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Old 04-10-2010, 09:04 AM   #21
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This thread is hilarious! Thanks for the chuckles.

My realtor invited me to one of these. I had no idea what I was going to, just joining her for a "free lunch" for some kind of seminar. It was at a local chinese restaurant. Pitiful presentation! They required you to "sign in" and like a fool I gave my real info. Well, then of course the follow-up phone calls started, which I promptly sent off to voice mail. Eventually the guy gave up.

Never again...well, maybe...but I'll not be stupidly leaving my real contact info!

Freebird, I look forward to some future entertaining stories from you on this!
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Old 04-10-2010, 09:12 AM   #22
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Same here. I think that small town folks are not considered worth the effort.
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Old 04-10-2010, 04:21 PM   #23
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Same here. I think that small town folks are not considered worth the effort.

Well if you ever visit Florida I can set you up with one a day or two if you'd prefer !
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I'm actually serious about getting the company names. A guy friend is retiring at the end of May and we will need something to do with our free time when we run out of ideas. He is the male equivalent of me as far as bluntness and twisted sense of humor goes. And he's even cheaper than I am, so a free lunch will be a good draw.
Call the local Schwab brokerage and ask them when their next dinner is being offered. You may get a couple complementary tickets.

Fidelity comes out here every few years. If you live near one of their investor centers (especially if you own any of their funds) then you can get put on their invitation list too...
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Freebird,

The Dinner Seminar that my DH received was entitled Retirement Crisis Facing Americans Today and was through Janney Montgomery Scott LLC. I would love to see you and your friend in action. Sounds like a lot of fun!
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Call the local Schwab brokerage and ask them when their next dinner is being offered. You may get a couple complementary tickets.

Fidelity comes out here every few years. If you live near one of their investor centers (especially if you own any of their funds) then you can get put on their invitation list too...
Heeheeeheee...
Sauce for the goose...he's originally from Bahston and I hail from close to Noo Yawk City. If nothing else, we can mimic and switch on/off each others' accents to add an element of confusion.
When I return in early May, I can see that I have some homew*rk to do.
A Calendar reminder has been duly set.
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