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Old 12-07-2009, 08:50 AM   #1
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I thought others might find this interesting. Living VERY cheap while going to grad school.

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Old 12-07-2009, 09:36 AM   #2
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Living within your means. What a concept. Maybe the politicians in DC should read that article and learn from it.


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Old 12-07-2009, 09:44 AM   #3
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Living within your means = smart.

Being an English major = dumb.
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Old 12-07-2009, 10:05 AM   #4
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Good for him
I have clients in thier 40's still paying student loans
dont get me started
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Re: article: I live in a van down by Duke University

One of my motivations for buying a used SMB is to dedicate 18 months of van-living.
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Old 12-07-2009, 04:30 PM   #6
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Re: article: I live in a van down by Duke University

I love being debt-free. It's the only thing that allowed me to retire. Paid off my mortgage in 11 years (on a 15 year loan) the same month I lost my job of 30 years.

Hard to argue with his logic and frugality.

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Re: article: I live in a van down by Duke University

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I love being debt-free. It's the only thing that allowed me to retire. Paid off my mortgage in 11 years (on a 15 year loan) the same month I lost my job of 30 years.
Hard to argue with his logic and frugality.
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