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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #2200 on: November 16, 2015, 09:14:47 AM »
The problem with not living paycheque to paycheque (or in my case monthly penion payment to pension payment) is that I am slow to cash expense cheques, and the treasurers of my various groups end up emailing me to please cash the cheques so they can balance the books.

Seriously, I am off to the bank this morning, to deposit a cheque I have had for at least 3 weeks.  The last one I had for at least 5.  Cheque deposits are one of the few things I actually do at the bank, and I do them so rarely that I have to plan the trip to the bank.

I can so relate to this. Firstly I am a facialist so I get paid differently-cash and checks. I wait until either the total cash I've earned is so high I feel I should get paid so people don't think I'm rich and give me less work(this happens believe it or not). Or until I've got 4 or so checks.

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« Reply #2201 on: November 16, 2015, 05:44:35 PM »
The problem with not living paycheque to paycheque (or in my case monthly penion payment to pension payment) is that I am slow to cash expense cheques, and the treasurers of my various groups end up emailing me to please cash the cheques so they can balance the books.

Seriously, I am off to the bank this morning, to deposit a cheque I have had for at least 3 weeks.  The last one I had for at least 5.  Cheque deposits are one of the few things I actually do at the bank, and I do them so rarely that I have to plan the trip to the bank.

Does your bank not offer mobile deposits?

You can also mail checks to the bank. I did that for many years to my old credit union, but now since I don't have a lot of paper checks, I just deposit them electronically into my Ally account.
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« Reply #2202 on: November 16, 2015, 06:38:00 PM »
The problem with not living paycheque to paycheque (or in my case monthly penion payment to pension payment) is that I am slow to cash expense cheques, and the treasurers of my various groups end up emailing me to please cash the cheques so they can balance the books.

Seriously, I am off to the bank this morning, to deposit a cheque I have had for at least 3 weeks.  The last one I had for at least 5.  Cheque deposits are one of the few things I actually do at the bank, and I do them so rarely that I have to plan the trip to the bank.

Does your bank not offer mobile deposits?

Sometimes there is mobile deposit *for a fee*. If I were me, I'd rather wait 3 weeks until it's convenient than pay a fee.

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« Reply #2203 on: November 16, 2015, 09:03:28 PM »
Sometimes there is mobile deposit *for a fee*. If I were me, I'd rather wait 3 weeks until it's convenient than pay a fee.
What kind of idiot business would charge you a fee to do something totally automatically for them rather than tie up a real person in a physical branch ?
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« Reply #2204 on: November 17, 2015, 01:55:38 AM »
Sometimes there is mobile deposit *for a fee*. If I were me, I'd rather wait 3 weeks until it's convenient than pay a fee.
What kind of idiot business would charge you a fee to do something totally automatically for them rather than tie up a real person in a physical branch ?
Oh, of course, a bank !
   

If I were me, I'd rather switch banks.

BTW, Ticketmaster is notorious for charging a "convenience fee" to print your own tickets.

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« Reply #2205 on: November 17, 2015, 03:56:24 AM »
Ran the numbers again and had to cut back on my HSA contribution so we don't go over the IRS max.

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« Reply #2206 on: November 17, 2015, 05:52:31 AM »
I had to turn my thermostat down because the temperature was getting close to the set point (60F) and I'm getting ready to leave for the day - it isn't that cold in here....

Did I mention I live in my super warm cycling gear and love my electric blanket though?
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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #2207 on: November 17, 2015, 06:03:52 AM »
Re my cheque deposits - people are giving solutions to a problem I don't have. Depositing the cheques is not hard.

The mustachian problem was that I was so not-desperate to cash them that they sat in my wallet for weeks because I couldn't be bothered to go 2 km out of my way to deposit them. 
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« Reply #2208 on: November 17, 2015, 06:42:06 AM »
What kind of idiot business would charge you a fee to do something totally automatically for them rather than tie up a real person in a physical branch ?
Oh, of course, a bank !

My city charges a "convenience fee" to pay municipal bills online. I sure hope they enjoy paying someone to open up the envelope with my check in it.

