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Fri Jul 25

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Lea77 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 10:20 AM

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.

I like the idea of using bleach to clean the sink as well [more]

Tue Jul 22

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Lea77 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 9:25 AM

Re: Lunch help needed

Or, since I've been watching entirely too much top chef, you could make a carpacio or a ceviche.

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Lea77 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 9:25 AM

Re: Lunch help needed

I personally wouldn't freeze sandwiches, becuase I hate bread that's been frozen/refrigerated/etc..

I don't have much beyond salads and sandwiches, but depending on your workplace accomodations, can you just keep bread and sandwich stuff at [more]

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Lea77 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 9:10 AM

Re: OT: Unhappy retirees drive BMWs

Scotch whiskey futures

This is totally my next investment.

Funny to hear about someone thinking everyone should have a financial advisor. There was an article a few weeks ago about how most advisors won't take anyone with [more]

Fri Jul 18

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Lea77 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 5:06 PM

Re: OT: Unhappy retirees drive BMWs

Weird article. Is this "Moss and his team found that owning a Lexus costs 16% less than a BMW" about initial cost or cost of ownership over time?

My first thought was BMW owners aren't happy because their car requires too many [more]

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Lea77 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 3:22 PM

Re: Kindle Unlimited

I saw that this morning. I'm curious how this is going to compete with the kindle prime 'borrow' program. I'm curious if most of the titles I want to read will be included.

It definately has potential, but for 10 dollars a month I'm [more]

Thu Jul 17

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Lea77 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 11:57 AM

Re: "Perfect" Salary for Happiness by

I make beyond my happiness plateau, too, but looking back, I think I was at my happiest when I was still in college with a gross income of about $5k a year, which fueled my party habits. Lots to do, lots of people around all the time, I looked [more]

Wed Jul 16

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Lea77 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 2:19 PM

Re: States Ranked By Energy Cost

Wow. I'm sort of fascinated by that chart, because Arkansas has RED (expensive) on either side of us despite having a similar climate, and yet we're sitting in green with mostly northern states. I guess this is because our electricity costs are [more]

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Lea77 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 9:02 AM

Re: "Perfect" Salary for Happiness by

For me, TN is a good place to live because my family's here

Exactly. That kind of stuff never makes the stats.

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Lea77 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 9:01 AM

Re: "Perfect" Salary for Happiness by

based on this I am not happy...

Heh. I would be happy with a few more thousands :)

Tue Jul 15

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Lea77 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 1:44 PM

Re: 2nd Hand Stores

The Salvation Army store in Dallas was a favorite shopping place.

There was a salvation army furniture store in Northern VA when I was first filling an apartment. I still have a very nice dresser I got there and an old rocking chair.

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Lea77 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 10:03 AM

Re: I love you because you hate me

Who knows whether that college-age person made millions off a software program or whether they have Grandma's credit card or whether they just want to window-shop as inspiration for the future? You can't tell the whole story just from looking at [more]

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Lea77 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 9:51 AM

Re: electricity funk, too

I have loads of trees but the house is still in need of lots of AC in summer. Except this summer, because we are having ridiculously awesome weather (it will be in the 70's this week. In Arkansas. In July.)

Usually it's over 100, or at the [more]

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Lea77 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 9:48 AM

Re: How to grow a garden.

Seriously, I think most deterrents such as cayenne pepper powder eventually fail because a person is not vigilant in keeping up the methods they are using.

I don't know if it deters deer, but my brother planted peppers (cayenne, [more]

Fri Jun 27

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Lea77 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 11:20 AM

Re: Black Cards and Concierge Service

And a $500 annual fee (!!!!).

I got some sort of Amex invite that was 400 once. Threw it away, of course, but nice packaging.

I don't know if the concierge is worth it in the days of Google and smartphones.

I [more]

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Lea77 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 11:17 AM

Re: Cabbage

I don't know anything beyond red and green, where cabbage is concerned!

Tue Jun 17

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Lea77 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 5:29 PM

Re: LBYM news sources

One doesn't need the local paper to get the local news in DC. It's always:
Bang! Bang!
Silver Line 'aint opening anytime soon
When's this heat gonna end and we see some relief (if it's spring/summer) or when's this cold/snow gonna end
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Lea77 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 2:26 PM

Re: LBYM news sources

There is no indication where a link goes, which bothers me

I haven't been on drudge in a while, but some sites if you hover over the link you can see it in your browser before you click. But yeah, i agree, I don't like to go to a link [more]

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Lea77 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 9:01 AM

Re: LBYM news sources

My local paper isn't worth what they charge--and they've been charging for their online version longer than the NYTimes(!).

Same. I was in DC when my local paper started charging for online access, so I basically stopped reading any [more]

Fri Jun 13

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Lea77 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 4:39 PM

Re: "Group" gifts (a rant)

the culture here is that if you want cake on your birthday. YOU bring it.

That's kind of fun. At least you know you'll always have the cake you like on your birthday!

We actually did a birthday lunch at work today. We [more]

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