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|Subject: Re: Are Americans saving too much for retirement||Date: 2/19/2007 12:03 PM|
|Author: AngelMay||Number: 2396 of 70864|
We have modified our habits a bit. The one big thing we do now is that we never hit the fast food drivethroughs - period. We eat out twice a month at a nice restaurant (the kids love it because the place is full of plants and fountains). I order off the senior citizen menu, the 9 year old orders off the kid's menu and we throw scraps to the baby. All are happy and the tab for twice a month is about half of what we were spending before at lousy restaurants. Plus the kids have a chance to put linen napkins in their laps and practice manners.
This is just TOO cool, Sissy!
Part of the probblem is emotional-mental - really getting through to yourself that it is a WANT not a NEED. I feel like I NEED books. But I wouldn't die if I didn't have books. And in any case with a little creative effort I don't have to forego books. If I ever decide that I can't afford Friends of the Library I will go to the public library.
Anyway I like the tradeoff - less money but a richer life.
For you, books ARE a need! Never give them up, Sissy!
We all deserve some of our special needs.
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