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@germanwordfor_kichererbsen I have a pretty slick 80's Norco roadbike that I got at a bikeswap for CAD$180. It has aluminum tires, it is nice and light, and it's very mechanically sound. I have noticed, though, being a life long bike person, that prices vary dramatically based on what city you live in. Oh! I also used to work at an auction and we would handle police seized and recovered bikes and sell them, usually pretty cheaply.
@Jenn@twitter yeah! That's all I ever did when I had them. Stick them into jars on counters. Never worked though.
@jfruh sadly ING (in Canada anyway) seems to have capped the amount of accounts you can do this with to five or six. It's so satisfying I would have 100 if they would let me.
About $100 a week for two adults living in British Columbia. We eat very well, and pack our lunches for work. We rarely eat meat, maybe steak and fish once a month? And because we go across the border every few months to stock up on non-perishables and freeze-ables at Trader Joe's or PCC $100 is probably a bit low. We're trying to meal plan our up-coming week out every Sunday, and do the shopping then, as we have to hit four or five shops to get everything we want, and to get the best prices.
@j-i-a Thank you! I wish him well, they're going from Vladivostok to Portugal, so it should be interesting.
@j-i-a Huh! My dad is off to Kyrgystan in a few weeks for a big motorbike trip. What can't he miss?
@Jake Reinhardt my parent's are cheap - they're the first to admit it. My dad buys all his clothes at Value Village and they fix everything, ride bikes instead of drive, really cheap. They sent me traveling when I graduated from high school. Being cheap isn't being poor.
@loren smith priorities, man. Maybe I should use that cushion to get some more schooling...
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@Blondsak NAILED IT. Congrats to you, that's rad!!!!
@Megano! My husband and I have a two to three year cushion, and we don't feel rich. We debated ordering a pizza for about half the day yesterday because it seemed like a silly thing to spend money on - I think so much of it is perspective and preterites.