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2/20/11 4:59 A

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started to use the dryer again

couldn't live without it
too much clothes and they take forever to dry in the house


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2/20/11 12:34 A

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I don't like my house dark when I am home so I often leave lights on, usually low voltage ones. Also when I go out and won't be home till after dark I leave a light on inside.

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2/18/11 7:52 A

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Love my cable TV shows,I do shop to much even if it is at Goodwill and too much meat in my diet

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1/26/11 1:17 P

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Using the dryer when I'm tired instead of hanging laundry.

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1/26/11 6:27 A

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It is one thing to buy books that you look at once and could have obtained at the library. But it is quite another when they are books that you need for research or that you will treasure. Putting yourself on a "book budget" is probably the responsible thing to do. I am in favor of other ways to cut expenses.

For me - I struggle with avoiding diet coke. That is hardly a necessity. Isn't good for your teeth, etc. It sits high on my want list, but doesn't even make it to my needs list.

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1/25/11 6:58 P

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Books - I'm an art historian and I love history books, books on architecture, artists, etc. and these are not cheap. I've got myself on a book diet right now because I have about ten books waiting to be read...

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1/24/11 10:35 P

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Books! Sure I can get lots of light-reading books from the library and the local thrift store, but the specialized books I need for research are getting expensive ($55 for the last one). Still, worth it in the long run.

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1/24/11 9:06 P

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OH and I love camping,and visiting my nmom in FL... ok Vacations :)

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1/24/11 9:05 P

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GIVING TOO Much to my boys. Money, toys, phones, gas money...I am weak to thier smiles!

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1/24/11 3:48 P

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Oh yeah, running is my unfrugal habit! In and of itself, it's not so bad, but I spend about $65 on shoes several times a year, plus "toys" like a hand held water bottle and compression socks, then the recovery drinks and on-the-run fuel, not to mention race entry fees. I try to keep travel to destination races at a minimum though!

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1/24/11 2:12 P

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Like lots of folks, eating out is a huge money waster...and waste adder...and usually not very healthy.

Smart phone with web, email, etc is a splurge...but I really like it.

Diet Coke - if only I could kick this habit...sip, sip.

My pets - OMG, how much I spend on them. (But they're my kids, so I guess it's okay.)

Good shoes - not frugal, but necessary for my feet.

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1/24/11 6:52 A

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Gas! When I want to go somewhere, I go! But, I do have an economical car to drive. emoticon


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1/24/11 2:44 A

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so i see we all have little bad habbits
today the news said more bad news
they are raising taxes again and fuel
most of us are not eating right
well i guess the store brands are saving me till now
will have to learn to make them last longer



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1/22/11 8:11 P
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Eating out! Try to go to lunch as that is cheaper than dinner and sometimes share an entree with hubby.

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1/22/11 3:31 P

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My main un-frugal habits are music and jewelry. I get them frugally at cheap sites online and by downloading mp3 albums, but I could still stand to not spend as much on either item.

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1/22/11 11:58 A

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Two that come to mind are my habit of drinking Diet Pepsi, getting my hair colored. Can I count my kids? emoticon

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1/22/11 11:47 A

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Agree on the smoking.

MP3 player is actually frugal. Hours and hours of enjoyment. Pennies per use.

Eating out is my unfrugal thing. I could never eat out and be happy but the BF likes to do it from time to time.

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1/22/11 6:35 A

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I would consider your first un-frugal thing to be the smoking. If the ipod helps you stop, it is worth every cent.

My own - eating out.
It doesn't do any thing for the budget or the waist line.

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1/22/11 2:33 A

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I didn't know buying an iPod was un-frugal. I bought a no-name mp3 player for under $20 and I use a (free) sound program on my computer to supply it with music from records, as well as convert CDs to mp3, and collect old-time radio programs on mp3.
I think having an mp3 player actually saves money and space (physical space, not virtual hard-drive space), no matter what brand.
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1/22/11 2:21 A

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iknow you have some,,,
i do too...
ok here goes,,,
1 un frugal thing i did about 3 months ago is buy an ipod, emoticon
but it was a great buy,
i track my spending, my shopping list is on there,
got skype and talk throw it,
tracks my smoking and allot of other things,
my second unfrugal thing is smoking
i smoke allot, seems like i will never quit , why ??? too much on my mind these days
my thirds unfrugal thing is ,,, 2 times a month i go out for a cupple of drinks , it is the only thing left in this part of the country

so what are your unfrugal habbits??? emoticon

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