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    Hi there frugal friends, I've had a...

    Hi there frugal friends,

    I've had a rollercoaster few days with work and a visit from an ex-girlfriend, which brought up all sorts of old uncomfortable emotions… it also brought up a hefty lunch...
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    Hi there frugal friends, Like Debi, I'm...

    Hi there frugal friends,

    Like Debi, I'm definitely not spending as much money as I might otherwise... I find that trying to rack up 'no-spend' days ahs a positive effect on my mindset, making me...
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    Howdy friends, Hmmmm.... I've been getting...

    Howdy friends,

    Hmmmm.... I've been getting pretty good at 'bulk preparing' food at home, so that I'm not always ordering in at work... so that's going well... but I can definitely do with looking...
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    Go Danna! I could do with a day in... today was a...

    Go Danna! I could do with a day in... today was a hectic day for me - work non-stop followed by taking care of some commitments at my local zen center... just got home, and it's after 11pm... time to...
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    Hi there friends, Rosa! How are you? Yes, I've...

    Hi there friends,

    Rosa! How are you? Yes, I've been making coffee at work instead of wasting money in the cafe lately... a step in the right direction! Danna, I hope you're doing ok... I find it...
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    Hi there Terry... a week without spending is...

    Hi there Terry... a week without spending is something to be proud of, even if it didn't happen entirely deliberately! You've obviously got internet access, so i'm sure you could have blown some...
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    Hello my minimalist friends, I'm glad to say...

    Hello my minimalist friends,

    I'm glad to say today was my fifth no-spend day this month... it's reassuring to see that bad spending habits can be changed when you put your mind to it... im still...
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    Well, laundry and an overwhelming craving for...

    Well, laundry and an overwhelming craving for strong fresh coffee meant some money leakage from my wallet today... my no-spend day count for May remains at 4 days so far...
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    Hello simple friends, Well, I managed to go...

    Hello simple friends,

    Well, I managed to go 'spend-free' yesterday, and I'm pretty sure I'll manage the same today (will be staggering straight home from the office, without much reason to spend),...
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    Well done Stella for not making that pizza...

    Well done Stella for not making that pizza purchase! it's funny, the more I work on being frugal, the more I realize that I need to plan ahead in order not to save money... sometimes circumstances...
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    Why would you say the Constitution does note...

    Why would you say the Constitution does note reflect democratic principles? I'm a foreigner here, so I'm just wondering... i've studied US political structures, and on several occasions I've heard...
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    Hi there rosa! termites.. what a nightmare......

    Hi there rosa!

    termites.. what a nightmare... no matter how much we may love mother nature, she is also a cruel bitch sometimes... I hope you're not too stressed... :doh:
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    Hi there folks,,,, I love the idea of peak-season...

    Hi there folks,,,, I love the idea of peak-season dumpster diving... when I think of some of the wasteful purchases I made in the past, only to wind up depositing unused items on the curb a week or...
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    one down, 11 to go...

    Howdy folks,

    yesterday I spent..... $0.... wooohooo!.... Today I had to pick up some lunch stuff on the way to work, so today won't count... roll on tomorrow! Its a good lesson in the need for...
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    Hi there folks... I'm on course so far to make...

    Hi there folks...

    I'm on course so far to make today 'no-spend' day number one... I hear you earlymorning - I reckon frugal purchases are just as important as non-purchases (does that make sense?...
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    Hi there rosarugosa... yes, I'm all too familiar...

    Hi there rosarugosa... yes, I'm all too familiar with the "5-minute something new and pretty" rush... well done for not giving in! I have to keep reminding myself that happiness comes from not...
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    May frugals/no-spend days

    Howdy folks,

    So I thought I'd kick off a May frugals thread... I want to try and rack up as many 'no-spend days' as I can this month.... ok, so maybe not quite 'no-spend', as my work and evening...
  18. Thread: Zen Proverb

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    Hi there! I'd say it's a question of what you let...

    Hi there! I'd say it's a question of what you let go of... MLK and Gandhi let go of almost everything else so that they could remain upright and resolute in the face of injustice... similarly, by...
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    For May I have a 'more than three' challenge. For...

    For May I have a 'more than three' challenge. For some reason I always go running three times, and three times only, each week... basically I run mondays, wednesdays and fridays... and rest the other...
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    Hi there,

    i've been tracking pretty comprehensively for about two years... only problem is I havent reduced my spending... I just go 'oh, so that's where all the money went!':|( .... anyway, now...
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    bring on the kooks! :~)

    bring on the kooks! :~)
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    Hi there friends, I really enjoyed reading...

    Hi there friends,

    I really enjoyed reading your thoughts on the role of renunciation and how ti relates to social activism or social change... I think we need people like Suelo, and their...
  23. Thread: April's 3 Things

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    Well done everyone who's making progress on their...

    Well done everyone who's making progress on their goals on this thread! :) I'm way late to throwing in my two (three) cents... but I just can't resist because reading the thread made me realize that,...
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    Thanks guys for all this information.... really...

    Thanks guys for all this information.... really helpful! Catherine especially - thanks for directing me to these sources... i really aspire to simplifying more and more... I've made a fair bit of...
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    radical minimalists?

    Hi there simple friends?

    So I've been reading Daniel Suelo's biography (the man who quit money')... I'm always kinda fascinated by those people who 'go all the way' and really reduce their...
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