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Old 10-11-2008, 07:56 PM   #61
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With the market turndown, my portfolio has lost 25%. Time to kick in Plan B, increase part time work. Got my new business cards, got another gig this week.

Plan C is to sell my townhome. Will see by spring if that is necessary.

Hey, Want2Retire, one of my plans (probably Plan G) is to move to a cheaper part of the country. You may very well see me in Springfield, MO if the crash continues.
OldBabe, I really like it there! As I recall, you were not crazy about Joplin (I probably wouldn't have been either). But Frank and I think Springfield is nice and worth considering. There there are places like western Pennsylvania, Kansas, Iowa, Tennessee, and northern Alabama. The world awaits, and life is an adventure!
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Old 10-11-2008, 09:17 PM   #62
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If every American recycled 100 percent of our products, drove electric cars powered by renewable energy sources, and reduced our carbon footprint to zero - all of the problems facing the world today would still be just as bad as they are today.

You and all your friends can "tread as lightly as you please", but it will not make the slightest difference. The rest of the world is running like a herd of stampeding elephants, mowing down everything in its path. And I do not see the slightest hope on the horizon that this worldwide problem can be halted before most people in the world die of starvation.
Well, there is one saving grace in this. As Alfred E. Newman says "What, me worry?" After all, we'll all be dead when (and if) this comes to pass. So as Ha says "Happy Days are here again!"
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Due to normal thread drift, which often happens in a thread this long, the thread was veering further and further off topic into immigration and Soapbox issues. So, I split off the last few posts and created a new thread in the Soapbox called "Immigration and Baby Boomer Retirement". We can continue discussing along those lines in this thread:

http://www.early-retirement.org/foru...ent-39675.html
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