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Tue Jul 22

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Gingko100 replied to the Credit Cards and Consumer Debt board. 10:46 PM

Re: What is the best way?

Under no circumstances touch your IRAs and 401Ks. They are not (usually) able to be touched in bankruptcy. And it sounds like there is no point in trying to pay this down married to a compulsive spender who doesn't understand that you have a [more]

Mon Jul 14

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Gingko100 replied to the Recipes/Cooking board. 6:32 PM

Re: olive oil help wanted

I get local olive oil at a fancy store (a relatively new habit as of this year), because it's fresh press and there's been lots of news about diluted/falsified olive oil. I used to use vast amounts of Colavita for both cooking and salads. Now I tend [more]

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Gingko100 replied to the Recipes/Cooking board. 6:29 PM

Re: yummy pilaf

I like couscous sautéed with butter and scallions and toasted pine-nuts. It goes really well with both meats and fish.

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Gingko100 replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 6:27 PM

Re: Just think, we could of had Mitt!

could of
It's "could have" - There is no such thing as "could of"

Back to all the political wrangling now...

Wed Jul 2

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Gingko100 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 8:46 PM

Re: I love you because you hate me

Yes, and not just for aspirational brands. Witness - the funniest restaurant review EVER....(by Akiva S. in case link doesn't scroll to the right place).

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Mon Jun 30

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Gingko100 replied to the Political Asylum board. 8:54 PM

Re: hobby lobby 1 : Obamacare 0

Contraception isn't a medical necessity, it's part of a voluntary act.
And if you need it to save your life by preventing hemmoraghing, as I did a few years ago? What then? It was my only choice at the time while waiting for [more]

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Gingko100 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 8:47 PM

Re: NYT: Life expectancy by county

I wonder if number of colleges matters (age of populace as well as education/income of non-students). My home county of Centre County in PA has the ONLY good rate in all of PA outside of Bucks County. But it is dominated by State College. And here in [more]

Sat Jun 28

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Gingko100 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 1:19 AM

Re: Black Cards and Concierge Service

My BF and I do exactly this to get multiple night stays at Marriots a year. It pays for itself and then some if you use it the right way and actually leverage the card for stays. Last year we got four free nights from the sign-on bonus, spending [more]

Fri Jun 13

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Gingko100 replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 7:06 PM

Re: Silly Building Codes

Odd - I had a project last year in MA and it had to be mounted within 4' of the floor. That was an issue for the facility layout, but we worked it out...

Thu Jun 12

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Gingko100 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 1:12 PM

Re: Poll: Defining "class"

I pretty much agree with the common understanding of classes:

1st income quintile (up to about $20k now) is the POOR / WORKING POOR.
2nd, 3rd (~$20-62k) maybe even 4th (~$62-102k) are MIDDLE CLASS.

IMO 5th subdivides into
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Thu Jun 5

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Gingko100 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 6:19 PM

Re: A headscratcher

So if there was even a quarter cup of leftover spaghetti from days before, that's now mushy in some parts and dried out in others, someone was going to be eating it.
Leftover spaghetti/pasta is great added to frittatas...

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Gingko100 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 6:18 PM

Re: A headscratcher

There's a word for that: arancini
I love arancini! I don't fry mine, but they are best that way...

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Gingko100 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 3:14 PM

Re: A headscratcher

I call it repurposing...

My leftover (err...repurposed) frittatas are often better than many of my planned meals. And I had leftover shrimp risotto for breakfast yesterday, with spinach added and fried up in little patties with a breadcrumb [more]

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Gingko100 replied to the Recipes/Cooking board. 12:07 PM

Re: What type of oranges?

Navels aren't the best for juice. I recommend Valencias.

Wed Jun 4

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Gingko100 replied to the Imp This Ride board. 10:51 AM

Re: Crossing political lines

sometimes friendships end. The politics stuff is annoying, but the disregard for your kids' health is beyond that. I think I'd end it just based on the latter...

Wed May 28

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Gingko100 replied to the An Open Letter board. 7:28 PM

Re: An Open Letter

I really disagree with this, and I see it ALL-THE-TIME.
Totally agree. No situation is so bad that you need to be rude to service personnel who are usually just caught in the middle and can't change policy. Plus, you know - be nice to [more]

Tue May 27

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Gingko100 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 3:30 PM

Re: Price of ground beef. What is it near you?

$4.99 to $5.99 here, unless you want organic. Sometimes in Chinatown you can get it cheaper, but I like to buy high-quality meat. I only buy beef a few times a year, so I had to go out & look into this one...

Mon May 26

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Gingko100 replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 7:35 PM

Re: Mom

TYPO: meds, not "ends..."

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Gingko100 replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 7:34 PM

Re: Mom

My Dad did the same...he developed diabetes after surgery, after never having had it before. Serious enough that he was on meds a few months, but then decided to go off them and just stick to his normal vegan + fish diet (no meat, no dairy) plus a [more]

Sun May 25

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Gingko100 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:24 PM

Re: Another OT: Is Umami a Taste?

Yes, it is a taste. I'm a pretty passionate amateur chef, and one of the key things that makes successful cooking is the balancing of flavors. Adding sugar or salt doesn't always make things sweeter or saltier. Sometimes it can make things more hot, [more]

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