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    I saw his interview on Face the Nation yesterday,...

    I saw his interview on Face the Nation yesterday, and the book interests me as well. If you get it first, pinkytoe, let us know how it is.
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    Haha.. I used to give my kids the Sears catalog...

    Haha.. I used to give my kids the Sears catalog and I would tell them to look through it and pick out things they'd like "Santa" to bring. So I left them with the catalog, but then I heard a strange...
  3. Gosh, WS, my "wee pea brain" (as DH call his)...

    Gosh, WS, my "wee pea brain" (as DH call his) wants to know: what do you mean?
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    Fun read from Amazon's "First Reads": The...

    Fun read from Amazon's "First Reads": The Ghostwriter by Alessandra Torre. Fun I'm only 25% done but I'm all in.
  5. Thread: Man cold!

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    I get it. DS34 and I also have a crummy cold. I'm...

    I get it. DS34 and I also have a crummy cold. I'm starting to feel like you're a 4th son. Be well.
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    Sending you some virtual homemade chicken soup,...

    Sending you some virtual homemade chicken soup, UL.
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    Ordinary People is heartbreaking. It's hard for...

    Ordinary People is heartbreaking. It's hard for me to watch.
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    I can see that. I remember a boss who told me...

    I can see that. I remember a boss who told me "It's easier to get a job when you have a job" and maybe the same is true for getting a life partner. Thinking out loud, but maybe an aura of "success"...
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    Or maybe we acknowledge that these extreme...

    Or maybe we acknowledge that these extreme weather events are a product of climate change and do something to address that.
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    In my neck of the woods, I see Sears declining...

    In my neck of the woods, I see Sears declining and am not surprised at the bankruptcy filing. No one goes there for "the softer side of Sears." I do respect Kenmore appliances and have had many in...
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    I love that positive spin. Maybe there's some...

    I love that positive spin. Maybe there's some truth to that. But I still think there are a few grands we could have saved along the way along with the pennies.
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    I think it's very possible to be "penny-wise and...

    I think it's very possible to be "penny-wise and pound-foolish." I think DH and I are guilty of that. I'm surprised at how easily we'll let go of $1k and then argue over whether we buy take-out...
  13. I agree with a lot of what you said, Tybee. It is...

    I agree with a lot of what you said, Tybee. It is a different type of personality on that board.

    Another good early retirement blog is Jacob Lund Fisker's: http://earlyretirementextreme.com...
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    Yes, my son makes fun of my love of Costco, but...

    Yes, my son makes fun of my love of Costco, but they're great for stocking up. I really try to not fall into the trap of buying something in bulk that is really not that great a savings. My go-to...
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    That's interesting: When I think about "saving"...

    That's interesting: When I think about "saving" $10, I think about not spending it on something superfluous--kind of a reactive approach. I like your way of looking at it--proactively looking for...
  16. Yes, Amazon one-click is the death of me. And...

    Yes, Amazon one-click is the death of me. And those purchases do average, or exceed, $10. I'm trying to be more mindful of my trigger finger. I recently bought a subscription to Kindle Unlimited,...
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    Wow, interesting. Also in the NYT was an essay I...

    Wow, interesting. Also in the NYT was an essay I recently read with a similar theme: "In Praise of Mediocrity."

    It also speaks of the joy of just doing, without seeking any ego-aggrandizing...
  18. razz, my morning glories are in bloom, too!!! ...

    razz, my morning glories are in bloom, too!!!

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    I still have kale and chard in my garden. But I'll be closing shop soon. I'm going to test my soil with UVM before I leave.

    Plan next...
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    Sorry.. what kind of insurance are you talking...

    Sorry.. what kind of insurance are you talking about? Trip insurance? Like if you have to cancel a flight or a whole trip?

    I'm pretty loyal to American Express. I don't know what their official...
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    No! I meant to say 80,000 MORE (I have 120k on it...

    No! I meant to say 80,000 MORE (I have 120k on it now).
  21. MMM: "A Millionaire is Made $10 at a Time"

    We were talking about concepts in YMOYL that really hit home. Here's one that was alluded to in a recent blog post by MMM (talking about the Suze Orman reaction to FIRE).. A while back I read his...
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    Back in 2007 when I was climbing the corporate...

    Back in 2007 when I was climbing the corporate ladder and we were making up for all of our lack in previous years, we purchased 1) a brand new Honda Fit for DH and 2) 9 months later I bought a brand...
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    Jane, you and I can argue about the proper diet,...

    Jane, you and I can argue about the proper diet, but I am 100% in agreement. When DH cut out carbs to get into his kilt for DS/DIL wedding, he went from full-blown diabetic to pre-diabetic--in only 3...
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    I can't believe you paid $79,000 for that...

    I can't believe you paid $79,000 for that beautiful house/land in a cute town.

    IL, you suggested once that I might be more conservative than I might claim to be (I can't remember the exact...
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    Thanks for the thought, TT. I hadn't considered...

    Thanks for the thought, TT. I hadn't considered that. But to be honest, I think he would use it up to 3 seasons of the year (April-November) up here, and just live in his own apartment in Burlington...
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