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Old 10-09-2008, 02:47 PM   #11
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You can always put the youn'uns to work like I did, Bowtieguy.

They whined a little, but they enjoyed getting out of the house.
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Old 10-09-2008, 03:14 PM   #12
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I'm unemployed atm so the stock market is going like my mood
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Old 10-09-2008, 03:40 PM   #13
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We sat back a listened to the gloating while our money sat in insured CDs.

Now I don't even feel like saying I told you so.

Talked with Pop today he was 8 years old in 1929. 16 people lived in one small house on $100 a month income.

I have lived through the terms of 11 Presidents, soon to be 12. I don't let the hype get to me much. There is a huge amount of wealth accumulated by people who just didn't buy the hype.

Dont get mad at me for guessing right, we still have lost a lot of equity in our home, but I built it, and it cost much less than it should sell for (emphasis should).

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Old 10-09-2008, 04:22 PM   #14
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I sold a little motorcycle just recently. Thinking about putting the money into to our IRA's as, like was said, everything is on sale. Still doing monthly contributions to the wife's tax sheltered annuity.
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Old 10-09-2008, 04:27 PM   #15
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Talked with Pop today he was 8 years old in 1929. 16 people lived in one small house on $100 a month income.
Yup, we got it made.

My dad grew up on a farm in the Depression and through the war. No electricity there until after he came home from the Korean War. Biden's comments about FDR on TV about the crash...LOL!...made me think about how my dad and his parents wouldn't have had a radio hooked up to electricity to listen to the radio. He's gone now, so I can't ask. But there never was anything more than "outdoor plumming" there either.

With a cell phone, WiFi internet, DVD's, and over 100 channels to choose from, things should never be considered bad.
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Old 10-10-2008, 05:51 AM   #16
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Umm.. my choice wasn't available... you know, the one with the guy doing the "alright!" fist-making elbow drop?

Seriously, anyone who didn't see this coming was living in a dream land. Nothing can grow forever. If I were smart enough to write that into a law, I would. Unfortunately, I do not possess the mental prowess of people like Newton and such.

Get ready for the ride. The models that the overpaid fat white men made are turning out to be garbage. Whether you believed these over-"educated" idiots and bought into the whole stock market lie or not, we are all going to go down the ****ter together. Welcome to reality.

At least we will see who the fittest are!
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Old 10-10-2008, 10:15 AM   #17
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I'm feeling particularly blessed right now. Our 401k is being moved from one provider to another, and as a part of the process got moved into a money market fund right before the big drop, and will be there for a few more days before being put back into the various fund offerings. So all in all, it looks like I may actually come out ahead.
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Old 10-10-2008, 01:10 PM   #18
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Some people called me crazy for keeping my whole 403b 10 years of retirement savings in the 3% "safe savings" plan rather than going with the 10-15% growth stock plans.

Now they are the ones that are stressing about their retirements.

Its all evens out in the end- I just prefer the slow and steady, no stress/no worry approach to retirement planning.
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Old 10-10-2008, 02:05 PM   #19
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The models that the overpaid fat white men made are turning out to be garbage.
careful!

i know you've lived in the states, but were you educated here?

point being that certainly there were many of this type that made the USA the greatest nation in the world. if not at the time of their sacrifice, likely some retired a little plump.

not to discredit men(and women) of color, but your generalization did not put blame there.

besides the market is so volitile, NO ONE can accurately predict it.
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Old 10-10-2008, 02:15 PM   #20
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One other thing to note... Fund managers are paid to buy & sell stock. If a manager thought the market was going to tank and sell to try to maintain his fund he would not have a job for long. If they sell a stock they pretty much have to buy something else to replace it.

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