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Center for Creative Retirement--Who has been?
Old 06-25-2004, 07:12 AM   #1
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Center for Creative Retirement--Who has been?

Has any one attended or heard any first hand reports on any of the sessions at Center for Creative Retirement in Ashville NC?
Any experiences or storiesworth sharing?
Ashville is a nice part of the country but doubt I would go 3000 miles for just another seminar that rehashes what is covered here. They have gotten a good write-up in Wall St. J.
With 350K people becoming 50 EVERY DAY, their target market is certainly expanding ;-)

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Re: Center for Creative Retirement--Who has been?
Old 06-25-2004, 12:20 PM   #2
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Nope. Although I enjoy traveling, I just can't rationalize going all that way to learn how to do something I'm already doing :P Maybe I'll contemplate that when I'm relaxing at Lake Tahoe next week!

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Old 06-29-2004, 09:57 PM   #3
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Anybody read Parker's book...
I read Thornton's book in late 2002. He is an engineer who applies structural engineering principles to boomer retirement. System failure analysis states that if a crucial component of a system fails, the whole system will fail. The disperity in the size of baby boom and bust generations is the critical system that will bring down many boomer retirements. They may have to lower their prices to entice the scarce busters to buy their stocks.

The scale effect principle states that what works on a small scale will not necessarily work on a larger one. A design that works well for a small bridge will collapse if used for a large one. Similarly, equities can provide a comfortable retirement for a small percentage of the population, but will fail if too many people attempt to live off of their dividends. The dividend yield will fall too low to support people.

This is the general type of logic you will find in his book.
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Old 06-30-2004, 05:37 AM   #4
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Skeptical? - not to cross threads - but after 29 yrs of being told 'I were one' - that's the first hat I put on when reading anything written by an engineer. I got to make and break a lot of test stuff over the years - a fair amount of which broke - ?too early or ? too late for the numbers. Numbers have their place but so does POGO.
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