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Re: 5 Lessons from the "rich"
Old 03-20-2007, 08:51 PM   #61
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I have Million Turkish Lira Note in my wallet; Its a great conversation piece

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Re: 5 Lessons from the "rich"
Old 03-20-2007, 09:25 PM   #62
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Re: 5 Lessons from the "rich"

So what is that worth?
As much as five USD?
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Old 03-20-2007, 09:39 PM   #63
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Definitely not my ego. But I see your point. Well put!

Me neither. Not everyone needs to be a millionaire in order to retire.
The point I was trying to make was anybody can make up anything and no one can refute it. So, anyone can look like a millionaire....even if they are not.
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Old 03-21-2007, 07:14 AM   #64
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The point I was trying to make was anybody can make up anything and no one can refute it. So, anyone can look like a millionaire....even if they are not.
You're right. Still, it boggles the mind to imagine someone SO insecure, that they would actually make up stuff to look like a millionaire to a message board full of people that they don't even know in real life and probably never will.

I tend to take most of these people at face value, especially those who admit to being over 50. After all, if someone has decided to create an imaginary net worth, might as well make oneself 27 or so at the same time.
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Old 03-21-2007, 07:32 AM   #65
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You're right. Still, it boggles the mind to imagine someone SO insecure, that they would actually make up stuff to look like a millionaire to a message board full of people that they don't even know in real life and probably never will.

I tend to take most of these people at face value, especially those who admit to being over 50. After all, if someone has decided to create an imaginary net worth, might as well make oneself 27 or so at the same time.
the fact remain that only about 3% of the population are millionaires. if you happen to be one of them, God Bless You.

the question of the day is.. Are you happy? i rather have enuff2eat, and be happy then a misery millionaire. so what's the point of having money?

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Old 03-21-2007, 07:34 AM   #66
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Sooo - if I deny ever have been a bored blond teenage female posting from Missoula WITH a webtv and NO zits - even the old time posters will believe me.

Sigh! - next ya'll will tell me - reycling dryer sheets won't make me rich.

Has this forum sink this low? Where's the magic, the mystery, the whimsey?

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Hey you never mentioned you were a blond.

Whens your eighteenth birthday?
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Bottle blond? , , ,, , , , , , , , , .

Not telling about my birthday - wouldn't be prudent. 8).

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You're right. Still, it boggles the mind to imagine someone SO insecure, that they would actually make up stuff to look like a millionaire to a message board full of people that they don't even know in real life and probably never will.
We'll have to check back with you on this in a year or so when the new-poster process has worked through a few more of that ilk.

Better still, volunteer to be a moderator-- it'll only take a few months!
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We'll have to check back with you on this in a year or so when the new-poster process has worked through a few more of that ilk.

Better still, volunteer to be a moderator-- it'll only take a few months!
LOL!!! OK, I'll take your word for it.
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Ok, busted. I made it all up... :P

Wait, if I was going to reinvent myself, I'd pick a better persona than the one currently evident......... :

I suppose someone could painstakingly piece together all my posts, and come up with quite a bit of personal info, and maybe, just maybe, figure out who I REALLY am. My response would be, "you really need to get a life..."
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Residence 24% Hawaii is expensive
Car < .4% I have only owned 5 cars in my life.
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Old 03-22-2007, 05:51 PM   #73
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the question of the day is.. Are you happy? i rather have enuff2eat, and be happy then a misery millionaire. so what's the point of having money?
I like to have money to pay for things I enjoy in RE. So far, it hasn't made me miserable at all. For example, I'm enjoying a delicious Stevens Point Pale Ale right now. I don't have to have it. I could be drinking a nice glass of water. But I am enjoying it, I can afford it, so why not?

While I'm certainly not "rich," I get by. And I've yet to find a downside to FI.
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