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« Reply #2209 on: November 17, 2015, 06:47:59 AM »
My city charges a "convenience fee" to pay municipal bills online. I sure hope they enjoy paying someone to open up the envelope with my check in it.
Wow - I hope they would enjoy me paying by 50 separate checks.

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« Reply #2210 on: November 17, 2015, 06:49:50 AM »
My city charges a "convenience fee" to pay municipal bills online. I sure hope they enjoy paying someone to open up the envelope with my check in it.
Wow - I hope they would enjoy me paying by 50 separate checks.

Pennies. Every month. Consider it your inconvenience fee ;).

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« Reply #2211 on: November 17, 2015, 09:14:00 AM »
My city charges a "convenience fee" to pay municipal bills online. I sure hope they enjoy paying someone to open up the envelope with my check in it.
Wow - I hope they would enjoy me paying by 50 separate checks.

Pennies. Every month. Consider it your inconvenience fee ;).

Since I know this... the city isn't running the online deposit stuff. They've contracted with a 3rd party company who does that, so the fee is probably going to that company.

Assuming the city has it setup halfway decently, they have a central group of people/department that handles all cash collections, so that's for police, buildings, code, parking, etc. Often called Collections.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #2212 on: November 17, 2015, 11:44:01 AM »
My city charges a "convenience fee" to pay municipal bills online. I sure hope they enjoy paying someone to open up the envelope with my check in it.
Wow - I hope they would enjoy me paying by 50 separate checks.

Pennies. Every month. Consider it your inconvenience fee ;).

Since I know this... the city isn't running the online deposit stuff. They've contracted with a 3rd party company who does that, so the fee is probably going to that company.

Assuming the city has it setup halfway decently, they have a central group of people/department that handles all cash collections, so that's for police, buildings, code, parking, etc. Often called Collections.

Yes. and often cities and municipalities are legally bound to charge a certain amount for services. So the convenience fee is tacked on after the fact. In the private sector, they just raise the price for everyone.

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« Reply #2213 on: November 17, 2015, 01:40:20 PM »
From what I understand, our utility company will be paying out a $400 million credit to customers because they exploded an entire town.  The millionez will be apportioned by natural gas usage in November and December.  Obviously our usage is lower than average, so our credit will be smaller.

The thing that really gets my goat, however, is that much of the payment will be going to wholesalers or industrial users... as if they will be passing on the windfall to their customers.

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« Reply #2214 on: November 17, 2015, 05:41:35 PM »
Re my cheque deposits - people are giving solutions to a problem I don't have. Depositing the cheques is not hard.

The mustachian problem was that I was so not-desperate to cash them that they sat in my wallet for weeks because I couldn't be bothered to go 2 km out of my way to deposit them.

My sentiments exactly

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« Reply #2215 on: November 17, 2015, 07:12:59 PM »
From what I understand, our utility company will be paying out a $400 million credit to customers because they exploded an entire town.  The millionez will be apportioned by natural gas usage in November and December.  Obviously our usage is lower than average, so our credit will be smaller.

The thing that really gets my goat, however, is that much of the payment will be going to wholesalers or industrial users... as if they will be passing on the windfall to their customers.

Mind. Boggled. I assume you are being literal??

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« Reply #2216 on: November 17, 2015, 07:30:26 PM »
From what I understand, our utility company will be paying out a $400 million credit to customers because they exploded an entire town.  The millionez will be apportioned by natural gas usage in November and December.  Obviously our usage is lower than average, so our credit will be smaller.

The thing that really gets my goat, however, is that much of the payment will be going to wholesalers or industrial users... as if they will be passing on the windfall to their customers.

Mind. Boggled. I assume you are being literal??

My guess:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_San_Bruno_pipeline_explosion
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« Reply #2217 on: November 17, 2015, 08:44:34 PM »
Ack!  I just realized I forgot to give our neigbour the bill for the fence I built (that he pre-approved paying half for).  He re-asked/ re offered  about it a couple of months ago.
It's well over $500...

