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Old 04-05-2017, 07:02 PM   #161
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My contribution to this thread is suave shampoo. It used to be 99c, now I can get them at 99cent store for 99c, but not at regular store. My husband and I go swimming often, practically every day in the summer. Cheap shampoos and free hot water are definitely in the frugal category. No handbag is necessary to carry these cheap products either.
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Old 04-05-2017, 07:17 PM   #162
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I should get meself a handbag now.
I was 18 when I first saw men with handbags, in Rome. After my initial double take I realized they were quite functional, and the cut of their elegant Italian suits was not ruined by bulging pockets. So go right ahead.
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My contribution to this thread is suave shampoo. It used to be 99c, now I can get them at 99cent store for 99c, but not at regular store. My husband and I go swimming often, practically every day in the summer. Cheap shampoos and free hot water are definitely in the frugal category. No handbag is necessary to carry these cheap products either.
I agree - I was shopping for shampoo recently and even places like Target don't carry the cheap stuff anymore. There are dozens of varieties - all 4 or 5 dollars for about a pint.
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I was 18 when I first saw men with handbags, in Rome. After my initial double take I realized they were quite functional, and the cut of their elegant Italian suits was not ruined by bulging pockets. So go right ahead.
Thank you.

Now, Neeson is manly and confident enough to use the pink color, but I am not so handsome. Maybe some different material, like leather?

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I colored my hair at home and I looked like Lucy Ricardo so I leave the hair coloring to the pros .
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Hair? Who needs hair? Shave mine every other day. No haircuts, no shampoo, no styling gel.
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I color my hair at home also. And I get 3 applications out of each box, so it costs me about $2 every 6 weeks. Talk about frugal !
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Hair? Who needs hair? Shave mine every other day. No haircuts, no shampoo, no styling gel.
I may be a LBYM hair person!

I go down to the barber and get a "2" all the way around once every two months - $10
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we should start a thread on who has the crappiest daily driver - right now I'm driving a pretty beat up 74 Ford F100 to w*rk
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We YBOM, but we're not as frugal as a lot of the descriptions here. Some of these items listed here are not worth our effort - a few are - to think about or do. We have friends who went to Hawaii in the low priced rainy season. Guess what happened every day. There's a thread every Fall on here about how to save $10-$20 on Turbo Tax. Not gonna spend the effort. And so on. One of my pleasures when going to a restaurant for dinner is draft beer. I don't go back if I find it's not served. It takes no effort to use a 2% off credit card & so do.
That pretty much sums us up pretty well. I will spend money on Tech or shooting stuff because I enjoy that. But will do the research to see where it is most economical to buy.
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Our favorite place to eat is at our local Chinese Buffet restaurant. When our kids come to visit, it's an automatic. In their Chicago suburb restaurant, the average meal is $16+tip... Nothing special, and doesn't include the choices we have here.

So... for fresh sushi, choice of to-order Mongolian Stir fry, and/or 45 main dishes... including 10 different chicken, 10 seafood, including shrimp, crab, salmon (my favorite), stuffed shells and steak, bacon, pulled pork, and too many other combinations to mention. Add another 15 mixtures of American food, including pizza and cheese noodles for the youngsters. Then there's the fruit and salad bar... 20 choices, and finish it up with the desserts from premium ice cream to brownies (maybe 25 different choices). Meals are all fresh, hot, and the kitchen is immaculate. All in an elegant setting.

Since we choose icewater with lemon, and we're seniors, the tab for 2 persons (Monday to Saturday) is $11.56. so with a tip, the meal is $15 for 2.
Last family get together for 12 people, the bill was $135 with a generous tip.

A different taste experience very time, so no reason to go anywhere else. I guess this is a LBYM thingy, but that's not why we go there.
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Not just European, the man purses are everywhere in Asia too.
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Eh, they're practical. You find them in the US too but often people try to hide it by using fanny packs, small knapsacks, jackets with big pockets, or just really large wallets. You got stuff and you need a way to carry it. Seems practical.

I've got a fancy leather one that my MIL gave me years ago that doesn't get much use because I rarely dress up fancy. I do have a couple of different small knapsacks that I use especially when we go out for the day - water, sunscreen, a hat, reading glasses, etc.
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My contribution to this thread is suave shampoo. It used to be 99c, now I can get them at 99cent store for 99c, but not at regular store. My husband and I go swimming often, practically every day in the summer. Cheap shampoos and free hot water are definitely in the frugal category. No handbag is necessary to carry these cheap products either.
I love Suave shampoo and use it all the time. It's not only reasonably priced, but also it's great shampoo IMO.
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We could have RE'd several years ago if we had wanted to live a very frugal life, but we didn't. For us eating good food at nice restaurants, accompanied by a good wine, and traveling the world are important parts of our lifestyle. We budgeted to increase our spending on both of these in retirement since we now have more time to enjoy them. YMMV
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I am going to grow a pony tail to save money on hair cuts ....................
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