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Old 11-20-2008, 12:19 AM   #41
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I can still afford to buy wine for DW, and when DW has wine she sometimes lets me see boobies!

Whose does she let you see?
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Old 11-20-2008, 07:37 AM   #42
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oh TY, i needed that. my face hurts!!!!
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Old 11-20-2008, 07:40 AM   #43
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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.

Anyway, sounds good to this old man.

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we don't have common in-laws to complain about, our money is disappearing, so what's left to talk about?
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I can still afford to buy wine for DW, and when DW has wine she sometimes lets me see boobies!
She's a keeper!
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Old 11-20-2008, 09:15 AM   #45
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We got lucky selling the big house in late 2005 for lifestyle reasons but like everyone else getting hammered on investments. The worst is VGTSX, man that thing went from the star of my portfolio to the dog among dogs in no time.

Bright side = we're both in peak earnings years and still employed so leaning on the "buying cheap" mantra even if it does sometimes feel like the band playing on the deck of the Titanic these days.

I'll join in the toasts, make mine a Heineken Light, something I've recently discovered I like very much.
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Old 11-20-2008, 09:44 AM   #46
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So, lets see.

In the past 25 years I have experienced a civil uprising, martial law, armed violent military takeover. I have been threatened by both secret police and military (as in, you're gonna disappear or such) . I lived through a banking system collapse, three maxi devaluations, currency controls that effectively reduced by 90% the hard currency value of my entire net worth. Twice.

After the banking system collapsed - which made up about 25% of our entire company revenue stream - my US based boss said to me - in front of the entire staff - that I was exaggerating to compensate for not being good enough in sales (I was sales manager) - and then tried to fire me.

The apartment we planned on retiring to was sold at a substantial loss - and our entire retirement plan fell apart when a country transformed from paradise to $hit.

I was in a plane that landed in foam because the wheels didn't descend properly, another plane that landed and ran off the runway.

My wife was kidnapped , my daughter declared brain dead at birth. I was held up, my son held up twice.

So, today my wife and I are healthy (well, relatively at least) my daughter (the one mentioned above) now grown, quite beautiful and working at Wachovia , another daughter expecting, my son getting married and moving to japan. We catered an 80th birthday party for my mother last december - a real blast with mariachis and a great meal. Life is good.

No a$$hole boss, we have a nice house, no debt, eat well, drink well, enjoy the family like never before. Actually, life has never been better.

In the midst of a crisis the pain is unbearable - partly from the damage done and partly due to the continuing uncertainly and fear.

There are thing you can recover from and things you can't. Financial loss isn't fun, but there are always things we can do to minimize the damage, even if that means changing plans. It's important to appreciate life and the things we have that may not be there tomorrow.
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Great post, MichaelB.

You obviously have not p*ssed off God, congrats!

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You obviously have not p*ssed off God, congrats!Ha
Thanks. I can tell you that I had many doubts. And still do. It just helps to keep in mind that quality of life is not about money.

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Sheesh MB, you're doing ok on not being caught in an erupting volcano?
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Whose does she let you see?
Phew, if I think my financial losses were bad so far, I'd hate to see how poor I'd be after hiring a lawyer and losing the house!
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Well down another 400 plus points again today. At the rate were going we will be down to zero just before Christmas. A little faster than I thought, but might as well get it over with. Glad I had enough sense to put half my money in cd's.
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C'mon guys, do you really think that the market won't have recovered in 15-25 years, which is when you will be using much of the money that's in your stock funds right now?

I am itching to rebalance and get in on these low prices.
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Maybe only 10 if we can get a reduction due to good behavior
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I am itching to rebalance and get in on these low prices.
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C'mon guys, do you really think that the market won't have recovered in 15-25 years, which is when you will be using much of the money that's in your stock funds right now?

I am itching to rebalance and get in on these low prices.
You go first--I'm waiting til 2010.... or late 2009....
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C'mon guys, do you really think that the market won't have recovered in 15-25 years, which is when you will be using much of the money that's in your stock funds right now?

I am itching to rebalance and get in on these low prices.
Geeze, 15 to 25 more years? Unless you think everyone is 20 or younger I wouldn't consider that retiring early. Just retiring.
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You go first--I'm waiting til 2010.... or late 2009....
Your splitting hairs......might as well go with a DOW 2010.
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Geeze, 15 to 25 more years? Unless you think everyone is 20 or younger I wouldn't consider that retiring early. Just retiring.
Or dead.
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