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Forum: FIRE and Money 03-09-2008, 01:54 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,584
Posted By nfs
Are you less than four years old? Google for the...

Are you less than four years old? Google for the AMP failure in Britain in 2003.


Translation for the layman: Individual investors are idiots. Only a planner can save an idiot investor.
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Forum: FIRE and Money 09-27-2007, 11:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,696
Posted By nfs
I was an annual member for a few years and then...

I was an annual member for a few years and then converted to life membership in 1995 (because we moved out of the US and AAII wanted extra to mail their monthly overseas unless you were life). ...
Forum: Young Dreamers 09-14-2007, 07:02 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 11,197
Posted By nfs
Channeling John Rawls, gumby?

Channeling John Rawls, gumby?
Forum: Young Dreamers 09-14-2007, 12:35 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 11,197
Posted By nfs
Thanks for the clarification, brewer. I...

Thanks for the clarification, brewer.

I agree that the lenders should take the hit from any sort of loan modification, not the public at large. They got sloppy (and, in the end, some people are...
Forum: Young Dreamers 09-14-2007, 12:21 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 11,197
Posted By nfs
Who's going to pay for that? The lender...

Who's going to pay for that?

The lender expected to get paid a certain interest rate, theoretically to compensate for the risk taken in making the loan. Now that the risk has appeared, the lender...
Forum: Forum Admin 09-14-2007, 02:09 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 19,024
Posted By nfs
Good questions and well worth thinking about (and...

Good questions and well worth thinking about (and I would bet the moderators and ex-mods are thinking hard now, thanks to you).

But could you rephrase them in a funny and irreverent way in order...
Forum: Forum Admin 09-13-2007, 06:21 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 19,024
Posted By nfs
No, I don't mind odd people myself. A forum...

No, I don't mind odd people myself. A forum devoted to early retirement is bound to be full of them. And almost all of them are fun odd. I even loved John Galt, because how could you do anything...
Forum: Forum Admin 09-13-2007, 05:29 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 19,024
Posted By nfs
Excellent in theory and somewhat difficult to...

Excellent in theory and somewhat difficult to practise in real life, never mind on a discussion forum.

Consider, for example, this fellow...
Forum: Forum Admin 09-13-2007, 03:57 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 19,024
Posted By nfs
ISTM that a lot of the griping about trolls or...

ISTM that a lot of the griping about trolls or not and moderation or not comes from posters who aren't moderators and wouldn't be moderators if you pointed a gun at them.

If you don't like the...
Forum: Stock Picking and Market Strategy 07-04-2007, 09:12 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,093
Posted By nfs
Let me repeat my question for this case: Who do...

Let me repeat my question for this case: Who do you believe is selling what those speculators are buying?

Let me suggest reading this thread...
Forum: Stock Picking and Market Strategy 07-04-2007, 12:01 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,093
Posted By nfs
Who do you believe is buying what fmhealth is...

Who do you believe is buying what fmhealth is selling?
Forum: Forum Admin 07-03-2007, 11:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,431
Posted By nfs
Did you get a gold watch?

Did you get a gold watch?
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-03-2007, 11:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,600
Posted By nfs
For tax purposes, yes. It works exactly the same...

For tax purposes, yes. It works exactly the same for Canadians who are in the US for more than 183 days in a year.


Probably not. The fact that Canada doesn't track you doesn't mean they won't...
Forum: Other topics 07-03-2007, 12:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,784
Posted By nfs
Firefox with Adblock plus and a standard filter...

Firefox with Adblock plus and a standard filter set.

Don't surf without it.
Forum: Forum Admin 07-02-2007, 06:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,109
Posted By nfs
Big trouble in little China

I was going to post this as a reply in a thread about forum democracy, but the thread has disappeared.

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I voted No. I'm not an admin or a moderator here, nor a prolific poster,...
Forum: Forum Admin 07-02-2007, 06:13 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,389
Posted By nfs
I act as an administrator at another financial...

I act as an administrator at another financial forum. I think there are sound reasons for limiting edit times, because forum members really do get peeved about trivialities and, as Andy says, huff...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-30-2007, 01:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,986
Posted By nfs
Actually, post-911, this is no longer true. ...

Actually, post-911, this is no longer true. Regulation since has been tightened up so much that it's almost impossible for foreigners to open accounts in the US.

I'm not sure I could open a new...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-30-2007, 01:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,986
Posted By nfs
You may find Financial Webring Forum :: View...

You may find Financial Webring Forum :: View topic - If You're a Snowback Returning from the U.S. (https://www.financialwebring.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=17) worth reading if Canada is really your...
Forum: Hi, I am... 06-22-2007, 10:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,681
Posted By nfs
Good point. (It's $60k, not $50k, and it's not...

Good point. (It's $60k, not $50k, and it's not half any more but it's still onerous.) If Tucker isn't a US citizen, spouse's will had better be written to set up a QDOT.
Forum: Hi, I am... 06-22-2007, 09:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,681
Posted By nfs
It was enough of a downside for me that I gave up...

It was enough of a downside for me that I gave up my green card upon exiting in 2000 (not that I could have kept it legally but they wink at Canajuns). It was enough of a downside that I never...
Forum: Hi, I am... 06-22-2007, 02:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,681
Posted By nfs
Sorry but no. You've been in the US too long. ...

Sorry but no. You've been in the US too long. Google for section 877 of the Internal Revenue Code.

In short, you will be filing US returns for 10 years after you emigrate.
Forum: Other topics 06-22-2007, 02:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,094
Posted By nfs
There's also the theory that Foster's a layabout...

There's also the theory that Foster's a layabout whose expenses are considerably subsidized by other Canadian taxpayers via "free" education for his kids, "free" health care for the family, tax-free...
Forum: Other topics 04-16-2007, 02:50 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 12,471
Posted By nfs
Re: Virginia Tech shooting and gun control

I don't think so. That's been illegal since the the 1860s. ;)
Forum: Forum Admin 04-13-2007, 11:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,155
Posted By nfs
Re: Big problem with PMs

I'm going to resurrect this because I think it never got straightened out. When I login, the top of the page shows 1 old PM. Click on that link and there's nothing there. So it looks like the board...
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-13-2007, 11:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,355
Posted By nfs
Re: Question for those who are retired to another country

And I don't hang around here enough. Too many other things to do and places to see.

Not for sale is great. That's definitely me. 8)
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