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Old 02-19-2018, 06:02 PM
 
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Hi. Not new here, been stalking for a few months. Just made an account. My first thread post here.

I am newly retired, and am very frugal.

I have money in the bank, retirements, metals, and so forth.

But I am frugal, and try and save money (or make money) wherever I can.

With that said, do any of you folks here have great frugal tricks?

For example: I know that with some hotels, you can get a free stay whenever you book X nights.

Or which charge cards give you the best airline miles.

Just curious to see what you guys know?

Thank you,

Kurt
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Old 02-19-2018, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Location: Happy Place
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Don't spend your money on unnecessary things.

Simple, really.
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Old 02-19-2018, 06:20 PM
 
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There is a whole CD forum dedicated to frugal living. There are lots of posters who enjoy making a big deal out of saving every possible penny. Check the Economics forum and you will readily find the subforum.
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Old 02-19-2018, 06:45 PM
 
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Retiring on a literal shoestring: support group

Future Retirees and the "Living on a Shoestring" Saga

Anyone out there living on $25,000 and less in retirement? Still enjoying life anyway?
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Old 02-20-2018, 04:51 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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If you are already frugal you likely have learned from life how to remain frugal.

I grew up that way and I could easily return to that lifestyle if I needed to go there. Having that experience taught me a lot.
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Old 02-20-2018, 05:47 AM
 
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Sure, I am frugal, but I also like trying new things.

I don't want to keep doing what I've always done, as far as hobbies are concerned.

Anything that won't send the fuzz after me. Ha Ha Ha.

Kurt
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Old 02-20-2018, 06:01 AM
 
Location: the Old Dominion
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Don't spend your money on unnecessary things.

Simple, really.
Tried to rep you for this, MsChrief. This would be the Golden Rule for retirement living.
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Old 02-20-2018, 06:05 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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my goal, is to spend the last $1 just before my dying breath......so the older I get, the less frugal I plan on being (within reason). No sense in sitting on a huge nest egg, sacrificing, recycling aluminum foil, reusing ziplock baggies and dying with a ton of $$ in the bank, is there?
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Old 02-20-2018, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
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Sure, I am frugal, but I also like trying new things.

I don't want to keep doing what I've always done, as far as hobbies are concerned.
Tell us some of the new things you'd like to try, and I'm sure people will be able to offer tips on how to do them more frugally. From your earlier post, I gather that travel might be one of them? Where do you want to go, and what do you want to see and do there?
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Old 02-20-2018, 08:40 AM
 
Location: equator
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my goal, is to spend the last $1 just before my dying breath......so the older I get, the less frugal I plan on being (within reason). No sense in sitting on a huge nest egg, sacrificing, recycling aluminum foil, reusing ziplock baggies and dying with a ton of $$ in the bank, is there?

Hey Buc, I reuse ziplocks! But OP, also going to Italy for 6 weeks, utilizing a "repositioning" 14-day cruise that costs the same as airfare. I call that frugal.


We have good public transportation here, so find more disposable income without the cost of vehicles.


Retiring out of the U.S. was the biggest "frugal" step for affordable retirement.
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