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Old 05-14-2010, 07:52 AM   #41
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Old 05-14-2010, 08:03 AM   #42
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When I was younger I used to spend recklessly - never going into consumer debt, but buying nice things and generous gifts. As I get closer to FIRE those things seem much less important. Nowadays "reckless spending" is usually under $50, and it's more likely to be about experiences, e.g. a bottle of good wine, a book, a concert ticket.
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Old 05-14-2010, 08:15 AM   #43
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I didn’t think DW and I were reckless spenders but due to our current situation we’ve had to take a very hard look at our spending. In the past I would brag about how far below our means we lived - solid income working in hi-tech but living in a modest paid for home with inexpensive paid for cars. But now that I am really looking at our spending weekly, line by line, I’m pretty troubled by what I see. All we had really done in the past is keep our fixed expenses low while our variable expenses went haywire!

We are now printing off our weekly budget each Saturday morning and tracking our spending day by day.

News flash: it’s MUCH harder for us to curtail spending that it was to just keep the income moving up.
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Well now -after being a 'cheap SOB' for a reasonbly long enough period to ER and dinking around for 16 years in ER, I keep hearing this vicious rumor:

'you can't take it with you.'

heh heh heh - so I'm trying to lighten up - a tad.
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Well now -after being a 'cheap SOB' for a reasonbly long enough period to ER and dinking around for 16 years in ER, I keep hearing this vicious rumor:

'you can't take it with you.'

heh heh heh - so I'm trying to lighten up - a tad.
Splurging on those "designer" Carhartt bib overalls instead of the Big Smiths?
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I guess i really pushed the boat out yesterday as not only did I get my colour touched up, but I had them throw in some expensive highlights. Guess it was worth it as they make me look 5 years younger and 10 lbs lighter, well at least I tell myself that to justify the cost.
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I guess i really pushed the boat out yesterday as not only did I get my colour touched up, but I had them throw in some expensive highlights. Guess it was worth it as they make me look 5 years younger and 10 lbs lighter, well at least I tell myself that to justify the cost.
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Well now -after being a 'cheap SOB' for a reasonbly long enough period to ER and dinking around for 16 years in ER, I keep hearing this vicious rumor:

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I recently bought a GPS and have it in the car but haven't actually used it yet, just turned it on and set it up. Seems most of the places I go around town are familiar and on the beaten path. I need to go out for a drive and play with it and recklessly burn some gas!
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Are you sure that GPS of yours will work up in Alaska?
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I guess i really pushed the boat out yesterday as not only did I get my colour touched up, but I had them throw in some expensive highlights. Guess it was worth it as they make me look 5 years younger and 10 lbs lighter, well at least I tell myself that to justify the cost.
I bet it looks terrific. I had that done a couple of times for special occasions a few years back. My hair stylist offered to do mine "next time" for her special regular customer price but then a potential customer came asking the price. She hemmed and hawed and came up with a number too high for the potential customer. When I went in "next time" without going for the highlight/color treatment her haircut price was 12% higher. Next time I'll go to the barber shop; it's fun because they have real barber chairs, do a good job, and there is no sticker shock.

Am I the only one who feels vulnerable and ugly getting a haircut? Tense even, some of those places try to give neck rubs and I get even more uptight. Fear of Delilah? Delilah-phobia?
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Tense even, some of those places try to give neck rubs and I get even more uptight. Fear of Delilah? Delilah-phobia?
I've never received a neck rub.....
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Are you sure that GPS of yours will work up in Alaska?
I may just have to take a leisurely drive to Alaska and find out. It was purchased at Costco so maybe I could take the GPS back and complain if it doesn't do Alaska.
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Are you sure that GPS of yours will work up in Alaska?
My Garmin shows all of Canada and Alaska. From Here to Anchorage, for instance, is 3,371.2 miles (fastest time) and would take 57 hours and 48 minutes to drive. I assume they have satellite coverage up there.
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Ok see if these pictures work.

Nope, guess you have to officially label me as technically-challenged on this occasion.
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