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #2218 on: November 17, 2015, 09:22:01 PM »
From what I understand, our utility company will be paying out a $400 million credit to customers because they exploded an entire town.  The millionez will be apportioned by natural gas usage in November and December.  Obviously our usage is lower than average, so our credit will be smaller.

The thing that really gets my goat, however, is that much of the payment will be going to wholesalers or industrial users... as if they will be passing on the windfall to their customers.

Mind. Boggled. I assume you are being literal??

My guess:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_San_Bruno_pipeline_explosion

A co-worker of mine lost his entire house in that explosion.

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« Reply #2219 on: November 25, 2015, 05:31:46 PM »
This morning I ran an extra errand on my bike commute that took me due east. The sun was low on the horizon and laser beamed right into my eyeballs the whole way. My mustachian problem was that my bike doesn't have a sun visor and sunglasses only do so much against that much sunshine.

Woe is me.

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« Reply #2220 on: November 26, 2015, 06:37:01 AM »
This morning I ran an extra errand on my bike commute that took me due east. The sun was low on the horizon and laser beamed right into my eyeballs the whole way. My mustachian problem was that my bike doesn't have a sun visor and sunglasses only do so much against that much sunshine.

Woe is me.
Note to self:  This time of year, throw my glasses in my messenger bag for biking....
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« Reply #2221 on: November 26, 2015, 06:46:37 AM »
We went to Bed Bath and Beyond to buy some kitchen supplies we weren't finding at more reasonably-priced stores. We armed ourselves with a $5 off a $20.00 purchase coupon figuring that it would cost $20 or $25 dollars. We didn't find exactly what we were looking for, but found something pretty darn close for just over $15.00. Not wanting the coupon to go to waste, we then set out to find some $5 item to reach the minimum spend.  We wandered the store for twenty minutes unable to find anything we need or want. In a giant store full of kitchen crap, there was nothing that fit the bill. The appealing things were overpriced non-essentials and defeated the purpose of spending just enough to use the coupon. The items that were cheap enough would not fill any of our wants or needs. We ended up buying way overpriced single-serve hot cocoa that we didn't really want but figured we would use since it was basically free.

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« Reply #2222 on: November 26, 2015, 07:50:59 AM »
We went to Bed Bath and Beyond to buy some kitchen supplies we weren't finding at more reasonably-priced stores. We armed ourselves with a $5 off a $20.00 purchase coupon figuring that it would cost $20 or $25 dollars. We didn't find exactly what we were looking for, but found something pretty darn close for just over $15.00. Not wanting the coupon to go to waste, we then set out to find some $5 item to reach the minimum spend.  We wandered the store for twenty minutes unable to find anything we need or want. In a giant store full of kitchen crap, there was nothing that fit the bill. The appealing things were overpriced non-essentials and defeated the purpose of spending just enough to use the coupon. The items that were cheap enough would not fill any of our wants or needs. We ended up buying way overpriced single-serve hot cocoa that we didn't really want but figured we would use since it was basically free.

Sounds familiar. Wasn't there something that could be used as a gift for someone else? I usually take something for a friend or kids from a friend.

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« Reply #2223 on: November 26, 2015, 03:03:31 PM »
A button on my coat broke.  Glue repair was unsuccessful.  Replacement buttons will cost more than the coat did initially.

It's still functional of course, (though quite drafty) so I have time to look at options.   

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« Reply #2224 on: November 26, 2015, 08:04:50 PM »
Could someone please come up with things I want for Christmas?
Gift certificates (including stock shares...), charity donation, and anything practical (new mop, groceries, paper products to stock) has been dismissed.
Reimbursing me for something I buy has also been (so I can't get jeans- because there is no way they'll find the right size)

I just do not want more crap for my home.

