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Old 08-31-2006, 02:29 PM   #21
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Related to the financial "advisors" who don' t suck thread, Scott Burns and Lou Rukeyser were the first two who got me thinking seriously about investing.
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Re: Scott Burns leaving Dallas Morning News
Old 08-31-2006, 02:34 PM   #22
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Scott is one of my heroes. *I've enjoyed his column for at least 20 years. *I still have yellowed copies of columns I clipped many years ago. *His practical common sense advice on saving and investing helped inspire us to have financial independence as our goal when we were first starting our careers in the early 1980's. *

Living in Dallas, we were fortunate to be able to attend his yearly free seminars (with a small donation to his sponsoring charity) and enjoyed his presentations immensely.

I hope he continues his columns for a long time. *Our older son, who will be finished with college soon, could benefit from Scott's sage advice...

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Scott Burns and Lou Rukeyser were the first two who got me thinking seriously about investing.
I think the gift both of these men had, was to be able to mix the complexities of finance with a sense of humor and down-to-earth application.

Learning isn't as difficult if it is made out to be fun* ** and if we can see the practical reasoning behind it, IMO...* They both have done a great service to the American public.

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I think the gift both of these men had, was to be able to mix the complexities of finance with a sense of humor and down-to-earth applicat

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FundAlarm's legendary "Ted" e-mailed Scott Burns for confirmation:

"Dear Ted,

Your sources are correct.* The buyout offer, which you can read about
by Googling Dallas Morning News and voluntary severance, was to the entire
newsroom.* Yesterday it was announced that 111 staffers had taken the offer,
myself included.

As of today I am no longer an employee of the Dallas Morning News
and I will be receiving a pension from same.* I will continue to write my
syndicated column and the Dallas Morning News will become a syndication
client, as it was from 1981 through 1984 before I joined the Dallas Morning
News.* I am also going from 3x weekly to 2x weekly on my column.

Part of this change is a new website business venture, which is very
exciting.

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Well, I do know that Scott and his brother had the winning bid on a J-30 sailboat being auctioned by the Maine Maritime Academy. Once they get it* back into shape, they plan to share the use of it... so maybe that counts as Working Less, Living More *

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Well, I do know that Scott and his brother had the winning bid on a J-30 sailboat being auctioned by the Maine Maritime Academy. Once they get it* back into shape, they plan to share the use of it... so maybe that counts as Working Less, Living More *
Having been close to the sailboat life, I'd say they're working more and living less! Especially Dennis Connor's analogy of standing in a cold shower ripping up handsfuls of $20 bills... I'd much rather be Gilligan than the Skipper.
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...* I'd much rather be Gilligan than the Skipper.
I would rather be the professor. The things that man could make out of two coconuts, a pile of sand, and a few sticks of bamboo are amazing.
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I agree!* We have a friend like that.. We call him McDiver, because he does this very sophisticated dumpster diving hobby where he finds electronics, exercise equipment, TV's etc. in people's trash, and repairs them* with a chocolate bar and a razor blade. Works like brand new! Then he sells them on Craigslist, EBay or works out a trade.

Simply an amazing man... 8)

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Just as Nords reported above, Scott Burns' column today makes it official that he's left the DMN but isn't retiring.

He's lauched a website (oamnetwork.com) where it appears we can read his columns without registering, will cut back to two columns a week rather than three, is writing another book and is partnering in the development of "...a social computing engine that my new partners and I expect will create a new model for financial service and investment management."

No mention of whether or not he plans to take up Tae Kwan Do, build vacuum tube amps, buy a 36 foot boat, start full-timing in his Airstream, or do some surfing. But he does seem to like Texas...

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But he does seem to like Texas...
But he lives in New Mexico.

Their property tax is far lower than Texas' but New Mexico has a serious income tax.
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But he lives in New Mexico.
That's the way I took it too, that he must have quietly moved out of his Dallas house.

His column today in the DMN listed what newspapers he is now syndicated in, but they were all Texas papers. I assume he is also appearing in other papers still also, maybe the DMN article had a local-content portion to it.

I was paying his salary before, now I'm paying his syndication fees. Better stay on the straight and narrow, Scott!*
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Just read his new blog:
http://oamnetwork.com/

(I find the picture of autumn leaves a bit distressing/amusing--the autumn of his life?!)
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Nords, it is interesting to see that he specifically addresses the issue you often raise about people who give financial advice for retirement:

Similarly, it’s been a while since we needed a paycheck. Our house, cars, and Airstream trailer are owned free and clear. I am not saying this to brag: Had I been less than financially prepared for “retirement” you’d have good reason to wonder why you were reading my column.

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Similarly, it’s been a while since we needed a paycheck. Our house, cars, and Airstream trailer are owned free and clear.* I am not saying this to brag: Had I been less than financially prepared for “retirement” you’d have good reason to wonder why you were reading my column.
I think he (or some other writer of his credibility like Bud Hebeler) could do a great job of addressing the retirees who would be more inclined to give it away if they didn't think they might need it all back for end-of-life care...
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