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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #1000 on: February 11, 2015, 09:09:46 AM »
I get frustrated because there isn't anything I can do with my money.

For example, I have no CC debt.  All bills are paid on the first paycheck.  I allocate part of that paycheck to savings and investments then I budget the rest to carry me over through the remainder of the month.  The second paycheck goes directly to savings and investments with it barely spending a day in my checking.  So on days that are not pay days or bill days (every 1st)  I have nothing to do except look at my interest and investment accounts.


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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #1001 on: February 11, 2015, 11:14:29 AM »
I get frustrated because there isn't anything I can do with my money.

For example, I have no CC debt.  All bills are paid on the first paycheck.  I allocate part of that paycheck to savings and investments then I budget the rest to carry me over through the remainder of the month.  The second paycheck goes directly to savings and investments with it barely spending a day in my checking.  So on days that are not pay days or bill days (every 1st)  I have nothing to do except look at my interest and investment accounts.

I initially had the opposite problem. I kept a fair amount of money in my bank account as a buffer, and couldn't do anything besides watch it grow. I couldn't find anything I wanted to spend it on. Those numbers on a screen were worth more to me than any stuff I could buy. Having a similar issue right now regarding planning a vacation. A vacation would be nice, but all those digits!!!
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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #1002 on: February 11, 2015, 12:43:39 PM »
I'm a teacher.  I deposit all my salary into my 403b and 457. It's all invested.  The office staff always hunts me down to give me my paycheck envelope.  They can't understand why I'm not desperate to have it.  I try to casually act like I'm excited that it's payday since everyone else is anxious to have the money.  No one around here would understand that there isn't any money in my paycheck and they REALLY wouldn't understand that I'm happy about that!

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« Reply #1003 on: February 11, 2015, 01:02:15 PM »
you can have a check with 0.00$ on it?

That system gets more rediculous every tiem I hear about it LOL

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« Reply #1004 on: February 11, 2015, 01:50:14 PM »
you can have a check with 0.00$ on it?

That system gets more rediculous every tiem I hear about it LOL

I have my paycheck directly deposited into my bank account, but I still get a pay stub that shows the deductions and net salary. (We get it online.) It's not actually a check.

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« Reply #1005 on: February 11, 2015, 04:07:26 PM »
I bought a little notebook to track every penny . . . . but haven't even been able to use it in five days because I have not bought anything since buying the notebook!

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« Reply #1006 on: February 11, 2015, 04:13:14 PM »
I bought a little notebook to track every penny . . . . but haven't even been able to use it in five days because I have not bought anything since buying the notebook!

That's awesome, lunahsol -- made me smile!

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« Reply #1007 on: February 11, 2015, 06:21:45 PM »
I get frustrated because there isn't anything I can do with my money.

For example, I have no CC debt.  All bills are paid on the first paycheck.  I allocate part of that paycheck to savings and investments then I budget the rest to carry me over through the remainder of the month.  The second paycheck goes directly to savings and investments with it barely spending a day in my checking.  So on days that are not pay days or bill days (every 1st)  I have nothing to do except look at my interest and investment accounts.

I initially had the opposite problem. I kept a fair amount of money in my bank account as a buffer, and couldn't do anything besides watch it grow. I couldn't find anything I wanted to spend it on. Those numbers on a screen were worth more to me than any stuff I could buy. Having a similar issue right now regarding planning a vacation. A vacation would be nice, but all those digits!!!

Yeah I'm like you, typically I have nothing I want to buy.  Today, though, I did buy some candies and cake making stuff for Valentines Day/SO's birthday weekend.  I almost spent $10!

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« Reply #1008 on: February 11, 2015, 07:09:47 PM »
I get frustrated because there isn't anything I can do with my money.

