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    wow. This feels rude. People are frugal, save...

    wow. This feels rude. People are frugal, save for the future, retire when they are ready and pay for things important to them. I applaud DMC for success.

    Kind of like, I saved $ for 17 years...
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    I completely disagree. I love my work. It is...

    I completely disagree. I love my work. It is extremely stressful.
  3. Thread: January Frugals

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    We're on vacation. Today is day 4. We've bought...

    We're on vacation. Today is day 4. We've bought groceries to cook-in at the cabin. Our only expense so far. Oh wait, I needed 1 yard of fabric to finish a quilt-$11.25. Now that's it! Not that...
  4. In the past year as much as 60h/week. My sweet...

    In the past year as much as 60h/week. My sweet spot is no more than 9h/days. In my role I'm required to work a 5d week. If I can leave at 9h or less, I have some energy left to do some things I...
  5. Being a Registered Nurse is a big part of my...

    Being a Registered Nurse is a big part of my life. Is it my identity? No....but definitely a significant descriptor if someone asks "who are you".
  6. Thread: January Frugals

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    Your Save or Wait motto will serve you well. ...

    Your Save or Wait motto will serve you well. That's been our way of life since 2003. Our net worth has gone up 448%:cool: and our liabilities ZERO!

    You CAN DO THIS!!!!!!
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    Something to understand: a healthcare provider...

    Something to understand: a healthcare provider cannot charge less for a cash customer than the highest negotiated rate insurance contract. If they do, it's a risk for a lawsuit.
  8. Thread: Airplane Foods

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    We travel with Brita bottles. Filtered water...

    We travel with Brita bottles. Filtered water wherever we go. The $10 bottle lasts years and we buy a new filter annually.

    i carry: almonds, protein bar, a few pieces of fruit, nut bar. You can...
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    :cool: Congrats to you!

    :cool: Congrats to you!
  10. Yikes! The first order of business is a...

    Yikes! The first order of business is a discussion with the kids. Why would THEY do this to the visiting Grandparents? If that relationship conversation cannot be resolved, a relationship with the...
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    December is never frugal. Property Taxes,...

    December is never frugal. Property Taxes, charitable donations, making 60+ pounds of fudge for gifts....

    Fa La La La La:cool:
  12. We're all busy and we're all adding on and/or...

    We're all busy and we're all adding on and/or building new facilities. Our population continues to grow at a rapid pace and we often find ourselves without a bed for a patient who needs one(weekly...
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    If you want to use FB you're stuck with how they...

    If you want to use FB you're stuck with how they do things. Learn to not "see" those......and yes, there are more things periodically. This last week I started getting a list of groups to join.>:( ...
  14. Thread: Animal smells

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    It may not leave if there were accidents on the...

    It may not leave if there were accidents on the floor. one option is to write into the rental agreement that if the smell is not gone after the thorough post-renter cleaning, that you are due a full...
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  16. Thread: Extra Turkey

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    Turkey Salad lettuce wraps! oh man I should have...

    Turkey Salad lettuce wraps! oh man I should have cooked a turkey!
  17. Thread: Extra Turkey

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    Turkey Tettrazini....

    Turkey Tettrazini. http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/turkey-tetrazzini/

    Sandwiches-just mayo and lettuce.

    Turkey noodle soup.

    Turkey enchiladas-make a creamy tomatillo sauce


    Dang....I...
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    I appreciate the link-I may explore this next...

    I appreciate the link-I may explore this next time I need batting (like in 2019:)) I detest online shopping in general and rarely do it. Even the rare occasion I buy at local big box, at least I'm...
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    Black Friday shopping is half complete 20 yards...

    Black Friday shopping is half complete 20 yards (it's all they had) of 90w batting for quilts...40% off and then 25% off total purchase and a $50 gift card that's been aging on the counter. It's from...
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    DH's family always bought cheap crap for everyone...

    DH's family always bought cheap crap for everyone (which drove me nuts). 20 or so years back, I got them to a "name draw" for several years. Then about 10? years ago got them to stop that! Win!!!!...
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    We also did not receive a thank you for the most...

    We also did not receive a thank you for the most recent wedding gift. give and let-go I suppose is the newest fad.
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    We have plenty of those available:~)

    We have plenty of those available:~)
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    I strongly suggest that you set boundaries as...

    I strongly suggest that you set boundaries as grandparents. As an example, my sister told her son/DIL that she would take the grands every other Friday for the day. She would keep them 1 night. ...
  24. 1 TV in the house. DH has 1 in his woodshop...

    1 TV in the house. DH has 1 in his woodshop because he can spend MANY hours in there. I don't have/do not want a TV in my quilt studio. Music and fabric. That's it!
  25. Thread: Hello

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    Welcome! Reading about simplicity will be your...

    Welcome! Reading about simplicity will be your best friend. 2 recommendations that helped me the most? "Your Money or Your Life" and "The Simple Living Guide" by Janet Luhrs.
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