This is brilliant. Thank you Mike Dang! Also, I pretty much love this website. Sadly though, as I said in a comment on another post, I will have to be a Wal-Mart greeter or something of the like as my retirement funds are so low. Or, maybe my generation and others can bring back communes as a way to retire.
Sigh...Wal-Mart greeter, here I come or they will have to wheel my body out of whatever job some company still allows me to have. My folks retired as teachers and live an awesome life, but yeah, this is not something that will happen to me because at my advanced age, I'd have to probably put back almost half my income.
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I had the last one happen with a 17 year old cat by a vet tech. Then the vet himself came in and was like, "I would put her down. Just think of it as a final gift to your best friend. You have had a long time together and you can end her suffering." That really helped because I think sometimes the vet looks at you askance when your decision is "I can't afford 15K surgery for an elderly pet", which has also happened to me. The pressure to spend the money is incredible, especially when you don't have kids or other family around and the pet is your main companion.
I too am trying to "get with it" and get an iPhone and have been a Sprint (yeah, yeah) customer with a $45 a month bill and know I will long for that bill. However, they have an unlimited data plan and I was wondering if anyone else had this plan and liked it? I have also looked into just going month to month with T-Mobil or Virgin and buying an Android phone instead. Is there anyone out there with advice for any of this? I tend to be frugal, hence the late entry into the smart phone switch.
As a person who washes the zip-lock type plastic bags when they haven't been used to marinate meat, I'm with you! Especially since I have worked at a grocery before and KNOW FOR A FACT that the store brand cream cheese you get is made by the same people who make the name brand, same with milk, canned and frozen veggies, and lots and lots of things. But yes, this comes for me anyway, from a one income home and a mom who was raised by her depression era grandparents (Germans too, if you want to get really stereotypical). There are certain things I will spend money on. Tide for example. I am also queen of the spatula when I cook, you could almost use the pans again after I have put the leftovers away. I also swish water or milk around the jars sauces come out of. I prefer to think of it as environmentally friendly, but I know it is a "waste not want not" thing. Also, when I was a really young kid there weren't generics so things really were just Tupperware, Zip-Lock, Reynolds Wrap, Dole, Libby, etc. meaning we had to save where we could. Now you can get plastic containers when you buy sliced meat.