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Old 08-22-2012, 11:43 AM   #61
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While the BAWH ("Bacon can Approximate Wealth Hypothesis") will be contested and perhaps remains unproven indefinitely in some skeptic's mind, the enlightenment has just reminded me of the following song.



I will have to log off now to go to Home Depot to buy some hardware to build a trellis for my wife's squash plant to grow on to. No more bacon until that is built, the missus has decreed. See you all later.
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Old 08-23-2012, 09:53 AM   #62
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Like Hamlet said, knowing how to earn lots of money is not the same as knowing how to manage it. [Insert name of professional sports figure here.] In fact, I believe that knowing how to earn lots of money actively discourages you from learning how to manage it. Why would you need to do the latter if you're already nailing the former?
Funny blog entry/article on money as a renewable resource. http://blog.canadian-dream-free-at-4...able-resource/

Key point raised is:

"These people, like my kids, see money solely as a renewable resource. Every month, there will be more money, so there’s no reason to save and there’s no reason not to spend it all."
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Old 08-23-2012, 09:57 AM   #63
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So, perhaps Bacon ≈ Wealth?

If so, it follows that one can substitute for the other, or at least complement it?

It now makes more sense to me. Thanks for the enlightenment. Only here in the ER forum. I am sure many financial writers who lurk here are taking notes.
So based on the foregoing logic, could it be said:

"Bacon is not the root of all evil. The love of bacon is the root of all evil?"
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I will draw a parallel to this saying, "Lack of money is the root of all evil." - George Bernard Shaw, and suggest that "Lack of bacon is the root of some evil".

You may dispute that, but will at least have to agree with me on a less wide-reaching statement.

"Lack of bacon is the cause of hunger" - NW-Bound

By the way, I just saw the following on Amazon.

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PS. I would modify your quote as follows.

"Bacon is not the root of all evil obesity. The love of bacon is the root of all evil obesity".
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About the toughness, I did not see the difference. It could be because my wife tended to overcook the regular bacon to render more fat out, and quite often the bacon got a bit crunchy. But now that you have mentioned the taste...

It could be simply that you have a more discerning palate, but you made me wonder. Being the curious type, I will have to get to the heart of the matter, and have to do a more detailed A/B test for myself.

See the trouble you caused? A minute ago, I was happy with the status quo. Now, I wonder if I miss out on something.
I read where one could take a package of regular bacon - cook it in the oven and then freeze it yourself for quick microwaving later.....I'm going to try it :-)
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Late to this bacon-fest, so please pardon me for a diversion back to the OP. Nord's post of $1-5M ER range is not that rare these days, even for some fortunate blue-collar workers. Long ago I worked UAW for Chrysler & some of my buds from back then (those lucky enough to survive the layoffs!) ER'ed in their early 50's (after 30+yrs). I know others who worked in city gov't with similar retirement packages after 35+yrs of service. Viewed as a functional 'immediate annuity', these retirement packages are easily worth >$1M (inc. retirement pay, insurances, etc.). Add in whatever they put away in additional retirement savings (IRA, etc.) and they have a 7-figure nest egg to manage. Most would not view these folks as "rich". OTOH- Someone building up a moderately successful small business over 30+yrs who sells it off for $1M is termed "rich" by many (inc. certain politicians). In reality both ER scenarios have similar net worth, and many similar financial management challenges. Both may be ripe for abuse by unscrupulous types in the financial industry.
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I'm impressed!

I've read about active noise-suppressing headphones for shooting firearms. But I suspect they're a lot more expensive than a combination of earplugs + earmuffs.

I'm getting to the point where I can't distinguish higher frequencies (mostly women's voices) from cocktail-party-chatter background noise. I can hear that they're talking, but I can't pick out the words. It's annoying, but I've decided that acute hearing is overrated.

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I suspect that this pricing could lead to an opportunity for entrepreneurial early retirees. Why, for just $5000 I could offer an intensive three-day curriculum on Oahu that covers the same subjects and includes a free surfing lesson!
one question.........hosted bar?
Crap, even Wharton's $10K/week couldn't handle the bar tab for this crowd...
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