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CULTIVATING CHEAP AND SIMPLE TASTES
« on: November 18, 2008, 09:44:07 PM »
CULTIVATING CHEAP AND SIMPLE TASTES

It’s never too late to learn to cultivate cheap and simple tastes.

The things that are entertaining and really matter have nothing to do with spending Federal Reserve Notes more often than not.

Here’s a list of some cheap and simple things you can do to save some cash that are rewarding…

•   Read a book
•   Write a book
•   Stay fit and exercise more
•   Cook a meal with your spouse
•   Play with your pets, often
•   Play a board game with friends/family
•   Learn a new trade or craft
•   Cut a cord of wood for use and exercise
•   Acquaint yourself with your neighborhood with a walk
•   Plan a day hike or camp out
•   Go Fishing or hunting more often
•   Learn a new sport
•   Listen to news talk radio
•   Learn a card game (possibly expensive)
•   Share a story with your kids
•   Garden and prune
•   Have friends over for coffee/tea
•   Learn a survival skill

Can you add anything to the list?


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Re: CULTIVATING CHEAP AND SIMPLE TASTES
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2008, 11:04:51 PM »
Take a nap...

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Re: CULTIVATING CHEAP AND SIMPLE TASTES
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2008, 07:03:02 AM »
Practice your self-defense drills, both armed and unarmed

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Re: CULTIVATING CHEAP AND SIMPLE TASTES
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2008, 07:08:16 AM »
Rehearse and/or war-game your family disaster planning and evacuation drills



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Re: CULTIVATING CHEAP AND SIMPLE TASTES
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2008, 10:24:35 PM »
A packet of vegetable seeds can be had for $0.10.  Most people have a shovel...

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Re: CULTIVATING CHEAP AND SIMPLE TASTES
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2009, 08:50:16 PM »
Bike for transportation. If you bike a few miles every day, it'll cost you a couple hundred dollars a year -- and you'll be in excellent shape. I also find it somewhat meditative: it's just you working with your body. It's like chopping wood in that respect. A well-maintained bike is also very quiet. I've gone whipping down paved trails at 20 mph and have startled all kinds of wild life that I never would have seen if I had been walking.

If you do get into cycling, be sure to get a proper fit done. That involves getting the right size of bike and positioning everything to not cause joint strain. Also women should get a women's seat to support their wider sit-bones (unless they enjoy pain).

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Re: CULTIVATING CHEAP AND SIMPLE TASTES
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2009, 09:25:18 PM »
I took the kids & dog to the lake yesterday for a picnic lunch. Nothing fancy, just stuff we already had in the kitchen.

We had a great time and except for about $1 in gas, it was free.

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Re: CULTIVATING CHEAP AND SIMPLE TASTES
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2009, 10:05:58 PM »
Lean to throw a knife/axe.

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Re: CULTIVATING CHEAP AND SIMPLE TASTES
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2009, 09:29:10 AM »
All kinds of great things to learn and do in a library, it's free too.  I used to rent movies from there while in college, they had all kinds of recent movies based on historical events.  I saw Ben-Hur, Lawrence of Arabia, Spartacus, Last of the Mohicans, and numerous others.  Not to mention the ten's of thousands of books there too. 

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Re: CULTIVATING CHEAP AND SIMPLE TASTES
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2009, 05:20:15 PM »
Turn off the TV.  Noone ever achieved anything whilst watching the goggle box!

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Re: CULTIVATING CHEAP AND SIMPLE TASTES
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2009, 01:19:30 PM »
Try out some of those recipes cut out of magazines and stuck in a folder somewhere.

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Re: CULTIVATING CHEAP AND SIMPLE TASTES
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2009, 05:10:56 PM »
Find and go to community events. Here we have:

1) Free concerts in the park
2) Theme events for free - car shows, western days, farmer's markets, Hawaiian days, etc.
3) Free oranges from a local grove

I'm sure there's a bunch of stuff that I haven't found out about yet.

Also, I'm volunteering for the local TV station for camera work & whatever else the have - it's great work experience and all it really costs is a little gas and my time.

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Re: CULTIVATING CHEAP AND SIMPLE TASTES
« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2009, 07:17:42 PM »
Do the 100 burpee challenge!!!!!!!!

http://www.rosstraining.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=9529

Just thinking about it makes me sore...