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Old 12-16-2016, 04:44 PM   #1
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Thanks to you all

I'm just reflecting again how grateful I am that this community exists and that the discussions are almost always civil, interesting and informative. There are few people in real life I can discuss these issues with - envy and jealousy quickly creep in - so it is a real pleasure to have like-minded people posting on line. Thanks. And may 2017 be healthy, happy and on track for whatever goals you have.
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I've been here almost 10 years and learn something new here almost daily. And may you have a great 2017 as well!
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Old 12-16-2016, 05:17 PM   #3
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I'm just reflecting again how grateful I am that this community exists and that the discussions are almost always civil, interesting and informative. There are few people in real life I can discuss these issues with - envy and jealousy quickly creep in - so it is a real pleasure to have like-minded people posting on line. Thanks. And may 2017 be healthy, happy and on track for whatever goals you have.
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Old 12-16-2016, 05:26 PM   #4
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I agree - this community is great and I value what I learn here. Thank you all!!!
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Old 12-16-2016, 08:07 PM   #5
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Lots of wisdom here. I'm grateful for this community too.
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Old 12-16-2016, 08:43 PM   #6
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Echoing the above. Since I discovered this forum about a year ago, I check in almost every day. And every time I do, I learn something useful. I've already learned enough to wind my retirement date a lot closer than I had expected.

Assuming that I don't expire prematurely, I will punch out of the sweatshop at 62 instead of 65. It's mind-boggling that all you smart and well-mannered people will have given me three extra years of life. That is a gift beyond price.
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Old 12-16-2016, 10:04 PM   #7
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Me also. I have learned so much just from reading here. Thank you to everyone. I appreciate all the collective wisdom so much.
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Old 12-16-2016, 10:16 PM   #8
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I love this forum. I think the members here are an unusually intelligent, insightful, and aware group, and come up with some fascinating topics for discussion. Thanks to all for everything you have taught me over all these years. And I hope we all have a fabulous 2017!!
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Old 12-16-2016, 10:23 PM   #9
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I found this forum about a month before pulling the trigger. My regret is I didn't find it a few years earlier.

Learned so much from all the posters. Thanks for putting up with my somewhat odd sense of reality.

I really appreciate the mods and the rules. This place was a safe haven during the election. A social media site where nobody got upset! Thank you!

Best wishes for the new year.
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Old 12-17-2016, 05:20 AM   #10
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Love this forum and check it every day. Smart and witty people here. I too learn something each time I'm on the site.
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Old 12-17-2016, 06:16 AM   #11
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I've posted several times how the information on this forum has helped change my life for the better.

Special thanks to the Moderators who keep things non-political (can you imagine what a mess this place could become?!), on-topic and focused.

Truly a special gift!
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Old 12-17-2016, 08:04 AM   #12
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I too have learned so very much from all the great folks on this site.
I shutter to think how many major mistakes I'd have made during Our quest for FI without the wisdom here.
The level and variety of knowledge is impressive.
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Old 12-17-2016, 08:51 AM   #13
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The level and variety of knowledge is impressive.
...and unlike so many other sites on the internet, this one quickly self-corrects any misinformation.
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I think the members here are an unusually intelligent, insightful, and aware group, and come up with some fascinating topics for discussion.
Even though I don't fit into any of the above categories, I'm certainly glad to have found this site.

Merry Christmas all!
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Part of my daily habit too! Cup of coffee just tastes better while reading this forum... cheers!
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I also value the collective wisdom of this forum and am grateful for it. I continue to learn things that make my life better, and appreciate the moderators for how they manage this site.
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I love this forum. I think the members here are an unusually intelligent, insightful, and aware group, and come up with some fascinating topics for discussion. Thanks to all for everything you have taught me over all these years. And I hope we all have a fabulous 2017!!
I have nothing more to add that hasn't already been said.

Thanks to everyone!
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I love this forum. I think the members here are an unusually intelligent, insightful, and aware group, and come up with some fascinating topics for discussion. Thanks to all for everything you have taught me over all these years. And I hope we all have a fabulous 2017!!

And doggone it, people like us!
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Thank you to the mods as well! They tirelessly keep this place a great safe place for discussion.
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I will add in the level of knowledge and the willingness to help and offer advice is a great aspect of this forum. I always learn something, occasionally try to offer help when I can. Glad i found this forum. Happy holiday wishes and looking forward to a successful new year 2017 to all.
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