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Old 12-14-2010, 03:22 AM   #41
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Old 12-14-2010, 03:26 AM   #42
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I stayed employed in a serious recession, which among other things allowed us to continue to save for retirement.

I continued work on our retirement/vacation home: Had a well put in, roughed in plumbing (supply and soil), installed an electric hot water heater, rebuilt an old Vermont Castings woodstove, roughed in all the electrics upstairs and some downstairs, completed about 3/4 of the bathroom (insulation, sheetrock, tile, fixtures)
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Old 12-14-2010, 08:59 AM   #43
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Eat out a lot? I thought I took the garbage out infrequently at approx. 36 times per year(11 gal. size bags).
Not really.

My tricks include:

1. Large trash can (75 gal?) that I only set out when full
2. Recycle everything I can
3. Buy very little trash-producing stuff

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Old 12-14-2010, 09:03 AM   #44
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Stayed employed, maxed out a 401K and two Roth IRAs, got a year closer to being able to "clock out" for the last time.
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Old 12-14-2010, 09:27 AM   #45
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Old 12-14-2010, 09:29 AM   #46
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Congrats to all those who had so many big accomplishments... relationships formed...
Though the jury is perpetually still out on this one...
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Old 12-14-2010, 09:39 AM   #47
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Still a few weeks left, don't get too cocky there, Sparky.
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Old 12-14-2010, 09:41 AM   #48
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We bought a boat and I turn 40 on the 22nd. That's enough for me!
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Old 12-14-2010, 09:43 AM   #49
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Old 12-14-2010, 09:52 AM   #50
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I've made dismal progress on 2010 New Year's resolution which was to switch from "type A" to "type B" person. I'll let the same plan ride for another year.

Progress so far: took a short nap in October.

Wait til next year.
CJ, your description of your life sounds totally Type B. Are you sure you are observing accurately?

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Old 12-14-2010, 11:22 AM   #51
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Old 12-14-2010, 11:27 AM   #52
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(1) My wife and I started maxing out our Roth IRA(s)

(2) Fully funded emergency fund

(3) Less debt than we had at the beginning of the year
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Old 12-14-2010, 11:34 AM   #53
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Lost 12 pounds
Walked Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park
Walked the wild flower fields of Rainier National Park
Travelled to Israel and Jordan
Upgraded the kitchen (countertop and appliances)
Didn't use an alarm clock, but discovered the dog has her own alarm system which generally meshes with mine (except for the early to bed alarm)
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Old 12-14-2010, 11:36 AM   #54
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In 2010 I increased the balance of my little IRA play money account from $11,000 to $51,000 mostly by swing trading a mix of large caps (no, not netflix, apple or google). My wife is bugging me about it now though and crimping my trading style because she thinks it is no longer play money. She was fine to let me play 8 years ago when I rolled over my past employer 401K balance ($1700) into this IRA so I don't know why she gives me grief now
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Old 12-14-2010, 12:11 PM   #55
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Old 12-14-2010, 12:19 PM   #56
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Old 12-14-2010, 12:22 PM   #57
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Converted from regular coffee to decafe. Heart no longer races away. New coffee sucks though.
Might have to adjust your meds, Dawg...
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Old 12-14-2010, 12:26 PM   #58
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I just got this one, Alan. I was ready to google "toothless canary" and British to see what the heck this meant. So that's my accomplishment for this year
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