculously expensive in the last 5y and Seattle more so. You have to live quite rural in the NW for it be affordable these days. And then the wage is low.
  19. Thread: I Retired!

    by Gardnr
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    My sister, who retired 6 years ago today, said...

    My sister, who retired 6 years ago today, said don't "do" anything for 6 months. Don't sign up, don't volunteer, don't apply don't anything. Do what you feel like with each day. Because anything...
  20. Thread: I am JUMPING!

    by Gardnr
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    In less than 12 hours I will turn in my...

    In less than 12 hours I will turn in my resignation! Sweet Dreams:cool:
  21. Thread: I am JUMPING!

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    Yup! In August while still on my current plan: ...

    Yup! In August while still on my current plan: 1) Colonoscopy, 2)Carpal Tunnel Release (my L hand is numb right now!) 3) Well checkup
  22. Thread: I am JUMPING!

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    Until we get universal healthcare, hubby is...

    Until we get universal healthcare, hubby is working, or we hit Medicare (we are 9d apart). He continues to love his work so he will insure me. The plan for quite a while is that I would work until...
  23. Thread: I am JUMPING!

    by Gardnr
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    I am JUMPING!

    My plan has consistently been to retire at 60. I just turned 58 on May 20. Work is getting progressively more stressful this year and I've been on the edge multiple times the past 2 months. This...
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    If the increase take home salary covers the...

    If the increase take home salary covers the additional expenses AND you have less travel cost to get to those places on your list AND more time to get to those places...... you'r above a breakeven...
  25. Thread: Adift

    by Gardnr
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    Congrats TT:cool:

    Congrats TT:cool:
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