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Old 06-06-2010, 10:35 AM   #1
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Here's an interesting article, from AARP, on frugality and happiness.

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a true sign of wealth is free time—freedom from drudgery and unwanted commitments.
A better way to be rich and happy - AARP The Magazine

My favorite part is the pic that accompanies the article:

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Another nice article by Jeff Yeager, the Ultimate Cheapskate and one of our members here on the Early Retirement Forum. I always enjoy reading his articles and posts.

And yes, what a cool picture.

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Another nice article by Jeff Yeager, the Ultimate Cheapskate and one of our members here on the Early Retirement Forum. I always enjoy reading his articles and posts.

And yes, what a cool picture.

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Ditto. And I loved reading his book, too.
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Ditto. And I loved reading his book, too.
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Here's an interesting article, from AARP, on frugality and happiness.

A better way to be rich and happy - AARP The Magazine

My favorite part is the pic that accompanies the article:

Can't help but notice the expression of uncertainty of the goldfish left behind
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Can't help but notice the expression of uncertainty of the goldfish left behind
I love it!
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Here is another leaping goldfish:
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I also enjoyed reading his book and being a cheapskate I sold it on Amazon after I finished it .
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I also enjoyed reading his book and being a cheapskate I sold it on Amazon after I finished it .
OK, then I must confess, I borrowed the book from the library. Otherwise, I'd have done exactly what you did.
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I just put it on my wish list at Trade Books for Free with our Online Book Swap `PaperBackSwap.com. Looks like there are about 30 thrifty souls ahead of me. Sigh. Sometimes thriftiness is time consuming.
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How can anyone charge for "words" ?
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Words is free. There is a labor charge for picking out the right words, and putting them down in the right order. Additional charges for shipping and handling may apply.
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OK, then I must confess, I borrowed the book from the library. Otherwise, I'd have done exactly what you did.
I took the book from the library (didn't check it out), read it, and sold it on EBay.

Now, that's cheap (just kidding)....
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Only think I would caution is about that dishwasher - like many things in life, if you don't use it, you will lose it.
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