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Old 11-16-2009, 06:37 PM
 
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Travel. Pay off relatives' debt. Pay off our debt (duh!). Have a summer place in Alaska and a winter place in Hawaii. Be a stay at home Mom. Donate to a charity that helps teach homeless people life skills. It's wrong to just throw certain inmates/recovering addicts/etc back into society without some lessons taught about: cooking, paying bills, managing a checking account, grocery shopping, resume building/dressing & grooming in a way to get hired ETC.


I also want to say i stayed in rancho koo cah munga.That is one cool azz name.
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Old 11-17-2009, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Illinois
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If I had the money I'd love to be able to build my own state of the art home with as many innovative design features as was humanly possible to negate my individual impact on the environment.
This would be my fantasy, too. I'd want solar panels, the whole bit.

I'd want to live in a more rural area so I could grow my own vegetables and possibly raise some livestock.

My non-frugal fantasy would actually help me to live more frugal.
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Old 11-18-2009, 08:58 PM
 
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The original question was asking about our *non frugal fantasies*. I don't interpret this as meaning "if I had unlimited wealth, what would I do or buy" but rather "what would I do differently that I'd not consider as being frugal behavior". In this case, it would be indulging in Starbuck's lattes on a regular basis (no worry; closet one is 1.5 hours away), filling up my jetted bathtub every night instead of taking short showers most of the time, leaving all the lights on in the house (too wasteful anyhow), and having my hair trimmed and highlighted every 6 weeks.
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Old 11-18-2009, 09:51 PM
 
Location: Valley City, ND
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I'd like to do work on both our 100+ year old homes to make them more energy efficient. Then I'd go around & buy up other neat old homes & do the same to them.
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Old 11-20-2009, 02:09 AM
 
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You should be glad this is only a "fantasy" and not a reality since it's a very ill conceived idea and a total waste of hard earned money.

But we all need dumb ideas to keep our minds off of the worries of the day...........

Ouch!

Way to put a lump of coal in her stockings, Tightwad.

I will say that her post reminds me of the Dave Chappelle reparations skit!
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Old 11-20-2009, 09:35 PM
 
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Beachfront house
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Old 11-21-2009, 10:13 AM
 
Location: UK
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I would buy a really slick looking Mercedes - maybe.

I think I am like Cary Grant - even though he had a ton of money and at one time married to a very rich woman - he was just too cheap to enjoy it.
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Old 11-21-2009, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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I'd buy enough Congressmen and Senators to have a supermajority and take our country back from the bankers.
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Old 11-23-2009, 08:22 PM
 
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I think I am like Cary Grant - even though he had a ton of money and at one time married to a very rich woman - he was just too cheap to enjoy it.
That's a problem the ubber-frugal have. They're the ones you read about with $250,000 in the bank when they die and they are living in a trailer.
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Old 11-24-2009, 07:09 AM
 
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If I could splurge I would pay someone to massage my feet or back every day LOL I love a good massage!
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