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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1600 on: July 19, 2018, 12:05:42 PM »
I saw a jet suit on the news this morning and thought it would be great to commute to work with it.  However, if I had an additional ~$500,000 to buy it, I wouldn't need to go to work. 
https://www.standard.co.uk/shopping/selfridges-to-stock-iron-man-jet-suit-a3890311.html


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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1601 on: July 19, 2018, 12:11:56 PM »
An appliance "garage" with tambor door for my kitchen remodel. So I can hide appliances (or more likely loaves of bread, boxes of cereal, and spices that would otherwise clutter the lines of the countertop). Only $100! 

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1602 on: July 20, 2018, 08:20:48 PM »
Was lusting after an iphone, but I just picked up my new $160 iPhone SE today. It replaced a Samsung Rugby Smart that was only 6 years old (three with me after I bought it used) but had slowed to unusability for anything but phone and messaging and was no longer reliable for telephone because the keyboard would crash. Guilt and happiness are at war, plus I'm worried I'll break the new little phone - will probably buy it a case next. But it plays well with my other devices.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1603 on: July 21, 2018, 12:10:59 AM »
A fishing kayak. Looking at ones that are between $500-800. Which is cheap compared to some, but haven't gotten the wife onboard yet.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1604 on: July 21, 2018, 08:44:50 AM »
Ok, I got one.   It's a real hoverboard.   Not commercially available yet.

https://zapata.com/air-products/flyboardair


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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1605 on: July 22, 2018, 09:27:17 AM »
A Windstone dragon sculpture.  Several hundred dollars for a glorified paperweight, but I've wanted one since I was a kid, and someone just reminded me that they exist, and I found someone selling off a collection that has the exact statue I was longing for as a teenager, which has since been discontinued... must... resist...

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1606 on: July 26, 2018, 01:05:56 AM »
RWDs journal got me lusting after a Porsche Cayman... which is stoopid since I hardly drive, and when I drive it's in a small convertible which is not only fun, but a convertible (which the Cayman is not).  Since I got the convertible (19 year old!) out of winter storage in April, I think I've driven less than 200 km.

But still. Porsche.



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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1607 on: July 26, 2018, 07:32:33 AM »
RWDs journal got me lusting after a Porsche Cayman... which is stoopid since I hardly drive, and when I drive it's in a small convertible which is not only fun, but a convertible (which the Cayman is not).  Since I got the convertible (19 year old!) out of winter storage in April, I think I've driven less than 200 km.

But still. Porsche.

The Porsche Boxster is a convertible Cayman. The 2009 models can be had for under $25k now (USD, not sure how they are priced where you are). Example. That's right, you could be driving around in a Porsche convertible for less than the price of a new base model Camry.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1608 on: July 26, 2018, 07:38:53 AM »
Nah... my SLK will have to do for a while more.  :)

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1609 on: July 26, 2018, 08:00:54 AM »
Nah... my SLK will have to do for a while more.  :)

I see, you already have a German convertible sports car! Come say "hi" in my journal sometime, you'll fit right in. :)

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1610 on: July 26, 2018, 09:26:15 AM »
Kayaks. We live in the suburbs, work full time, and camp near water only twice a year, so they would barely get used. But we just got back from camping on one of the Great Lakes, and several other campers took sunset paddles, etc.

Also from that trip: the hammock with a built-in can/cup holder that we spotted on another campsite.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1611 on: July 26, 2018, 10:41:55 AM »
The new 2019 BMW M2 https://goo.gl/1e4aLg. I already drive a clown car by mustacian standards, but this would be even more clownish. I'll probably wait until I can get this one used a couple of years from now. Maybe.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1612 on: July 27, 2018, 02:07:05 PM »
My current flavor of the week/day/hour - this bad mofo of a truck. So stupid and anti mustachianananananann though...
https://www.chevrolet.com/trucks/colorado-zr2-off-road-truck


bad on gas. expensive, possibly going to depreciate like a rock, reliability is shaky at best. But it can go off some sweet jumps and get me stuck farther in the mountains than my ranger can ! haha

It does have more room. Would be better in the snow - it never snows enough here in denver to justify 4wd though... Meh.




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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1613 on: July 31, 2018, 06:34:46 AM »
A Windstone dragon sculpture.  Several hundred dollars for a glorified paperweight, but I've wanted one since I was a kid, and someone just reminded me that they exist, and I found someone selling off a collection that has the exact statue I was longing for as a teenager, which has since been discontinued... must... resist...

