Ted L.
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Things to do when you're semi-broke

Started this discussion. Last reply by Regular Joe Feb 13, 2014. 18 Replies

So I just bought a new (to me) house last July. The home is 16 years old. I bought it for a great price, BUT it needed/needs a few updates and fixes. I knew about the issues going in....so thats…Continue

Cars AND Motorcycles??

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paralytic Poison Jul 7, 2013. 4 Replies

IMO, motorcycles are pretty manly. Especially vintage motorcycles and/or crusiers. That said, even though this board is titled "Cars" I'm posting pics of my bike.2005 Triumph SpeedmasterMade in…Continue

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Regular Joe replied to Ted L.'s discussion Things to do when you're semi-broke
"Run Google, Facebook, Craiglist, Twitter, Kijiji (etc.) searches for free events of all kinds in your area. Check out the websites and social media accounts of community centers, churches, schools, etc. I'm sure you'll find loads of free…"
Feb 13, 2014
Leto Atreides II replied to Ted L.'s discussion Things to do when you're semi-broke
"You have three kids. You've already figured out one thing that's fun. You just need to figure out how to make it less expensive... "
Feb 12, 2014
John Muir replied to Ted L.'s discussion Things to do when you're semi-broke
"Local theatre is dirt cheap and live performances of excellent plays are available just about everywhere. Some of my best childhood memories are of sunday drives my parents used to take my sister and I on into the mountains when we were little…"
Feb 12, 2014
Richard replied to Ted L.'s discussion Things to do when you're semi-broke
"Ted, Many municipal libraries have a lot of great stuff to offer: Story time for the kids Cultural passes for things like museums, parks, educational venues, gardens, etc. DVDs and Blue Ray (lots of movies, non-fiction and educational…"
Feb 12, 2014
Matt T. replied to Ted L.'s discussion Things to do when you're semi-broke
"Learning, when done right, can always get people excited.  Maybe talk with your family about different things everyone is curious about, and start digging into those areas; kids especially can love to learn about new areas of life if their…"
Feb 12, 2014
Jay D replied to Ted L.'s discussion Things to do when you're semi-broke
"sledging, going to the next beach/sea. My parents went to see old castles with me and my older brothers when we were younger. Which also was great since those were great places to play. Basically everything that looked a bit like adventure and gave…"
Feb 12, 2014
Sir replied to Ted L.'s discussion Things to do when you're semi-broke
"Library, church functions, city festivals, playground.  We rarely shell out for family activities, and we stay busy.  There are also often attractions with trivial admission, like our local one-room zoo (spiders, snakes, small mammals)."
Feb 12, 2014
Pale Horse replied to Ted L.'s discussion Things to do when you're semi-broke
"Fishing hole, if it's warm enough. "
Feb 12, 2014
Ted L. replied to Ted L.'s discussion Things to do when you're semi-broke
"Thanks Karl- My home is only on 1/4 acre, but I like the idea of gardening. I built my wife a 4x6 cedar raised bed planter, but might expand that with an additional planter or two. Maybe a few berry bushes too."
Feb 12, 2014
Penelope replied to Ted L.'s discussion Things to do when you're semi-broke
"I spent the last year in a similar situation with a similar attitude.  I felt poor, and statistically was poor with respect to income, but I had savings and my net worth was growing.  Statistically I wasn't poor with respect to…"
Feb 12, 2014
Karl Helweg replied to Ted L.'s discussion Things to do when you're semi-broke
"+gardening, homebrewing, chickens, etc...   How much property do you own?   Have pictures to post? "
Feb 12, 2014
Lucius Artorius Castus replied to Ted L.'s discussion Things to do when you're semi-broke
"Anytime."
Feb 12, 2014
Ted L. replied to Ted L.'s discussion Things to do when you're semi-broke
"Shane-Boones Farm? I said I was semi-broke.....not desparate. LOL. But the other suggestions are good. I could take the family to close-by Bull Run Battlefield Park for a picnic/frisbee toss/etc. I think yearly passes are under $10. Kids…"
Feb 12, 2014
Lucius Artorius Castus replied to Ted L.'s discussion Things to do when you're semi-broke
"Not being broke due to poor planning....."
Feb 12, 2014
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Things to do when you're semi-broke

So I just bought a new (to me) house last July. The home is 16 years old. I bought it for a great price, BUT it needed/needs a few updates and fixes. I knew about the issues going in....so thats fine. Although I can comfortably afford the mortgage, I've been pumping a lot of my disposable income into this house and will continue to do so, likely for the rest of the year. Most of the improvements are elective.....but I'd just assume get them done ASAP.(oh and just to head off any…See More
Feb 12, 2014
Ted L. replied to Jarid's discussion Advice for good home gym
"I was in the USMC from 1997-2003. I worked in aviation maintenace (Harriers) and spent 60hrs week on the flightline. I was in the same boat as you in that I did NOT want to spend any off-duty time on base. That said, I joined a shithole…"
Feb 12, 2014

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