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Old 05-09-2007, 06:08 PM   #1
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My Klipsch Speaker Forum has over 25,000 members vs. less than 4,000 ER members.

I am into tube audio and Hi Fidelity Stereo systems. This is seemingly a very small percentage of the U.S. population. One small subset of this population is those that own Klipsch Speakers. I get a lot of audio advice on the Klipsch speaker forum. They have over 25,000 members!

Now everyone in the U.S. should be planning for their financial future (100's of Millions of folks) and their eventual retirement, but yet this forum has a measly 3800 members. - And probably only 40-50 regular posters. - Pretty insignificant! This is an amazing statistic to me!

What it says to me is that hardly anyone is interested in retirement planning. - What this should mean is good news for us. 8) Not many retiring hence they are continuing to work and will pump money into the SS system and the economy.

What it also says to me is: No wonder all those financial advisors are able to make a great living. They can skim a lot of money from the disinterested folks while they're not looking!
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Re: My Klipsch Speaker Forum has over 25,000 members vs. less than 4,000 ER members.
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What it says to me is that hardly anyone is interested in retirement planning. - What this should mean is good news for us. 8) Not many retiring hence they are continuing to work and will pump money into the SS system and the economy.
What it says to me is that there will be massive crowds of poor people who can vote themselves a bigger share of your stash through much higher taxation. After all you have so much and they need their fair share !
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Re: My Klipsch Speaker Forum has over 25,000 members vs. less than 4,000 ER memb
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Never thought about it much Cut-Throat. I'm fairly surprised by your results. Maybe talking finances is some taboo subject for people.
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Don't worry some of us lurke more than others I'm still going to plan my retirement 8)
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The majority of people are ignorant about finance!

I do believe that are quite a number of people who have saved a nest egg of some sort... But they are not interested in learning.... they just intend to wing it.
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Hi C-T,

Many years ago when we moved into this house, there was a custom built wall unit in the living room. It had fairly good sized speaker bays. I didn't know what speakers I'd eventually install. An audiophile buddy introduced me to Klipsch and I was hooked. The KG 3.2s fit perfectly. The light oak is still perfect. A few years later I scrapped the wall unit but the speakers are still in use.

Also my surround sound center speaker is a K!





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What it says to me is that hardly anyone is interested in retirement planning. - What this should mean is good news for us. 8) Not many retiring hence they are continuing to work and will pump money into the SS system and the economy.

Keep pumping money into the SS system baby! Hmmmm...........I sound a little like Dick Vitale.
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Kind of a head in the sand tactic......focus on your toys and hobbies----retirement(?) -- thats way off in the future and will work out fine!
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Back in March my company hosted a Vanguard retirement workshop. It was an all day deal with a really nice FREE lunch included. Out of 3000 employees about 30 people attended and half of them were spouses.

I went just as a sanity check on my own retirement plans but was really amazed at how many people weren't there.

My feeling is they will start worrying about retirement when they get there, right now they are living life in the fast lane and don't have the time.

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I am into tube audio and Hi Fidelity Stereo systems. This is seemingly a very small percentage of the U.S. population. One small subset of this population is those that own Klipsch Speakers. I get a lot of audio advice on the Klipsch speaker forum. They have over 25,000 members!
Now everyone in the U.S. should be planning for their financial future (100's of Millions of folks) and their eventual retirement, but yet this forum has a measly 3800 members. - And probably only 40-50 regular posters. - Pretty insignificant! This is an amazing statistic to me!
What it also says to me is: No wonder all those financial advisors are able to make a great living. They can skim a lot of money from the disinterested folks while they're not looking!
What this says to me is that AndyR is buying the wrong discussion boards...
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Re: My Klipsch Speaker Forum has over 25,000 members vs. less than 4,000 ER members.

Not a surprising stat at all. When I look at the majority of people I know IRL I think it would be safe to assume they would join your Klipsch Speaker Forum rather than deal with anything to do with retirement.
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hmmm.... Of course I could be wrong...but.... I would bet that most of the 25000 members at the Klipsch speaker forum have less than a dozen posts. When a person purchases an expensive speaker (or tires, or almost anything) and then has a question about it they can usually join a forum. They post a few questions, get their answers and you never hear from them again.
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I see some of my cow-orkers frantically posting away on the BMW and Porsche forums. I suspect that those forums have thousands of members also. And a few probably post here.
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Back in March my company hosted a Vanguard retirement workshop. It was an all day deal with a really nice FREE lunch included. Out of 3000 employees about 30 people attended and half of them were spouses.
I went just as a sanity check on my own retirement plans but was really amazed at how many people weren't there.
My feeling is they will start worrying about retirement when they get there, right now they are living life in the fast lane and don't have the time.
Interesting comments, IBM has started a new benefit, free FAs. They have seminars
that you go to first, then you can sign up with a FA. With no retirement plans,
its now going to be entirely up to the person to save for their own retirement.

Maybe we need to teach financial planning in high school, or is it human nature
not to worry about something that is 10+ years away?
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COW-ORKERS.....

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I see some of my cow-orkers frantically posting away on the BMW and Porsche forums. I suspect that those forums have thousands of members also. And a few probably post here.
Posting questions related to why they require so much maintenance and why they are expensive?
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How many actually post And what can you discuss after a bit

I had two BILs that had Klipsch... and they were BIG a$$ speakers... they had good sound, but was not quite right... and one of them was a tube guy!!

One BIL is divorced, so have not heard anything about him in years.. the other went to Legacy... better speakers IMO... more clear sound.. but like any audio, it is in the ear of the beholder..
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Its part of why they call it "early retirement." If it were the norm, it wouldn't be "early" and the subject of such a small minority on the Interner.
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