I just googled that and WANT.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1614 on: July 31, 2018, 06:47:11 AM »
A Subaru Brat. ::::: Eye rolls into infinity :::::

*Still want those WuTang Socks I mentioned last year.  Lol.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1615 on: August 01, 2018, 02:24:43 AM »
A Subaru Brat. ::::: Eye rolls into infinity :::::

*Still want those WuTang Socks I mentioned last year.  Lol.

If you've been lusting after a pair of socks for a year, I think you're probably okay to buy them.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1616 on: August 01, 2018, 04:27:41 AM »
A Windstone dragon sculpture.  Several hundred dollars for a glorified paperweight, but I've wanted one since I was a kid, and someone just reminded me that they exist, and I found someone selling off a collection that has the exact statue I was longing for as a teenager, which has since been discontinued... must... resist...

I just googled that and WANT.

Sorry :)

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1617 on: August 01, 2018, 08:21:36 AM »
To have NOT sold my $100k's worth of Apple stock I bought in 2008...:)

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1618 on: August 02, 2018, 06:00:50 AM »
Lol, realistically, I should spend my money elsewhere or not at all. 
They're likely poorly made, they're a little kitschy, cut for a mans/larger foot, and they're like $15 for a pair of socks.  That doesn't mean I don't want them though.  Ha.
If I can't overcome that lust, hope might be lost for me.

A Subaru Brat. ::::: Eye rolls into infinity :::::

*Still want those WuTang Socks I mentioned last year.  Lol.

If you've been lusting after a pair of socks for a year, I think you're probably okay to buy them.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1619 on: August 02, 2018, 08:40:42 AM »
Not sure if it rises to the level of 'lust' (yet), but I've been checking out the Burley Travoy bike trailer.  Trailers with hub mounts (including the one I already own that was used for carting kids around when they were a bit smaller) don't work well with my hub motor e-bike, plus space is at a premium in my garage.  I've had a few errands recently where I wanted to take the bike, but had to take the car due to cargo-carrying issues.  Theoretically, this trailer might also enable bike grocery trips.  I'd have to take grocery duties off of my wife's hands. 

So, I can justify it...but it's still $250 plus.  Also not 100% sure I could make the mounting work since I have a suspension seat post.  There's some room to attach, but I have a rear rack bag that's probably in the way; I'd like to keep it in place and would be a bit of a chore to remove every time I wanted to use the trailer. 

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1620 on: August 02, 2018, 12:21:48 PM »
The Apple stock I sold for a 20% profit in 2008...:(

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1621 on: August 02, 2018, 12:46:56 PM »
Talk about stupid things....

DH very nearly convinced me to buy a nearly-new Ford Transit van to use as a family carrier and camper-van. This would cost at least $25K up front, not to mention the annual cost to operate. This would liquidate 100% of our car replacement fund, which sits at about $6k right now (our 2 existing vehicles are ooooold and v. high mileage), and then tack on a big fat loan.

He claims he'd use it for business at least 50% of the time, so it can also be a partial tax write-off. So, like, practically free, right?

Help me stay strong, MMM forum.

We could extend our camping season into the cold months!
Yes, but for the cost we could easily rent cottages, airbnbs, or even a very similar camper van until the kids are old enough to camp in the cold.

It would be great for business! Haul all the gear!
For a lot less, you could rent a truck for the times when you need to haul stuff into the boonies.

So fun!
But debt.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1622 on: August 02, 2018, 08:16:34 PM »
Talk about stupid things....

DH very nearly convinced me to buy a nearly-new Ford Transit van to use as a family carrier and camper-van. This would cost at least $25K up front, not to mention the annual cost to operate. This would liquidate 100% of our car replacement fund, which sits at about $6k right now (our 2 existing vehicles are ooooold and v. high mileage), and then tack on a big fat loan.

He claims he'd use it for business at least 50% of the time, so it can also be a partial tax write-off. So, like, practically free, right?

Help me stay strong, MMM forum.

We could extend our camping season into the cold months!
Yes, but for the cost we could easily rent cottages, airbnbs, or even a very similar camper van until the kids are old enough to camp in the cold.

It would be great for business! Haul all the gear!
For a lot less, you could rent a truck for the times when you need to haul stuff into the boonies.

So fun!
But debt.
I was just about to reply w the same answer, but the 4x4 mercedes 24 ft diesel (60k). Same write-off (it's actually 100% purchase price + 100% bonus depreciation, so for a 60k van, total deduction could be 100k, which could save between 25-35k off.

Keep lusting, I think it's a great value for lifestyle, cost, future-proof (biodiesel should replace diesel) and longevity (500k+ miles in a diesel engine). Nothing wrong with exploring the great outdoors.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1623 on: August 03, 2018, 10:57:43 AM »
Dammit, BobMueller, you are NOT HELPING!

