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Old 07-31-2019, 06:14 PM
 
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Nothings changed, I still buy what I want, go where I want, and eat what I want. I was single, had a good job, with no money worries, and a non-extravangant lifestyle. But now I can take those long vacations and I do. Been on 3 week or longer trips several times in the last couple of years.
A splurge for me would be to buy a 4 pack of meaty baby lamb chops. I hate paying inflated meat prices.
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Old 07-31-2019, 06:24 PM
 
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The occasional fine cut of meat or seafood I wouldn't normally buy. Once in a while an extravagant meal in a good restaurant.

Travel.

An occasional book I would normally borrow from the library.

Good candy.

I like the feeling that most of the things I may see and really want are within my financial reach if I want to buy them. That, by itself, gives me a lot of satisfaction. Having "things" has never been high on my list as long as I feel I have enough.

Most of the things that give me pleasure are intangible and when they come to me I consider them gifts from the Universe. How lucky is that?
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Old 07-31-2019, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Buckeye, Arizona
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Buying things without much thought about the price and maybe wondering if I should wait..... much more spur of the moment. Not checking the prices at the grocery store, buying what I want. Putting everything on auto pay.... no more manual bill paying. I do check the statements prior to the payment posting, but that is about as far as it goes.
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Old 07-31-2019, 06:39 PM
 
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My only real splurge is on beads. They're tiny so they don't take up a lot of space, and I can make things out of them, they don't cost a bundle, and I love them. I need more beads right now.



Yep, definitely.
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Old 07-31-2019, 07:25 PM
 
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"...little things that either don't cost anything or very little."

three little things:
1. ice cream.
2. .22LR bullets.
3. sunflower bird seed.

Zero Cost:
1. waking up.
2. waking up beside her.
3. actually Getting Up.
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Old 07-31-2019, 07:35 PM
 
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The very first thing we did after retiring was to take a summer vacation. Sounds pretty normal but we were never able to vacation in summer or fall because we were self-employed and worked 7 days a week summer through fall. We could take one day a week off in the late fall but never a day off in summer.

We bought a small RV and headed to the wonderful western US national parks. Such incredible beauty. After 12 years of that we sold the RV and are kind of done traveling. Happy to stay home. No desire to cruise (took one in Alaska, that was nice), or go back to Europe (been twice-we hate the flights).
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Old 07-31-2019, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Just one splurge. My new Porsche Macan. It will last me for many years to come.
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Old 07-31-2019, 08:32 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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I'm pretty much set in my ways and don't splurge all that much. I visit a local casino so that might count. I make some major purchases (new car) and some occasional major home improvement projects. I'm going to Europe next year and maybe Central America and a fishing trip in the fall.
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Old Yesterday, 01:14 AM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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I haven't found it yet in our present abode but what I seek is a bakery cafe of the quality of Palo Alto's Prolific Oven...a place where you can walk in, select a slice from a dozen or more freshly-baked cakes and pair it with espresso, chai or their signature hot chocolate.

Yes! While I was still working people would occasionally bring in goodies from Prolific Oven. Yum!
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Old Yesterday, 05:59 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Yes! While I was still working people would occasionally bring in goodies from Prolific Oven. Yum!
Prolific Oven cakes were standard fare at the monthly birthday parties, pretty much wherever I worked.

I just looked at their website. It seems they might be under some stress as they're asking people to order cakes two days in advance. Formerly they always had a supply of cakes on hand.

So many other businesses have been forced to close due to high rents. I would hate to see that fate befall Prolific Oven. It's sad to see what the lower Peninsula and South Bay are turning into.
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