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Subject:  Re: Wish list Date:  2/15/2004  7:15 PM
Author:  tmeri Number:  369 of 1488

I thought the originating idea of this board was retiring well, not eking by with minimal expense. As I understand it, FIRE stands for financially independant, retired early, but FI seems to have gotten lost in these posts. As I've said in a prior post, the subset of homeless folks who rebel against working could be thought of as an extension of RE, and living on the street will really save you money.

db, did you miss the complete name of the board? It is Retire Well On Less. Most people would not associate giving up cable TV with being akin to, say, having no indoor toilet, or living in a cardboard box.

I realize it is all a matter of perspective. I just don't think cable/satellite TV is going fall in the category of "essential" for many people.

- tmeri
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