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Old 11-16-2007, 08:33 PM   #21
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Old 11-16-2007, 09:35 PM   #24
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I find this especially relevant as I try to contain my desire to ER while I'm still accumulating FI. Really, the situation sometimes seems so bad and I want to be retired so much, yet in fact things are moving along rather favorably according to plan and I just need to stick it out for the last remaining years and I'll be in such good shape.
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Old 11-16-2007, 11:18 PM   #25
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Old 11-16-2007, 11:39 PM   #26
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(maybe has to be adjusted for inflation...)
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John D. Rockefeller once borrowed a nickel from a subordinate to pay for his trip home (this in his early days in Ohio). THe next day when he went to return the money, the subordinate said 'don't worry about it, its just a nickel.' Rockefeller said "nonsense, its a year's interest on a dollar".
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When I was a small boy I used to read this on the cover of a farm bookkeeping ledger that my father had. It was printed under a drawing of an old wooden sailing ship. I think the ledger book was a free gift from a fertilizer company.
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"No State shall make ... any thing but gold or silver a legal tender in payment of debts..." The U.S. Constitution, article 1, section 10. (circa 1787).

Just for laughs ...

A gold dollar is worth roughly $40 in today's dollar.
A silver dollar is worth roughly $10+ in today's dollars.
A "copper" penny had most of the copper taken out in the early 1980s, and even the zinc once today is worth ... more than a penny.

It's easy to see where our paper money system is taking us ... to unpleasant places.
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