|Don't have one, don't need one, don't want one:-)|
|Other Electronics||Laptop, high speed Internet, digital camera, and an IPod (gift).||No cable or satellite, video game console, or wide screen HD TV.|
|Personal Grooming||Powered Gillette Fusion (gift) and a Phillips Sonicare electric toothbrush.|
|Base model truck, manual transmission, manual door locks, with A/C as the only option.|
|Recreation||Pool table.||No gym or other club memberships.|
Fortunately, most of my lifestyle inflation items were one time costs. The only item I chose with a recurring cost is high speed Internet. On the other hand, most of the lifestyle inflation items I avoided have (high) recurring cost. Hmm....I didn't realize this difference until writing this post and there may be a lesson in this analysis. Perhaps a topic for a future post :-)
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