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Monday, July 11, 2022

what would warren do



warren buffett is 91 years old and is worth around 97 billion dollars
thats 1 billion for each ten years of age

he is known to be quite frugal
he plans to give all his money away before he dies and after he dies
it will go to making the world a better place to live

something more billionaires need to be doing

in the article linked above there is a list of 11 ways he is frugal
they are

i bet that list is really a lot longer than what the writer listed

we might all pay attention to what warren does

-he lives in the same house he bought in 1958
not not some big ole mansion
just this house in omaha

-he eats like a 6 year old
he says he checked actuarial tables and 6 years olds have the lowest death rate so he eats like a 6 year old
he commonly eats a cheap breakfast at mcdonalds on his drive to work
if the market is down he buys the cheap ones 
if its up he will buy the more expensive one

-he buys reduced price new cars like the ones damaged by hail
he drives them for a long time

-he enjoys affordable hobbies
like bridge

-he treats his friends well but not too well
he picks them up himself in his old cars at the airport
he sends them clipped articles via mail

-he use to have an old flip phone he used for years
he now has an iphone 11 per the article

-he doesnt splurge on designer suits

-he clips coupons
he  once took bill gates out to eat at mcdonalds and paid for the meal with coupons

-he has worked at the same office building for 50 years

-he thinks outside the box to save money
he owns that insurance company with the austrialian accented lizard
he owns sees candy

-he values relationships over money
ill give my friends some veggies which they appreciate

if you read this article above you will probably smile like i did
im sure there are a lot more ways he is frugal
maybe he could do a warren buffet 101 ways to be frugal

im sure a lot of folks would pay attention

so i looked at my frugal list

we lived in our previous house for 17 years
we have lived in our condo for 5 years

i eat the mind diet 

i drive a 12 year old car that gets 40 mpg
my wife she drives a 5 year old car

my hobby is mainly gardening and i spend money on it but it probably pays for itself

ill pick up friends or family at the airport or my wife she will in her car

i have an iphone 7 and will keep it until it dies

im not sure i have a suit
i know i dont have a tie
when i retired i reverted to jeans and shorts and lots of t shirts
my closet is not crowded

i dont do coupons
i shop frugally 
one way i save is i wont let my wife she shop for groceries

i dont think out of the box to save money
but ive saved money over the years enough to live a comfortable retirement

i value my family over money

it has helped that we have always had a frugal edge to our living which bodes us well in retirement

i do wish he would publish that 101 frugal list

how frugal are you

the organicgreen doctor

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