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Old 09-29-2011, 10:30 PM   #21
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Did anyone retire without ever owning a Home? Is this a good idea?

What do you think of millionaires who never owned a home?

Let's say you don't have any kids and don't plan to have any.
Of course people have retired without owning homes - many of them. Owning a home is not a prerequisite for retiring.

What do I think of millionaires who never owned a home? I don't quite get the question. They are millionaires who never owned a home - that's all I know about them at this point.

Sorry to be so trite, but to be brief - if your goal is to retire without ever owning a home, that is a very reachable goal.
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Old 09-29-2011, 10:34 PM   #22
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Both could be bad decision but you still need a place to live.

The goal for me is to throw away less money in choosing the two overall.
If I continue to rent then the rent will be a lot cheaper and I can continue to use the saved money into my retirements accounts and after-tax brokerage accounts.

I thought the interest rates are based on individual credit not location?
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C'mon, guys, I almost snorted pizza out my nose!

I worry that someone would use this technology to triple the board's membership... and number of threads... and number of posters... thereby getting even more advertising revenue.

In fact real contributions from real members would be such a small part of the overall signal/noise ratio as to render their input meaningless.
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Old 09-29-2011, 10:39 PM   #24
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How come people say that rich people own homes and the poor don't?
I think thats a Myth. You can do very well in the Stock market returns and still become rich.

I agree with you.


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Of course people have retired without owning homes - many of them. Owning a home is not a prerequisite for retiring.

What do I think of millionaires who never owned a home? I don't quite get the question. They are millionaires who never owned a home - that's all I know about them at this point.

Sorry to be so trite, but to be brief - if your goal is to retire without ever owning a home, that is a very reachable goal.
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Old 09-29-2011, 10:41 PM   #25
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The Math guy?
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C'mon, guys, I almost snorted pizza out my nose!

I worry that someone would use this technology to triple the board's membership... and number of threads... and number of posters... thereby getting even more advertising revenue.

In fact real contributions from real members would be such a small part of the overall signal/noise ratio as to render their input meaningless.
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C'mon, guys, I almost snorted pizza out my nose!

I worry that someone would use this technology to triple the board's membership... and number of threads... and number of posters... thereby getting even more advertising revenue.

In fact real contributions from real members would be such a small part of the overall signal/noise ratio as to render their input meaningless.
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The Math guy?
No, you might be able to pass a math test.
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The Math guy?
Try Google.
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No, you might be able to pass a math test.
I know the rule of 72. Is that good enough?
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Oh, oh, that means you failed the Turin Test
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Indirectly, Turing was very influential in the study of human language. In the late 50s, Noam Chomsky had proposed a theory of human language, transformational grammar, that seemed to hold great promise. But in 1973, a result was published by Peters and Richie[*] demonstrating that a transformational grammar was equivalent in computational capacity to that of a Turing machine (the characterization of which Alan Turing is most famous for). So, it seemed that attributing to speakers of a human language was in effect to say that humans can understand symbol systems as well as computers. That was generally taken as showing that Chomsky's theory of TG was either wrong or uninteresting, and was an important reason for abandonment of the theory.[*]Powered by Google Docs
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Indirectly, Turing was very influential in the study of human language. In the late 50s, Noam Chomsky had proposed a theory of human language, transformational grammar, that seemed to hold great promise. But in 1973, a result was published by Peters and Richie[*] demonstrating that a transformational grammar was equivalent in computational capacity to that of a Turing machine (the characterization of which Alan Turing is most famous for). So, it seemed that attributing to speakers of a human language was in effect to say that humans can understand symbol systems as well as computers. That was generally taken as showing that Chomsky's theory of TG was either wrong or uninteresting, and was an important reason for abandonment of the theory.[*]Powered by Google Docs
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I keep thinking about Star Trek - the Changeling episode:

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"Kirk again confronts Nomad and questions its logic of destroying imperfect beings. Kirk tells Nomad that Nomad itself has made a mistake, something only an imperfect being can do. He tells Nomad that its creator is Jackson Roykirk, not himself, and that Nomad is in error. Kirk further notes that Nomad's failure to discover its first error is a second error and further evidence of its imperfection. Finally, Kirk points out that Nomad's delayed immediate-execution in light of these errors is a third error. Realizing the implications of Kirk's reasoning, Nomad is caught in a logic loop, and begins to execute its primary function on itself. The machine begins self-destruction, shaking about in place instead of steadily hovering, its simulated voice rising in pitch. The ultra-logical Mr. Spock, who has been watching this confrontation, compliments Kirk, saying: "Your logic is impeccable, Captain. We are in grave danger." At the last moment, Kirk has Nomad rushed to the transporter room and beamed into space. Seconds after transport an explosion is detected near the Enterprise and Nomad is no more".

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