Turns out DH has been on the phone with a seller already this AM.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1624 on: August 03, 2018, 11:33:27 AM »
Dammit, BobMueller, you are NOT HELPING!

Turns out DH has been on the phone with a seller already this AM.
Tax cut changes to 50% bonus in 2023, so act fast...

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1625 on: August 03, 2018, 11:43:20 AM »
Dammit, BobMueller, you are NOT HELPING!

Turns out DH has been on the phone with a seller already this AM.
Tax cut changes to 50% bonus in 2023, so act fast...

Bonus depreciation does not mean that you get to expense more than the purchase price of the item. It only allows you to expense a greater percentage of asset in the period placed in service.  This only accelerates your deductions, instead of amortizing over the MACRS life of the asset. 

In essence, this only changes the period you're paying taxes, not reducing them overall.


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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1626 on: August 03, 2018, 12:42:35 PM »
Also a Porsche Cayman.  Can't decide if I want the older air-cooled 6 or the newer Turbo 4.  Crazy purchase as it will be my daily driver.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1627 on: August 03, 2018, 02:21:16 PM »
Dammit, BobMueller, you are NOT HELPING!

Turns out DH has been on the phone with a seller already this AM.
Tax cut changes to 50% bonus in 2023, so act fast...

Bonus depreciation does not mean that you get to expense more than the purchase price of the item. It only allows you to expense a greater percentage of asset in the period placed in service.  This only accelerates your deductions, instead of amortizing over the MACRS life of the asset. 

In essence, this only changes the period you're paying taxes, not reducing them overall.


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Well still a 100% deduction could be 25K off a 60K vehicle for some people. This is a vehicle with extremely high utility (a long-range complement to an electric car, a 20MPG vehicle that can easily last 500k miles, a future-proof biodiesel burner, a massive cargo hauler). I'd argue for a small subset of the population that can afford it, and uses it wisely, it's mustachian.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1628 on: August 03, 2018, 02:25:59 PM »
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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1629 on: August 03, 2018, 02:30:07 PM »
Dammit, BobMueller, you are NOT HELPING!

Turns out DH has been on the phone with a seller already this AM.
Tax cut changes to 50% bonus in 2023, so act fast...

Bonus depreciation does not mean that you get to expense more than the purchase price of the item. It only allows you to expense a greater percentage of asset in the period placed in service.  This only accelerates your deductions, instead of amortizing over the MACRS life of the asset. 

In essence, this only changes the period you're paying taxes, not reducing them overall.


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Well still a 100% deduction could be 25K off a 60K vehicle for some people. This is a vehicle with extremely high utility (a long-range complement to an electric car, a 20MPG vehicle that can easily last 500k miles, a future-proof biodiesel burner, a massive cargo hauler). I'd argue for a small subset of the population that can afford it, and uses it wisely, it's mustachian.

No disagreement there. This is the lust thread after all.  Just wanted to get the bonus depreciation point clarified in case someone was going to buy a business asset.


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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1630 on: August 03, 2018, 02:42:09 PM »
Probably only kinda stupid to lust after it...

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1631 on: August 03, 2018, 02:42:31 PM »
Dammit, BobMueller, you are NOT HELPING!

Turns out DH has been on the phone with a seller already this AM.
Tax cut changes to 50% bonus in 2023, so act fast...

Bonus depreciation does not mean that you get to expense more than the purchase price of the item. It only allows you to expense a greater percentage of asset in the period placed in service.  This only accelerates your deductions, instead of amortizing over the MACRS life of the asset. 

In essence, this only changes the period you're paying taxes, not reducing them overall.


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Well still a 100% deduction could be 25K off a 60K vehicle for some people. This is a vehicle with extremely high utility (a long-range complement to an electric car, a 20MPG vehicle that can easily last 500k miles, a future-proof biodiesel burner, a massive cargo hauler). I'd argue for a small subset of the population that can afford it, and uses it wisely, it's mustachian.

No disagreement there. This is the lust thread after all.  Just wanted to get the bonus depreciation point clarified in case someone was going to buy a business asset.


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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1632 on: August 03, 2018, 02:49:55 PM »
Also a Porsche Cayman.  Can't decide if I want the older air-cooled 6 or the newer Turbo 4.  Crazy purchase as it will be my daily driver.

There was never an air-cooled version of the Porsche Cayman. I believe the last air-cooled Porsche was the 1998 911 (993). You really can't go wrong with any year of Cayman though.

