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Old 01-06-2006, 10:45 AM   #61
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So giving away crappy low margin jobs to telephone sweat shops raises the economic levels in those countries, resulting in their wanting the bling bling.* Cha ching.
That's fine, but companies that "offshore" jobs should offer serious retraining opportunities for workers whose jobs are going overseas. OTOH, many workers (if they were perceptive enough) should know which way the wind is blowing in regards to their jobs, and take advantage of things like tuition reimbursement, on-the-job training, internal training classes, etc... to ensure that they're able to transition into another job/career. As the Marines are so oft to say...improvise, adapt and overcome.
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Re: My generation: missing the boom years?
Old 01-06-2006, 04:24 PM   #62
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Re: My generation: missing the boom years?

i believe we have another nice run coming in stock market...
i am no expert, but i think people will start taking money out of real estate and put in the market.
its all about cycles!
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Old 03-14-2006, 04:12 PM   #63
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Man, what are you guys talking about with this offshore nonsense? Bush says he is going to fix the problem and make science and math a priority again. Problem solved.
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Old 03-14-2006, 04:33 PM   #64
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I'm a Republican, but never use the words "Bush", "fixed" and "problem solved" in the same sentence/paragraph!
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The entire cycle you are pining for took place over maybe 20 years. If you retire at 50, you will have been saving for longer than that and you will gain (and lose) from similar cycles of your own.

Your worst enemy is failure to just dive in and do it. Now. Your very presence on this board suggests that you know this. Hope I am here at 80 to watch you showing the youngsters how to get rich like you did.
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