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Old 01-09-2006, 01:15 PM   #1
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Uncle Mick has been elevated to guru status

http://finance.yahoo.com/columnist/a.../yourlife/2151

Ben Stein's column covers retirement investing and (drum roll) dividend portfolios. The Norwegian widow gets the last laugh.
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Re: Uncle Mick has been elevated to guru status
Old 01-09-2006, 01:19 PM   #2
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Re: Uncle Mick has been elevated to guru status

I saw this over on Diehards, I believe. Anyway, I always listen to my uncle, unless he's slobbering.... Ben Stein is one of my favorites, too.
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Re: Uncle Mick has been elevated to guru status

The uncle gives better financial advice IMHO. Pension plus some dividend stocks is a good approach. Ben changes his advice reguarly. Ben and Uncle Mick are both entertaining, but Ben is better at that.
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I have to admit to a secret crush - not on Ben - but his portfolio - you know ten asset class Ben who posts from Thailand every now and then.

Now there's my idea of a classy 'slice and dice' portfolio - PLUS the hooker - I believe last posting it's cranking out 3% div.'s/interest as a backstopper. Two birds in one.

Alas - I shall soldier on with my lifecycle balanced index and putz on with my Norwegian widow divy stocks.

Sigh!
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I have to admit to a secret crush - not on Ben - but his portfolio...

Sigh!
Who would've thought unclemick would suffer from portfolio envy...

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I have to admit to a secret crush - not on Ben - but his portfolio - you know ten asset class Ben who posts from Thailand every now and then.

Now there's my idea of a classy 'slice and dice' portfolio - PLUS the hooker - I believe last posting it's cranking out 3% div.'s/interest as a backstopper. Two birds in one.

Alas - I shall soldier on with my lifecycle balanced index and putz on with my Norwegian widow divy stocks.

Sigh!
Unclemick:* Ben is 37.* You're, well, not 37.

Enjoy yourself, it's later than you think.

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Who would've thought unclemick would suffer from portfolio envy...

My Portfolio's bigger than your portfolio.*
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My Portfolio's bigger than your portfolio.
This is one area where size does matter, but it's also important how it holds up in the long run.

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So how long do you have to say this?
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So how long do you have to say this?
How about those Longhorns?

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How about those Longhorns?

Jarhead, who agrees with ReWahoo, that Texas is the best college team in football.
Hook'em Horns!!! V. Young made the right decision today, when deciding to Pro - Cash In when your stock is hot.

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Ok ok ok

The scoreboard says Texas won. I still like the PAC10 - USC less so.

I can hardly wait to get an earfull from my sister if the Pats keep winning. She liked Texas also.

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Beststash, who agrees with Jarhead and ReWahoo, that Texas is the best college team in football.
OK, OK, OK. I'm just going to take the other side of this one.

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Regarding the tinhorns. Got lucky this year, next year they will just be a memory without old invincable. SC will continue to be dominant.
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