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Old Yesterday, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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I bought a 75" tv for him for Christmas last year so it is like being in a theater.

Yes! Now that is a retirement dream I could get behind! If I ever get to where I can afford a TV as big as a wall in my place, I will have reached nirvana!
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Old Yesterday, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Rust'n in Tustin
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Coupons, early bird dinners, share meals, watch for sales, ask for a senior discount EVERYWHERE I GO.
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Old Yesterday, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Rust'n in Tustin
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Coupons, early bird dinners, share meals, watch for sales, ask for a senior discount EVERYWHERE I GO.
Plus I'm a notoriously cheap tipper

And I buy lease return cars, not new ones.

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Old Yesterday, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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We stretched our retirement dollars by spending those years somewhere far less expensive. We have a beachfront condo in So. America. It's so nice right here, I don't need to leave unless it's a big trip!

No car, no mortgage, no debt, almost no property tax or HC costs. Not having a car removes a lot of spending "temptation", LOL. We don't have cable or any services besides Netflix. $15 data fee for phone.

It's a drastic choice that most wouldn't want, but now we can afford to travel to Europe every year.

As was said, everyone's "wants" are different. Neither of us likes shopping or cares about clothes or possessions, so it makes that saving easy. Restaurants are mediocre here so we save that experience for travel times.

DH likes music, so we shipped down his piano and 3 guitars. I have my Kindle and like to cook and bicycle or walk (or land-sail) on the beach. All free activity. Even have a small veg garden.
I would die from boredom........LOL
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Old Yesterday, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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If you can have an enjoyable experience for $4 that is a pretty good thing.



My question really wasn't intended for anyone to skip out or scrimp on anything. It's more about how does one do those things for less. (and other things)

v

There you go. Just because I have the money and I'm going to spend it, if there is a way to spend less, I'm all for that.



Yeah, after re-reading my post, I may have gone off on a bit of a tangent there. No offense intended. There's a lot of good info in the post though.
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Old Yesterday, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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Yeah, after re-reading my post, I may have gone off on a bit of a rant/tangent. No offense intended. There has been a lot of good info on this thread though.
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Old Yesterday, 03:45 PM
 
Location: SW Florida
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My niece and her husband are also victims of marketing and advertising...they have to have the newest model of everything. They toss out perfectly good furniture, appliances, etc., so they can buy whatever happens to be in style at this very moment. They've bought more stuff in the last 5 years than I have in all my life. So wasteful.
I don't think I'd call people who do that "victims". They make their own choices to live that way, no one is twisting their arms to do so.
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Old Yesterday, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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For the people that share a plate I hope you are tipping 40% since you are taking up a seat in the servers section. A seat that another customer could be using.

A friend that owned a restaurant told me about the only people that ask for more bread are the ones that share a plate. I think his plate sharing fee was $5.
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Old Yesterday, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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Plus I'm a notoriously cheap tipper

And I buy lease return cars, not new ones.
Looks like your registration is slightly expired.
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Old Yesterday, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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Plus I'm a notoriously cheap tipper


So you brag about something you should be ashamed of?
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