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Frugal living = recession proof

 
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I went from a paycheck away from homeless to upper middle class in less than a decade by living within my means. two properties, one is paid for (by me, not family money, there is no money in my family), several vehicles and a large chunk of cash saved. since I have no consumer debt I'm a biscuit from being rich. I use a cc but its paid at the end of the billing cycle. carrying a cc balance is slow death.
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I disagree with article below. Spending $2.25 a day on coffee is not frugal at all. Only ate out 37 days ago -- BFD!! $80 on a gym? She could buy a nice workout machine and also exercise outside. Used to pay $197 interest a month? That's nothing. She hasn't cashed in her 401K yet? Kiss it all goodbye. $11,930 ain't much and is soon to be worth nothing. So what does she own besides a mattress? Will she be able to carry it and keep it dry when she becomes homeless?

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I disagree also!......she is screwed...she will lose her job soon like you will..(not many will have jobs soon)..Her 401k is worthless like your is..if you have one...and she can forget about the PHD..it wouldn't do her any good even if she stayed in school...She better find a way to be much more frugal...
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Hmmm... interesting article there OP!
It makes me realize how far out of the 'normal' loop I am! lol

We're just about set up to go Possum here... the step beyond frugal. Check out the link for one story
[link to www.f4.ca]

I've lived this way before and the quality of life can be positively 'gracious' when done right.
We know more than we know and understand less than we think.
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Hmmm... interesting article there OP!
It makes me realize how far out of the 'normal' loop I am! lol

We're just about set up to go Possum here... the step beyond frugal. Check out the link for one story
[link to www.f4.ca]

I've lived this way before and the quality of life can be positively 'gracious' when done right.
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hf for my fellow possum!
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I disagree with article below. Spending $2.25 a day on coffee is not frugal at all. Only ate out 37 days ago -- BFD!! $80 on a gym? She could buy a nice workout machine and also exercise outside. Used to pay $197 interest a month? That's nothing. She hasn't cashed in her 401K yet? Kiss it all goodbye. $11,930 ain't much and is soon to be worth nothing. So what does she own besides a mattress? Will she be able to carry it and keep it dry when she becomes homeless?

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I disagree also!......she is screwed...she will lose her job soon like you will..(not many will have jobs soon)..Her 401k is worthless like your is..if you have one...and she can forget about the PHD..it wouldn't do her any good even if she stayed in school...She better find a way to be much more frugal...
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Exactly, WTF? I buy a can of Folgers for $6.00, it lasts a month. Could buy generic for 4.00, but I live with coffee snobs. Jogging, crunches, pullups, situps, all free. Who needs a gym? I haven't paid interest to anyone, for anything for 10 years.
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Well, if anyone did not know (although it may not be every telephone company unless it is a former Ma Bell) you do not need long distance service. How often do you use it? If I want to use long distance, there is always a long distance carrier you can use and just pay for the long distance call like 10-10-220 and then the long distance number. How many toll-free 800 type numbers are there to make the call free to some company or something - or even now - email? No, that is not frugal because the only thing frugal reminds me of is the frugal gourmet and God knows how I hate that food, because it all seems bad for you.

With that I pay for my slow connection Internet also, well, most of it, and a faster Internet would be nice sometimes, but then, somebody stated lately that the govmit wants now everyone to have fast service free or something like that.

I'll see, but the rest is just living without thinking that I am so important that there is not a ton of ways to live cheaper. I gave up trying to keep up with the Jones a long time ago, and still most of them can not even program a computer. It has become dumb and then you bought into it.

Hype, and that all it was!

Well, I do spend money on other things also, but then, I don't have to either. I still see people complain about everything, but where was there any thought processes going on with some of these people? Out of mind and out of money perhaps!
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You don't need long distance just a cell phone. No need for a home phone anymore. And you can get your high-speed internet through a blackberry/curve type internet phone...just hook it to your home computer. One good phone with good service and you don't need a home phone or internet service.
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I have few more that I noticed from the books:
-- Corn MUST BE separate from all other crops and not allowed to mingle for that has a chemical within the species of ALL corn that hinders growth naturally of ALL other plants exapt corn.
-- Walnut trees have a chemical juglone that produces the same effect.
-- Plant friends and foes are one true big science! Where the list might be long but that's actually quite simple to figure out and remember.
-- You must draw pictures each and every change you add within a sketch notebook religiously or there'll be a remembering problem for the best of memories.
-- Swiss chard lasts longest through a frost than many veggies or any greens.