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« Reply #2225 on: November 26, 2015, 09:44:05 PM »
We went to Bed Bath and Beyond to buy some kitchen supplies we weren't finding at more reasonably-priced stores. We armed ourselves with a $5 off a $20.00 purchase coupon figuring that it would cost $20 or $25 dollars. We didn't find exactly what we were looking for, but found something pretty darn close for just over $15.00. Not wanting the coupon to go to waste, we then set out to find some $5 item to reach the minimum spend.  We wandered the store for twenty minutes unable to find anything we need or want. In a giant store full of kitchen crap, there was nothing that fit the bill. The appealing things were overpriced non-essentials and defeated the purpose of spending just enough to use the coupon. The items that were cheap enough would not fill any of our wants or needs. We ended up buying way overpriced single-serve hot cocoa that we didn't really want but figured we would use since it was basically free.
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« Reply #2226 on: November 26, 2015, 10:49:59 PM »
Could someone please come up with things I want for Christmas?
Gift certificates (including stock shares...), charity donation, and anything practical (new mop, groceries, paper products to stock) has been dismissed.
Reimbursing me for something I buy has also been (so I can't get jeans- because there is no way they'll find the right size)

I just do not want more crap for my home.

Something edible. Wine, chocolate, fancy jams, cheeses, or other limited edition or semi luxuries you wouldn't buy yourself.

Any experiences you would like to have but wouldn't buy?  Tickets to a concert or comedian or sporting event or museum that you could attend with the gift giver?

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« Reply #2227 on: November 27, 2015, 09:33:14 AM »
Some fancy item that is specifically available at X store, where X is a store that stocks the jeans you want. Then return it and use the store credit to buy the jeans. :D Or, tell them the jeans you want and then you can swap them out if they get the wrong size?

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« Reply #2228 on: November 27, 2015, 09:43:44 AM »
A button on my coat broke.  Glue repair was unsuccessful.  Replacement buttons will cost more than the coat did initially.

It's still functional of course, (though quite drafty) so I have time to look at options.

1. Email the manufacturer. This once got me a whole new set of free hardware for a coat.
2. Go to a thift store, dig through their coats, find one with nice buttons, buy it, remove buttons and put them on your coat.
3. Ebay has much cheaper buttons than anywhere else (I knit sweaters and button costs are a problem for me too) and there are some very nice, inexpensive metal ones in lots of 10, 20 or 50 for a few dollars, shipped.

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« Reply #2229 on: November 27, 2015, 10:13:50 AM »
A button on my coat broke.  Glue repair was unsuccessful.  Replacement buttons will cost more than the coat did initially.

It's still functional of course, (though quite drafty) so I have time to look at options.

1. Email the manufacturer. This once got me a whole new set of free hardware for a coat.
2. Go to a thift store, dig through their coats, find one with nice buttons, buy it, remove buttons and put them on your coat.
3. Ebay has much cheaper buttons than anywhere else (I knit sweaters and button costs are a problem for me too) and there are some very nice, inexpensive metal ones in lots of 10, 20 or 50 for a few dollars, shipped.

#2 is a great option- if you can't match the other buttons, just replace them all. Bonus: new look!
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« Reply #2230 on: November 27, 2015, 11:39:44 AM »
My favorite coat has 3 different buttons now, they are all black and the correct size.  Somehow no one notices unless I point it out, so it remains my favorite coat with mis-matched buttons!

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« Reply #2231 on: November 30, 2015, 03:36:40 AM »
Could someone please come up with things I want for Christmas?
Gift certificates (including stock shares...), charity donation, and anything practical (new mop, groceries, paper products to stock) has been dismissed.
Reimbursing me for something I buy has also been (so I can't get jeans- because there is no way they'll find the right size)

I just do not want more crap for my home.

Anything you use regularly that could stand to be replaced? We've been asking for a new Global knife each time and now have basically a full set, and a good tool that you use daily really can improve your quality of life, IMO.

Think about things you do use, and could use an upgrade. The original can then go to a charity shop and help someone starting out. Win for everyone - gift giver fulfils their need (even if you don't approve of it), you get something useful rather than crap that will sit around, and nothing goes to waste.

eg. frying pan, nice winter gloves, one lovely pen you will take care of and get rid of others that clutter the place up etc. (but replace with items that you regularly use in your life)

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« Reply #2232 on: November 30, 2015, 05:19:15 AM »
My favorite coat has 3 different buttons now, they are all black and the correct size.  Somehow no one notices unless I point it out, so it remains my favorite coat with mis-matched buttons!

