The power of frugality

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4 months 3 weeks ago #32910 by Isamorph
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Frugal But Not Cheap

He may have not had a house with a view, but he had a vision. I don't know how much money he inherited from his parents, but the fact that he held on to it to benefit others is thoughtful. Duct tape is one of the best inventions since sliced bread.



www.npr.org/2018/12/29/680883772/social-worker-led-frugal-life-to-donate-nearly-11-million-to-childrens-charities
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4 months 3 weeks ago #32911 by PEW
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Always great to hear such acts of generosity. I remember one a while back about an old lady making a living mending people's clothes... she left a million or so for charity.
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4 months 3 weeks ago #32914 by Diedrich_Duo
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PEW wrote: Always great to hear such acts of generosity.

Indeed. I guess this gentleman realized you can't take it with you, so he decided to do something good (or in his case, great) that would make a difference in many people's lives.
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4 months 3 weeks ago - 4 months 3 weeks ago #32915 by Diedrich_Duo
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Isamorph wrote: Duct tape is one of the best inventions since sliced bread.

Agreed, and how ironic it is, that in a way it was his sole source of support. :)
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4 months 3 weeks ago #32928 by Isamorph
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I found it interesting this man donated to programs that he had first hand memorable good experiences with in the past, which makes good sense and was important to him.

"Naiman then wrote a letter to staff that explained why: One frantic night in the early days of his career at the Department of Social and Health Services, he was trying to find a home for a fragile baby. The center's ( Pediatric Interim Care Center ) founder came to his office to take the child."
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3 weeks 1 day ago - 3 weeks 1 day ago #37133 by Isamorph
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Departed--But Not So Dearly

The frugal millionaire Mr. Brown may have made a fine priest had his life taken that path, but that would have entailed being around people, which would have seemingly gone against his nature. He was a strange bird who loved to have birds around. Yet in the end, it was all about his very distant family.

www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2019-04-27/the-mystery-of-the-millionaire-hermit
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