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  1. Don't eat pork any more, but when I did, I made...

    Don't eat pork any more, but when I did, I made Chinese dumplings. Just buy the frozen wrappers at a Chinese store, and use Napa cabbage to make. Make sure to make a yummy garlic/soy sauce with a...
  2. Thanks for posting! Nice one!

    Thanks for posting! Nice one!
  3. A must go place is Merida, in the state of...

    A must go place is Merida, in the state of Yucatan. You will love the cheap old hotels, I can recommend good ones. Try to get one near downtown, walking distance from Plaza Grande. I would say take...
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    I would have loved to have stayed in our original...

    I would have loved to have stayed in our original home, and have regrets for not trying to do so. But the writing was on the wall, high tax state with limited job opportunities for my husband. But I...
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    It is required in observant Judaism, a rabbi has...

    It is required in observant Judaism, a rabbi has to be married and also have children. Otherwise he is considered not qualified. This rule is also stated in the Christian scriptures too, actually.
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    It is about both. Desire for something that does...

    It is about both. Desire for something that does not belong to you (also called covetousness, as it "Thou shalt not Covet", and then theft of it. Sad that this is built into the culture of the church...
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    Read Mr. Money Mustache's last article and the...

    Read Mr. Money Mustache's last article and the comments after it on his forum. Has to do with this. Here is link: http://www.mrmoneymustache.com/blog/
  8. Thanks for posting link! I was too tied up to do...

    Thanks for posting link! I was too tied up to do my first original post right...but thanks guys for getting it going.
  9. Thank you for posting!

    Thank you for posting!
  10. Playing with FIRE! New documentary coming!

    Vicki and MMM in it! Check out trailer Youtube!!!
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    Our monthly housing costs, including internet and...

    Our monthly housing costs, including internet and phones, and garbage and utilities, paid off 1610 foot brand new house with two car garage in a rural but gated community:
    $588 total, as follows:
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    This is why it makes the most sense to stay in...

    This is why it makes the most sense to stay in the same house for a long, long time. As I recall, this is one of the things mentioned in Millionaire Next Door book(s). Moving really does more often...
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    Freedom! Update #4!

    Hey all, decided to drop in a couple months early for my yearly update, as next couple months is unpredictable and we have a break from babysitting this week. It has been a little over a year since...
  14. My credit card does not charge foreign...

    My credit card does not charge foreign transaction fees.
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    Wow $35 is a lot for a cleaning. I pay $10 in...

    Wow $35 is a lot for a cleaning. I pay $10 in Merida. Fly in to Cancun on my Southwest credit card miles when the flights are cheap, only have to pay for the airport tax. I do have to take a 5 hour...
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    Biking down to river, observing various plants in...

    Biking down to river, observing various plants in all their stages, identified one new to me edible one, found another edible ripe for the picking, so park my bike, and ate my breakfast standing...
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    I was using various brands, but this one was a...

    I was using various brands, but this one was a particular one that seemed similar to other ones I had used in the past.
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    Anyone make your own toothpaste?

    So I just bought a ton of toothpaste, with peroxide, Floride and all that other bad stuff, a particular one I had never tried before. Have been having super dry mouth, coughing reflex, and blistered...
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    When I finally retired early, I got rid of almost...

    When I finally retired early, I got rid of almost all my work clothes. Just did not want to look at them any more!
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    Yes, I think we do have to evolve our dress as we...

    Yes, I think we do have to evolve our dress as we age. Gone are the days when they could save the same long black gown to wear over and over when going out ha ha! I have to figure out what is in...
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    Ladies: purging closet questions

    How low can you go in terms of # of items? What clothing items have you gotten rid of?
    I am doing a major purge. This has been a step by step process, over several months as I am losing weight; 30...
  22. Great comments Teacher Terry! RVs look cool but...

    Great comments Teacher Terry! RVs look cool but yeah everyone says they are super expensive to own and use. Right now, I am actually enjoying hosting lots of visitors from all over, who are driving...
  23. YMOYL as I recall, from reading decades ago, was...

    YMOYL as I recall, from reading decades ago, was all about deciding what you want out of life and then getting control of your own finances to enable that. A basic concept of "simple living", is to...
  24. Perfectly said, Catherine.

    Perfectly said, Catherine.
  25. blog post: stop wasting your money on fancy experiences

    Linked this via MMM's latest blog post. Food for thought. I have often wondered why people think it's ok for a family to spend gobs of money on travel when said family is not financially secure.
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