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reader99 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 1:00 PM

Re: OT? Funeral Home payment

Someone I know died last month. He had only his VA pension, no assets, and no one in his family has $1200 to pay for a cremation. The VA only pays $300.

At first they couldn't find a funeral home that would even pick up the body from the [more]

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reader99 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 12:53 PM

Re: Charitable donations

I have not yet found a charity that sets any upper limit.


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Alcoholics Anonymous has an upper limit on donations from non-members, lest any outside person or agency have too much to say about how they do things.

Mon Jun 30

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reader99 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 3:19 PM

Re: Charitable donations

You're going to maintain that a board dedicated to people who monitor their income and expenses, people only donate for the gift of giving and don't itemize their taxes?



First, I don't know why it can't be both - one gives to give, [more]

Sat Jun 21

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reader99 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 11:03 AM

Re: Surprising (?) Electric Bill Culprit

In fact, the cable or satellite box can consume as much as 35W of power on standby. This lands it in the #2 spot on the list of home energy hogs, behind only AC units.

Can that even be possible? A cable box use more electricity than [more]

Fri Jun 6

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reader99 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 11:45 AM

Re: "Group" gifts (a rant)

I don't want presents from coworkers and I don't want to buy them presents.

Bah humbug.



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Yes. I go to work to get money, not to be offered a bunch of extra opportunities to piss it away. [more]

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reader99 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 11:27 AM

Re: "Group" gifts (a rant)

She gets mad, then dwells on why you said no. She takes it personally. Then she will throw out little barbs like "But my taste isn't good enough for you." or "But I'm sure you have your own ideas about what's funny." for YEARS [more]

Fri May 30

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reader99 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 11:18 AM

Re: Restaurant chains with senior discounts

Say what now?

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reader99 posted to the Living Below Your Means board. 10:20 AM

OT: VA Disability

I have two friends who are both disabled veterans. They share an apartment because neither can afford to live alone. B is in poor health and had major surgery last week. This morning he was in bad shape and had to go to a local emergency room by [more]

Mon May 26

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reader99 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 6:38 AM

Re: Deodorant Recipe

...how does it stay on...

I use a very small amount, about 1/4 tsp, and it blends into my skin and disappears. If you use a large amount and then wear black and sweat you'll get salt marks on your clothes. A small amount is fully effective.

Sun May 25

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reader99 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 10:55 PM

Re: Deodorant Recipe

The baking soda by itself with enough water to make a paste will do the job too.

Sat May 24

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reader99 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 6:16 PM

Re: All I Gotta Do Is Act Naturally

My book is Frugal Living for the 21st Century: Adventures in Using Your Money Wisely, available on Amazon in electronic format. My blog is adventures99.wordpress.com

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reader99 posted to the Living Below Your Means board. 6:44 AM

All I Gotta Do Is Act Naturally

I just got an email from TLC wanting to talk with me about being on Extreme Cheapskates next season. They've been reading my blog. My first instinct is 'no' because they kind of make people look like crazy idiots. OTOH, it would be a way to promote [more]

Tue May 20

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reader99 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 3:03 PM

Re: New teevee

People in wealthier neighborhoods can DRIVE to all the goods and services they want. In a lower income area the goods and services have to come to the neighborhood, and rightly so.

I've just been reading "Walkable City" by urban [more]

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reader99 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 2:56 PM

Re: New teevee

Also on other days I couldn't give away a 19" and 25" TV. Both were also operational but old technology. It used to be the poor were not so selective about getting functional older technology.

And we don't want an IBM [more]

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reader99 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 12:04 PM

Re: New teevee

It isn't? Maybe it's the way I define things, but anything that isn't a necessity is a luxury to me.


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I suspect there's a middle ground for most of us.

Enough food to sustain life is a necessity

A [more]

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reader99 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 11:07 AM

Re: New teevee

The middle class can't get ahead because TVs are free on Craigslist?

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reader99 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 11:02 AM

Re: New teevee

Perhaps someone who actually might want an old technology 50" tv can't afford to have it transported or have the space in which to put such a thing.

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My income is very low and I wouldn't take a 50" projection TV as a [more]

Tue Apr 1

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reader99 posted to the Living Below Your Means board. 10:00 AM

OT: Social security # at the doctor

I called a doctor's office to make an appointment as a new patient. First question right off the bat, what is your social security number. Articles on identity theft usually say to only give that out in financial situation like employment or [more]

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