Are those polluting the OZ landscape too? I so often want to apologize for our exports.
Soz, I'll put you down for an ocean view. I really do think the whole college tuition thing is going to be an anchor on the current middle class and their children. I have young people working for me in the summer that have tuition debts nearing $100.000 and they can't even find jobs having anything to do with what they studied. Maybe Sozlet would like to go to college in India.
Maporsche, keep trucking. You're in better shape than the majority. Voluntary Simplicity works because it makes you aware of what you truly value and what's worth working for. Unlike poverty, frugality can be fun and empowering. I find when a frugal person lives with a spender, it's the spender that converts. Get rid of the mortgage as soon as possible and I promise you you will feel as free as a bird and as rich as Bill Gates.