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  • Mar 26, 2021 09:40 PM
    Last: 1mo
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    Oh also don't forget some of the Asian countries like Thailand. I hear it is very affordable to live there. Plus you have good there on top of that. :)
  • Mar 20, 2021 09:45 PM
    Last: 1mo
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    DollarsnCents Wrote: I would say, as long as you're healthy, do it. I don't know what it does to your immune system. But then again it is a good cause in more ways than one. For yourself and others.
    Yeah, I'll second that one. I know a couple of people who do this. Not a bad way to make a little extra cash and help out at the same time.
  • Mar 20, 2021 02:46 PM
    Last: 1mo
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    TheBiggerBoat Wrote: In the states? You just have to grit your teeth and accept you'll be in debt for a while. It's a pretty horrible system.
    Yikes, I was afraid of that. I just heard there were those hospitals that uninsured people go to.
  • Mar 25, 2021 06:55 PM
    Last: 1mo
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    I've had old gift cards just lying around and collecting dust in my drawers and on my countertops. I know there are services out there that will take your gift cards with remaining balances and give you cash for them. Has anyone ever used this type of service before? Or is it a rip off? I definitely could see it being pretty beneficial when that uncle gets you a gift card to a store you wouldn't want to shop at. I know this because it happened to me. :)
  • Mar 24, 2021 05:49 PM
    Last: 2mo
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    You know what I think is probably extinct? Door to door salesmen. I can't remember the last time one of them knocked on my door. I think occupation was dying out before the virus hit. Probably due to the increase of internet sales on websites such as Amazon and Ebay. But since so many small businesses are having such a hard time to stay afloat, I'm wondering if it would be smart for them to try to sling their products door to door. Keeping a safe distance of course. Think it would make a difference, especially for a recent start up? Also, when was the last time you saw one?
  • Mar 22, 2021 07:59 PM
    Last: 2mo
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    I've thought or have sort of tried this for a long time. I've long considered making things and selling them on places like Etsy and Ebay. My brother's business is partially done through Etsy, doing metal fabrication and CNC plasma work. From what I learned from him, the time you put into making something needs to be justified by the price and the demand of the product. He recommends easily made and replicated products that can be zipped together and sent out. I tend to agree. Does anyone else make money doing this?
  • Mar 21, 2021 04:46 PM
    Last: 2mo
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    That's exactly why I make sure I pay mine every month and not quarterly. It's simpler that way. And I pay a few percentage points over what I should, just in case. I was in trouble with not paying enough once before, and I never want to get into with the IRS again.
  • Mar 19, 2021 06:26 PM
    Last: 2mo
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    Yeah, I've thought about doing this. It seems pretty straight forward. I think they even have an app for it don't they?
  • Mar 20, 2021 02:46 PM
    Last: 1mo
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    I have a friend who really needs to get hernia surgery. He has no insurance and he makes very little money. Are there certain hospitals that he can go to to get the surgery? I'm guessing if there is, he must have to fall into a priority group. I dunno, just thinking out loud there. I'm also guessing that the final bill would have some sort of high interest since he isn't insured. I bet this is something you wouldn't want to do unless you really had to for the sake of your health. I know I'd be willing to come out of pocket more if I were in a similar situation. Anyone who is in-the-know on the subject, feel free to chime in.
  • Mar 18, 2021 03:03 PM
    Last: 2mo
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    Now that's one way of looking at it. I'm gonna try doing that more going forward. Thanks for the advice!