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Old 12-31-2019, 09:41 PM   #1
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I am thinking that I should go from once a month razor replacement to semi-monthly.
I use Schick Extreme 3 razors so this would increase my costs by 83/month or $10/year.
I would get smoother shaves at the cost of 1/2 bottle wine.
Sensible or not?
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Old 12-31-2019, 11:21 PM   #2
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I use Schick Extreme 3 razors so this would increase my costs by 83/month or $10/year.
I would get smoother shaves at the cost of 1/2 bottle wine.
Sensible or not?
Definitely sensible.
If you use the Schick Extreme 3 razors on your legs, you'll have to replace about once a week.

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I shave < 2X/week. I use the yellow Bics at about $3/dozen. I use each one for about a month (6-7 shaves). Total monthly cost holding steady at $.25/month.
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I am thinking that I should go from once a month razor replacement to semi-monthly.
I use Schick Extreme 3 razors so this would increase my costs by 83/month or $10/year.
I would get smoother shaves at the cost of 1/2 bottle wine.
Sensible or not?
I was just thinking about shaving. Nice thing about retirement is that I only shave on Wednesdays and Sundays--before church.

Been so busy, I forgot to shave the last week, and it's time. I'd grow a beard, however gray/white beards make some people look so much older.
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Old 01-01-2020, 12:50 PM   #5
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I paid $6 for straight razor in 1980. I used it until 2001 when my son was using it and dropped it on a ceramic tile floor, which shattered the blade. That was the year I retired, so I stopped shaving. Get a good razor and it can last you a lifetime.

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I just use the cheap bic's too. I have a very light beard so can use them 3 times or so.
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I use an obsolete old Schick Injector I bought off ebay. Love it and good thing the blades aren't obsolete.
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OMG - if you are going to start a new annual Blow that Dough thread, could you please start with some serious digits of expenditures! Like a few hundreds or thousands at least!
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OMG - if you are going to start a new annual Blow that Dough thread, could you please start with some serious digits of expenditures! Like a few hundreds or thousands at least!
My thoughts exactly! Well I'll start. New landscaping work starts on Monday. Redoing everything including new patio, walkways and driveway, terracing back yard slope. Living in the SF Bay Area means big, big bucks.
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Ah yes, landscaping. The lot and house has been measured and $845 (half) has been paid for the computer design. Should end up around 40 grand.
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Ah yes, landscaping. The lot and house has been measured and $845 (half) has been paid for the computer design. Should end up around 40 grand.
That was our first installment payment . Forgot about our new 16'x20' deck!
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Planning on a one-time gifting of a considerable sum this year. Will be our highest blow that dough yet.
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Planning on a on-time gifting of a considerable sum this year. Will be our highest blow that dough yet.

I assumed we all wanted to start slow on our blowing of dough so that we can save some dry powder to blow on much bigger stuff


Also, what is a "on-time" gifting? Or do you mean a one-time gift??
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I assumed we all wanted to start slow on our blowing of dough so that we can save some dry powder to blow on much bigger stuff


Also, what is a "on-time" gifting? Or do you mean a one-time gift??
Thanks edited to correct.

It’s a one time distribution of multiple gifts. Decided to push it out to this year, but have already planned, reviewed and primed the pump so to speak, so no need to wait. With recent investment highs we feel this is timely.

We’ve been retired over 20 years and that much older, obviously. Doing some early estate planning in that we don’t want to wait to share with heirs until after we’re dead.
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Our month trip to Europe should do it. We paid for the airfare in 2019 but nothing else.
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Put a down payment on a three week vacation to Ecuador/Galapagos in 2021. One week on a catamaran and a week on either side of that in cloud/rain forests.
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Blowing the Dough like never before!

Lipstick on the pig (shoe shine on current house) - $7000.
Updates to the money pit we just bought - $12000
The big schlep from her to there - $6000
VA loan of approx $250000
Forecast another $20K+ on the money pit, FY 2020
Full Disclosure - most activity occurred in Dec, but will hit P&L in 2020

I better stick with the el cheapo Bic razors for a long time.
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OMG - if you are going to start a new annual Blow that Dough thread, could you please start with some serious digits of expenditures! Like a few hundreds or thousands at least!
I'm fine with the razors.
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Razor wise, I switched to an epilator a few years back. More of an initial outlay, but no more razors and silky smooth legs for weeks at a time.
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