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    We've also maintained an aggressive savings schedule of at least $1000 each time one of us gets paid. The savings account doesn't make us anything, but we park money there until we reach certain goals, then sweep some off for investing.
    "Today, [the American voter] chooses his rulers as he buys bootleg whiskey, never knowing precisely what he is getting, only certain that it is not what it pretends to be." - H.L. Mencken
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    Nova, there is no such thing as healthy mayonaisse. Not to my knowledge at least.
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    My income has remained stable. The only real issue for me is gas prices.


    I switched to better spending habits in 2001, when I bought my house. I've done okay in this economy by sticking to those habits. When I had $300 rent in the 90s and gas was $1.50 a gallon, I spent a lot more money on books and junk. With Borders gone, I don't spend as much in Barnes and Noble. I'm not a big on-line shopper, and only order from Amazon using gift cards, not using credit cards, which keeps me from spending so much on that kind of stuff (because I have to buy the gift card at CVS or somewhere first).
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    While we have not changed our spending habits ... we do worry about the economy "circling the drain."

    Can't wait 'til November! This man is a destroyer of all that the US stands for!

    Wish that we could be like Dems for a day ... so that we could vote multiple times as they do, wthout any qualms whatsoever! ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by linda22003 View Post
    Mine have not changed at all. I still buy Chanel (the cosmetics and fragrances, not the skin care), shop at Eileen Fisher for most of my clothes, and we spend about $150 on groceries each week for the two of us - lots of fresh produce, excellent fish (the most expensive item), and basically anything we feel like having. The house is almost paid for, we've both stayed gainfully employed, and we have no other debt.
    This borders on the Estrogen Zone. Unless you edit with pics from the Freds of H. selections,,,,,,,
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    Quote Originally Posted by AmPat View Post
    This borders on the Estrogen Zone. Unless you edit with pics from the Freds of H. selections,,,,,,,
    Good call. Does "Fred's" of Hollywood still exist? Years ago when we were in college, my roommate was taking theatre design classes and had to build scale model sets she designed. She would use cutouts from the Frederick's of Hollywood catalog to add humans to the sets, to scale. I remember Lady Macbeth in a leopard print push up bra and crotchless panties.
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    Quote Originally Posted by linda22003 View Post
    Good call. Does "Fred's" of Hollywood still exist? Years ago when we were in college, my roommate was taking theatre design classes and had to build scale model sets she designed. She would use cutouts from the Frederick's of Hollywood catalog to add humans to the sets, to scale. I remember Lady Macbeth in a leopard print push up bra and crotchless panties.
    Umm, I gotta go to the bathroom, back in ten.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AmPat View Post
    Umm, I gotta go to the bathroom, back in ten.
    I would never have guessed you had such a fondness for Shakespeare.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Generation Why? View Post
    Nova, there is no such thing as healthy mayonaisse. Not to my knowledge at least.
    Every processed food has a downside. The goal is to make better choices, not to live off raw fruits and vegetables (unless that's what you want to do, of course).

    Vegenaise is a better choice than Hellman's or Hain.
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    My wife has become quite the couponer. She looks for deals and gets coupons both online and in the paper and sometimes gets stuff free. There are only the 2 of us and the dogs and cats and we have enough cereal to feed the 7th Army. We have so much stuff that we're about to make a rather large donation to a church who gives food to needy families in the community. This includes baby products like cereals, formula, and jarred food.
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