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Old 10-09-2016, 04:33 PM
 
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I don't skimp on anything. We live within our means, but buy the things we enjoy. Why wouldn't we?
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Old 10-09-2016, 05:20 PM
 
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House cleaning!
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Old 10-09-2016, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Grove City, Ohio
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Social contact with other people both inside my industry and out.

Anywhere from six months from now to two years I plan to semi-retire but I don't ever want to quit because it helps my brain stay active. That and I can easily earn $1,000/month by working one day a week and that is what I want to do. I spent over four decades sharpening my skills and I don't want to lose them so off to work I continue but not nearly as hard.

Physical things? I want good healthy food and utilizes to keep ALL the lights on and the temperature inside exactly where I want it. I did not work 50 plus years to go hungry and freeze to death in the dark. Lights? My wife can tell when i am home because every last light bulb in the house is on.
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Old 10-09-2016, 05:53 PM
 
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I don't skimp on anything. We live within our means, but buy the things we enjoy. Why wouldn't we?
Same here
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Old 10-09-2016, 06:01 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Tires... when I pay $5 at junk yard, i wanted a matched set, 90% tread, top brand (no Groodrich or Goodyear allowed)

Not worth my free time and tire machines to mount and balance junk.

It is also a good idea to have good tires when you drive mtns and switchbacks everyday during 285 days/ rain and plenty of ice and snow.

300 days international travel last yr. no skimping. Tires will last a long time at this rate, less than 6 months in USA during last 3 yrs.
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Old 10-09-2016, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque NM
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Coffee. If I had to, I'd switch from Peet's to Seattle's Best to save money but I could never go back to Folger's or Maxwell House. However I buy the beans and make my coffee at work or home and rarely go to a Starbuck's for a cup unless I'm on travel. Actually their cups of plain coffee are not that expensive, it is all their other coffee drinks with flavorings.
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Old 10-09-2016, 06:39 PM
 
Location: VT; previously MD & NJ
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Will not skimp on good quality, tasty food. I learned many years ago that buying cheap food that is tasteless or tastes bad only means I end up throwing it out and thus never saved a penny.

I guess the quality lesson applies to other things as well. Just always remember that the most expensive is not always the best quality. When I shop online, I always filter for 4-stars and up.
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Old 10-09-2016, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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I really tried but I can't think of one item I would absolutely not skimp on. Amazing.
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Old 10-09-2016, 07:35 PM
 
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Fresh vegetables and quality shoes. I've always been this way and it's payed off in good health.
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Old 10-09-2016, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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If I needed to skimp it would be on my cable/internet/land line phone. I pay about $200 per month for all and I know I could get it down $100 per month or more.

Also on the money I pay young women for whatever........LOL
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