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Forum: Other topics 06-10-2018, 02:40 PM
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Posted By retirementguy1
A great write-up by Mike Rowe on Anthony from...

A great write-up by Mike Rowe on Anthony from Mike's FB page.


On this particular evening, stretched out on a suspicious comforter held together with the DNA of previous guests, I stumbled across...
Forum: Other topics 06-08-2018, 02:43 PM
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Views: 4,922
Posted By retirementguy1
I posted an authentic response without dogma....

I posted an authentic response without dogma. Whats the pause? Because I don't agree with you?
Forum: Other topics 06-08-2018, 01:26 PM
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Posted By retirementguy1
As a cook, or a chef you are in the pleasure...

As a cook, or a chef you are in the pleasure business. Some chefs are very accomplished but you wonder if he has ever been laid in his life-Bourdain.
Forum: Other topics 06-08-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,922
Posted By retirementguy1
Anthony Bourdain- what a life...

I had just started my career in food service when I found Kitchen Confidential. It is one of the most influential books in my life. A few years ago I worked for one of his friends and saw him in the...
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-03-2018, 10:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,241
Posted By retirementguy1
Most expats hit a cultural wall around five years...

Most expats hit a cultural wall around five years in. Id rent for the first five years. Your budget seems really expensive. I spent two months in Spain and a month in Portugal last year and I...
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 03-29-2018, 06:33 PM
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Posted By retirementguy1
Not sure if it has been mentioned but an...

Not sure if it has been mentioned but an unintended consequence of self driving cars is that there will be fewer accidents and less organ donations. I think the vast majority of donations come from...
Forum: Stock Picking and Market Strategy 10-24-2017, 07:50 AM
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Views: 20,302
Posted By retirementguy1
Saw this article a couple days ago. What a dog! ...

Saw this article a couple days ago. What a dog!

"Since former CEO Jeff Immelt took the helm in September 2001, the stock is down more than 40 percent and has posted a negative return even after...
Forum: Hi, I am... 07-11-2017, 12:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,535
Posted By retirementguy1
There are lots of risks with a plan like this....

There are lots of risks with a plan like this. The dollar is near an all time high. It won't always be this way. Also the countries you mention will experience higher inflation which will eat away at...
Forum: Other topics 12-28-2016, 10:49 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,248
Posted By retirementguy1
I love libraries “You wasted $150,000 on an...

I love libraries

“You wasted $150,000 on an education you coulda got for $1.50 in late fees at the public library.” ― Matt Damon, Good Will Hunting

Also I think people should know more about...
Forum: Other topics 12-28-2016, 09:09 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,735
Posted By retirementguy1
She did an episode on the show "Legit" that I...

She did an episode on the show "Legit" that I really enjoyed. I think it's on netflix. Anyway, RIP.
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-06-2016, 09:22 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,345
Posted By retirementguy1
Yeah, I don't do business with those people...

Yeah, I don't do business with those people either.
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-06-2016, 09:11 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,345
Posted By retirementguy1
lol, none other than I've listed. Conflict of...

lol, none other than I've listed. Conflict of interest and being sued by their own employees. That's enough for me.
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-06-2016, 08:22 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,345
Posted By retirementguy1
If you have any managed funds then they may be...

If you have any managed funds then they may be getting rich at your expense. Whether you care about that is up to you.
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-06-2016, 06:59 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,345
Posted By retirementguy1
The Johnson's investments in the article are...

The Johnson's investments in the article are Private Venture and Pre IPO meaning the average investor doesn't have access but the Fidelity public funds couldn't have access because the company...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-06-2016, 06:46 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,345
Posted By retirementguy1
One issue is that the Johnson family purchased...

One issue is that the Johnson family purchased them and that actively managed funds offered by fidelity could not because of the family fund purchase. Fidelity funds later purchased them at much...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-06-2016, 06:38 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,345
Posted By retirementguy1
So thanks to Vanguard you invest with Vanguard...

So thanks to Vanguard you invest with Vanguard and you don't invest with Fidelity because of Vanguard.
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-06-2016, 06:18 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,345
Posted By retirementguy1
Congress approved Glass-Steigal- they then...

Congress approved Glass-Steigal- they then repealed that which lead to the 2009 financial collapse. Do a little more a little research yourself.
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-06-2016, 05:45 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,345
Posted By retirementguy1
The point of the thread is that the Johnson...

The point of the thread is that the Johnson family has their own interests at heart and that is a conflict of interest and they shouldn't be able to do that.
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-06-2016, 03:17 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,345
Posted By retirementguy1
I'm not saying that Fidelity is the equal to...

I'm not saying that Fidelity is the equal to Bernie Madoff. If you invest with them and you are happy then keep doing it. Just pointing out that this article has some pretty clear conflicts of...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-05-2016, 08:52 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,345
Posted By retirementguy1
Reasons not to like Fidelity

I've never been a fan of Fidelity and here is another reason.

How the owners of Fidelity get richer at everyday investors' expense...
Forum: Travel Information 09-27-2016, 06:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,203
Posted By retirementguy1
Just got a crew position to cross the Atlantic on...

Just got a crew position to cross the Atlantic on a Bavaria 46. I fly to Spain in mid October. We are spending a couple weeks in the Canaries, a couple in the Cape Verdes then on to the Caribbean. It...
Forum: Other topics 09-23-2016, 12:53 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,699
Posted By retirementguy1
touche lol

touche lol
Forum: Travel Information 09-12-2016, 10:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,203
Posted By retirementguy1
I also love the minimalist lifestyle. My first...

I also love the minimalist lifestyle. My first love is sailing but after a cost benefit analysis I bought a small RV. I plan on crewing on other peoples boats for several months a year. I'm sure I...
Forum: Travel Information 09-12-2016, 10:25 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,283
Posted By retirementguy1
Sorry about any thread drift but there are plenty...

Sorry about any thread drift but there are plenty of mail forwarding agencies that can help you establish residency. It's pretty common for full time RV'ers and sailboat liveaboards to use them. Of...
Forum: Other topics 09-10-2016, 06:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,946
Posted By retirementguy1
This last November I car camped in my Honda...

This last November I car camped in my Honda Element in San Diego. I had a twin inflatable air mattress, a cooler for food, and a Coleman two burner propane stove. I took sponge baths in starbucks...
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