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Tue Aug 26

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Gingko100 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 9:21 PM

Re: Dressing up

It's not joust non-skinny women who have a hard time finding clothes to fit off the rack. It's ANY women with curves. They design for skinny, flat, board-like women with broad shoulders. I'm pretty thin, but I have a big butt and a tiny waist and [more]

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Gingko100 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 5:01 PM

Re: Dressing up

I wish! Banana Republic (actually Gap).

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Gingko100 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 2:35 PM

Re: Dressing up

I worked for BR for 14 years and never found a dress that fit me. They don't make clothes for hippy (not hippie!) girls...

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Gingko100 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:04 PM

Re: 13 Mistakes of 20-Somethings

Dunno - I was single all through my 20's, 30's, 40's because I wanted to find my "soul mate" or not bother committing to any one person. And at 48, I did. I have no regrets about not getting married earlier. Being single is a perfectly fine [more]

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Gingko100 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 11:32 AM

Re: Dressing up

Have you looked at J. Jill? they're not the most super-exciting, but they have good basic pieces. I bought a loose, black sleeveless dress there a few years ago that's been a good basic piece for me. I layer it a lot, or sometimes wear it with bright [more]

Thu Aug 14

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Gingko100 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 5:09 PM

Re: ethics in LBYM

Because we know some major businesses pay zero taxes, do we stop using them or their products? Well in WalMart's case, absolutely...
It's two completely different things to have zero tax status as a company due to legalities, loopholes, [more]

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Gingko100 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 9:50 AM

Re: ethics in LBYM

They were trying to dodge filing taxes, and therefore you did the wrong thing in aiding that.

But yes, they should have given you a clear proposal up front. Last time I had tree work done I got a written proposal and the cost was exactly [more]

Wed Aug 13

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Gingko100 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 7:21 PM

Re: tonight's cheap dinner

I like the fat in chicken. I mostly buy dark meat because it is fattier/tastier. Can't handle those bland, dry white meat chicken breasts.

There have been all kinds of recent studies that show that fat is in fact needed and good for you, and [more]

Tue Aug 12

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Gingko100 replied to the Recipes/Cooking board. 11:25 AM

Re: Swedish Meatballs

Meatball subs? Drown them in tomato and cheese!

I love Greek meatballs a lot, even though I don't eat much meat. I made them for my 45th B-day a few years ago. Here is a good recipe (I did a mix of lamb & beef and pan-friend them, not [more]

Fri Aug 1

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Gingko100 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 12:42 PM

Re: Slightly OT? Passports and expiration dates

Usually not. Most countries require it to be good for 6 months to let you enter the country. I would just replace it now.

Thu Jul 24

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Gingko100 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 6:38 PM

Re: LBYM garbage disposal deodorizor

Once a week or so I do the following: first stop sink and fill with hot water, some bleach and a small bit of soap. Drain while running disposal. Then grind up half a lemon.

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).

[more]

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...

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