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Forum: Other topics 10-19-2008, 04:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,826
Posted By Marquette
I haven't worked anywhere that's professional...

I haven't worked anywhere that's professional dress (heck, we're casual through the end of the year), but I did pick up a really nice tux cheap at the Sak's 5th Avenue by us. They have a clearance...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-19-2008, 03:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,794
Posted By Marquette
You know, the biggest thing that, economically,...

You know, the biggest thing that, economically, scares me is if China decides to dump their dollar holdings on the market in a quick and disorderly fashion. Sure, they'd hurt themselves in the...
Forum: Other topics 10-18-2008, 10:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,333
Posted By Marquette
I'd be able to gouge my eyes out with just a dull...

I'd be able to gouge my eyes out with just a dull pair...
Forum: Forum Admin 10-18-2008, 09:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,736
Posted By Marquette
It's not used as much as you might expect and the...

It's not used as much as you might expect and the ones you think might be high on the list might be and the ones that you think might use it the most might and you could be wrong about the others.
...
Forum: Life after FIRE 10-18-2008, 11:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,947
Posted By Marquette
Programmer (possible high barrier to entry,...

Programmer (possible high barrier to entry, increasing overseas competition)
Adult film actor (not sure what the barrier to entry is here *rimshot*)
Adult website operator (no experience here...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-18-2008, 09:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,571
Posted By Marquette
Circuit City... but then that's not so much a...

Circuit City... but then that's not so much a prediction as an observation.
Forum: Young Dreamers 10-18-2008, 08:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,552
Posted By Marquette
My thoughts, in the order I thought about them ;)...

My thoughts, in the order I thought about them ;)

3)
I use an enrolled agent to do my personal and LLC taxes. The cost, around here, is much lower than a CPA. An enrolled agent is just as, or...
Forum: Forum Admin 10-17-2008, 09:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,515
Posted By Marquette
Well, while you guys are busy discussing...

Well, while you guys are busy discussing birthdays I'm over here on a rampage that may or may not be warranted ;)
Forum: Other topics 10-17-2008, 07:24 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,826
Posted By Marquette
Oh no Freebird, I won't be your fall mod in this...

Oh no Freebird, I won't be your fall mod in this caper. Post #10!
Forum: Other topics 10-17-2008, 05:41 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 17,826
Posted By Marquette
One of our roommate's has two chihuahuas that he...

One of our roommate's has two chihuahuas that he lets urinate and defecate all over his room (the smell will knock you out if you walk by when his door is open). He also thinks Bush is one of the...
Forum: Other topics 10-17-2008, 11:59 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,826
Posted By Marquette
I don't have any videos, but the wife really...

I don't have any videos, but the wife really likes it...

edit: I mean walking in the fall and seeing the whirlies float through the air. Honest!
Forum: Other topics 10-17-2008, 11:37 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 17,826
Posted By Marquette
I talked it over with Bandit.... our 7+ yr old...

I talked it over with Bandit.... our 7+ yr old rescue dog.

https://farm3.static.flickr.com/2183/1780490681_5b500c5b53_o.jpg

He thinks your dog should get a new pack to run with.
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-17-2008, 10:14 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,806
Posted By Marquette
so he clearly remembers the 70's. O0

so he clearly remembers the 70's. O0
Forum: Other topics 10-17-2008, 09:47 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,826
Posted By Marquette
I dunno... if anyone feels like sharing, they're...

I dunno... if anyone feels like sharing, they're welcome to use the PM feature >:D

Oh, and not to me, I'm a sheltered boy... Maybe one of the other mods wants them.
Forum: Other topics 10-17-2008, 08:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 968
Posted By Marquette
One of the big criticisms Bogle has had of...

One of the big criticisms Bogle has had of Vanguard is that he's not happy that they introduced ETFs. His thought is that mutual funds better encourage buy and hold.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 10-17-2008, 08:38 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,473
Posted By Marquette
In light of that, one of the trends in retail is...

In light of that, one of the trends in retail is to fire your worst customers. A small percentage of customers cost retailers an inordinate amount of money. Sprint recently cancelled accounts for a...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-17-2008, 08:31 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,530
Posted By Marquette
Tampa, FL (10% retired) Yeah, but what...

Tampa, FL (10% retired)



Yeah, but what are you going to do after you're done with your colonoscopy patients?

Livin' the dream baby, livin' the dream....
Forum: Other topics 10-17-2008, 08:22 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 17,826
Posted By Marquette
Dog rolls in poop Wife vacuums a lot every day ...

Dog rolls in poop
Wife vacuums a lot every day
Dog isn't being brushed
Dog is being yelled at for trivial stuff around the house
Dog takes too much time

Brush the dog, teach the dog to not...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-16-2008, 06:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,280
Posted By Marquette
You might want to search the boards for naked...

You might want to search the boards for naked short selling.. some pretty interesting and enlightening discussions.
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-16-2008, 06:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,886
Posted By Marquette
I can't speak for AIG, but something like 10% of...

I can't speak for AIG, but something like 10% of our field accounts for 90% of our sales.

If I have a stake in AIG now, I want to make sure their top sales people are well taken care of. I want a...
Forum: Other topics 10-16-2008, 05:39 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,826
Posted By Marquette
She was so fast you'd get rug burn if she just...

She was so fast you'd get rug burn if she just looked at you funny.
Forum: Other topics 10-16-2008, 03:02 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,826
Posted By Marquette
You couldn't see her hands move! So, hunting...

You couldn't see her hands move!

So, hunting is a big deal in upper michigan. Seriously, the high schoolers get November 15th off (first day of rifle season). Most of the guys take two weeks off...
Forum: Other topics 10-16-2008, 02:53 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,826
Posted By Marquette
1. Best? Bag boy at the local grocery store. I...

1. Best? Bag boy at the local grocery store. I was the fastest bagger there and usually teamed up with the fastest checker. She left to go into the adult film industry.

2. Worst? Enterprise...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-16-2008, 02:45 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,082
Posted By Marquette
I actually enjoyed the back and forth. It's been...

I actually enjoyed the back and forth. It's been educational and I do appreciate your insight as someone with insight into the business.



I know. On the one hand, I know that we have the...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-16-2008, 12:53 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,082
Posted By Marquette
I think you're trying to play a semantic game....

I think you're trying to play a semantic game. Also note since I clearly stated that I'm talking about irresponsible greed and not greed.

Since you want to come up with some better semantics, and...
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