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light bulb! an idea or just simply for light [day 234]

My friend that had the flood finally got to move back into her house yesterday.  As I was helping, I noticed the old bathroom light fixture sitting in the trash, with all of the old light bulbs still in it. … Continue reading

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the green machine [day 223]

I’m really not sure exactly how much money I’ve saved doing this challenge, as I haven’t tracked it, however I know it’s a substantial amount.  I have no debt, I’m not always broke and comparing my finances to last year, … Continue reading

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1/4 year into the challenge!! [day 91]

Where does the time go???  It’s been that long already?  Today I’ll just do a few updates on the challenge. What have I learned? Many good things, but mostly that there are good alternatives to a lot of the purchases … Continue reading

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what if nobody bought new stuff? [day 56]

“What if nobody bought new stuff?  What would happen to the economy?”  This was a question asked by Thom yesterday, and I might add, a very good one. First let me say that I appreciate the people that have enough … Continue reading

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the challenge: day 45 & 46 [how’s it really going?]

So 45 days into this, and how’s it really going?  I think it’s going well.  Here’s a few situations and challenges I’ve run across over the past couple of weeks. Superstores… 😦 Even though I can buy groceries and toiletries … Continue reading

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the challenge: day 33 [should you buy new, used or not at all?]

My friend Ryan sent me this list of things you should never buy new, which also has a link to things you should never buy used.  I agree with most of it.  I got burned two years ago on buying … Continue reading

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books, books and more books [day 30]

I worked most of day 30, so there was no time to think about shopping, even if I had wanted to.  Day 31 was a little bit different. I had bags of clothing and toys from a few days ago … Continue reading

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