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Old 06-01-2004, 05:10 PM   #21
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I've got one of justin wilsons cookbooks and darned if that isnt the one I use recipes out of more often than most other books i've got.

Of course we deep fry our turkey for thanksgiving using his rub recipe for it.

Should we include any emerging market cartoons, and any thoughts around shellfish that have consumed precious metals along with lead and mercury?

Maybe we should simply retain the existing recipe/cartoon section and add in a dollop of bad puns and jokes?
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Old 06-01-2004, 06:23 PM   #22
 
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Hey TH, if you need bad puns and dopey jokes, you
can count on me.

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Old 06-02-2004, 05:50 AM   #23
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And perhaps some curmudgeons in training? I can't wait to spot a new mutual fund ad with the 'D' word (not dryer sheets or diversification). Can you smell a cycle coming? Meanwhile back at the ranch, I'll keep my trusty no. 2 sharp and put off spreadsheets for now. A book report on Lowell Miller would allow me to be even more lazy.
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Oh and one more thing - I like to do a GDER once in while - take my expenses and multiply by 25. Spring Efficient Fronter and REHP have articles showing 'tracking error' so individual portfolios can vary widely from a 'reference' portfolio. I like to put my 'hobby' stock income stream in like a pension and only count my balanced index when I play with FIREcalc. I also lump everything and divide by 25 as a cross check.
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Hello uncle mick. I am not familiar with taking your
expenses and "multiplying by 25". What is that supposed to give you? A 25 year required income stream?

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Hello uncle mick. *I am not familiar with taking your
expenses and "multiplying by 25". *What is that supposed to give you? *A 25 year required income stream?

John Galt

I use the 25 multiplier as well...basically it corresponds to the 4% SWR...i.e. for every $1000 of expenses you have per year, you need $25,000 invested; conversly, for every $1000 of income you can generate, thats $25,000 you DON'T need to have invested. Its a quick and dirty calculation...but I find it helpful.

Another example, if you can figure out how to generate $10,000 per year income stream that is not coming out of your nest egg, then thats like having an extra $250,000 of savings.
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Old 06-03-2004, 06:38 AM   #27
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Hey, glad to see some other folks enjoy the "drip" hobby. In my case, it is definitely a "hobby" Very little money invested and I don't count in my funding for retirement.

I got started in this when I was in an investment club a few years ago. The club folded and and the shares were distributed to the membership--so I have a few shares of several stocks. Some I would probably sell---but not worth the tax bother. Others I have added a little cash to over time. Also, I have a couple of drip stocks that I acquired outside of the folded investment club.

On the downside--a couple of weeks ago I got a check for $19.15 for a spin off from one the investment club stocks. It came with a three page instruction sheet on how to figure the cost basis---for 19 bucks!!!
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I got 3 of those in one year about 3 years ago.

I briefly daydreamed about forgetting about them entirely until 40-50 years from now when I'd discover they had become the "microsoft" of their industry, the shares had added 10 zeros in value, and then the companies had gone bankrupt.

I promptly sold all three while the cost basis was still fresh to calculate.

Some "unlocking of the shareholder value"... :P
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