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Old 05-25-2018, 11:42 PM
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Eating out!!! And buying clothes and shoes...though I only do this 1-2 times a year.
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Old 06-01-2018, 03:07 PM
Location: Saint John, IN
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My DH works a lot and he says that when it's time to take a break, we go! We typical do 1-2 small getaways without the kids (such as Vegas or a winery in Michigan) and then 2-3 trips per year with the kids such as cruising, Florida, Myrtle Beach, weekend waterparks, etc.
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Old 06-01-2018, 03:38 PM
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I drive a Honda CRV rather than an Audi. We live in a house less than 1/3rd the cost that the underwriters felt we could buy. Our television is a 26" model. We don't need the newest, the latest, the greatest, the biggest, the whatever.

But just hoarding money without enjoying life is nothing more than a mental disease in action.
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Old 06-01-2018, 03:51 PM
Location: Florida
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I splurge in items for the home, like right now I needed accordion shutters for hurricane.
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Old 06-01-2018, 03:55 PM
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Sushi (and eating out in general).
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Old 06-01-2018, 04:23 PM
Location: midvalley Oregon and Eastside seattle area
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Cardio Rehab 2/wk @$35+deductible. Already pretty healthy, exercise everyday, fairly good diet, "overweight" @BMI 26-27, age 68. Only got 9 more weeks of this. It a lot of fun.
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Old 06-01-2018, 08:56 PM
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Mortgages for investment.
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Old 06-02-2018, 09:22 AM
Location: Sector 001
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I know this isn't really that good of a "deal" because you can get a whole gallon of ice cream for under 5 bucks, but Peanut Buster Parfets are on sale through July for $2.99. Compared to the price they usually are of $4.25 or even higher depending on the franchise, it can make going to Dairy Queen a little lighter on the wallet.

I ditched the gym membership and bought myself a power rack, a set of olympic plates/bar, some black floor mats, and the dumbbells I already had, along with a pull up bar that inserts in a door frame, and can do all the major compound exercises from home and the set has already paid for itself in what I saved in gym membership plus the time savings and extra motivation to be able to just walk down the steps and work out without wasting an hour in prep time that driving to a gym intales. Simple workout, focus on progressive overload, avoid all the extra unnecessary exercises.. keeps me motivated to be able to blast out a workout in 30-45 minutes instead of spending hours there doing unnecessary isolation exercises and unnecessary variety.

Workout 1: Squats, Shoulder Presses, Bench Press

Workout 2: Deadlifts, Pull Ups, One handed Dumbbell Rows

While at work: Pushups, Dips, and occasional pull-ups.

A third way to save money. Buy a modern dishwasher and use it. Don't spend a ton of time and hot water rinsing everything so it's practically clean beforehand.. just get off the big pieces of food and cram it into the dishwasher. Unless you have a really thick coating of something on your plate dishwashers do a much more energy efficient job and save a ton of water over hand washing.

4th money saver: Turn off idling electronics. Computers left on can use 30-50 watts idle, more if you have a high end video card installed, and receivers are one of the biggest offenders and can use up to 100-150 watts left on. Then in the summer you use extra AC to cool that heat produced. It's not such an issue in the winter though electric heat is much more expensive than natural gas.

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Old 06-03-2018, 11:43 AM
Location: Los Angeles
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*I felt like we have done this thread before. If we have, please forgive me and delete/merge this thread.

I moved to a new city, and OMG, I spent so much money on food. I've been here for 3 weeks and I've eaten out every day, sometimes two times a day.

Most of you guys know that I struggle with eating out and spending money. It's my lone weakness as far as splurging. Other than that, I try to minimize my expenses and do a very good job at it. Food is my achilles heel.

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Old 06-08-2018, 10:05 AM
Location: Phoenix-Valley of the Sun
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Dudes! Ive been eating out every night of the week. But it's gotten so bad that I have my normal caloric intake, then late at night, I decide to spend 10-20 dollars of food PER night and eat the food before I fall asleep. I have a hard time sleeping because of my full stomach, but if I don't eat, then I get an INSATIABLE appetite. If I don't indulge, then I get hunger pangs. I feel so helpless.
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