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Old 04-23-2007, 12:34 PM   #41
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Hi speed DSL.

Cell phone.

A private mailbox (i.e. Mailboxes Etc) for delivery of all mail and packages - mail at the apartment can be unreliable and less secure. It's also peace of mind that anyone questionable who finds my address doesn't automatically know where I live.


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Re: What extras do you pay monthly for?
Old 04-23-2007, 12:40 PM   #42
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Levitre

$100/month
Wouldn't that be considered a necessity??
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Old 04-23-2007, 01:33 PM   #43
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Cable Internet service ($42)
Cable TV ($35)
Netflix ($10)
Gym ($37)
Book buying habit ($60)
cell phone ($340
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Old 04-23-2007, 02:17 PM   #44
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Since we can't get cable TV in our "neighborhood", or DSL for that matter, I thought maybe I didn't have any extras. But there are a few magazine subscriptions like National Wildlife and Persimmon Hill. Thinking of adding the gym membership. Cell phone paid for by work. Sunday paper only.

I would really like DSL though.

I think getting a dish for any kind of TV and/or wireless would be at least $65 per month.
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Old 04-23-2007, 02:27 PM   #45
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Re: What extras do you pay monthly for?

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Levitre
$100/month
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Wouldn't that be considered a necessity??
Well, that seemed like a lot of comments on an innocuous subject so I finally looked it up.

Oh, that. I thought we were subtly alluding to French beverages.

Never mind-- I'm not going to go there either.

I guess I'm a few commercials & advertisements behind the curve. I probably could've read about it in the newspaper...
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Old 04-23-2007, 03:34 PM   #46
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Re: What extras do you pay monthly for?

We are frugal on things that are not important to us.

Other things......... 8)

(1) whatever the cat needs
(2) whatever I need, or want, for grooming (wax, manicure, blonde highlights, etc.)
(3) HGTV
(4) When we go to the pool in the summer (one day a weekend for the entire summer) I will buy about $15.00 worth of magazines for that day. I probably spend about $45.00/month on magazines in the summer. I gobble up magazines and am a speed reader. I'ts fun and relaxes me. Don't tell me to read a book, I do that too. I like taking the magazines in the pool w/ me and I don't care if they get wet.
(5) New York Times (Sunday only)
(6) Local paper (Sunday only)
(7) Good restaurants, no fast food or chains.
(8) Holiday cards and postage. (I send out cards for Easter, Halloween, you name it I will send it)
(9) Movies. I see a lot of independent films. I am not going to wait for the movie to come out in DVD. I like the big screen.

I do these things because they make life worth living. I save money too.....you have to find a balance that works for you.
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Old 04-24-2007, 01:18 PM   #47
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Well, that seemed like a lot of comments on an innocuous subject so I finally looked it up.

Oh, that. I thought we were subtly alluding to French beverages.

Never mind-- I'm not going to go there either.

I guess I'm a few commercials & advertisements behind the curve. I probably could've read about it in the newspaper...
ok, ok, I guess I was the only one who thought it was funny.
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Old 04-25-2007, 03:05 PM   #48
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Thanks for the tip! I'm a little nervous about how they actually start the subscription but it looks like there are many people getting subscriptions this way.

As far as monthly extras:
Cell Phones ($75)
Dish ($35)
Gym for DW and I ($45)

I really want to cut out the Dish especially since most of the channels are crap, but there are a couple of channels that we would miss.
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Re: What extras do you pay monthly for?

Monthly extras:
~ $35 for DSL Internet connection
~ $26 for mobile phone
~ $45 for gym membership
~ $5 for library fines (I am often late returning DVDs, books, CDs)

No magazine subscriptions, no newspaper subscriptions, no Netflix--just library fines.

No manicures, no pedicures, no dance lessons...but I go for these when I visit Manila.
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Old 04-26-2007, 04:27 PM   #50
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Re: What extras do you pay monthly for?

Entertainment expenses mainly.....

1) DirecTv w/baseball and basketball packages
2) Sirius satellite radio
3) Cable internet service
4) As many rounds of golf as I can fit in
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