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Old 11-07-2010, 04:11 PM   #1
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Hi I'm beedoggy, new to your forums, fellow traveler in LBYM. Love how many younger people are here, picking up ideas on how to be FI and starting right. It will be interesting to see how the current economy influences kids coming up now... Will they be more like the kids (in terms of saving/spending) who lived through the depression or something totally different?

I'm hopefully 10-15 years from retirement, and 4 years away from sending the first one to college, with the second one starting in 2020. We're a single income family in the Midwest who stayed happily middle class as our income grew, knowing if things went south on us, we could hang onto what we had. It probably helped that we struggled for many years, so we know the difference between too little and enough. We've been lucky in every way.

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Old 11-07-2010, 05:32 PM   #3
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Welcome Beedoggy. You sound like you'll fit right in here.
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Old 11-07-2010, 05:49 PM   #4
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Again, welcome, Beedoggy. I love your user name. Is this your puppy?
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Old 11-07-2010, 06:22 PM   #6
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Oh, thank you all for the lovely welcome! That is close to the doggy referred to! It's the name of a story my son wrote when he was little, the timeless story of a dog stung by too many bees, shrinks, grows wings and tries to be reunited with his human family.
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Old 11-07-2010, 06:24 PM   #7
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Meant to add, I am actually confused about dryer sheets.
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Meant to add, I am actually confused about dryer sheets.
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Old 11-07-2010, 06:39 PM   #9
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Thank you! They just never caught on with me...I suppose that's reduce instead of recycle?
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Meant to add, I am actually confused about dryer sheets.
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Thank you! They just never caught on with me...I suppose that's reduce instead of recycle?
I'd never even heard of drier sheets before I joined this forum. (we still don't use them )
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Dryer sheets are much more pleasant to sleep on than less dry sheets, Alan. You and your DW might like dryer sheets.
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Dryer sheets are much more pleasant to sleep on than less dry sheets, Alan. You and your DW might like dryer sheets.
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Old 11-07-2010, 08:13 PM   #15
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LOL...I used them once when son 1 was small, gave him a horrible rash, turned into eczema...never managed to finish that box. Still have it. He's 14.
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