With the rolling aspect of LMDE, I would still keep at least a separate /home partition just in case you ever have to reinstall the / for some reason. There may be an unforeseen disaster, and a reinstall may be your best option.
I use a separate /data partition instead of a /home. They are very similar, so either choice should work for you. I like having the safety factor.
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