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Old 05-30-2019, 08:56 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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really ???? that may be a good life to you but i think most of us who enjoy traveling will disagree ... i did not work a lifetime , save , invest and go without so in retirement we have to stay close to home and not spend money ..to me that is certainly not a GOOD LIFE.

we ended up selling our 2nd home in the poconos just because we ran out of things to do close to home and that walk around the lake or in the woods grew quite stale after a while and there were no more adventures close to home that held our interest
He can brag about buying clothes at Thrift store, I will brag about my first class tickets to Europe and Japan for much less than money thanks to my credit card bonuses.
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Old 05-30-2019, 08:59 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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I do a lot of that. Steve, I agree w/ your point about CC use. As I've gotten older and I'm financially secure, I find I'm doing more today when I actually have money than I did when it was tighter.
Or one can do both. My husband and I are DIYers, yesterday, we made a frame to hang my art successfully, when I asked for a quote at Aaron Brothers, they said $325, I couldn’t justified paying that much for a painting that I only paid $20 for a canvas, on deep discount. The painting is big 48x48. I painted and my husband made the frame. Enjoyable experience.
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Old 05-30-2019, 09:06 AM
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Location: Hudson Valley, NY
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I did quite a few business trips my last 3-4 years of work. Many weren't very far away but required hotel stays in NYC and back on Long Island. The hotel points just kept adding up till I finally decided to put them to use.

Wife and I spent a long weekend in a nice hotel in NYC, paid for with points. We then paid for a couple of weekends in the towns where our 2 youngest are attending college, paid with points. I still had enough left over to cash in for a $400 Amazon gift card. I used the gift card towards the purchase of an expensive lens and used my Amazon credit card for the balance which earned a 5% cash back to my Amazon account.

Gotta play the game.
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Old 05-30-2019, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Full time in the RV
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There are 76 pages of ideas here:
https://www.bogleheads.org/forum/vie...p?f=2&t=192008
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