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Old 05-06-2011, 02:14 AM   #21
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Unlikely in my case as I intend to annuitize a part of my NW.

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Old 05-06-2011, 08:34 AM   #22
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Ideally I'll skid into my casket clutching my last dollar, but I've never been that good at market timing.

This is the guy who did not buy AOL stock in 1992 or thereabouts because I thought the interface was too dumbed down and no intelligent person would use the service.
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Old 05-06-2011, 08:35 AM   #23
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Ideally I'll skid into my casket clutching my last dollar, but I've never been that good at market timing.

This is the guy who did not buy AOL stock in 1992 or thereabouts because I thought the interface was too dumbed down and no intelligent person would use the service.
If it's any consolation, you were right...
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Old 05-06-2011, 08:35 AM   #24
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Ideally I'll skid into my casket clutching my last dollar, but I've never been that good at market timing.

This is the guy who did not buy AOL stock in 1992 or thereabouts because I thought the interface was too dumbed down and no intelligent person would use the service.
You were right on both counts.
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Old 05-06-2011, 01:00 PM   #25
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Aside from giving half of our money to a charity, if we get a chance before we die, we plan to buy a bunch of gold coins or something similar and bury it in a remote location with various hidden mechanical devices and clues to solve. Sounds crazy I know, but we don't have any kids and have always had a love for scavenger hunts, puzzles and games. There has already been some discussion with my husband about what type of devices we would build and where we would hide clues around the world. Thinking of things like those bricks you can buy and have inscriptions put on them in some new park construction, etc.

Or if our investments do really well, maybe we will set all of this up before we die and sit back and enjoy reading the blogs or whatever about how the search is going.
Sounds great. I am a sucker for finding "treasure".
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Old 05-06-2011, 01:42 PM   #26
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Mine will read Mr Grasshopper leaves Millions to his tortoise named Dumpf.

Only because the dogs and cats will be dead, Dumpf may live a hundred more years.
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This is a fun and inspiring story. Thanks for sharing it. I would like to make the news but at the end my empire of dirt will be just that.
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Mine will read Mr Grasshopper leaves Millions to his tortoise named Dumpf.

Only because the dogs and cats will be dead, Dumpf may live a hundred more years.
He may need that much if he lives a long as...

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Old 05-06-2011, 07:31 PM   #29
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Not a chance that we will ever have enough left to impress anyone. If it looks like it's going that way, then we would love giving money away to causes we currently support.
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