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Old 08-24-2008, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Wouldn't you like to know?
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thought of one more thing we do...

There are a bunch of products we use regularly.

I send e-mails to the parent company telling them we love their products (and in the process ask for coupons...ie triple blaze schick razors for me)

These certain type of razors that I use I've gotten free samples and great coupons just for sending a complementary e-mail....


If you send a bunch of e-mails to different companies, youre bound to get some good stuff back...
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Old 08-24-2008, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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I use a straight razor, I bought it in the 70's.

They last a long time. the strop might wearout every decade or two but not the razor.
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Old 08-24-2008, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Orlando FL
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I'd like to say I'm prety frugal with my living expenses. In my line of work you HAVE to be a saver. I don't eat out much, but there's no way I can get rid of my cell phone, land line, gas expenses, internet, etc. And the biggest chunk of my income goes into my business anyway.

So I prefer to think of ways I can make an additional $500/mo.
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Old 08-24-2008, 05:57 PM
 
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I use a straight razor, I bought it in the 70's.

They last a long time. the strop might wearout every decade or two but not the razor.
Oh, you mean the "cut throat" razor?.....


j/k....figuruing the cost of disposables that I use (along w/baby oil & not shaving cream), I'd prob get my money back in 2 yrs or so if I started going to a straight razor....
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Old 08-24-2008, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Oh, you mean the "cut throat" razor?.....

j/k....figuruing the cost of disposables that I use (along w/baby oil & not shaving cream), I'd prob get my money back in 2 yrs or so if I started going to a straight razor....
A 4 inch long straight edge with a tang, a hinge and a folding handle.

I lived onboard submarines during my career, 7 months underwater each year, and aerosol cans are not allowed onboard.

After a few months underwater if you use disposables and run-out it becomes a problem.

A small cup with soap and a shaving brush works greater. Very cheap too!

When you need to carry everything you need for the next 6 months in one carry-on bag, how much stuff you have becomes a big issue.

experto crede
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Old 08-24-2008, 10:55 PM
 
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A lot of my kin folk bury their money, jars in the ground.
Where do they live
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Old 08-25-2008, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Where do they live
Around.

Some in Arkansas, some in Oklahoma, some in California.

Better start your digging.
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Old 08-25-2008, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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My husband and I already live bare bones.

We eat out 3 times a year: birthdays and anniversary (unless someone is treating us to dinner) and even then we keep it under $50 for the both of us.

We take our own lunches to work everyday.

We only drive to and from work and school. All errands are done on 1 day.

I guess I could cut our cell phones, internet and tv, but then we still would only be saving about $120/month.

In a couple of years (2010) our cars will be paid off and that will cut a huge expense from our budget.
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Old 08-25-2008, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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My husband and I already live bare bones.

We eat out 3 times a year: birthdays and anniversary (unless someone is treating us to dinner) and even then we keep it under $50 for the both of us.

We take our own lunches to work everyday.

We only drive to and from work and school. All errands are done on 1 day.

I guess I could cut our cell phones, internet and tv, but then we still would only be saving about $120/month.

In a couple of years (2010) our cars will be paid off and that will cut a huge expense from our budget.
Good point.

Carrying a huge debt load is not fun.

Banks make lots of money from folks who carry lots of debt.

Home mortgage, vehicle loans and CC balances; all add up and can take years to pay off.
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