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Old 11-19-2008, 06:31 PM   #21
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Thanks Lawrence !
If I could I'd buy you all a beer. I feel just awful for the recent retirees and soon to be retirees. It's why it's so important not to sift through the numbers. If firecalc said your portfolio could survive the great depression and the stagflation of the 70's, then we aren't close to an issue yet here. It just hurts to look.
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Old 11-19-2008, 06:37 PM   #22
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Hit a personal low today for this market.
ditto. ouch.
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I am completely disgusted with this market and I am getting very close to my bail out number . I know it is stupid to bail out at this point but I have just about had it . This continuous down market is brutal . I've lost about all I can handle . I 've joined Dawg In the head banging .
here ya go, lady
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If I could I'd buy you all a beer.
I wish you could too. I'm almost out.
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If firecalc said your portfolio could survive the great depression and the stagflation of the 70's, then we aren't close to an issue yet here. It just hurts to look.
I keep telling myself that... but losing close to 30% of our portfolio in the first 7 months of early retirement! (we called it a sabbatical, but we were really hoping it would be ER for good). Its hard to keep faith in some numeric exercise that uses historic data.

The thing that keeps me going (and not selling out) is the fact that I'm 48 and can go back to work. Not yet though.. got plans through next May.
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Down and deep like everyone. Gonna go open a nice chianti for dinner, toast to all of us.

Here's to the retired and the almost-retired, joint-victims (along with many others) of this bruising market. But we've got a roof over our heads, food on the table, cars that go, and a good life still.

We'll get through this monster. Count your blessings.
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Down and deep like everyone. Gonna go open a nice chianti for dinner, toast to all of us.

Here's to the retired and the almost-retired, joint-victims (along with many others) of this bruising market. But we've got a roof over our heads, food on the table, cars that go, and a good life still.

We'll get through this monster. Count your blessings.
TY for the toast.
Blessings...
I am alive.
I am in love.
I have survived far worse than NAV numbers going kaboom.
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Thanks everybody . I think I'll just a fishbowl of wine and relax !
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TY for the toast.
Blessings...
I am alive.
I am in love.
I have survived far worse than NAV numbers going kaboom.
I can still afford to buy wine for DW, and when DW has wine she sometimes lets me see boobies!
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Holy Moley I couldn't resist any longer and punched the figures in - down $290K ytd - at this rate I'll lose my millionaire status by year end

Oh well, easy come, easy go. I think I'll make like Hankster's avatar and go stick my head back in the sand.
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I can still afford to buy wine for DW, and when DW has wine she sometimes lets me see boobies!
Then you should try box wine.

Oops. Sorry . Better go infract myself.
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I can still afford to buy wine for DW, and when DW has wine she sometimes lets me see boobies!
If I drink enough wine I see boobies without anyone else around
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Then you should try box wine.

Oops. Sorry . Better go infract myself.
I'm not a BevMo member for nothin'! Black Box has a niche on our counter all it's own.
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I'm not a BevMo member for nothin'! Black Box has a niche on our counter all it's own.
Black box, eh? Now I am intrigued...
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Black box, eh? Now I am intrigued...
ROTFLMAO! This is bad!
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The mods have given us a little more room for sexual banter, since the rest of life is so annoying these days.

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Ha, I like a naughty boy myself.... and something to make us laugh is always in good taste (throwing a softball out there)
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