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Old 04-04-2008, 05:41 PM   #21
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It amazes me how people come on here and state the degrees they have, awards they won, accomplishments they achieved, medals and top honors they were bestowed, titles they accumulated, and yet when the rubber hits the road they fall short of what they claim to be.
So for all you future wannabes out there: Don't tell us how good you are. Show us how good you are.
The only accreditation he needed was whether or not he was FI, let alone ER'd.

At least Scott Burns has the grace to admit that he'll always be working, depsite being FI, as do Bernstein & Milevsky. Presumably Fama, French, Sharpe, Dimson, Marsh, & Bogle feel the same.

The rest will need to post PDFs of their Schedules D...
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Old 04-04-2008, 05:49 PM   #22
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The only accreditation he needed was whether or not he was FI, let alone ER'd.

At least Scott Burns has the grace to admit that he'll always be working, depsite being FI, as do Bernstein & Milevsky. Presumably Fama, French, Sharpe, Dimson, Marsh, & Bogle feel the same.

The rest will need to post PDFs of their Schedules D...

After I first retired I interviewed a number of FAs. The discussion always ended when I ask to see their personal account statements and/or tax forms. I think I would have settled for Schedule D. I did notice that when Buffett was interviewing for Chief Investment Officer he did require them to give copies of their personal financial information....

I guess when you got Warren's stash you have a bit more leverage.
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Old 04-05-2008, 07:41 PM   #23
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It amazes me how people come on here and state the degrees they have, awards they won, accomplishments they achieved, medals and top honors they were bestowed, titles they accumulated, and yet when the rubber hits the road they fall short of what they claim to be.
I'm adding this honor to my resume.

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You are right. SecondCor521 had the advantage of waiting until he saw paulk was running out of ammunition and was going into shell shock before making his call.
For those who want my super-secret formula for predicting these sorts of things (sorry, no newsletter): Simply take the number of posts until they begin to whine or complain that we don't understand or we're not being fair or we're just not worthy of their wisdom or other such claptrap and add one. That's the answer in days. I think paulk63 started turning purple on his second or third post; MMND was civil for a while longer.

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Old 04-09-2008, 11:23 PM   #24
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WOOOOO HOOOOOOO....


He came BACK..... and I am now looking like the WINNER!!!!

Can't claim a winner until the game is over
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Congrats Texas Proud,

but I am going to say Kevin last 2 more days... don't count them chickens Tex
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WOOOOO HOOOOOOO....


He came BACK..... and I am now looking like the WINNER!!!!

Can't claim a winner until the game is over
Sorry, TP, I already spent the prize. I've printed out the postings and put them on my wall. The prize is mine, Mine, MINE and always will be!
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Old 04-10-2008, 11:16 PM   #27
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Sorry, TP, I already spent the prize. I've printed out the postings and put them on my wall. The prize is mine, Mine, MINE and always will be!

LOL..... but if they can take away Olympic medals 8 years later.... I think we can do it to yours after a few days...

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