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After reading the article - I disagree with some and agree with others. The difference between cheap and frugal has always been simple for me. You are cheap when you do things that harm other people or save money at other people's expense. If you don't tip because "no one ever tipped you at your jo...
- Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:44 pm
- Forum: Chat room
- Topic: dollar stores ripping off the poor (?????)
- Replies: 4
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I think dollar stores are terrible for the poor. There are very few things that aren't much higher per ounce because of the packaging size. Given that these stores are often the only source of food in certain neighborhoods (other than perhaps a convenience store that, if you're lucky, may sell a ban...
- Mon May 07, 2018 11:43 am
- Forum: Chat room
- Topic: Money wise...things that I need to remember
- Replies: 27
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This has been a pretty spendy year for me too. We are doing fine financially since I got my new job, but sheesh. The biggest expense was that I bought a brand new car, my first. My cousin has always done my mechanical work for about 90% off what you'd pay elsewhere. That was the only reason I could ...
Recovering Dreamer, I was decluttering today and came across this article I had saved. I printed it to read to my mom several years ago. I immediately thought of you and Clarisse when I reread it today. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/03/13/a-dog-born-without-eyes-sees-somet...
- Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:10 pm
- Forum: Gardening
- Topic: Calling Experienced Growers of Potatoes, Carrots, etc.
- Replies: 6
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Potatoes did terrible at the farm, and I've never grown them at home before, so I have no tips there. For carrots, dig deep, make sure there aren't rocks or hard lumps in the soil. Weed and thin carrots ruthlessly. My farmer friend used to joke that farming is 90% weeding carrots. It's true. You nee...