I did this once with a cardigan, one button was missing. I didn't have matching buttons but found some from the same size but different colours. I replaced the missing one and one of the others (I thought it was better to have 3 different buttons than 2 of the same and one different). I got a lot of compliments?! People thought I bought it that way and it was from a fancy creative shop. ;)

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« Reply #2233 on: November 30, 2015, 08:17:30 AM »
Could someone please come up with things I want for Christmas?
Gift certificates (including stock shares...), charity donation, and anything practical (new mop, groceries, paper products to stock) has been dismissed.
Reimbursing me for something I buy has also been (so I can't get jeans- because there is no way they'll find the right size)

I just do not want more crap for my home.

People seem to like to give things related to hobbies rather than "everyday" stuff. For example, I'd like to increase the size of my mustache by learning how to can, so I've asked for canning supplies (nwedible.com, who posts here sometimes, has a good list on her website). If you cook, then other cooking supplies might be needed. Or "fancy" foods or food-related items that you'd never buy for yourself. Or maybe your hobbies take you outside of the kitchen -- ask for gear for anything from kayaking to knitting.

To turn this on its head... I've realized that without thinking about it, the gifts I'm giving this year are rather Mustachian in the sense that they're consumable and won't just sit around gathering dust. I'm giving one person a small trip (I get to go, too!), another some foods and drinks he likes, and another a "Vitamix starter kit" (a bunch of my favorite Vitamix recipes with the required nuts, seeds, fruit, etc. to make them) since I know he's getting a Vitamix from someone else. Another person is getting some foods from places I've traveled to, as well as some books that can be given to friends or Goodwill once he's finished with them.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #2234 on: November 30, 2015, 08:26:45 AM »
You go to your sister's house for Thanksgiving and it is so hot (70) you have to change your wardrobe!

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« Reply #2235 on: November 30, 2015, 09:09:49 AM »
Friends don't get me when I say I really don't want big expensive gifts for my birthday from my boyfriend. They think I'm jealous or something.. I tried to explain that you can't buy love, I think it's a waste of money anyway and so on..

And they think it's really sad for us that our car (from 2001) broke down and think we can't repair it or something because we didn't (we could've). We love it, it was just the push we needed to get rid of that thing. We were talking about it for awhile.
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« Reply #2236 on: November 30, 2015, 09:13:47 AM »
Friends don't get me when I say I really don't want big expensive gifts for my birthday from my boyfriend. They think I'm jealous or something.. I tried to explain that you can't buy love, I think it's a waste of money anyway and so on..

And they think it's really sad for us that our car (from 2001) broke down and think we can't repair it or something because we didn't (we could've). We love it, it was just the push we needed to get rid of that thing. We were talking about it for awhile.
Just say he should give you a filled savings account. You can then present it back and forth and everyone is happy.

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« Reply #2237 on: November 30, 2015, 06:10:43 PM »
Friends don't get me when I say I really don't want big expensive gifts for my birthday from my boyfriend. They think I'm jealous or something.. I tried to explain that you can't buy love, I think it's a waste of money anyway and so on..

And they think it's really sad for us that our car (from 2001) broke down and think we can't repair it or something because we didn't (we coul
d've). We love it, it was just the push we needed to get rid of that thing. We were talking about it for awhile.

Yes about the big gifts for/from boyfriend thing. Also, upon our engagement, everyone wanted to know : where's the ring?
Haha- six months later, we still haven't found rings and haven't looked for quite some time now. Ppl also want to know about the dress, the location, whatever else. Sry ppl, we're not the type to hav planning parties and we're not in a hurry. :)

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« Reply #2238 on: November 30, 2015, 09:43:20 PM »
Didn't want anything for my birthday.

Got breakfast in bed and some time to finish building a workbench for my kids out of garage scraps.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #2239 on: December 01, 2015, 12:01:41 AM »
Didn't want anything for my birthday.

Got breakfast in bed and some time to finish building a workbench for my kids out of garage scraps.

