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Forum: FIRE and Money 03-21-2007, 01:48 AM
Replies: 26
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Posted By wstu32
Re: ESPP - What would you do?

my advice... remember enron? remember some sub prime companies? these stocks were trading at 60-70-80 bucks and in a matter of weeks...worthless. dont ever think it can not happen to to your company...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-20-2007, 05:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,188
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Forum: FIRE and Money 03-20-2007, 05:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,188
Posted By wstu32
Re: sorry guys, i like using polls to get a quick look ,short answer

4500-5000 is "want"
barebones= about $2600 x 12 = 31200 x 2= 62,400 x 25 = 1,560,000

so i got a bit to go. ;)

i am assuming barebones is just living expenses ... not 'perks' like buying...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-20-2007, 04:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,188
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Forum: FIRE and Money 03-20-2007, 04:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,188
Posted By wstu32
sorry guys, i like using polls to get a quick look ,short answer

need reassurance .... i.e. hand holding :-[
Forum: Hi, I am... 03-20-2007, 03:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,807
Posted By wstu32
Re: Hi, I am new here

many intelligent people on this board, hope you come back and or stay in touch...
Forum: Hi, I am... 03-20-2007, 03:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,738
Posted By wstu32
Re: Hello and ER progress report

welcome john. I hope you have as much fun and learn as much as me on this board!
Forum: Young Dreamers 03-20-2007, 03:24 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,698
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Forum: Young Dreamers 03-20-2007, 03:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,243
Posted By wstu32
Re: how much is too much?

retire earlier.
Forum: Young Dreamers 03-20-2007, 03:20 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,292
Posted By wstu32
Re: The best financial advice you ever had

My fathers famous words:



Pay yourself first!!!! ;)


(may fcs jr rest in the peace of God's presence... and thanks!)
Forum: Young Dreamers 03-20-2007, 03:16 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,092
Posted By wstu32
Re: What did you want to be when you grew up?

Pro football player....... :D
Forum: Young Dreamers 03-20-2007, 03:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,233
Posted By wstu32
Re: Would you feel bad?

remember what would happen if the roles were reversed...

they needed to let you go... would they care about you? NO... its all about business! nothing personal!! if you dont understand this, dont...
Forum: Young Dreamers 03-20-2007, 03:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,021
Posted By wstu32
Re: Is this foolish?

$1k per month taxes just doesnt do it for me. sorry, can give you my thumbs up!

:-\
Forum: Other topics 03-20-2007, 03:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,849
Posted By wstu32
Re: Passport Question

if she needs to travel 'soon' leave it. fix it when you have "time" for bureaucracy.

my opinion only, and honestly, if she was born in uzbekastan, i would advise otherwise. ;)
Forum: Other topics 03-20-2007, 03:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,405
Posted By wstu32
Anyone see the movie "300"

have not seen it yet, but my son said it was excellent ... (granted, he is 16)
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-20-2007, 02:55 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,714
Posted By wstu32
Re: Will Subprime Foreclosures Spread?

i agree..

but liar loans is not all subprime!

neg-amortized loans are absolutely immoral!! but lets not let all borrowers off the hook too! some borrowers were looking to make a quick buck in...
Forum: Hi, I am... 03-20-2007, 02:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,957
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Forum: Hi, I am... 03-20-2007, 02:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,979
Posted By wstu32
Re: An early retiree at 45

curious to size of portfolio... if i may inquire
Forum: Hi, I am... 03-20-2007, 02:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,485
Posted By wstu32
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-20-2007, 02:32 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,714
Posted By wstu32
Re: Will Subprime Foreclosures Spread?

1. subprime is 10% (give or take) of all mortgage paper.
2. while i dont think the blow up is good, i do honestly believe it is overblown
3. there is a concern not to let all subprime lenders go...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-20-2007, 02:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,509
Posted By wstu32
Re: Retirement Advice

basic sales strategy...

befriend first... even though it may take a while.

careful, unless you intend to buy something. ;)
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-17-2007, 05:07 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 12,939
Posted By wstu32
Re: Anyone else having panic attacks about the market?

i agree with citril
we will have bull markets and bear markets... make sure you are invested and diversified to weather it...

i am 42 nearly retired..i have 50% in equities and this helps me...
Forum: Other topics 03-17-2007, 05:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,669
Posted By wstu32
believe in ghosts

:D what the heck!
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-13-2007, 12:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,404
Posted By wstu32
Re: " THE SECRET "

i agree. if nothing more than people living their lives in a more fruitful and positive manner...whats the harm :)
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-11-2007, 05:44 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,404
Posted By wstu32
" THE SECRET "

Saw this video tonight with family! Recommend it!
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