My wife commutes with our Porsche Cayman and is extremely happy with it. Come check out my journal if you're interested in reading more about it.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1633 on: August 04, 2018, 08:18:25 AM »
I have a few things on my lust list. One of these days I want to get a telescope. I haven't looked to see what sort I want yet because I know, once I do start digging into it, its game over.
I also want a small armoured vehicle - for some reason and I don't know what it is, I just love the idea of a small armoured vehicle to play with. I guess deep down inside I am still an 8 year old boy.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1634 on: August 05, 2018, 08:44:10 AM »
This is stupid, but I really want new bedding. I've had the same comforter since college (10 years old) and it's from Target, super bad quality, it has a huge rip in it, and honestly it's just really ugly too. I'm not a "home decor" type of person, I don't decorate or anything, but it makes me feel bad when I look at my room. Now that there is a giant hole in it, I feel like I am allowed to replace it, but I still feel like it's a stupid thing to want! I have been spending a lot of time in bed lately with one surgery down, and one to go in a month, so I think it's part of my "I want to have a place that is comfortable, and inviting to spend so much time in" but it also just feels like one of those things people justify so they can spend tons of money on home furnishings/decor.

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« Reply #1635 on: August 05, 2018, 10:27:14 AM »
This is stupid, but I really want new bedding. I've had the same comforter since college (10 years old) and it's from Target, super bad quality, it has a huge rip in it, and honestly it's just really ugly too. I'm not a "home decor" type of person, I don't decorate or anything, but it makes me feel bad when I look at my room. Now that there is a giant hole in it, I feel like I am allowed to replace it, but I still feel like it's a stupid thing to want! I have been spending a lot of time in bed lately with one surgery down, and one to go in a month, so I think it's part of my "I want to have a place that is comfortable, and inviting to spend so much time in" but it also just feels like one of those things people justify so they can spend tons of money on home furnishings/decor.

It is time to replace this rag of a comforter! You have gotten your money's worth and then some! Go to Bed Bath and Beyond or on line and find yourself a 20% off coupon. If not Bed Bath and Beyond shop elsewhere. Maybe you can find some good  sales this time of year when kids are returning to college, they buy lots of bedding this time of year and there are probably all kinds of sales right now. Try Kohl's, Target, Walmart. You could even look on ebay for some bargains. This is not a stupid lust, it is a need! My other suggestion would be if you want to be super frugal would to find a cheap duvet you can stuff your comforter into and zip it up inside. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Duvet-Cover-and-Shams-Set-Microfiber-3-Piece-Queen-Size-Wine-Red-Color/291883038165?epid=1281164044&hash=item43f595b5d5%3Ag%3AMhwAAOSw-itXuh9-&_sop=15&_pgn=2&_sacat=0&_nkw=duvet+queen+size&_from=R40&rt=nc

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1636 on: August 05, 2018, 10:27:35 AM »
When you wash the comforter with a huge rip in it, won't it get further damaged? The rip gets bigger, the stuffing comes out. Ain't nobody got time for that! I don't think it's stupid to replace something that has lost its functionality. Places like Ross and TJ Maxx sell comforters pretty cheap. I've also seen lots of nice comforters at Goodwill.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1637 on: August 05, 2018, 10:59:05 AM »
Places like Ross and TJ Maxx sell comforters pretty cheap. I've also seen lots of nice comforters at Goodwill.

This is something you should buy brand new.  Mine is from Ikea and it was only like $30.

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« Reply #1638 on: August 05, 2018, 10:59:22 AM »
When you wash the comforter with a huge rip in it, won't it get further damaged? The rip gets bigger, the stuffing comes out. Ain't nobody got time for that! I don't think it's stupid to replace something that has lost its functionality. Places like Ross and TJ Maxx sell comforters pretty cheap. I've also seen lots of nice comforters at Goodwill.

I agree, seen some decent comforters and have donated them to Goodwill myself.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1639 on: August 07, 2018, 07:39:25 AM »
New "fancy" underwear. I've had the same pairs since before kids, (my kids are 11 & 12) & they have seen better days. I've priced out replacement pairs for what I want, and it's a lot. I can get a more questionable version on Amazon for $10 for a 6 pack. I kind of want to save some of my flex money & splurge.

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1640 on: August 07, 2018, 09:07:48 AM »
I am lusting after everthing that this company sells.  Any tips on saving when shopping for high quality linen?

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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1641 on: August 07, 2018, 02:02:52 PM »
New "fancy" underwear. I've had the same pairs since before kids, (my kids are 11 & 12) & they have seen better days. I've priced out replacement pairs for what I want, and it's a lot. I can get a more questionable version on Amazon for $10 for a 6 pack. I kind of want to save some of my flex money & splurge.

