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Old 09-30-2015, 04:21 AM   #101
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That is why I think it is better to deal in %. Less envy develops.
The zeros are easy - it's the positive integers preceding them that can be problematic.
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Old 09-30-2015, 08:48 AM   #102
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Anyone who looked at our chequeing account balance at some pointy drugging the month soul have an extremely erroneous view of our personal finances and net worth. The cash flow might be more telling. We move everything out of the bank and into higher return locales.

Perhaps your friend fries the same.
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I once had a spell checker like brett's. Occasionally most amusing!
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Old 09-30-2015, 12:50 PM   #104
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I once had a spell checker like brett's.
Great first line for a limerick
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Old 09-30-2015, 12:55 PM   #105
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Great first line for a limerick
Second line?

"That emulated doobie cigarettes.."
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Old 09-30-2015, 01:26 PM   #106
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Second line?

"That emulated doobie cigarettes.."
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It scrambled the sense...
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Old 09-30-2015, 02:31 PM   #108
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Old 09-30-2015, 02:32 PM   #109
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Old 09-30-2015, 02:43 PM   #110
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That zeroed his checking account pence.
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Old 09-30-2015, 03:10 PM   #111
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Anyone who looked at our chequeing account balance at some pointy drugging the month soul have an extremely erroneous view of our personal finances and net worth. The cash flow might be more telling. We move everything out of the bank and into higher return locales.

Perhaps your friend fries the same.
I had a good chuckle after reading brett's post. Then I read the limerick that followed. Nice work guys.
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I had a good chuckle after reading brett's post. Then I read the limerick that followed. Nice work guys.
Bravo!

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Old 09-30-2015, 04:29 PM   #113
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I had a good chuckle after reading brett's post. Then I read the limerick that followed. Nice work guys.
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I don't care about his money management skills...how was the fishing?
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Old 09-30-2015, 09:32 PM   #115
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I don't care about his money management skills...how was the fishing?
The day we went with the Guide, we caught about 20 fish. Mostly between 22" and 24" walleyes. We could only keep them under 17", which is small. Or over 28", which is a once-in-a-lifetime fish.

We caught enough for a decent shore lunch for 3 guys, with lots to eat.

The next day, we went out in an unguided boat, and caught one 14" walleye. Big difference with a guide.
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This is more of a money management issue to me. I keep the bare minimum in checking because the interest is nil. I have overdraft protection and credit cards for the unforeseen. My emergency funds are in savings accounts. Having only $10 in checking=no problem. Not knowing you only have $10 in checking =big problem. No smartphone to check his balance?


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Old 10-01-2015, 06:25 AM   #117
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No smartphone to check his balance?
Of course. Nothing short of the latest Samsung S6 phone. Through Verizon, the most expensive carrier. Of course, it's only $225 a month...

We discussed the phone plans, as i did not have service on my carrier...
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Old 10-01-2015, 08:47 AM   #118
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Of course. Nothing short of the latest Samsung S6 phone. Through Verizon, the most expensive carrier. Of course, it's only $225 a month...

We discussed the phone plans, as i did not have service on my carrier...
So he did have service and failed to check? I find lots of folks rarely use their smartphones for more than phone calls, text messages, games, email and social media of course.
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I have discovered that there are a lot of people who live very nice retirement lifestyles with little money and no stress about money . I was out with a friend on Monday . This friend travels a lot , routinely dines out , just remodeled her kitchen , has a pool guy & a cleaning lady . So when I mentioned I recently lost $100,000 in the market she remarked I wish I had a $100,000 to lose . I was shocked but it made me reevaluate . I do not have a cleaning lady or a pool guy & my kitchen could use an update so who is the smart one ? Someone who lives a devil may care life or someone who lives a LBYM life so they will not end up a bag lady ?
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In a significant % of cases (i.e. Lady dies early, gets an inheritance, wins lottery) she is right.

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