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Old 05-19-2018, 12:12 AM
 
Location: midvalley Oregon and Eastside seattle area
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I cheat on my diet:
I got D2, hi BP, hi triglycerides even on a low carb diet, gout, sciatic nerve issues in both hips, clogging heart arteries.
I rotate my splurges-cheats
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Old 05-19-2018, 12:20 AM
 
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What do I splurge on? Perfume! My go to scent is Beautiful by Estee Lauder. I use it every day! Life's short, might as well enjoy!

HAHA me too! Chanel #5 every day and at bedtime!
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Old 05-19-2018, 12:24 AM
 
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We spend a good bit on travel. Currently in Hawaii for 2 weeks.
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Old 05-19-2018, 08:12 AM
 
Location: World
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Do you bring your own food to the movies?

A small bottle of Water I carry with me. Normally I would eat at home before going to the theater.
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Old 05-19-2018, 01:35 PM
 
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I don't go to the movies much, but when I did I brought my own candy. I can buy them at the supermarket for $1. The same ones that cost $4 or $5 at the movies.
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Old 05-19-2018, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Wooster, Ohio
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HVAC. I keep my house (and vehicle) comfortable, even if it means running the heat at night and the air conditioning during the day. Remembering Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, how can I hope to obtain Self-Actualization if my Physiological Needs remain unmet?
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Old 05-19-2018, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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HVAC. I keep my house (and vehicle) comfortable, even if it means running the heat at night and the air conditioning during the day. Remembering Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, how can I hope to obtain Self-Actualization if my Physiological Needs remain unmet?

I do the same. Don't see any benefit from being uncomfortable temp wise...
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Old 05-19-2018, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Travel for sure, books, wine, good beer, and as of yesterday, a country club membership. My BF golfs a lot, and this is an inexpensive club compared to others, so well probably break even, but the kids and I can hang by the pool, etc. as well.

Oh, and occasionally Ill splurge on some fresh cut flowers for the dining room table, they make me happy so why not!

Yes, just had a rare bouquet of multi colored roses....they make me happy too.
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Old 05-19-2018, 03:37 PM
 
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HVAC. I keep my house (and vehicle) comfortable, even if it means running the heat at night and the air conditioning during the day. Remembering Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, how can I hope to obtain Self-Actualization if my Physiological Needs remain unmet?
I'm lucky that I don't like it too cold or too hot. I hate the cold which is why I moved to south Florida but indoor temperature I'm more flexible with. I don't mind the high 70s inside when it's hot out of high 60s inside when it's cold out. The only thing I can't stand is a cold bathroom when I shower.
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Old 05-19-2018, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Sector 001
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Nothing that is a significant portion of my net worth. The most expensive thing I did was build a coffee lake system last fall and buy an LG OLED 65 inch TV about a year ago. I already had a home theater system and adding Dolby Atmos speakers and buying a new receiver that allowed 4K passthrough were the only 2 things I needed to do there and that wasn't too expensive. All these items combined were maybe around $4500.

I was just vacationing in the black hills and stayed at a $55/night hotel for 3 nights. A month earlier I was in Denver for a few days. I'm thrifty but I don't obsess over things like reusing bath water or little stuff like that. When I do buy something I look for the "bang for the buck" factor, where I can get 80% of the quality for 20% of the price.. the good old 80/20 rule...
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