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Old 11-05-2018, 04:58 PM
 
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What are your regular "must haves" that are really just wants? Mine are:

Wine -- about $250 a month (About 14 moderately-priced bottles and one bottle about $50)*
Scented candles -- about $25 per month (I buy them in bulk on sale)
Our personal coffee blend that we personally grind -- about $25 a month


*That is, about 15 bottles total to share with my husband!

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Old 11-05-2018, 05:13 PM
 
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Sushi once a week
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Old 11-05-2018, 06:05 PM
 
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I belong to three libraries where I can check out for free digital books, and to scribe, which requires a monthly fee for unlimited ebook reading, and have access to a physical library. I still occasionally treat myself to the purchase of a book on kindle. Just impatient to read a new book by some favored author.

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Old 11-05-2018, 06:10 PM
 
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Gemstone beads. I can't resist them.
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Old 11-05-2018, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Planet Woof
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A family size box of Chips Ahoy first of month. Once it's gone it's gone.

A 4 pack of Drumstick ice cream cones- weekly.

A pepperoni magnifico pizza from Marcos on 2 payday Fridays. Lasts through Sunday. Breakfast too.

A carry out dinner from a nice restaurant on SS day, third Wednesday. Thanks Grubhub!

A single bottle of Corona Light and lime.

A single bottle of Starbucks Mocha cold coffee on SS day.

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Old 11-05-2018, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Wilmington, NC
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Fresh flowers
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Old 11-05-2018, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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When I was alone, it was a half-hour walk to the supermarket. I would buy a pint of ice cream, and before walking home, I would sit in the shade under a tree next to the store and eat it, for my lunch. Usually butter pecan. Two or three times a month. Carried a spoon in my pocket.
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Old 11-05-2018, 07:30 PM
 
Location: VT; previously MD & NJ
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Chocolate chip walnut cookies
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Old 11-05-2018, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Fresh berries. Every day.

Thai/Cambodian takeout delivered by Doordash, about twice a month.

Chocolate walnut fudge, about once a month.
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Old 11-05-2018, 08:03 PM
 
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Art supplies
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