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Old 06-20-2005, 10:26 AM   #1
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Why do we have it, where do we get it and why do we keep accumulating more of it? And what is it costing us, not just in dollars, but in storage space and time spent buying and tending to our stuff?
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Old 06-20-2005, 11:51 AM   #2
 
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There are people I'd love to send that to, but I'll be good.
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Old 06-20-2005, 01:27 PM   #3
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George Carlin writes for moneycentral?
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Old 06-20-2005, 01:29 PM   #4
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When we moved into this house 15 months ago, I considered buying the garage hang from the roof storage grids to store the extra stuff we had shoved in the garage. *When I priced them, it would cost 1600.00 for the 4 units. *It occurred to me that getting rid of the stuff was cheaper than storing it, so I hunted around and found Freecycle.org. *

Got rid of some furniture that was filing a big chunk of space and never looked back. *My first 'job' after I ER next week will be to start all the antique glassware I inherited, on Ebay. *And clearing out more of the garage. *

Can't wait to have the time to spend on it. *
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The future cost of stuff is interesting. When my wifes cousins were working on her house last year (couple of 20-somethings) they asked me about how to invest and put money away. I pointed out the easiest place to start...every morning they went up to the corner market and bought an egg faux-mcmuffin and a designer coffee...six bucks. I told them what that six bucks would be worth if they ate a bowl of oatmeal at home and made a cup of coffee to go and invested the other $5.50 until they were 65. Jaws dropped.
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Ah, the house as a pile of stuff with a cover over it.
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Not without a note, hell no.............

Obscure Carlin reference. :P
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