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Old 11-19-2008, 07:27 AM   #41
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As an income-oriented investor, this isn't the question that I like to ask. Acquiring a high-maintenance, high-ongoing-expense item like a mistress or sports car can do as much damage to free cash flow as suffering a capital loss.
I have suffered significant capital loss but for a three year period had a high-ongoing expense item called a mistress, I assure you the latter was a lot more fun!!!!!
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Help me out here. Which thread be that?
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Old 11-19-2008, 09:39 AM   #43
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Old 11-19-2008, 09:55 AM   #44
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Eh Im ok. Ive been in worse places. Like not eating or not having a roof over my head. Now I got this awesome internet and this tasty beef jerky and tequila at my desk. Life is good.
Yeah, and I was in debt once, borrowed $50 from mom, lived paycheck to paycheck for a few months, never want to go back to that. And when I was semi-retired, I was once down to four months expenses. But, like you, I'm ok now.

BTW, Notmuchlonger, how much longer?
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Old 11-19-2008, 05:00 PM   #46
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I've gone from over 5M to 3.5M. And my business is now bleeding money.

But I'm still living the dream, baby!
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Old 11-19-2008, 05:37 PM   #47
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Went under as of today but still nearly $1MM with a paid off house {including house, cars, RV, PP, etc.} and not yet done w*rking.

Stocks are becoming a more and more insignificant part of the total net worth by leaps and bounds = kinda funny in a way.
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Old 11-19-2008, 05:47 PM   #48
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when i did my revocable trust this past spring, i had to estimate my NW. including everything, investmements and tangible assets (house, cars, boat) i was close but no cigar.
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A little earning power and a little market power. I'm back in the club.
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Old 06-09-2009, 10:10 AM   #50
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Dammit this market was supposed to stay at DOW 7k for four more years while I accumulate then have an unprecedented runup to allow me to retire gloriously, timed perfectly with my cat that likes to pee on walls reaching end it's lifespan.

I've not lost hope...
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The market is beyond your control, but you can do something about the cat.
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Old 06-09-2009, 02:40 PM   #52
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an unprecedented runup to allow me to retire gloriously, timed perfectly with my cat that likes to pee on walls reaching the end of its lifespan.
If that worked, the runup would just be a dead cat bounce.

P.S. I am a cat lover -- but I just couldn't resist the joke.
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