For example, I have no CC debt.  All bills are paid on the first paycheck.  I allocate part of that paycheck to savings and investments then I budget the rest to carry me over through the remainder of the month.  The second paycheck goes directly to savings and investments with it barely spending a day in my checking.  So on days that are not pay days or bill days (every 1st)  I have nothing to do except look at my interest and investment accounts.

I want to pay my bills on the 1st but my cycles are all weird. Electric bills me around a week in, school loans bill me a week and change, phone two weeks, internet one-two weeks, other utilities one week and change... life is hard.

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« Reply #1009 on: February 11, 2015, 09:15:00 PM »
Paid cash for new house that has a well, septic and no trash service fees as we take ours to a country dumpster on the way into town to get groceries and stop at the library...had to spend 10 minutes realigning budget categories & amounts in YNAB that I don't have to budget for any more. 

oh d' struggle.

P.S.  Oh, and our RE taxes went down by half as did our vehicles insurances* now that we don't live in a metro area any longer.  New house has larger square footage & an extra room** than our last house we paid cash for.  Sigh.  Mustachianism - it's worse than living in a first world country!

*Think they'll soon give me an antique tag for my truck too.  Goodie, I can enter it into the local 2 block long parade to carry the beauty queen/mayor/rodeo announcer/grand marshall/sheriff/meat market owner of our 2 horse town.  Really moving up in the social circles as well.

**Is it sad/bad/indicitave of my mustachianism that I already have plans laid out in my head into how I could turn it into a triplex if need be and take on renters???????????

Yep, when I sold my house and moved to a new place, I also had the opportunity to remove quite a few line items in my expense spreadsheet. It really simplified it! Gone are the water bills, insurance, trash pickup (these are all in condo fee now), alarm system, yard guy, home phone, cable TV, pest control...so simple now.

I also had vehicle insurance go down even though I just moved a mile away, though technically a different town. The insurance company says that my new area code is known as a walkable area and they have had less claims from this zone than my old zone. Bonus!

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #1010 on: February 12, 2015, 02:23:02 AM »
I bought new non-stick pans a couple of months ago but I still use my old pans because I don't want to mess up the new ones.

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« Reply #1011 on: February 12, 2015, 02:27:13 AM »
I bought new non-stick pans a couple of months ago but I still use my old pans because I don't want to mess up the new ones.
Was there anything wrong with the old pans?

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« Reply #1012 on: February 12, 2015, 07:19:14 AM »
I get frustrated because there isn't anything I can do with my money.

For example, I have no CC debt.  All bills are paid on the first paycheck.  I allocate part of that paycheck to savings and investments then I budget the rest to carry me over through the remainder of the month.  The second paycheck goes directly to savings and investments with it barely spending a day in my checking.  So on days that are not pay days or bill days (every 1st)  I have nothing to do except look at my interest and investment accounts.

I want to pay my bills on the 1st but my cycles are all weird. Electric bills me around a week in, school loans bill me a week and change, phone two weeks, internet one-two weeks, other utilities one week and change... life is hard.

It took me a while to set it up like this.  Its all about that due date.  My parents pay everything on the 15th because it works better for them.

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« Reply #1013 on: February 12, 2015, 07:45:45 AM »
Our old condo was like that Daisy.  After we moved they built a Whole Paychecks around the corner that would've been shorter than walking to our current mailbox.  That would've been nice for shopping their sales. 

On those with screwy due-date bills...once you get out far enough in front of them (not living paycheck to paycheck) the majority of them can be paid on whatever date you want.  Have you tried calling them and asking for a date change on billing?  Many will be cooperative.  I balance accounts on the 23rd and pay bills on the 24th, that way every thing is there by the first on the couple of bills I still pay by hand.  Most are now automated.

Which brings us to the mustachian people problem of having a lLOT of stamps still left on the roll that I bought because I did not want to make trips to the post office (of course this was back in the day before the P.O. automated buying postage online).  Maybe they'll buy them back?
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« Reply #1014 on: February 12, 2015, 08:53:15 AM »
I bought new non-stick pans a couple of months ago but I still use my old pans because I don't want to mess up the new ones.
Was there anything wrong with the old pans?
Thin cheap metal that doesn't retain heat and non-stick scratched up. I can't even remember when I bought them.