One thing to remind of:
-- Small birds like small seeds so use bigger seeds if birds get after 'em or if rains are hard that season switch to large seed type.
Do you have anymore garden tips?
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Brother sun, intuition moon. Home at the forest.

Sure every post I have mentions goat blood...How do you think we get plasma tv's?

Organic needs are being assaulted. I'm not amused by this & encourage all to grow heirloom seed for themselves.

The garden gives greatest power.
Diabetes curing food list [Forget the FDA - Think for yourself]:
Thread: Every item recently recalled by FDA for salmonella has diabetic healing also prostate Big Pharma rids their competition
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From the Ozark Seed Exchange:
[link to www.ozarkseedexchange.com]

free: An Inter-Active Gardenerís Tote Book
First Edition, June 2005
Brother sun, intuition moon. Home at the forest.

Sure every post I have mentions goat blood...How do you think we get plasma tv's?

Organic needs are being assaulted. I'm not amused by this & encourage all to grow heirloom seed for themselves.

The garden gives greatest power.
Diabetes curing food list [Forget the FDA - Think for yourself]:
Thread: Every item recently recalled by FDA for salmonella has diabetic healing also prostate Big Pharma rids their competition
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wee doggie! you be a mean truth speaker! hearts
I disagree with article below. Spending $2.25 a day on coffee is not frugal at all. Only ate out 37 days ago -- BFD!! $80 on a gym? She could buy a nice workout machine and also exercise outside. Used to pay $197 interest a month? That's nothing. She hasn't cashed in her 401K yet? Kiss it all goodbye. $11,930 ain't much and is soon to be worth nothing. So what does she own besides a mattress? Will she be able to carry it and keep it dry when she becomes homeless?
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Brother sun, intuition moon. Home at the forest.

Sure every post I have mentions goat blood...How do you think we get plasma tv's?

Organic needs are being assaulted. I'm not amused by this & encourage all to grow heirloom seed for themselves.

The garden gives greatest power.
Diabetes curing food list [Forget the FDA - Think for yourself]:
Thread: Every item recently recalled by FDA for salmonella has diabetic healing also prostate Big Pharma rids their competition
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As far as fertilizer there are all sorts of choices out there to convince everyone and get fear into them for a chemical. No chemical ever assisted anyone like a fish head or a seaweed liquid. Fish heads might attract cats and dogs so we find that unruly. Seaweed has a bit of price tag at first but that goes far enough if diluted with compost tea. Sometime purchasing seaweed liquid gets not possible "just not affordable this month" for on a budget. That's fine since your garden needs & craves either ruminant manure or a compost. Turn those things into a tea by soaking a burlap bag or pillow case. Soak big as your garden appears to need: a cup full for each veggie. Soak either for for 24 hrs.
Brother sun, intuition moon. Home at the forest.

Sure every post I have mentions goat blood...How do you think we get plasma tv's?

Organic needs are being assaulted. I'm not amused by this & encourage all to grow heirloom seed for themselves.

The garden gives greatest power.
Diabetes curing food list [Forget the FDA - Think for yourself]:
Thread: Every item recently recalled by FDA for salmonella has diabetic healing also prostate Big Pharma rids their competition
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I bought a used old time clamp on the table's edge meat grinder because I thought I could save some money, maybe get better meat, and use scraps that I was throwing away when I trimed meat. I've got to say that the clamp on grinder was a waste of money. True, it doesn't need electricity, but it's slow slow slow and it doesn't do that good a job. I'm looking for a stand alone electric meat grinder now.
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[link to www.dollartree.com]
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I disagree with article below. Spending $2.25 a day on coffee is not frugal at all. Only ate out 37 days ago -- BFD!! $80 on a gym? She could buy a nice workout machine and also exercise outside. Used to pay $197 interest a month? That's nothing. She hasn't cashed in her 401K yet? Kiss it all goodbye. $11,930 ain't much and is soon to be worth nothing. So what does she own besides a mattress? Will she be able to carry it and keep it dry when she becomes homeless?

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I disagree also!......she is screwed...she will lose her job soon like you will..(not many will have jobs soon)..Her 401k is worthless like your is..if you have one...and she can forget about the PHD..it wouldn't do her any good even if she stayed in school...She better find a way to be much more frugal...


