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post #31 of 93
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Originally Posted by Britalian
Wow indeed. Unless you feel there's some possibility of inheritance some distant day, I'd have been inclined to tell the cousins to shove their 'invitation'. Or was it a themed party? Still mildly ridiculous by any stretch.


that is how they became rich. no, no chance of any inheritance, and they do the same thing every year.
post #32 of 93
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Originally Posted by iammatt
toilet paper

Eef! Don't know how you do it... Nothing but Charmin Ultra for my ass!
post #33 of 93
No classy coffees during the workday--company swill only. Also, no eating breakfast outside of the house on weekdays. In general, prepared meals only as events, not just because I'm too lazy to cook (this generally means no ordering in).

These goals are aspirational, not absolute. I'm trying to get a hold on my lunch costs.
post #34 of 93
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Originally Posted by globetrotter
that is how they became rich. no, no chance of any inheritance, and they do the same thing every year.

Steal their Matisse... The cheap bastards deserve it!
post #35 of 93
I don't like to throw out paper so I have paper documents, etc. from many years ago stored.
post #36 of 93
I dont buy coffee out. 3-4 pounds for a freakin coffee is absurd. Praticularly when you consider the fact that it is not good for the waistline. Few of those a day adds up

Money and calories better served on beer in the pub

K
post #37 of 93
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Originally Posted by GQgeek
Eef! Don't know how you do it... Nothing but Charmin Ultra for my ass!
no, i just re-use
post #38 of 93
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Originally Posted by iammatt
no, i just re-use

Hmmm... I just limit myself to 3 squares.
post #39 of 93
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Originally Posted by RJman
I bet Modsquad would groove for a Thick As Thieves suit from our own Get Smart. What other indulgences have you engaged in?
He would indeed. In fact, he checks the Buy It link on Thick As Thieves every day to see if it's ready. One button, peak lapel, close cut, right up my street. What else? I got a couple of Alexander McQueen jackets on Yoox for going out (one is straight off the runway from Fall '05), another one at Wooyoungmi in the Marais last time I was in your new home town (that's a great boutique and very reasonably priced), a couple of shirts at Relish for nostalgia's sake because they are putting the men's department out of its misery (and, I assume, disemploying the snotty guy) and I have more overkill in the pipeline. I realize that's a very slow month for some people around here, but for me it's a buying spree.
post #40 of 93
I buy a lot of staple items in bulk, store-brand non-prescription medicine, and very little of anything else that isn't on sale.
post #41 of 93
I scrimp on parking at work. A space near my office would run me $40 a month. I park four blocks away, on the street, pay nothing and get a bit more exercise to boot.
post #42 of 93
I think it was Elvis Presley who saved everything, including broken screen doors.
post #43 of 93
1) Sale toilet paper: I'll upgrade to the good stuff if its discounted to the house brand, but Im guilty of using the cheapo institutional stuff. My mother strongly disapproves of my subpar paper products. Im also guilty of using TP for Kleenex. I buy the real stuff only when Im sick.

2) Tap water or cheap bottled stuff: I don't need a fancy name.

3) Fruit from the corner vendor: Cheaper and fresher than the local grocery stores in most instances. Covered in Chilean chemicals that can be washed off.

4) Bring beverages to work. Seriously, even if you buy your lunch, those $1 waters and sodas add up in a hurry. No preparation, and an easy 0.50-0.65 saved per day. Add $0.75-$1 if you haul your own coffee.
post #44 of 93
Don't drink coffee so no Starbucks addiction.
Don't drink bottled water, tap is fine for me.
Had two larger SUV's which the monthly carrying costs were as much as my mortgage, got rid of both and now my wife drives a smaller SUV and I drive a 1987 300E.
Undershirts and pajama/lounge pants from Marshalls, no Zimmerli.
Would love to be able to do "supermarket brands" for the household goods but I have not been able to cross that bridge. Am also in a 12 step program to shake off a Whole Foods addiction.
post #45 of 93
I use the complimentary shaver / toiletries from planes. Normally its enough to last me till I fly again & replenish.
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