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Old 09-03-2019, 04:18 PM
Location: SoCal
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Because of this thread I checked out Meals on wheels in my city, suggest donation is $6, 3 meals per day. I looked at the menu too. Not too bad if you are home bound.

Old 09-03-2019, 06:27 PM
Location: SW Florida
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Is that $6 a day??
Old 09-03-2019, 06:40 PM
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Originally Posted by suziq38 View Post
This isn't for everyone, but I can see myself living life with elderly female roommates. They can also pay rent. I would first try one and see if it works out.

Or, I could rent my 1900 sq ft house with a pool in Florida and rent a room elsewhere. This way, I would get income. I don't need to live in a 1900 sq ft house if I can no longer afford it.

It is very commendable that your mother is somehow finding a way.
There are other options short of selling the house.
That is what i want to do. Build a compound of small homes (not tiny) with a central gathering area.

I should keep focusing on that and make it my next big dream project.
Old 09-03-2019, 07:35 PM
Location: SoCal
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Originally Posted by chiluvr1228 View Post
Is that $6 a day??
It listed $6(3 meals delivered), I assume it is. But it’s donation only, it says no senior is denied due to inability to donate. But it also said $50 donation for 15 meals. So about $3 a meal.
Old 09-03-2019, 10:41 PM
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We live in a MCOL and spend between 300-400 month for 2 people. We eat steak, chicken, pork chops, etc. We have meat every day.
Old 09-03-2019, 11:13 PM
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Originally Posted by NewbieHere View Post
Iím tempted to start a cost diary to see if I can survive on $193 a month. You can buy bananas for 2lbs for a dollar. Have them with cheese. Thatís what I eat at night when I donít feel like cooking. Green onions is 10 for $1. Oranges here in season is like 5 for $1. Eat in season. I paid $11 for 7 nice and big melons. Note, I donít eat a lot of processed food, cheese is one exception.
You definitely can do it.

Low fat yogurt is less than $1.00. Oatmeal is 68 cents a pound. A loaf of honey wheat bread is $1.25 (plain brand). Buy the fruit on sale, and most veggies are less than $1.00 a pound, especially broccoli, zucchini, yellow squash, and carrots. Iceburg lettuce is 98 cents a head.

Make sure to buy fresh foods on sale.

Meats are doable as well, just buy smaller portions and increase the veggies.
Old Yesterday, 07:19 PM
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Is this a recipe thread for the homeless now?

end thread ... please.

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Old Yesterday, 11:44 PM
Location: Eugene, Oregon
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Originally Posted by GotHereQuickAsICould View Post
$6/day for food is doable. There are websites devoted to this. You eat a lot of eggs, beans and rice, ... and cook a lot, but plenty of people do it.

The problem for many older people is that they don't cook. They reheat. They might cook an egg, but they often aren't cooking soup, or casseroles, or boiling up a pot of beans.

They aren' chopping vegetables. They are opening cans.

Every high school should have a required class for graduation, on skills needed to cook good food and perform other household tasks for self-sufficiency.
Old Today, 07:13 AM
Location: northern New England
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Originally Posted by PamelaIamela View Post
Is this a recipe thread for the homeless now?

end thread ... please.

Agreed, seems to have run its course.
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