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« Reply #1015 on: February 12, 2015, 01:56:44 PM »
I had some unexpected car repair expenses that had to go on the credit card. I'm still paying the card off in full this month, but I'm annoyed that I can't put that money into my shiny new Vanguard account.

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« Reply #1016 on: February 13, 2015, 07:54:35 AM »
I try to earn a little pocket change doing surveys online, but I always get disqualified because I don't know about the consumeristic stuff they are asking about.

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« Reply #1017 on: February 13, 2015, 08:10:57 AM »
I try to earn a little pocket change doing surveys online, but I always get disqualified because I don't know about the consumeristic stuff they are asking about.
Oh yeah, I now that.
They often ask "which brand of X do you have" and even if I have and know I disqualify because its longer then a year that I bought something.
Or they ask were I was shopping in the lat week and its mostly the same 1 or 2: groceries
Or they ask about brand images in 5 different ways - why should I say peopel if they shoudl work at Y for example? 1) its their decision 2) they would be happy to have work eve at crappy DB.

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« Reply #1018 on: February 15, 2015, 01:31:38 PM »
I try to earn a little pocket change doing surveys online, but I always get disqualified because I don't know about the consumeristic stuff they are asking about.

Exactly! I just deleted my account the other day for this reason. They also ask about tv or commercials but I don't watch enough tv.

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« Reply #1019 on: February 17, 2015, 08:21:30 AM »
I have a small, economical apartment, so I feel particularly stupid when I have to wander around for five minutes trying to figure out where I put down my %^#ing coffee cup.

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« Reply #1020 on: February 17, 2015, 10:21:45 AM »
I live a mile and a quarter from the grocery store, so after I finished shopping on Saturday with my wheeled shopper, I was so quick in the store that it wasn't worth waiting 30 minutes for the next bus, so I pulled the shopper home instead. I have a company subsidized bus pass so I rode the bus on the outbound journey.

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« Reply #1021 on: February 17, 2015, 10:42:11 AM »
We moved back to the country and we are not considered to have fire protection.  We live within a mile of a tiny town but it has such small mains the supply is inadequate for fire protection.  Our house insurance is now $2000 a year.  We do have city water and it runs about $40 a month.

Our car insurance is ok, but there are so many collisions with deer out here a lot of cars get messed up.  But only $1200 a year for a car and truck, full coverage, but I thought it would go down.

Trash pickup is $75 a mouth as we have a small dumpster for all the stuff we have, it went up.  We can burn some but the rest I would have to take to the dump and it would cost more to dump it.

Everything else is about the same, but the quality of life improved drastically in the spring, summer, and fall.  I will try not to be here in the winter.

We are 12 miles from the nearest grocery store so I stock up on supplies.  There is a convenience store about 6 miles away so I could get milk there and gas.

I plant a garden, can, buy all kinds of fresh produce and fruits in the summer and fall.  We do have a farmers market about 40 miles away.  East of us are amish and I understand they are starting a farmers market and meat market  If they do I may start buying from them instead of raising my own. 
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« Reply #1022 on: February 23, 2015, 04:13:15 PM »
I was just playing with numbers on the CNN investment calculator (http://money.cnn.com/calculator/retirement/retirement-need/) the savings rate only goes up to 25% of annual salary.

That's just annoying :/

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« Reply #1023 on: February 23, 2015, 04:21:08 PM »
I was just playing with numbers on the CNN investment calculator (http://money.cnn.com/calculator/retirement/retirement-need/) the savings rate only goes up to 25% of annual salary.

That's just annoying :/
Wait you save more than 25% of your salary! That's *impossible*!

