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Old 08-20-2009, 01:04 PM   #1
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Heart warming story about frugality.

Rule No 1 - Don't go on dates.
Rule No 2 - Don't shop
Rule No 3 - Don't smoke or drink
Rule No 4 - Live in same house you were born in
Rule No 5 - Buy a truck and keep it till you die
Rule No 6 - Go to church supper hot dish potlucks
Rule No 7 - Don't let on that you have any money

Lifelong Minnesota bachelor farmer - modest lifestyle and prudent investments allowed him to build $9.3 million estate
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Old 08-20-2009, 02:17 PM   #2
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Pleasure is pleasure...different strokes for different folks.
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Pleasure is pleasure...different strokes for different folks.
Agree. He kept it simple. He seemed happy and he made a lot of people happy.

Pretty sure the kids are glad I didn't do the extreme frugal route and I think the wife believes that most of the time.
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I don't think his behavior was related to why he had a large estate (it sounds like he made some smart investments)--I bet he would have lived like that no matter what.

It sounds like he was a nice man who enjoyed his life.
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Tough rules...But I think I have Rule 2 buttoned down.

I like these stories. I have made designations for gifts to be given to the local community in my will. It won't be a lot, but somebody's gotta do it.
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Tough rules...But I think I have Rule 2 buttoned down.
Great! I've got Rule 3 nailed for ya.
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Think what he could have had if he'd married the Norwegian widow!
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I'll take rule #1 for $200, Alex.

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I got #5, but I didnt buy the current truck until I was 53
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I agree totally with him on no. 7. Smart move. When I was making really good money before I left Texas, if a repair man or other person selling me something knew it, boy! did they ever try and gouge me. Some got away with it, too.
Nope, for me, I have nothing. Nada. Zip. Broke. And that's my story and I'm stickin' to it from now on.
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