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Old 01-01-2012, 12:23 AM
 
Location: in area code 919 & from 716
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In my household we have already initiated the steps to save massive amounts on our week to week food bills.
We rerouted our Christmas money to buy more of a household type gifts selection
We bought 2 upright freezers (equaling about 30 cubic feet of space)

in the one we purchased hog (dressed out at over 200 pound)
We also bought almost $300.00 in frozen veggies from B.J.'s
and later today (01/01/12) we are picking up a full side of Angus.

The goal is to curb expenses so we can pay off the SUV and car and other bills.

We figure that since our government is burying us into a life long tax damnation we need to be more responsible for ourselves before they crush us too much.
THE END RESULT: We will eat better and not have the added expense of most of the everyday food consumption for at least a year (well - actually the meat should last us almost 2 and a half years not counting all the venison we had before the hog)
If I recall correctly; USDA estimates that the average person eats about 65 pounds of meat a year.
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Old 01-01-2012, 12:59 AM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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Continue pursuing my degree while working full-time to eventually do what I love while earning enough to pay off my debts. I should get there by Summer 2013.
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Old 01-01-2012, 01:20 AM
 
Location: in area code 919 & from 716
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Continue pursuing my degree while working full-time to eventually do what I love while earning enough to pay off my debts. I should get there by Summer 2013.
awesome - good luck!
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Old 01-01-2012, 01:24 AM
 
Location: In my view finder.....
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Continue to work on my e-commerce business.
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Old 01-01-2012, 01:33 AM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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Relocate to New Mexico

Be a little more ambitious, do more hiking, biking, skiing, and be outdoors as much as possible while I actively explore my new home and surroundings and meet new people. It's going to be awesome!
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Old 01-01-2012, 06:59 PM
 
Location: in area code 919 & from 716
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One thing to keep in mind is that some are speculating that there will be a significant devaluation of the dollar within a matter of months ...

In that event it behooves one to anticipate options focused on those probabilities.
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Old 01-01-2012, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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My diet has been vegetarian for several years and now for 2012 I have decided to go vegan. I started the transition about a month ago when I stopped using most dairy products such as half n half in my coffe; of course cutting out popular types of chocolate (M&Ms for example) will be what I miss the most.
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Old 01-01-2012, 07:29 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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I have an extremely busy life, I feel. My daily activities are already maximized to the limit of what I am capable of.

So, the changes I would make are to delegate more tasks that take up my time unnecessarily. And spend a little less time on C-D. :-)
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Old 01-01-2012, 07:41 PM
 
Location: now nyc
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I purchased a Day Planner so I could have a more organized lifestyle.

I also want to be less attached to material things.

Maintain an exercise regimin. I always give up when it starts to get cold.

Build a few more friendships
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Old 01-01-2012, 08:35 PM
 
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I need to go to where the weather is mild, or at least better than in MN.
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