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    37 years for us and happy about that!:cool: ...

    37 years for us and happy about that!:cool:

    We were 16 on our first date and married just after our 19th bdays. It was a challenge growing up through our 20s, hubby fired and unemployed for...
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    JUMP:cool: You've identified that work/life...

    JUMP:cool: You've identified that work/life balance is gone! You've demonstrated here a great deal of thought and analysis. You've shown yourself what you can financially accomplish.

    Take...
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    1. Charity quilt group-turn in 3 and get my $15...

    1. Charity quilt group-turn in 3 and get my $15 voucher. Spend that along with the $30 from the prior 2 meetings where I also turned in 3 each.
    2. Grocery Store for the 1st time in October. Get...
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    Record somehow, the feelings and comments when...

    Record somehow, the feelings and comments when the "we are out of debt" conversation happens between the 2 of you. Keep that in mind anytime you 2 consider new debt. There is NOTHING that feels as...
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    This week we got hard frost. We gleaned a gallon...

    This week we got hard frost. We gleaned a gallon of bell peppers, 2 gallons of eggplant (size of containers) and 14 quarts of San Marzano tomatoes from the garden Wed night. I stewed those tomatoes...
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    This is a favorite of mine: ...

    This is a favorite of mine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zN-vQ14CBAM&list=RDzN-vQ14CBAM&t=40

    There Is a Place
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    Dinner: sauted 2 cloves sliced garlic. Tossed...

    Dinner: sauted 2 cloves sliced garlic. Tossed in 2 chopped heirloom tomatoes from the garden. Saute 5m. Topped with shrimp. Cooked another 4 minutes. Poured over WW spaghetti noodles.

    Oh so...
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    These 2 statements sum up the value of all the...

    These 2 statements sum up the value of all the hard work of YMOYL. It is truly a blessing not think about money anymore.....we earn....we save....we spend.
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    I'm with you. Spend the time with Dad. It's...

    I'm with you. Spend the time with Dad. It's your priority. Tell her you'll discuss his home/belongings after he's gone. She doesn't have to like your response but you really should state it and...
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    ah....wasn't aware. But don't think i'll be...

    ah....wasn't aware. But don't think i'll be reading it regardless.
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    I think it makes a big difference if it's by...

    I think it makes a big difference if it's by choice....we have 2 by choice. Both small. Both simple. Both low prop tax and insurance cost. We love our mountain retreat. It's like a different...
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    long skirts and long hair is not part of the LDS....

    long skirts and long hair is not part of the LDS. Are you sure it's not Mennonite faith?
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    Having 2 small 'doable' homes is simple for us. ...

    Having 2 small 'doable' homes is simple for us. Our mountain retreat has minimal contents and just enough furnishing to be comfortable. It's just under 2.5h away. It was paid off before we were...
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    We live everyday life with great frugality. We...

    We live everyday life with great frugality. We take great vacations (box seats for NASCAR not the bleachers and 2 room hotel suites not the cheapest small room) and I spent a cool bundle on my new...
  15. We could likely eat for a month. I would need...

    We could likely eat for a month. I would need only milk or milk powder. And I would miss eggs if I couldn't buy them.

    Breads, muffins, beans/rice, chili, burritos, pasta dishes galore (freezer...
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    Idaho. Central. Mountains. Lakes. Rivers. ...

    Idaho. Central. Mountains. Lakes. Rivers. White water. "Big" city and small town rural. Skiing with lots of snow and 4 truly varied seasons. Rivers with lots of heat and sun. we'll be...
  17. Thread: $30 Challenge

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    Not to be rude, but Cypress asked a very specific...

    Not to be rude, but Cypress asked a very specific question. What would you buy/make with $30? I really had to think about it to provide some input.

    And hey Geila, I've left this board before. ...
  18. Thread: $30 Challenge

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    Lots of us want to support you. Please leave...

    Lots of us want to support you. Please leave your post. Could you share what staples you still have in your pantry/freezer? It's October. Check your local freecycle and Craig's List for...
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    September was our lowest spend month all year...

    September was our lowest spend month all year even though we paid 2 6m vehicle insurance premiums. yea us!:cool:

    Today, I'm making breakfast shortly. I'm soaking kidney/pinto beans for a big pot...
  20. Our rules are similar. They come from analyzing...

    Our rules are similar. They come from analyzing life to put it simply.

    The US is a consumer culture. A keep up with the neighbor culture. Upgrade is a word we detest-not everything MUST be...
  21. Thread: A Torn Meniscus

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    That is true. A torn meniscus can tear up the...

    That is true. A torn meniscus can tear up the bone surface cartilage doing a great deal of damage!
  22. We did it. I'm happy to say we own 2 homes...

    We did it. I'm happy to say we own 2 homes free/clear, no CC debt. we live by CC paying it off EVERY month. And we travel free on the points. I wrote a check for my new car 22 months ago. We're...
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    TOMATOES.......up the Wazoo:cool:......bumper...

    TOMATOES.......up the Wazoo:cool:......bumper crop this year off 24 plants (last year I did not get enough for our food storage plans).

    Last Sunday? I picked about 60 pounds! :0!Took about 15#...
  24. Radiance with Royal Jelly

    Radiance with Royal Jelly
  25. Burt's Bees Night Cream. Organic and fabulous!

    Burt's Bees Night Cream. Organic and fabulous!
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