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    I have children, so the guns are kept with...

    I have children, so the guns are kept with trigger locks in locked cases and the ammunition is locked in a separate case. Nope, they're not going to do me a lot of good at home, but I have a...
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    I love Florida and lived there for 10 years, but...

    I love Florida and lived there for 10 years, but the one year I lived near Orlando was one year too many.
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    A caramel pecan cookie. I had to pick up our...

    A caramel pecan cookie. I had to pick up our birthday cake (my son and I share a birthday) and I couldn't pass one up. It was amazing!
  4. Freezing your credit will not stop everything. ...

    Freezing your credit will not stop everything. Many cards, especially the store cards, are issued without them ever running your credit. That's why they usually start out with a low limit.

    It's...
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    I don't factor the delivery fee into then tip...

    I don't factor the delivery fee into then tip because the delivery person rarely gets a cut. The delivery person is doing me a HUGE favor, so I'm happy to toss in a few extra bucks. As I see it, if I...
  6. This works. Grab on tighter until the ice thaws. ...

    This works. Grab on tighter until the ice thaws. It doesn't take long.

    Tongues are another story. Warm water is the only trick I know for those.
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    20% minimum for delivery. More if the weather...

    20% minimum for delivery. More if the weather sucks or if it's a holiday.
  8. Yup. I think he has some good ideas. I'm not a...

    Yup. I think he has some good ideas. I'm not a strict follower though. I still have and use several credit cards, but my house and cars are paid for. That's why I have no need for new credit. I...
  9. Someone filed taxes using my name and SSN last...

    Someone filed taxes using my name and SSN last year. I also had someone in the same location (Pompano Beach, FL) try to hijack one of my credit cards.

    After all of that, I put a freeze on my...
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    I carry a couple of Wet Ones individually wrapped...

    I carry a couple of Wet Ones individually wrapped wipes when I walk my German Shepherd for just such occasions. I used to manage a kennel for a vet though, so poo doesn't bother me in the least.
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    Only good friends. I hauled a barn mate's...

    Only good friends.

    I hauled a barn mate's horse gray horse to a show as a favor once. When we got there, the horse had some dark marks on his side that the owner insisted were "burns" caused by...
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    I boarded horses on two separate occasions at...

    I boarded horses on two separate occasions at Jacqurei Oaks. I would not hesitate to recommend them. It's a great facility with great people.
  13. I own a Flashbang bra holster for my Springfield...

    I own a Flashbang bra holster for my Springfield XD-S. No, it's not real comfortable, but sometimes it's a handy thing to have.

    I am having a hard time even figuring out how many things this...
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    My first wedding set was platinum. I had it for...

    My first wedding set was platinum. I had it for less than a year. I was wearing it at work (auto parts store) when I squashed my hand between two car batteries. The rings bent had to be cut off...
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    I've never been, but my MIL has been on several...

    I've never been, but my MIL has been on several Viking cruises. She highly recommends them and has never had a bad experience.
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    I wash mine every time I do laundry, which is...

    I wash mine every time I do laundry, which is usually every 3 days or so.
  17. I lived in the suburbs of Minneapolis for 28...

    I lived in the suburbs of Minneapolis for 28 years. "Minnesota Nice" is a myth, at least in the Twin Cities.

    My 10 years in Florida was very much dependent on where I was. South Florida, not so...
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    I'm with Geico for my cars and house. I've got...

    I'm with Geico for my cars and house. I've got absolutely no complaints.
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    Lifelong atheist here, raised by agnostics. I...

    Lifelong atheist here, raised by agnostics. I don't need a bible or threats of hell to raise good kids.
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    I had a "friend" like this many years ago. It...

    I had a "friend" like this many years ago. It didn't go well.

    If you can, offer to pay for a week in a hotel for her. If you let her sleep on your couch there's a good chance she'll never leave....
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    For me, getting my ears pierced was a rite of...

    For me, getting my ears pierced was a rite of passage of sorts. I got mine done when I was 5. I still clearly remember the day and I was very proud to be allowed to choose my own starter earrings....
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    Flylady and Dave Ramsey. Flylady helped me...

    Flylady and Dave Ramsey.

    Flylady helped me get a system in place for keeping my house neat with the least amount of time required.

    Dave Ramsey got my finances in order.

    Neither were easy...
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    Really your best bet is to give it away or list...

    Really your best bet is to give it away or list it on Ebay and be happy if you get a couple hundred bucks. You're not going to get back what you paid for it. Just be happy to be rid of the annual...
  24. Lease to own places are illegal in some places. ...

    Lease to own places are illegal in some places. That ought to tell you something. As Dave Ramsey puts it, they prey on people who can't do math.

    Yaktrax are your friend. I hike year around with...
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    I'm 8 years in and still 20/15 as well. Best...

    I'm 8 years in and still 20/15 as well. Best decision I ever made!

    My surgeon required that my prescription be stable for at least 2 years before the surgery. I didn't think they would do it if...
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