Exactly, WTF? I buy a can of Folgers for $6.00, it lasts a month. Could buy generic for 4.00, but I live with coffee snobs. Jogging, crunches, pullups, situps, all free. Who needs a gym? I haven't paid interest to anyone, for anything for 10 years.
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Fill the Folgers can with the generic. See if they can tell.
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It's like I tell my son, "If you don't spend it, you don't have to earn it."


 Quoting: F.B.Nyte



Yours is important advice... especially now when incomes are being reduced.


As the old saying goes...

A penny saved is a penny earned.



Those who are thrifty, shop smart and live debt free will survive.


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It's like I tell my son, "If you don't spend it, you don't have to earn it."




When I was a child my first "piggy bank" was actually a
cardboard house bank [given as a token at an oil show.]
On the side of the house bank it said:

" A penny saved is a penny earned. "


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True
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NOT TRUE anymore!! Every time the printing presses crank out USDs, the ones in your pocket lose value. If you really want to get a handle on fiat currency and our banking system take The Crash Course....it wil explain our monetary system much better than a cartoon. It is 2 hours long but you will understand our money and banking system pretty well.

[link to www.chrismartenson.com]
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It's like I tell my son, "If you don't spend it, you don't have to earn it."




When I was a child my first "piggy bank" was actually a
cardboard house bank [given as a token at an oil show.]
On the side of the house bank it said:

" A penny saved is a penny earned. "


~

True

NOT TRUE anymore!! Every time the printing presses crank out USDs, the ones in your pocket lose value.

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You're better off saving your cash than spending it
on depreciating items.



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I think frugal will become the new cool.




I remember one guy on a frugal living forum say
that his favorite entertainment was to see how
cheap... er.. frugal... he could live.

I am beginning to understand what he meant...
as I now make special efforts to get bargains
[like using coupons for grocery items already
on sale, etc.] and find it quite fun.


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 Quoting: Is45


Met with my family at Christmas and told them I am now starting to use coupons. They were very excited for me. They have been using them for years. I had tried previously, but was never dedicated to it.

Now, it's a challenge.

Oh, by the way -- my family has more money than the average bear and more than I have. They just like to save money when they spend.

Good luck people.
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yep bisciuts gravy fried potates .pinto beans ham seasononing withh onion green beans cornbread and fried potatoes ..yum macroonnie amd tomatoers with a few tableapoons of bacon grease for seasoning salt pepper..
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country cooking is the BEST!
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I disagree with article below. Spending $2.25 a day on coffee is not frugal at all. Only ate out 37 days ago -- BFD!! $80 on a gym? She could buy a nice workout machine and also exercise outside. Used to pay $197 interest a month? That's nothing. She hasn't cashed in her 401K yet? Kiss it all goodbye. $11,930 ain't much and is soon to be worth nothing. So what does she own besides a mattress? Will she be able to carry it and keep it dry when she becomes homeless?

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I disagree also!......she is screwed...she will lose her job soon like you will..(not many will have jobs soon)..Her 401k is worthless like your is..if you have one...and she can forget about the PHD..it wouldn't do her any good even if she stayed in school...She better find a way to be much more frugal...
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Exactly, WTF? I buy a can of Folgers for $6.00, it lasts a month. Could buy generic for 4.00, but I live with coffee snobs. Jogging, crunches, pullups, situps, all free. Who needs a gym? I haven't paid interest to anyone, for anything for 10 years.
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buy the good stuff and the generic and mix them together. coffee snobs will never know.
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Nice to come across this thread again!

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three year old post, link doesn't work anymore
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As far as fertilizer there are all sorts of choices out there to convince everyone and get fear into them for a chemical. No chemical ever assisted anyone like a fish head or a seaweed liquid. Fish heads might attract cats and dogs so we find that unruly. Seaweed has a bit of price tag at first but that goes far enough if diluted with compost tea. Sometime purchasing seaweed liquid gets not possible "just not affordable this month" for on a budget. That's fine since your garden needs & craves either ruminant manure or a compost. Turn those things into a tea by soaking a burlap bag or pillow case. Soak big as your garden appears to need: a cup full for each veggie. Soak either for for 24 hrs.
 Quoting: Sol_Suorovinrac


The best fertilizer you can grow by far is comfrey. Easy to propagate and stays still if not tilled. Everyone concerned about future fertilizers should have a comfrey patch. Chickens can live quite nicely on nothing but comfrey and worms. Your garden will love you for adding this amazing plant.

There are 3 'big' permaculture plants...
comfrey
bamboo
cannabis. Which they normally leave off the list...
Plant or Perish