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Old 06-23-2005, 09:46 PM   #1
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This ER goal is taking too long . . . maybe I can achieve the same by Marrying into money. Anyone have any good ideas on this? Perhaps hook up with some rich industrialists or politicians daughter? Am willing to offer a finder's fee
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Old 06-23-2005, 09:54 PM   #2
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This ER goal is taking too long . . . maybe I can achieve the same by Marrying into money.
One of my college friends did this. Sounded like a great deal, until next thing we heard he had gone gay.

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Was that a "company outing"
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My father once advised me that "it is just as easy to fall in love with a rich girl as a poor girl". Problem was I never met any rich girls. But it all worked out O.K. When Mrs. Grumpy and I got married she had $100 to her name, I had $8.50. We had to cash a few wedding gift checks to go on our honeymoon. This past Wednesday was our 36th anniversary. We are both retired (ages 57 and 58) and FI.

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This ER goal is taking too long . . . maybe I can achieve the same by Marrying into money. Anyone have any good ideas on this? Perhaps hook up with some rich industrialists or politicians daughter? Am willing to offer a finder's fee
From what I have heard: If you marry for money, you end up earning every penny of it!
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Old 06-24-2005, 10:30 AM   #6
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Perhaps you should consider and old rich widow gal.* Nah..........not worth it.
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Thanks guys. Been wondering what my best guy friend (married) was trying to warn me about. :
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Perhaps you should consider and old rich widow gal.* Nah..........not worth it.
Reminds me of the joke - The 85 year old man shows up at his class reunion with his new wife - A 23 year old shapley blonde. One of his former classmates says to him "How did an old codger like you get such a Hot young thing to marry you" - The 85 yeard old says "I lied about my age - I told her I was 99"
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This ER goal is taking too long . . . maybe I can achieve the same by Marrying into money. Anyone have any good ideas on this? Perhaps hook up with some rich industrialists or politicians daughter? Am willing to offer a finder's fee
Her dad would probably insist on a pre-nup. :
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Just my two cents but what I remember most the years of struggling together as a team are more memorable than years of easy money. I do know a good friend in college who maried into serious money ($100M in 1972) and found a really nice gal but that is so much the exception.
I never had a problem dating women who made a lot more than I did (which is not hard as a Federal civil servant) but they were making money rather than inheirting it so that makes a difference.
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Believe it or not, you came to the right place.

Buy yourself a decent mid-range tuxedo, a nice pair of shoes, a nice watch and 2-3 different ties/cummerbunds. Or a couple of nice cocktail dresses and shoes if you're female. Please...only if you're female!

Look into the local black-tie charity ball/events going on. Every major city has about one a week, sometimes more. Everything from dances to museum openings. Sign up, pay for your deductible tickets and go. And keep going.

I had a buddy that went to every one. I went with him 3-4 times a year. You run into roughly the same 75-80% of men and women, a lot of which are looking for someone to meet. After you've seen and talked to the same people a couple of times and they've seen and talked to you, pick somebody interesting out and go from there. There is a 'seasoning' period to these things, as some of the non-regulars are scammers or looking for a quick pick-up. You have to muddle into this a little.

The regulars are almost ALWAYS reasonably smart, high end professionals or people who have family money. My friend Dave always had a full 'dance card' and none of the women he met and dated were head cases or jerks.

Probably a good way to meet and fall in love with a nice, well to do woman or man as easily as you fall into love with a poor jerk. And if nothing else, gets you out of the house once a week to mix and mingle.

Its not even hard work. Even after only going now and then, I had plenty of attractive, interesting women come up to me regularly with the "didnt I see you at the museum opening last month?'...
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Old 06-24-2005, 05:40 PM   #12
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Food for thought. Thanks everybody.
At this rate I'll be married (and richly so) in no time.
Who says there's no leprechaun gold at the end of the rainbow . . .
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Just my two cents but what I remember most the years of struggling together as a team are more memorable than years of easy money.
Pain & trauma have a way of enhancing life's experiences... or at least searing them into your cerebral cortex.
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One of my college friends did this. Sounded like a great deal, until next thing we heard he had gone gay.

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Ha: So what's the end of the story? Did she kick the poor guy out of the house, and leave him penniless, or did she give him a few bucks for a "good try"?

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Jarhead, I don't know. I didn't know him (or her) well enough to ask about that. I do know that they both were devastated. I don't think he knew and obviously she didn't. She was an East Coast Socialite, and he just seemed like an unusually polite well spoken guy.

He's now a history of art professor and doing fine on his own.

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Happy Anniversary to the Grumpys.

My parent's had their 58th anniversary the Wednesday before yours. Hard to imagine.....I only made it to 7.
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My father once advised me that "it is just as easy to fall in love with a rich girl as a poor girl". Problem was I never met any rich girls. But it all worked out O.K. When Mrs. Grumpy and I got married she had $100 to her name, I had $8.50. We had to cash a few wedding gift checks to go on our honeymoon. This past Wednesday was our 36th anniversary. We are both retired (ages 57 and 58) and FI.

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I can sure relate. DW and I are your ages and we will celebrate #37 in 2 months. DW had an appendectomy on the 3rd day of our honeymoon. No insurance. Medical bills took almost every penny we had. No wedding gift checks to cash...

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Lynda and I will celebrate our 39th in July. Hard to believe that
I have been married for 55% of my life.

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DW and I = 40 years. 40/62 of my life? Is that a good asset allocation? Hmmmm. Wow, never thought of it that way?
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