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Old 07-28-2013, 05:07 PM   #81
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I'ma tell ya now, neither of us have any regrets about our decision to *finally* start living for US.

We both did the "right things" re our kids. For DH it was child support so steep he worked three jobs to pay it, bought shirts (literally) by the pound at an outlet store for work clothes and survived on Raman Noodles much of the time.

I was both Mom and Dad and no, I wasn't a single Mom/divorcee' unless you count the spouse abandoning us to a bar stool....nuff said. In addition I've worked since I got out of school, except 11 months times three for my three sons.

We've decided it is *our* turn to be selfish. We're not going to wait until our health fails to start living for *us*.

We have both made more than our share of sacrifices and spent a lot of years living paycheck to paycheck. God has blessed us beyond measure the last 12 years. We are thankful and grateful. We can't take it with us....so here we are!
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Old 07-28-2013, 05:12 PM   #82
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I'ma tell ya now, neither of us have any regrets about our decision to *finally* start living for US.

We both did the "right things" re our kids. For DH it was child support so steep he worked three jobs to pay it, bought shirts (literally) by the pound at an outlet store for work clothes and survived on Raman Noodles much of the time.

I was both Mom and Dad and no, I wasn't a single Mom/divorcee' unless you count the spouse abandoning us to a bar stool....nuff said. In addition I've worked since I got out of school, except 11 months times three for my three sons.

We've decided it is *our* turn to be selfish. We're not going to wait until our health fails to start living for *us*.

We have both made more than our share of sacrifices and spent a lot of years living paycheck to paycheck. God has blessed us beyond measure the last 12 years. We are thankful and grateful. We can't take it with us....so here we are!
You're right - you can't take it with you. Thats why there are no trailer hitches on hearses.
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Old 07-28-2013, 05:34 PM   #83
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Bigbaron,

Just tighten up in unnecessary expenditures and spend your money where you have to. That's how we get by.
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Old 07-28-2013, 05:35 PM   #84
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Aw heck, DH and I are both Type A's and both Leos, we just may be the first to ride in a hearse with a hitch! Now, as to what we'd be draggin? :-X
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Old 07-28-2013, 05:37 PM   #85
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YES!

THIS!

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Old 07-28-2013, 05:57 PM   #86
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we will continue on our path.
LOL, I'd rather have gas stamps. Gotz food, we're country folks *and* preppers! Raise our own beef and pork, deer and duck hunt.

FOODIES R US!
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Old 07-28-2013, 07:00 PM   #87
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I'm up for gas stampZ. Think we could get a law passed?
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Old 07-28-2013, 07:02 PM   #88
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A caution to the board at large.

Please be careful to avoid hot button political remarks and the desire (no matter how closely held) to espouse your viewpoint on same.

For political discussions find my campsite at the rally and pull up a chair.
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Old 07-28-2013, 07:22 PM   #89
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After first marriage and divorce, was homeless for a while (was drinking heavily) and fired from my job. Five years between marriages, jumped from job to job. Eventually bought a car and then had a repo man trying to chase me down and had to hide the car. What a humiliating feeling! When SWMBO and I married I laid down only one rule - We never finance anything. And we haven't, except a home to live in. So we save in advance and pay cash. No telling how much interest we've saved over the years, but it's allowed us to be very comfortable in retirement, and enjoy the lifestyle we love.
The "get it now" generation has had it's comuppance with the recent economic downturn. I hope they learned something from it.
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Old 07-28-2013, 07:23 PM   #90
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After first marriage and divorce, was homeless for a while (was drinking heavily) and fired from my job. Five years between marriages, jumped from job to job. Eventually bought a car and then had a repo man trying to chase me down and had to hide the car. What a humiliating feeling! When SWMBO and I married I laid down only one rule" We never finance anything. And we haven't, except a home to live in. So we save in advance and pay cash. No telling how much interest we've saved over the years, but it's allowed us to be very comfortable in retirement, and enjoy the lifestyle we love.
The "get it now" generation has had it's comuppance with the recent economic downturn. I hope they learned something from it.
Amen
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