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Old 10-08-2009, 04:49 PM   #41
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Originally Posted by Nords View Post
Someday you'll get around to dealing with your serial procrastination?

This board is great for announcing commitments and then feeling obligated to hold to them.
Nah, the days of grinding my nose to the stone are toast. It took me over 2 years to learn how to relax (uh huh ) and not be so schedule driven (oh boy ).
Now I've swung to the other extreme, saying obscene things like "I don't think anymore" and "Tomorrow maybe". I think my psyche has whiplash.

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Old 10-08-2009, 04:54 PM   #42
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And speaking of suboptimal, here's an article I just came across about financial bubbles. I wonder what the behavioral economists say about this. Is there any way to end the boom/bust cycle? It's going to be a very rough ride if future bubbles are spaced at intervals of several years instead of several decades as in the past.

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Old 10-08-2009, 05:12 PM   #43
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Originally Posted by Lusitan View Post
Man, sorry to hear about your wife. I hope she is recovering. 50K isn't really all that important when we view it with the right perspective.

she is fours years a breast cancer survivor and all is well thanks for asking... yep given the circumstances it was just a bad loss... just added some Mondays to my retirement date...
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Old 10-08-2009, 06:50 PM   #44
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she is fours years a breast cancer survivor and all is well thanks for asking... ..

That is a lot more important than any amount of money !
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Old 10-09-2009, 06:10 AM   #45
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I leave money on the table by opting for simplicity and protecting my credit score. I do this by turning down the "20% off on this purchase if you open an in-store credit card today" offers continuously.

I first say "no thank you", but then when the clerk pushes and pushes, I go into a long-winded diatribe about how it actually COSTS you money to open one because your credit score is based partially on how many credit inquiries you have and how much available credit and that if your FICO score slips below about 720 and then you try to get a car loan or house loan the rates are worse and then you have to buy a smaller house or a cheaper car and then because it's a cheaper car it doesn't have side curtain airbags and then because your wife drives it she gets in a wreck and is seriously injured and then since you're visiting her in the hospital you have to hire someone to cut your grass and then he accidently cuts his foot off in the mower and you get sued so you have to hire an attorney to protect you and .......

Ok, so I don't really say all of that...but you get the point.
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Old 11-20-2009, 12:20 PM   #46
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Are we related? the same thing happens with my BIL ... But I know none of my siblings are ready for retirement except for me. Citibank was $1 a share before, now at leat it above $4. I don't think it ever come back to 60 in my lifetime... We'll see.
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Old 11-20-2009, 12:37 PM   #47
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DW and I leave a lot of money on the table eating out.



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