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« Reply #1024 on: February 23, 2015, 06:38:21 PM »
No idea if he's mustachian or not, but perhaps some on here can relate.

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« Reply #1025 on: February 23, 2015, 06:51:01 PM »
I bought a little notebook to track every penny . . . . but haven't even been able to use it in five days because I have not bought anything since buying the notebook!
You bought a notebook? *Gasp*
I did it! I have a journal!
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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #1026 on: February 23, 2015, 07:05:16 PM »
I like to spend free time modeling various hypothetical scenarios in my net worth calculator, but I've run out of scenarios to calculate :(

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« Reply #1027 on: February 24, 2015, 06:29:30 AM »
We moved back to the country and we are not considered to have fire protection.  We live within a mile of a tiny town but it has such small mains the supply is inadequate for fire protection.  Our house insurance is now $2000 a year.  We do have city water and it runs about $40 a month.
 

PatStab, we are in a similar situation, only we're 2 1/2 miles from a tiny town w/a volunteer fire dept. one direction and about 4 miles from another tiny town w/a volunteer fire dept. 

Hubs was in military so we use USAA for house insurance and ours is 1/2 of your cost.  Can you use USAA?  Perhaps you have more house than we do, but it might be worth checking to see if you can use their insurance. 

Ours may go down here in the next few years as they are laying pipe to connect one tiny town to another.  Perhaps we'll have to pay to have a fire hydrant installed near us.  I think perhaps we could go in on that cost w/three or four of our rural neighbors and then everyone would have cheaper house insurance. 

Have you talked w/your neighbors about where they are insured and compared prices? 
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« Reply #1028 on: February 24, 2015, 07:11:10 AM »
My mustachian problem - I had to lie about our grocery bills to make them socially acceptable...

We were having dinner at a friends house, when our host commented that she was spending £600 a month on groceries. £600 a month!

My husband said, "what do we spend?" And I was like, "errr, about £200...". Obviously that went down like a lead balloon.

But once we left, I was like, not really! £180, but I couldn't say that!".

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« Reply #1029 on: February 24, 2015, 08:08:03 AM »
I was just playing with numbers on the CNN investment calculator (http://money.cnn.com/calculator/retirement/retirement-need/) the savings rate only goes up to 25% of annual salary.

That's just annoying :/
Wait you save more than 25% of your salary! That's *impossible*!

Other problems with this calculator: you can't put in a retirement age less than 50, it assumes a spending level of 85% of your last income EVEN IF you're saving 25%, they assume a nominal return of 6% while you're saving, and assume you're going to purchase an annuity on the day you retire.

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« Reply #1030 on: February 24, 2015, 09:34:46 AM »
I was just playing with numbers on the CNN investment calculator (http://money.cnn.com/calculator/retirement/retirement-need/) the savings rate only goes up to 25% of annual salary.

That's just annoying :/
Wait you save more than 25% of your salary! That's *impossible*!

Other problems with this calculator: you can't put in a retirement age less than 50, it assumes a spending level of 85% of your last income EVEN IF you're saving 25%, they assume a nominal return of 6% while you're saving, and assume you're going to purchase an annuity on the day you retire.
I mean, I can sort of understand why from their consumerist view they think you can't retire before 50 or save more than 25%. But limiting your spending level in retirement to 85% of your last working year's income when you've saved 25% so far is just oxymoronic.

At least we have cFIREsim.

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« Reply #1031 on: February 24, 2015, 12:42:34 PM »
Many of my coworkers share stories about fighting with their spouses about money. I don't have any of these stories, so my coworkers assume my wife is boring.

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« Reply #1032 on: February 24, 2015, 01:00:22 PM »
Many of my coworkers share stories about fighting with their spouses about money. I don't have any of these stories, so my coworkers assume my wife is boring.

I have this issue at girls nights out.  Most of the time is spent complaining about husbands.  But I don't really have anything to complain about.  Be it money (definitely a major topic), chores, or otherwise. We're pretty much on the same page and have been for 10 years.

