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Old 01-01-2008, 07:55 AM   #21
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I learnt all about slow cookers. I purchased mine last weekend and my first dish, an Irish stew, was so delicious that I feel I may become slow cooker obsessed as I have been spending a lot of time poring over cook books.


I be a girl, he's a boy. Think I maybe FIRED since July 08. Mid 40s, no kidlets. Actually am totally clueless as to what is going on with DH.
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Old 01-01-2008, 08:18 AM   #22
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I'm another one that learned about the benefits of PenFed. Nice cd rate and cash back on Visa card.

Also learned how to adjust to my first few months of retirement. Not much to learn though, just do what you enjoy each and every day.

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Old 01-01-2008, 04:06 PM   #23
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got a few more:
*saved $6k MORE this year than last - just hanging around w/ you people! hope/plan to double that next year!
*opened costco rebate card - hadn't really thought much about those (since i usually avoid credit cards) till i think calmoki posted about the annual benefits...and will phase out my gold card which i pay for!
*purchased quicken, which i'm still figuring out how to use, but hope to be a whiz by end of 2008...
If i think of something clever to say, i'll put it here...
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Old 01-01-2008, 04:25 PM   #24
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Other than exchanging a bunch of TIRA to Roth, I made no other changes. Did not even have to re-balance because my IPS says that I have to see a 5% move in my AA and I only saw about 2%. Easy year...great group of smart folks!

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