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    Oftentimes I'll screenshot the relevant portions...

    Oftentimes I'll screenshot the relevant portions of tickets, UPCs, emails, etc needed to get through just in case service is interrupted.
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    I'm a heavy user of an iPhone 6 with 3gb prepay...

    I'm a heavy user of an iPhone 6 with 3gb prepay data/month.

    Lots of google maps use to find bus routes, bus app to see when the next bus is actually arriving, social media, blog posting, kindle...
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    My husband does this for a living with his job...

    My husband does this for a living with his job requiring a Professional Engineering license. He does spend his days calculating the cost/benefit analysis of various ideas. The biggest question is if...
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    Propel is found at Target/Walmart/Grocery stores....

    Propel is found at Target/Walmart/Grocery stores. A powdered electrolyte drink that you just add water to. My husband drinks it here in Hawaii while training for ironman races. If its a super hot day...
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    This is some of what my husband does for the us...

    This is some of what my husband does for the us govt. Metering studies, lots of running the numbers, mind numbing (to me!) engineering calculations which thankfully somebody finds interesting :)
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  6. Knowing how to cook them will have a huge impact....

    Knowing how to cook them will have a huge impact.

    Slowly introducing them into one's diet is helpful. I love Indian curries but my husband did not. I made him small amounts that were presented as...
  7. Spent 11 years in Japan learning some of the ways...

    Spent 11 years in Japan learning some of the ways their lives are simpler/less cluttered.
    Learned a lot!! But dont forget, the KonMari method sprung from the same issues you are having.

    To...
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    +1 Yes, No need to wait to get started...hit...

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    Yes, No need to wait to get started...hit play on the videos she has up on YouTube. There are several videos others have posted of themselves throwing out things using the KonMari method. Good...
  9. Thread: Simple Hair

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    I have lots of super straight fine boring hair....

    I have lots of super straight fine boring hair. I'd go bald if I could pull off the look, I think I have 80s hair Trauma so I keep it simple with an A-Line stacked in back style as short as they will...
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    Single most satisfying movie scene. Ever. ...

    Single most satisfying movie scene. Ever.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjsSr3z5nVk
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    +1 Agree with Chicken Lady, also. Seriously. It's...

    +1 Agree with Chicken Lady, also. Seriously. It's within your own home, not illegal, and would be so very cathartic!

    Then call someone to bring a truck to take it all to the dump. Close that...
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    I agree with NSWEF, just dump it all. Even...

    I agree with NSWEF, just dump it all.

    Even better, can you ask/hire someone to just pick it all up and haul it away for you?

    Start fresh with an empty room and reclaim it with the best of the...
  13. Random question re your random thought...Can you...

    Random question re your random thought...Can you define "young people?" You mention baby boomer parents which would make these young people in their 40s-ish and should have their financial house in a...
  14. Thread: Unwanted gifts

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    I have yet to see a charity shop with a liquor...

    I have yet to see a charity shop with a liquor aisle :)
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    Marketing is also about working with customer's...

    Marketing is also about working with customer's perceptions. They perceive the paper is wasteful, so they demand ebooks.

    Edited to add: Many of my comments are regarding the Millennial Demographic.
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    Being a knitter/crocheter and having a marketing...

    Being a knitter/crocheter and having a marketing degree, the author is missing a HUGE chunk of her market.

    A deeper look at those wanting the digital format are also ones who find paper to be...
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    Sadly, I finally stopped inviting people over. ...

    Sadly, I finally stopped inviting people over.

    They were always bringing alcohol, which I think is a fine gift to bring over to share with everyone but I always had a lot leftover. We couldn't...
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    Being flexible and having one's bags packed as a...

    Being flexible and having one's bags packed as a previous poster mentioned has been vital for us. Be ready not just for the next opportunity but the for the next speed bump that life brings.

    Yes....
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    I see how easy it can be fall into all of these...

    I see how easy it can be fall into all of these traps he has.

    Soon after we were married, ~14 years ago, we were at a company BBQ and everyone was talking about the hot housing market and now is...
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    ??? The title is How to Live Well w/o Owning a...

    ??? The title is How to Live Well w/o Owning a Car yet the author then says you'll have to change your hobbies??
    What a crappy book! Seriously! He hasn't found a good answer yet so he says change...
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    Get rid of the car!! We are a car free...

    Get rid of the car!!

    We are a car free household yet sometimes rent a car as needed, in just the size we want for that occasion.
    From your car ins alone you have over $80/mo with which to rent as...
  22. Thread: A new bike?

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    I have a low end, 20 yo Trek hybrid with a nice...

    I have a low end, 20 yo Trek hybrid with a nice ergonomic seat for women. I love it!

    My husband has a very high end, 10 month old Trek triathlon bike. He loves it!

    If you are just planning to...
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    Google seems a strong enough company to embrace...

    Google seems a strong enough company to embrace this concept. Become owners of an empty lot, charge rent for the spaces, have a benefit option to pay for the extra food/showers, etc. Both sides and...
  24. Thread: Apartment...

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    My kitchen is stocked with only the 1/2 cup...

    My kitchen is stocked with only the 1/2 cup measuring cup and the standard glass 2 cup measurer for liquids.

    A teaspoon from a regular silverware set is just that, a teaspoon.

    The soup spoons...
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    Reason for Vacating...

    Downsizing!!

    YAY!! We have been here in Hawaii long enough to have a good idea of how we are living and the cost of this life. We are currently in a 2Bdrm/2Prkg apartment. We chose not to get a...
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