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Old 05-02-2009, 05:28 PM   #41
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Old 05-02-2009, 05:34 PM   #42
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Other than spring for dinner...
It's still going to take a lot of dinners to recoup that loss.

Dumb question-- if she was suckered into Madoff by her investment managers, what SIPC insurance or other legal recovery options does she have?
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Old 05-03-2009, 12:57 PM   #43
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My membership application was about to be mailed however, I may just not qualify for that club afterall.
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Old 05-03-2009, 10:44 PM   #44
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I wish I weren't a member but will be for some time yet to come I suspect. Good news, though, is that the portfolio has rebounded somewhat in recent weeks.
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Old 05-04-2009, 05:58 PM   #45
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Uh, not quite how I remembered them. Think I'll pass.
Ginger and Mary Ann aren't exactly what I remember, but then again, neither am I.

As to bbb's question "What I can do with very little", I'm sure I could make you point and laugh hysterically.
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Old 05-05-2009, 03:32 AM   #46
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I was a member. But thanks to Russia, Sweden and China, I am no longer in the club
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Old 05-05-2009, 03:57 AM   #47
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In 2001 my dad was VIP member(aka could have paid for another person to join)
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Old 06-06-2009, 08:38 PM   #48
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If you measure it from absolute high until today, DW has been kicked out. Hopefully, my turn will come.

I hope they don't increase dues to compensate for loss of membership or I'll be here a long time.
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Old 06-06-2009, 08:46 PM   #49
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Old 06-07-2009, 01:30 PM   #50
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I'm still struggling to join the "I have a million dollars in the market" club!

The entry fee is stiff 'cos it's, well, a million dollars.

I have a million yen, perhaps...
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Old 06-07-2009, 01:34 PM   #51
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Old 06-07-2009, 01:36 PM   #52
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I'm glad to say I never made it into that club!
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Old 06-07-2009, 07:42 PM   #53
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As of six months ago I had lost more than that.
The last six months, however have produced a rebond back to my highest net worth, thanks to one particular stock which I need to sell now and pay capital gains.
And I have never considered the value of my house and 12 acres in my net worth for retirement income.
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Old 06-07-2009, 07:59 PM   #54
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Still got a ways to go. Is that a good thing or a bad thing?
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Old 06-07-2009, 11:08 PM   #55
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I am delighted to say that I have failed to join the club.
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Old 06-08-2009, 02:05 PM   #56
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I got as close as 150K to the millionaires club. Through savings and coming off the market bottom, we are making our way back to our net worth peak. It seems like it will be a while before we have the same purchasing power we did a year or so ago.
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