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Old 10-09-2016, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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We all tend to cut corners on certain items from time to times. As we age, things change and we may no longer find it appropriate or reasonable to skimp on these same things anymore.

I used to skimp on shoes but my feet have been killing me lately. I've replaced four pairs of shoes in the last two weeks, and I realize you just can't skimp on shoes! My feet are feeling much better after replacing all these shoes.

What things will you just not skimp on anymore?
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Old 10-09-2016, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Sugarmill Woods , FL
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Hiring out stuff I should not be doing!
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Old 10-09-2016, 02:00 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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I never skimped on shoes but sometimes I wore high heels or went without good arch supports. Now I only buy a few pairs of shoes but they cost a lot of money because they are very well made and have great arch supports. They cost way over $100 but I cheat by trying them on in a store and then buying them on ebay.

I never skimped much on purses but now I don't get a new one every fall. I'll use a good old leather one as long as it's not too much out of style and it has to be big enough. I don't buy high end--not hundreds of $$ just for a purse but I will buy decent quality in a consignment shop or use last year's.

I don't skimp on food anymore. When I was working I went out to eat more often due to lack of time and needing a break. Now there is more time to cook so I buy quality ingredients and cook everything from scratch. Not that I want to, but it's so much better for you. As we age, we have to eat better.
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Old 10-09-2016, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, FL
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Medical care. Not that I really "skimped" before, but the cost of a medicine or a procedure was much more of a factor than it is now, even tho my income is lower.
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Old 10-09-2016, 02:38 PM
 
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I'm with the OP in that I won't skimp on shoes or good socks. I love walking and feet lose fat padding as we age. I also won't skimp on food. We eat so much less these days that it might as well be the good stuff.
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Old 10-09-2016, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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organic whole(-ish) foods esp produce...I'd go barefoot before giving up on that

I'd give up most anything made in China...if I could.
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Old 10-09-2016, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Beer.

No more Coors or Bud for me.

Only the best craft brews will do.
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Old 10-09-2016, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Money
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Old 10-09-2016, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Florida
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The booze didn't mix with the meds. I have one drink this year, champain at a wedding.
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Old 10-09-2016, 04:06 PM
 
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Letting people know when they do a good job, are a good friend, are loved, provide thoughtful gestures, or make my day brighter. Not just in praise; if someone does a great service for me, I tip them well. Contractors, wait staff, basically anyone but a brain-stem. Pay it forward...time is short.
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