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Old 09-30-2008, 07:39 AM   #41
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The second thing that I did was figure out how much debt the House saved me by not passing this bail out. lets see $2300/ person x 4 = $9200.00. I feel rich. I might Trade my old jeep in for a new one. They will pass some thing so my only chance to keep the money out of their hand in to spend it. Yahoo! DIE BROKE!
Well, given that 50% of the return filers essentially pay no taxes, you actually saved, if you are an average tax payer, $18,400. You actually savings may be more or less, depending on your AGI. I figure I saved a lot more than that.
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Old 09-30-2008, 08:16 AM   #42
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Speaking of your line of work, it probably takes about two microseconds there to put the stock market in its true perspective.
Funny timing - I was just walking back to my office from a long meeting and the guy I was with was whining about one thing or another. We passed the clinic which deals with head and neck cancer and the crowd of patients included (as it usually does) some particularly disfiguring and even grotesque surgical results.

He looked in, I looked in, paused about 15 seconds, and the conversation restarted with "Rays game Thursday should be a good one."
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We had a cynical saying while I was working: "We're no worse than anybody else." That's the way I feel about this storm. Also, in reviewing my upcoming 50th high school reunion, I notice a percentage of my classmates greater than my investment losses are DEAD. Since I survive to invest another day that's got to be positive. The worse thing to happen last week, in my estimation, was the Dallas Cowboys played like cow patties. But, just like the market, they will improve.
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Old 09-30-2008, 09:36 AM   #45
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Think about how much money Bill Gates has lost. That'll make you feel better.
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Think about how much money Bill Gates has lost. That'll make you feel better.
Think about how much money the Gates Foundation has lost. Ouch.
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Old 09-30-2008, 12:31 PM   #47
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Perhaps a good time to convert from Trad. IRA to a Roth?! Less taxes today(because of a smaller amount to convert) than a month ago.
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