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I have not included groceries and medical expenses

i really identify with the instinct not to "count" things that are objectively justified, realistic, and indispensable to life. it takes some thought even to come with them, since they are second nature to us. posting them, however, doesn't mean anyone will challenge them or suggest doing without.

that's exactly what gets us in trouble - spending mindlessly, even if it's totally "right".

sort of like not counting the calories for a healthy, well-balanced meal. even though it's the right thing to do, it still "costs" calories. (not that i would ever so such a thing, ahem.)

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