Maybe we are boring.

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« Reply #1033 on: February 24, 2015, 01:10:59 PM »
Many of my coworkers share stories about fighting with their spouses about money. I don't have any of these stories, so my coworkers assume my wife is boring.

I have this issue at girls nights out.  Most of the time is spent complaining about husbands.  But I don't really have anything to complain about.  Be it money (definitely a major topic), chores, or otherwise. We're pretty much on the same page and have been for 10 years.

Maybe we are boring.
If by boring you mean you two have a harmonious marriage, then yes, you are boring! =)

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« Reply #1034 on: February 24, 2015, 09:15:46 PM »
Repeatedly turning down baby showers because we already have what we need, for under $200, from Craigslist (plus a couple of grandparent gifts).

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« Reply #1035 on: February 24, 2015, 09:31:39 PM »
I used to listen to coworkers who were single and couldn't keep a husband say, oh you have a nice cushion so you don't have to worry about money. 

Well I had news for them, I didn't consider my husband a cushion and we are together because we love each other.  I thought that was insulting to just look at your other half as someone for money basically.  Maybe that's why they weren't married, we are going on 47 years, thank you.

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« Reply #1036 on: February 25, 2015, 06:31:47 AM »
Many of my coworkers share stories about fighting with their spouses about money. I don't have any of these stories, so my coworkers assume my wife is boring.

Goodness, I didn't know my husband was posting here.  Hi Sweetheart.

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« Reply #1037 on: February 25, 2015, 07:41:59 AM »
I visit my Fidelity (i.e. 401k) website so infrequently that I always forget my username and password.

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« Reply #1038 on: February 25, 2015, 08:22:30 AM »
I visit my Fidelity (i.e. 401k) website so infrequently that I always forget my username and password.
I use KeePass, an encrypted password database. I know the master password to this database, and the passwords to a few key online services such as Gmail, but otherwise, I know virtually none of my passwords.
This has the consequence of allowing me to generate a new strong password per website.
I also have an app on my phone that can read this database.
This database is always stored locally, never on the cloud.

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« Reply #1039 on: February 25, 2015, 09:47:52 AM »
I used to listen to coworkers who were single and couldn't keep a husband say, oh you have a nice cushion so you don't have to worry about money. 

Well I had news for them, I didn't consider my husband a cushion and we are together because we love each other.  I thought that was insulting to just look at your other half as someone for money basically.  Maybe that's why they weren't married, we are going on 47 years, thank you.
sorry you were insulted by your coworkers. There are always people who think the grass is greener on the other side.  I am single and I hear a lot of comments about not having to worry about finances because of [whatever].  From my perspective, having two income streams greatly reduces risk, whether it be from two working adults, or from a combination of a job and investments.  Maybe that's what they mean and they don't know a better way to say it? 
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« Reply #1040 on: February 25, 2015, 05:05:52 PM »
That was years ago, I worked about 30 years and then had to quit to take care of mom and DD.  As hubby said because we were careful we were able to do that, most would have never been able to.

I think that was really the only thing some of them looked at a husband for, just sad in my book.  But then I got a good one and intend to keep him.

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« Reply #1041 on: February 25, 2015, 05:12:39 PM »
MPP: when your car needs emergency repairs costing $2k and your fiancés grandmother dies costing $650 in emergency flights and you're sad because your savings rate is only 25% this month.

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« Reply #1042 on: February 26, 2015, 12:54:11 PM »
I can't really talk to anyone about our FIRE plans (other than my husband), or any of our financial milestones. It seems insensitive to be like "yay, our net worth is now $XX,XXX!" or "yay, we're on track to retire in 10 years!" when 99% of our friends/family/coworkers are buried in debt and don't have a dime saved. Granted, most of that debt is due to their consistently terrible financial decisions, but still.

