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Old 07-21-2007, 02:57 PM   #21
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I gave up coffee and of course no alcohol when I was pregnant with my daughter. I had a very painful attack of pancreatitis during June and had to give up my 1-2 glasses of wine a day. That means no alcohol ever again! I also am trying to leave coffee alone, just in case, but I think that will be much harder to do than the alcohol. I think I will have some decaf cafe au lait once in a while. Barnes & Noble just isn't the same without a cup of coffee.

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Old 07-24-2007, 09:41 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by cute fuzzy bunny View Post
Give up your money for a year.

I'll send you my address.
You first...since you're the one retired..........

Consult with your own advisor or representative. My thoughts should not be construed as investment advice. Past performance is no guarantee of future results (love that one).......:)

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Old 07-24-2007, 10:09 AM   #23
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Hey, i'm in my sixth year of gainful unemployment. I havent had a dollar of earned income in all that time. I'm very happy.

Come on...try it...send me your earned income...
Be fearful when others are greedy, and greedy when others are fearful. Just another form of "buy low, sell high" for those who have trouble with things. This rule is not universal. Do not buy a 1973 Pinto because everyone else is afraid of it.
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Old 07-24-2007, 11:12 AM   #24
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Originally Posted by citrine View Post
You could try not to buy anything but basic essentials for the next year.
I am working on not buying anything made in is actually working really well.
Hey, Citrine: did you hear about the new book about this? It was on my NPR podcast last week: A Year without Made in China One Family's True Life Adventure in the Global Economy by Sara Bongiorni.

FD: I gave up TV maybe 10 years ago--great thing to do!
But I think you should think of a challenge that isn't giving up something, but instead is doing something new...hey, how about that CFP? And yes, the exam last weekend was beyond grim & horrible!


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