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Subject:  Re: Replacing Kitchen Countertops Date:  2/7/2004  9:43 PM
Author:  MFDnSC Number:  45917 of 128074

People are entitled to spend their money as they wish. But I think a lot of people underestimate just how high the rate of return on savings and investments can be. I like to encourage people to think about the payoff that can come from frugality, savings and investments, not just the fleeting attractiveness of new consumer junk.

If you don't have it don't spend it, but fleeting attractiveness is not what a rehab is about and I'll challenge anyone to say that what we did in the kitchen won't be attractive and an add on to the value of this house!

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