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    Did not know that about the puppy mills. That is...

    Did not know that about the puppy mills. That is terrible. Some things I like about Amish and Mennonite traditions (varies according to group) and some I dislike very much.
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    I had the exact same thought.

    I had the exact same thought.
  3. You are welcome. I found their prices very...

    You are welcome. I found their prices very competitive, cheaper than the cheapest place I could find in U.S. Don't forget to apply the 10% new customer code for signing up.
  4. lenspure.com

    lenspure.com
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    PA court rules against privy for Amish

    http://www.ydr.com/story/news/2018/01/08/pa-amish-family-wanted-continue-using-their-privy-court-rules-they-must-connect-electric-powered-sew/1013116001/


    Thoughts? I think another example of too...
  6. Paying even less now for contact lenses...

    Constantly learning new ways to save money. The way I have been doing it:

    1. Pay $30 for a contact lens appointment/subscription at my local college.
    2. Order two years worth of contact lenses on...
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    Recumbant bike?

    Anyone have/used one? Thinking of getting one, as they seem more comfortable to use. We are right next to paved nature trails so could go right into several towns without any traffic until we get...
  8. Never again. Ran into a horrible bedbug...

    Never again. Ran into a horrible bedbug infestation last time at Holiday Inn. Cost me $3,000 as one made it back to our home. Hospital and doctor bills, cost of home heat treatment, bed bug dog to...
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    I just used my Southwest credit card to fly to...

    I just used my Southwest credit card to fly to Cancun, cost about $5 for the airport tax is all each way. There are good dentists there. But what I did was take a comfy 4 hour bus (price is $15-30...
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    Yes, you are right, by Jewish law you are not...

    Yes, you are right, by Jewish law you are not Jewish as your mother converted after you were born. Well, all I can say is, everything happens for a reason. You did a good deed trying to locate the...
  11. Thanks for the book recommendations! Will read...

    Thanks for the book recommendations! Will read them too!
  12. An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back

    https://www.amazon.com/American-Sickness-Healthcare-Became-Business/dp/1594206759/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1511314914&sr=8-1&keywords=An+American+Sickness

    This book looks really good!
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    One more thing we have discovered is that the...

    One more thing we have discovered is that the health care if much much better where we are. Very much higher quality at the same price as we were paying in previous location for very inferior...
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    Yes, this is kind of an experiment to see how we...

    Yes, this is kind of an experiment to see how we like it. Thus far it is working out well. We do like the privacy here actually; before we had people dropping in all the time (not family) and I don't...
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    Yes, housing is too high, and anyway we wanted...

    Yes, housing is too high, and anyway we wanted out in a rural area for a change. We enjoy the deer, owls, etc. in our back yard, and the dark skies at night. Also not having to fight crazy traffic...
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    Freedom! Update 3!

    Hey all, my last update was Oct. 2016 so thought I would drop in...
    Biggest news is that we decided to move to a rural location (last estimate was a little over 900 people in this city), 5 hours...
  17. I have hinted to my kids that I am tired...

    I have hinted to my kids that I am tired also...and am definitely pushing them to host the holiday parties. I will help with the cooking and cleanup. Also will teach them how to cook while I am at...
  18. I gave away ALL, and I mean ALL my decorations to...

    I gave away ALL, and I mean ALL my decorations to the kids 3 years ago, now that they all have their own places. I just no longer had any desire to own them or use them. If I want to see any of them...
  19. Things I have done to simplify the holidays

    Here we go again, the List Lady is back! Add to my list if you want...

    What I HAVE DONE TO SIMPLIFY THE HOLIDAYS
    1. Research history of each holiday. Decide which ones are purely commerce-driven...
  20. I define being financially independent as having...

    I define being financially independent as having enough saved to be able to live an enjoyable productive life, with all needs met, without the necessity of a paying job to bring in income. You live...
  21. I guess both of the above comments are all about...

    I guess both of the above comments are all about CHOICE. The ability to choose your own schedule for work, who you work with, what work you do, etc. Really, FI is not about NOT working; it is about...
  22. Number 1 best thing about attaining financial independence

    Woke up this morning with this thought/thankfulness:
    The #1 advantage for me in finally attaining FI, is increased ability to liberate myself from the control of toxic damaging persons.
    What about...
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    That would be fun! I would want to plan for 2017...

    That would be fun! I would want to plan for 2017 I think, in early December, since I just got back. I could just meet everyone at airport either in Cancun or Merida! Get your passports up to date...
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    Typed up my budget for the trip, in case anyone...

    Typed up my budget for the trip, in case anyone is interested, for a two week trip:
    Total for basic trip expenses was $746.28, plus the cost of the dentist

    $56.83, Round trip airfare taxes and...
  25. Yucatanliving.com is the website I started at, to...

    Yucatanliving.com is the website I started at, to get info. before the trip, which was a success! Highly recommend, see my short report at the Healthcare thread!
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