Sounds like a great birthday:)

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #2240 on: December 01, 2015, 06:34:13 AM »
AMEX has an offer where you get $10 back on $30 spent at the pump at ExxonMobil stations. At current gas prices, we cannot reach $30 worth of fuel in either of our vehicles. Going with both vehicles at the same time just to get past $30 seems like such a waste.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #2241 on: December 01, 2015, 07:24:49 AM »
Friends don't get me when I say I really don't want big expensive gifts for my birthday from my boyfriend. They think I'm jealous or something.. I tried to explain that you can't buy love, I think it's a waste of money anyway and so on..

And they think it's really sad for us that our car (from 2001) broke down and think we can't repair it or something because we didn't (we could've). We love it, it was just the push we needed to get rid of that thing. We were talking about it for awhile.
Just say he should give you a filled savings account. You can then present it back and forth and everyone is happy.

Reminds me of Dilbert ;)





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« Reply #2242 on: December 01, 2015, 07:32:47 AM »

Reminds me of Dilbert ;)





This X1000.  I'm not scrooge, like my wife says, I just don't want or need anything. And, the comment about the guilt is also very real for me.

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« Reply #2243 on: December 01, 2015, 08:04:10 AM »
AMEX has an offer where you get $10 back on $30 spent at the pump at ExxonMobil stations. At current gas prices, we cannot reach $30 worth of fuel in either of our vehicles. Going with both vehicles at the same time just to get past $30 seems like such a waste.

My car can't fit $30 of gas at current prices either. I like this. But I brought a gas can with me for this. We needed gas for the snow blower (in the summer, for the lawn mower.)


Though if both vehicles need gas, I don't see the waste of taking them both.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #2244 on: December 01, 2015, 08:40:29 AM »

Reminds me of Dilbert ;)





This X1000.  I'm not scrooge, like my wife says, I just don't want or need anything. And, the comment about the guilt is also very real for me.

x2 on the guilt thing. I've still got gifts sitting around the house that I feel guilty about not having sold yet. Half the gifts I get feel more like an obligation to store, sell, or otherwise dispose of some damn thing I didn't even want. "Here's another chore for you, Merry Christmas!"

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #2245 on: December 01, 2015, 09:22:05 AM »

Reminds me of Dilbert ;)





This X1000.  I'm not scrooge, like my wife says, I just don't want or need anything. And, the comment about the guilt is also very real for me.

x2 on the guilt thing. I've still got gifts sitting around the house that I feel guilty about not having sold yet. Half the gifts I get feel more like an obligation to store, sell, or otherwise dispose of some damn thing I didn't even want. "Here's another chore for you, Merry Christmas!"

I just get money. I don't need/want much of anything, and the money is always useful for something eventually. DW and I have been getting rid of a lot of things, some with guilty feelings, some without.

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« Reply #2246 on: December 01, 2015, 09:44:45 AM »

Reminds me of Dilbert ;)





This X1000.  I'm not scrooge, like my wife says, I just don't want or need anything. And, the comment about the guilt is also very real for me.

Yes, yes, and yes.    Well stated sir.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #2247 on: December 01, 2015, 09:47:15 AM »
I've taken to selling useless small stuff on ebay.
My dirty little secret as some of the things were given to me as gifts.
Needless to say, I don't let anyone know my seller id.....bwahh.

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« Reply #2248 on: December 01, 2015, 09:58:47 AM »
I have what appears to me to be a very expensive 'Coach' wallet that was given to me as a present for being a Groomsman at a wedding... It's been 2 years and it's still in the box and sitting in my dresser.

I have no real use for it, but would feel very guilty about selling it. :(

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« Reply #2249 on: December 01, 2015, 10:01:12 AM »
I have what appears to me to be a very expensive 'Coach' wallet that was given to me as a present for being a Groomsman at a wedding... It's been 2 years and it's still in the box and sitting in my dresser.

I have no real use for it, but would feel very guilty about selling it. :(

I understand how you feel. 
I've managed to get over the guilt.
I'm probably just more mercenary than the average bear I guess  :)