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|Subject: Re: Are Americans saving too much for retirement||Date: 2/19/2007 8:07 PM|
|Author: Jim2B||Number: 2470 of 71930|
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.
Don't forget interlibrary loans, it's a wonderful thing!
We used to purchase way to many books. Lately we've been using the library and if we really like a book and want to read it over & over, then we'll buy it.
Otherwise we just borrow them, read them, & return them. Plus this method won't require us to purchase more bookshelves!
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