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    Tomato Sauce - Juicer?

    Hi All!

    DW and I go through a lot of tomato sauce. With the canned stuff up close to $1/can, I'm thinking about making my own sauce again. But I quit after doing it once because I had to spend...
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    It's backup time

    By definition, the data you DON'T back up regularly is data you DON'T care about. Since most (all?) PCs have a spinning disk in them which has a finite lifespan, a good backup is critical. And with...
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    Your phone may be able to export a .vcf file...

    Your phone may be able to export a .vcf file which you can then import into a word processor or text editor of some sort to manage. As long as you can get the file off the phone somehow (upload to...
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    Bad idea in my opinion. However, MN has a...

    Bad idea in my opinion. However, MN has a department of commerce you can tap for various publications. You will probably want to set up an LLC (yet more expense) for lots of reasons.

    Also...
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    Yes, but what materials did you use? Foam? ...

    Yes, but what materials did you use? Foam? Rags? Fiberglass? Shredded newspapers? ?????
  6. *You* can't protect her either. Been there, done...

    *You* can't protect her either. Been there, done that, lost the battle. At best, you can make managers aware of the issues as you see them and let them decide what's best for the organization. ...
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    True, and the ones returning do need to be...

    True, and the ones returning do need to be thanked, but too often aren't.
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    I figure privacy is dead, so I use my first name....

    I figure privacy is dead, so I use my first name. I do still keep my bedroom windows closed and blinds drawn when I want to reduce the chances of an embarrassing picture, but even that I wonder...
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    The other thing to do, though this takes time, is...

    The other thing to do, though this takes time, is to go back through your spending and figure out what your personal inflation rate is, then plan for the future using that figure. The problem with...
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    Blown-in insulation

    Kind of an odd question, but one I'm considering now rather than later when it's urgent.

    My house was built 1959 and renovated sometime in the mid 70's. The contractor who did the 1970s work...
  11. I'm with Iris lily: go have a brief chat with...

    I'm with Iris lily: go have a brief chat with your manager about what you have seen with your own eyes. If the conversation is going well, then you can say something like: "If you go ask <two or...
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    Keep working at Target until you know the new job...

    Keep working at Target until you know the new job is a keeper. But maybe scale back your hours significantly? Target has so much turnover that even committing to a few weekend shifts can seriously...
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    You got that right. And hence why I do theatre. ...

    You got that right. And hence why I do theatre. I'll never be a paid actor, let alone a good one, but damnit, *someone* has to sing and dance in the chorus badly enough to make the leads look good!...
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    One of the books I read about getting out of...

    One of the books I read about getting out of debt, way back when, included a story about a guy who got what he thought were two debt collection notices in the mail. He left them unopened until he...
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    There's as many ideas as there are investors. ...

    There's as many ideas as there are investors. Joe Dominguez, in the tape course that preceded the YMOYL book, was pretty succinct: "You have to become an educated investor. I can't give you rules...
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    Go!!!!!! 8-)) That last part is what so many...

    Go!!!!!! 8-))

    That last part is what so many seem to forget - now that you've got the job, you have to prove you're worth more than what they're paying you.
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    Got out of debt as fast as possible and have...

    Got out of debt as fast as possible and have stayed that way. Built up savings for planned expenses and set aside funds for unplanned & Emergencies (I distinguish between the two). After all that...
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    Don't bother sending the pieces - it'll just make...

    Don't bother sending the pieces - it'll just make everyone there annoyed at you. They may take the time to put the pieces together and reuse the card! Just call and cancel the account and do it in...
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    For the moment, put it in short-term investments...

    For the moment, put it in short-term investments (like CDs, etc.) that return some interest. Won't be much. Live off the interest and find a part-time job to make up any lacks. $500K at 1.25%...
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    I'm still collecting data and I have to wait for...

    I'm still collecting data and I have to wait for paper forms to be available. I refuse to *pay a private company* for something the feds should be providing for free.
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    Double cycle biulling can do this, but I thought...

    Double cycle biulling can do this, but I thought the feds did away with that during the last round of credit card reform. But since he called and complained, all is right with the world! ;)
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    In piles on the floor. My organizational style...

    In piles on the floor. My organizational style is "everything out", so I have to be able to see everything or I lose it. Of course, some of the piles on my desk are compressing down to coal... :|(...
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    Depending on your state, your plate number might...

    Depending on your state, your plate number might be linkable to you. I'd raise your antennae a little higher for the next month or so.
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    I keep all this in a spreadsheet that resides in...

    I keep all this in a spreadsheet that resides in a usb drive/memory stick. It's kept in a particular place in the house. People who need to know have been told what to look for. There's also a...
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    Just imagine: you could be buried with all your...

    Just imagine: you could be buried with all your worldly effects - a laptop.

    I'm not sure if that would be good or bad...
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