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Old 04-19-2010, 05:02 PM   #21
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I now track everything religiously. I was Very Very Bad with money for many years, but got out of debt and got my act in gear, and things are Good now. I will increase how much I'm putting in retirement, but I don't want to end up having NO fun now. For all I know I'll get hit by a mack truck at 64 and my last thought will be, "DAMMIT!! I should have SPENT that $$!" So one has to strike a balance.
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Old 04-20-2010, 04:19 PM   #22
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As you wrote that you have a simple lifestyle you might also like the forums at
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