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Old 09-07-2008, 10:40 PM   #41
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I hope this forum remains anonymous. I am quite happy to accept advice from other anonymous members. I judge that advice based on it's own merits and maybe take into consideration a little what I know about the poster from other threads. Even if I knew the true identity of the advice giver, I would have to apply the same reason and caution before I acted on any of it.

Alternatively, if we start associating real names with posters, I would not want any of my writing here associated with my other identities on other forums (or in real life). The idea that anyone can easily keep tabs on everything I do and write is much more creepy than having anonymous friends.
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Old 09-08-2008, 03:51 AM   #42
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The majority of people stay within bounds. Some advice may not be Sterling and others may sound off from time to time...

Politics and Religion are the topics that often get people going... not much difference here than face to face except face to face most would remain mute and not express their thoughts.

Regarding financial advice... Caveat Lector. and by all means Caveat Utilitor.

Even if the advice is good... one is likely to misinterpret it or execute poorly and scr3w it up. (if they do not follow-up with more study).

The most knowledgeable on the forum have spent years in study an practice either personally, professionally or both. But even that is no guarantee of success. Look at the investment banks, Mutual Funds, etc... that have failed recently failed... most of those companies hire the brightest from the best schools.

The point YMMV.
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Old 09-08-2008, 04:21 AM   #43
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Old 09-08-2008, 08:23 AM   #44
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The names don't matter, but the insight and advice from those who have "been there, done that" does, such as those who have already had to deal with parents with Alzheimer's, drivers who shouldn't be driving, and the myriad of life's issues that most will have to face at some time or another.

Finances is just one of those issues. This is a good forum to come to for advice on anything from fixing your car to what computer cables to use to what constitutes a "great" nursing home vs. a "poor" one. And the members seem to be (mostly) civil and (mostly) intelligent or at least reasonably bright.

And it doesn't really matter if my name is Walt, Bill, Fred or Sharon.
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Old 09-08-2008, 08:46 AM   #45
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Windsurf?

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Old 09-08-2008, 08:58 AM   #46
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Gee, I don't know about all this. I think some of your names are really cool, like Retired Gypsy, Cute Fuzzy Bunny, and HaHA. Creative and fun names.

Me, I'm just Sarah. I used to use my last name as my login, but then I became jealous of Rich in Tampa's cool name so I changed mine to be just like him.
I'm way more irritating in person--the H in my name stands for Hostile, so I'm told. My advice on fact-based questions is probably correct, because I'm a good researcher, but if it can't be quantified, I am probably not a good resource.
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Old 09-08-2008, 09:34 AM   #47
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... My advice on fact-based questions is probably correct, because I'm a good researcher, but if it can't be quantified, I am probably not a good resource.

Now i'm just the opposite - not much of a researcher, but am huge on rumour and right opinion. F'rinstance, i've heard that FinanceDude is the six fingered man.
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Old 09-08-2008, 10:10 AM   #48
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I really do drink coffee, I really did start my retirement planning in a coffee shop, that is my real cat but her name is not "Fluffy." Everything else is fuzzed up.
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I seem to remember a thread where Cuppa revealed the answer to Joe vs. Jo. In the interests of maintaining the board's anonymity I'll never tell (and maybe the hint was a red herring).
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Old 09-08-2008, 10:24 AM   #50
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My name really is Rich, and I'm really in Tampa. When I first joined the board, another member chastised me for broadcasting that I was "rich" in every single message. Thought it was boastful.

As if.
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Old 09-08-2008, 10:26 AM   #51
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So, my real name is Rita, and I do have only one dimple, but would have liked to have two, just like my Aunt Ruth.

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Financedude......pretty original..........

As far as my posts go, well, that's why I have such a flowery disclaimer.......
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Old 09-08-2008, 11:21 AM   #53
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I really do Want To Retire!! If you lined up everyone in the forum in order of how much they want to retire, I think I'd be right at the head of the line.

On the other hand, I suppose "Want To" is kind of like a first name... but if my pseudonym was something like "Want To in New Orleans", I think people might jump to the wrong conclusions.
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Old 09-08-2008, 11:36 AM   #54
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At least you're not "doing the board".

By the way, is this a bad time to ask if its 'pseudo names' or if its supposed to be 'pseudonyms' ?
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Old 09-08-2008, 11:38 AM   #55
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I had turkey bacon again this weekend.


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Old 09-08-2008, 11:54 AM   #56
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Oh man, friends dont let friends eat turkey bacon...
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Old 09-08-2008, 11:59 AM   #57
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Oh man, friends dont let friends eat turkey bacon...
Something else that should be your never try list is soy chorizo. Under the misguided desire to appease my cholesterol fanatic MD I made that horrible mistake. But only once. The leftover is in the trash.

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Oh my dear god. Who in their right mind would make, sell or purchase such an atrocity, let alone eat it?!?

Of course, a product primarily made of lips and face parts might need a certain level of suspicion on its own.

I do have a nice recipe for a ground turkey chorizo that works pretty well Ha...let me know if you need it. I usually make it with a nice lean ground pork and frankly there isnt a huge fat difference between that and the commercial ground turkeys, but its good with some scrambled eggs, some tortillas and a little roasted salsa...
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Did someone mention Bacon!

Blogadilla.com: The Tijuana of the Internet » Blog Archive » How to Make Bacon Soap, from Actual Bacon
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I would certainly stop contributing to this board if my anonymity was not guaranteed. Hiding behind a pseudonym is what allows me to divulge so many personal information on this board. I wouldn't want to place myself in a position where any yahoo (including friends, family members, co-workers...) can google my name and find out about my net worth, income, detailed budget, tax liability, or about my dream to FIRE in my 40's...
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