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I spend less than expected (in what areas?).

Rather than doing what people expect people to do in retirement ---- travel, I look into my character and values for things I really want to do and am interested in doing.

My major activity is as a volunteer for the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts, a cheap and rewarding activity.

I keep up with message boards like this one and provide advice on a message board for those who have furnaces or gas equipment thaty doesn't work, using knowkledge and experience from my former occupation.

And I go walking or bicycling pretty much every day.

Frugality is a core value of mine and a hobby as well. This morning I stoked up my wood stove instead of turning on the furnace despite freezing temperatures --- because I'm a firebug at heart and it's a hobby.

And gardening the past few years. I make blackberry jam from berries that grow abundantly and wil in Seattle, and make apple cider from untebnded apple trees along street ends and public rights of way.

I COULD spend a lot more money, but I'd be less happy if I did.

Seattle Pioneer
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