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July 17, 2006


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There are some decent ideas in here, but when I have to delay haircuts, cut my dryer sheets in half, and wash aluminum foil, it's time to increase the income a bit!

Good ideas if you are living paycheck to paycheck. The goal here should be to get to the point of living like you want. I am at a point in my life I keep the house much cooler than I used to, water the lawn a bunch, eat out when I want – and I don’t cut dryer sheets 

The idea here is not to “waste” money, but to enjoy all of the hard work of the past. It is important to have a good balance (within reason) or just like a crash diet, you will revert to your old ways.

I know what you mean, Philip. My wife used to wash ziplocs, and she still saves grocery bags like they were gold! But the thing about increasing the income, is that when you do that, Uncle Sam's gonna get a bite. But when you save money, he gets none! I believe in paying taxes, but no more than I have to...

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