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Old 10-16-2006, 12:11 PM   #1
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Financial Seminar Observation

I have received several invites to retrirement planning seminar/dinner in the last week or so and they have all included an 800# to call in order to sign up for the function. Previous invites that I have received had a local number to call.

I asked to person who answered the phone if they were a national company or local. As I suspected, they are a national company who just sets apointments for these dinner-seminars.

In order for a company with 800# to have enough business to exist, there must be a potential pool of many seminar/dinners throughout the USA to make a profit this way.

Has anyone else here made this observation also? It says a lot to me about the amount of seminar/dinners that must be going on every day in the USA.
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Old 10-16-2006, 12:28 PM   #2
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Are there many many investment/retirement seminars going on every day ?

you bet there are.

They are a proven way in which big companies and small companies can separate people from their money. That free rubber chicken dinner just may cost you much. Just remember - There is no free lunch. Personally, I'll buy my own dinner and pay directly for any financial advice that I may need.

However, to be fair the 800 number call just lets em know how many dinners to plan for, how big the group will be.
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So what was the number? Maybe 1-800-LOSEUSD?
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That free rubber chicken dinner just may cost you much.
Good one!!!

They offer an 8oz Sirloin @ Outback, maybe rubber beef.
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Are there many many investment/retirement seminars going on every day ?

you bet there are.

They are a proven way in which big companies and small companies can separate people from their money. That free rubber chicken dinner just may cost you much. Just remember - There is no free lunch. Personally, I'll buy my own dinner and pay directly for any financial advice that I may need.

However, to be fair the 800 number call just lets em know how many dinners to plan for, how big the group will be.
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