No new underwear in 12 years? There's frugal and then there is suffering. :( I'm not sure what "fancy" is for you but for me it's underwear that is not from Target or sold in a multi-pack. A couple years ago I needed new underwear (time to give up the maternity underwear considering my youngest was 6 then) and I decided to try an actual underwear store. I really like the ones I got from Soma, the vanishing edge ones is particular. But if you don't want to be that fancy, I've found underwear I like a lot from Target.

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« Reply #1642 on: August 07, 2018, 04:27:53 PM »
New "fancy" underwear. I've had the same pairs since before kids, (my kids are 11 & 12) & they have seen better days. I've priced out replacement pairs for what I want, and it's a lot. I can get a more questionable version on Amazon for $10 for a 6 pack. I kind of want to save some of my flex money & splurge.

No new underwear in 12 years? There's frugal and then there is suffering. :( I'm not sure what "fancy" is for you but for me it's underwear that is not from Target or sold in a multi-pack. A couple years ago I needed new underwear (time to give up the maternity underwear considering my youngest was 6 then) and I decided to try an actual underwear store. I really like the ones I got from Soma, the vanishing edge ones is particular. But if you don't want to be that fancy, I've found underwear I like a lot from Target.

@Freckles - I used to be a spendypants, so I had plenty of underwear to rotate through as some needed to be tossed. Also, shout out to the manufacturers (in this case, Hanky Panky) for lasting this long & being awesome & not falling apart. But, $22/pair for current replacements? No way. I'm thinking of the Victoria's Secret option, which I've also tried. There is a very specific cut/fabric that I want to replace my previous ones. Otherwise. . . wedgies.

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« Reply #1643 on: August 07, 2018, 06:11:46 PM »
The vanishing edge ones by Soma don't cause wedgies. They have this grippy stuff on the edges that sticks to your skin and nothing rides up up. I don't remember how much they are, I don't think as much a $22 a pair, but not exactly cheap either. Maybe the have some coupons or deals for first time orders? I think that's probably how I decided it was acceptable.

OK, I checked. I got pretty basic ones that are $16 each, but they have a "buy 3, get 2 free" deal, so they come out to $9.60 each. Not bad. They've held up well for me so far, and I'm not nice to them. Washer, dryer, no special care. https://www.soma.com/store/product/vanishing+edge+microfiber+hipster/560000792?color=001&catId=cat4200004
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« Reply #1644 on: August 08, 2018, 06:39:42 AM »
This !!!!




Love that you can beach them as well.
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Re: What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?
« Reply #1645 on: August 08, 2018, 07:35:09 AM »
A giant, blow-up Halloween Dragon!  I saw one on display (already?!?) through the window of Old-Time Pottery when I drove by.  I also want a Christmas version.  But reality sets in, and besides having nowhere to store it my neighbors blow-up decorations have been stolen/vandalized over the years, so I will keep my money and admire them from afar.

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« Reply #1646 on: August 08, 2018, 01:26:34 PM »
Ok, since I see some Porsches and boats, I'll play...

A Chanel handbag, an Hermes scarf, a Louis Vuitton coin purse, and a Gucci wallet. (I fell down a big YouTube luxury hole...which is why I'm back on the MMM forum, trying to get my head straight!)

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« Reply #1647 on: August 08, 2018, 08:47:48 PM »
Quality stainless steel pots and pans (All-clad or Calphalon). I'm finally ditching the nonstick stuff after years of use now that the coating is starting to flake off. I've replaced 4 pieces so far and I'm never going back.

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« Reply #1648 on: August 08, 2018, 09:15:05 PM »
Quality stainless steel pots and pans (All-clad or Calphalon). I'm finally ditching the nonstick stuff after years of use now that the coating is starting to flake off. I've replaced 4 pieces so far and I'm never going back.

Oooh, I JUST did this! Except I don't have the budget for All-clad, but someone in the Choose FI facebook group recommended a set through Walmart that was America's Test Kitchen approved and it's been SO NICE to put away the peeling nonstick pans and re-learn to cook on stainless. (It's what I grew up with.) I love using metal utensils again. And it's super satisfying to scrub them back to shiny after cooking on them. In fact, it was cooking on a stainless skillet this summer at an AirBnB that made me go back to them!

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« Reply #1649 on: August 09, 2018, 07:42:35 AM »
At the moment, I'm lusting after two things:
1) A two-post lift to make it easier to work on our cars.  It would cost about $2,000.  My car is worth *maybe* $800.
2) Flight instruction and my own airplane(s).  At least three planes, to be specific: an ultralight for just sightseeing around the area, a bush plane (KitFox? Cub? I don't know) for going off the beaten path, and an RV-10 for cross-country flying.