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Old Yesterday, 07:42 AM
 
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Don't spend $1000's on all the needless tech, I can't imagine doing that.
I have parent who does this.....watches, TV, iPad, pc, laptops, HDTV, Netflix, audio books, Sirius, TiVo, etc etc.....He can afford it, but he has to have it.

Again, minimalist lifestyle is where I'm headed.....don't need it. Some of it brings negativity in ones life as well.
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Old Yesterday, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Rust'n in Tustin
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We also buy things in bulk at Costco, even though it's just the two of us. Paper plates, paper towels, toilet paper, laundry soap, bar soap, shampoo, razors, shaving cream, trash bags. We even bought a food vacuum sealer.

Sometimes we buy steaks, and vacuum seal a few of them for later. I go to the $5 car wash, but my wife (Mrs Rockefeller) goes to the $20 one.
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Old Yesterday, 09:38 AM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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I go to the $5 car wash, but my wife (Mrs Rockefeller) goes to the $20 one.
That will teach you to take her car to your car wash like a good husband would do.
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Old Yesterday, 09:58 AM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Don't spend $1000's on all the needless tech, I can't imagine doing that.
When you get all the technology you need (or can stomach), stop listening to the hype.
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Old Yesterday, 12:03 PM
 
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It takes me about three days to eat a restaurant meal because the portions are so large. When I occasionally have dinner in a restaurant with my son, I usually order an appetizer and maybe a cup of soup, small salad, or dessert. We share all of them. I'm not going to tip 40% for that.
My female friends and I will order from the children's menu or just get appetizers.

The appetite isn't what it used to be.
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Old Yesterday, 12:31 PM
 
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Switch to a mostly plant based diet.
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Old Yesterday, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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I have parent who does this.....watches, TV, iPad, pc, laptops, HDTV, Netflix, audio books, Sirius, TiVo, etc etc.....He can afford it, but he has to have it.

Again, minimalist lifestyle is where I'm headed.....don't need it. Some of it brings negativity in ones life as well.
Your parent doesn't NEED them, he thinks he does...I'm more a minimalist than ever in my life, but I grew up in a world of NO TECH gadgets cwap....app for this app for that...good grief such waste.

Bill Gates in his $173M compound loves you and thanks you and so do the Apple crowds...
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Old Yesterday, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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We also buy things in bulk at Costco, even though it's just the two of us. Paper plates, paper towels, toilet paper, laundry soap, bar soap, shampoo, razors, shaving cream, trash bags. We even bought a food vacuum sealer.

Sometimes we buy steaks, and vacuum seal a few of them for later. I go to the $5 car wash, but my wife (Mrs Rockefeller) goes to the $20 one.
Yeah, I've seen people walking out of there spending $400 on the bulk they think they need for their 2 member family. It's amazing how so many are sucked into the bulk buying at Costco. I never joined that joint.
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Old Yesterday, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Middle of the ocean
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Yeah, I've seen people walking out of there spending $400 on the bulk they think they need for their 2 member family. It's amazing how so many are sucked into the bulk buying at Costco. I never joined that joint.

Yep. That's us. Sucked into saving money? Oh no! If we think we need it, who is to say we don't? I'm pretty sure we are the best judge of that.
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Old Yesterday, 12:57 PM
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Location: Cody, WY
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When you get all the technology you need (or can stomach), stop listening to the hype.
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Your parent doesn't NEED them, he thinks he does...I'm more a minimalist than ever in my life, but I grew up in a world of NO TECH gadgets cwap....app for this app for that...good grief such waste.

Bill Gates in his $173M compound loves you and thanks you and so do the Apple crowds...
It depends on the individual's needs and tastes. For example, I can't imagine having any but the most basic cellphone, yet my Kindle Paperwhite is a vade mecum.
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