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Old 04-24-2007, 09:48 AM   #21
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Re: Do you think people on the board lie about their financial position?

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Oop wait Im a 13yr old girl from Missoula.
No you're not! Besides who cares about one's 'true' financial position when the weather's good.

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Re: Do you think people on the board lie about their financial position?
Old 04-24-2007, 11:14 AM   #22
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Re: Do you think people on the board lie about their financial position?

hmmm....op, you start a thread on how much everyone has and now you are questioning our integrity.... I stand by my statement that I am a brazilloinaire in beaver chease futures....
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Old 04-24-2007, 05:30 PM   #23
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Re: Do you think people on the board lie about their financial position?

The thread wasn't started in response to the first thread. Although I anticipated such a response and should have prefaced, I figured that me being a "newb" would have been interpreted as s'one trying to make sure they found a credible board.

Geez---I never would have thought the financially stable were so "sour". Guess all the discipline and time to scrutinize things is a benefit of LBYM. :

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Re: Do you think people on the board lie about their financial position?

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Geez---I never would have thought the financially stable were so "sour".
How do you reconcile your statement to the fact the longest thread on the forum by far is this one?

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Geeesh, I opened REwahoo's link and CFB's avatar jumped out at me! :P
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Geeesh, I opened REwahoo's link and CFB's avatar jumped out at me! :P
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Re: Do you think people on the board lie about their financial position?

I'd say there are liars among us, but not a lot. I don't see the point in lying, personally. I'm here to learn and chat with like minded people, not to measure my e-peen.
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Old 04-25-2007, 03:48 AM   #28
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Re: Do you think people on the board lie about their financial position?

There probably are a small number of BSers on the board. I can imagine them snickering at their computer screen as they ply the BS...

Most of us are snickering as we plan and discuss our FIRE!
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What would be the point. Gotta go my private G-5 is waiting.
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There probably are a small number of BSers on the board. I can imagine them snickering at their computer screen as they ply the BS...
Those must be some sad people.
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Re: Do you think people on the board lie about their financial position?

If not liars they may be exaggerators........
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Re: Do you think people on the board lie about their financial position?

I have enough trouble keeping track of the truth.

I don't have the energy to lie.
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I have enough trouble keeping track of the truth.

I don't have the energy to lie.
And that is the pure, unvarnished truth! Likewise, Sandy!

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Re: Do you think people on the board lie about their financial position?

I think most people are honest.

I don't have time to lie to you folks. Now I must be going as my supermodel wife and her best friend want me to join them for drinks in the hot tub.
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Re: Do you think people on the board lie about their financial position?

There may be some trolls that jerk around but most people here are honest. They are not trying to prove themselves here because they are busy doing that in their day jobs in order to ER.

Just look at the threads on windfalls and on biggest mistakes...
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Re: Do you think people on the board lie about their financial position?

seems to be a mostly honest bunch -

i think the differences at times come in whether you are using gross or including home as part of your worth...etc.

what would be the point of lying? so your anon online identity is super cool? haha

if that's the case, then there is no helping the liars!
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Old 04-26-2007, 04:19 PM   #37
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Re: Do you think people on the board lie about their financial position?

I think most people on this forum are honest. Pity the poor insecure poster who feels the need to puff himself/herself up to impress a nameless and faceless audience; that just doesn't make any sense. I think it's great that people can be truthful about both their personal and financial situations - both positive and negative - so that others can learn from their successess and their mistakes. And it's not just matters relating to money, but matters of the heart, health, food, relationships, etc. It's informational and fun. I've gotten a lot of good ideas from the people here. Thank you all.
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Re: Do you think people on the board lie about their financial position?

I'm sure most are honest, but there are some fibbers.

More than lying you have selective representation and changing definitions. For example, one person might say they save 20% of their income while another in exactly the same situation might say 40% because the first is gross excluding company match to 401k while the other is net of taxes including company match.
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Hmmm - I like the fibber part.

Truth told - most of time I have no idea. It has not seemed to matter - speaking handgrenade wise - for the last 13 years of ER. It seems if you follow the general principles esposed on this forum - you sort of 'manage'.

heh heh heh heh - bragging rights on a particular thread to make a point, a down market period(a pucker point), and winter/bad weather with nothing to do - can precipitate some back of the envelope calculations.

Of course a wise ass - such as myself during an up market period can say: 'Don't know, don't care.' And sometimes keep a straight face - OR not.

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I think some people may pad things a little but the majority are honest .
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