The shocking Rule of 25

I’ve some distant relatives, Bob and Carol, both in their fifties. Carol inherited a bunch of antique furniture when her Mom died. But they had a problem. They had no place to put the furniture but wanted to keep it in case their daughter wanted it “someday”. Plus they had other stuff they wanted to keep but no longer fit in their house.

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Adventures in negotiating rent

Did you know you can negotiate rent? I didn’t until about a year ago when Mrs. Freaky Frugal and I sold our home in the burbs so we could move to downtown Philly. We were thrilled – we’ve always wanted to live downtown since we moved to Philly long ago. City wage taxes and having children got in the way.

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Are you an Oblivious Wage Slave?

A Wage Slave (WS) is someone who works for money but hates his job. He’d much rather do more personally fulfilling stuff. Maybe he’d like to read, play tennis, hang with friends, go for walks, run, work on a hobby, volunteer, or whatever. Maybe he’s just sick of the actual work, the jerks he works for and with, or the agonizing commute.

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