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  •  Many wonder how I can have lived for so long on (17+ / 0-)

    part time work. Living simply is the answer. No credit cards. No cable TV. Small but lovely apartment, 400 sq ft. My vehicle is a 94, gets 35 mpg, and runs great. Eat simple nutritious diet, & walk every day with my dogs. Nice wild place to walk. Which keeps me healthy & happy.

    Work less, rest more, & more time to do exactly what I like. Shop less. Cook more. Also make more of what I need. Duck tape is one of the greatest inventions ever!

    Solidarity Forever, for the Union makes us strong.-Ralph Chaplin, 1915

    by JayRaye on Tue Apr 10, 2012 at 05:24:44 PM PDT

    •  Health insurance is our only real hurdle... (1+ / 0-)
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      Hubby and I work from home these days.   We are living simply, shop locally, and don't have credit cards.  

      The budget buster for us is our health insurance premium.  I wish our nation had a national health care system.  Many artists/crafters, part-time workers, and freelancers would so benefit by a better (and less expensive) system.  

      Also, based on our own experience and the questions of many other artists is what gets lost in the health care debate: many people would like to follow their dreams and do more creative work (and live more simply), but feel stymied by the cost of paying for their own health insurance.

      We cannot solve the problems that we have created with the same thinking that created them." - Albert Einstein

      by CarolinW on Wed Apr 11, 2012 at 04:13:38 PM PDT

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