I can talk to my parents about some of it (I text my dad when I get excited about things), but they still don't really understand the early retirement concept. They're pretty traditional in the whole retire-at-65 sense.
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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #1043 on: February 26, 2015, 03:39:37 PM »
Yes, this place is a Godsend.  Who else is going to cheer us on when we start hanging our laundry, or cut our land-line and cell phone expenses, and and and?

My best friend is mustachian as well, without ever having read MMM, but other than her?  No-one.

I can't really talk to anyone about our FIRE plans (other than my husband), or any of our financial milestones. It seems insensitive to be like "yay, our net worth is now $XX,XXX!" or "yay, we're on track to retire in 10 years!" when 99% of our friends/family/coworkers are buried in debt and don't have a dime saved. Granted, most of that debt is due to their consistently terrible financial decisions, but still.

I can talk to my parents about some of it (I text my dad when I get excited about things), but they still don't really understand the early retirement concept. They're pretty traditional in the whole retire-at-65 sense.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #1044 on: February 26, 2015, 07:27:12 PM »
I can't wait to make more money to shove it in the market and accelerate FIRE.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #1045 on: February 28, 2015, 05:48:18 PM »
Repeatedly turning down baby showers because we already have what we need, for under $200, from Craigslist (plus a couple of grandparent gifts).

I buy coffee shop gift cards as baby shower gifts now..  Nothing like walking to the cafe with you baby and treating yourself (via gift card) to a mom's day out.   Maybe rethink the 'no, thank-you' and ask for gift cards or consumables like diapers...

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #1046 on: February 28, 2015, 06:53:42 PM »
-I generate so little garbage that I have to pop it into a cold corner of the basement so it doesn't stink before I produce a full bag.
-No-knead bread uses so little yeast that my last batch died of old age before I used it up (I'll know to keep the new jar in the fridge or freezer).
-I get to work on foot in bad weather, then my meetings are cancelled because my colleagues can't get the 4x4 up their driveway.


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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #1047 on: February 28, 2015, 06:55:44 PM »
-I generate so little garbage that I have to pop it into a cold corner of the basement so it doesn't stink before I produce a full bag.

SO is traveling for work and I've been having this problem (always a little bit of a problem, but extra huge when it's just me). I HATE wasting bags by taking them out when they're not full, but I hate the smell even more. Currently trading frugality for sanity.

Maybe I just need to buy tiny bags and a tiny trashcan? =P
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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #1048 on: March 02, 2015, 11:27:48 AM »
-I generate so little garbage that I have to pop it into a cold corner of the basement so it doesn't stink before I produce a full bag.

SO is traveling for work and I've been having this problem (always a little bit of a problem, but extra huge when it's just me). I HATE wasting bags by taking them out when they're not full, but I hate the smell even more. Currently trading frugality for sanity.

Maybe I just need to buy tiny bags and a tiny trashcan? =P

We use grocery store plastic bags for our garbage, and currently use a (nicely modified) Shredded Mini-Wheat box (from Costco, so it's the extra-wide big box). They're just about the right size to be full by the time the diapers in them start stinking.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #1049 on: March 02, 2015, 12:40:23 PM »
-I generate so little garbage that I have to pop it into a cold corner of the basement so it doesn't stink before I produce a full bag.

SO is traveling for work and I've been having this problem (always a little bit of a problem, but extra huge when it's just me). I HATE wasting bags by taking them out when they're not full, but I hate the smell even more. Currently trading frugality for sanity.

Maybe I just need to buy tiny bags and a tiny trashcan? =P

We use grocery store plastic bags for our garbage, and currently use a (nicely modified) Shredded Mini-Wheat box (from Costco, so it's the extra-wide big box). They're just about the right size to be full by the time the diapers in them start stinking.

Plastic grocery bags don't exist in my area anymore =P I used to do that though. And I don't buy cereal. Hmm. Maybe a produce bag would work?
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