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Old 08-21-2014, 04:29 PM
 
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it is rarely bad markets that hurt folks , it is their own lack of interest ,knowledge and a plan.
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Old 08-21-2014, 05:04 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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That said, most people are incredibly ignorant to the real world.

Simply put, if you don't know about the performance of the market, it's your fault for being ignorant.
Actually, for some of us the "real world" isn't all money all the time and to think that those with other worldly interests are ignorant is, in itself, both ignorant and arrogant in my opinion.

Perhaps not everyone's life revolves around the almighty dollar. Some of us may have broader interests.
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Old 08-21-2014, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Prescott AZ
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^^^ This
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Old 08-21-2014, 06:27 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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Actually, for some of us the "real world" isn't all money all the time and to think that those with other worldly interests are ignorant is, in itself, both ignorant and arrogant in my opinion.

Perhaps not everyone's life revolves around the almighty dollar. Some of us may have broader interests.
Curmudgeon, I think I love you. Oooops, you are taken. So am I.

But I am constantly surprised by the number of people who seem obsessed with money money money and the ups and downs stock market. I NEVER come across this in real life. In real life people talk about gardening, food, tv, books, pets, travel, vacations, so many things, including little things in their daily lives. This obsession with money and looking down on people who don't worship the almighty dollar is getting boring. But carry on.
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Old 08-21-2014, 06:42 PM
 
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Curmudgeon, I think I love you. Oooops, you are taken. So am I.

But I am constantly surprised by the number of people who seem obsessed with money money money and the ups and downs stock market. I NEVER come across this in real life. In real life people talk about gardening, food, tv, books, pets, travel, vacations, so many things, including little things in their daily lives. This obsession with money and looking down on people who don't worship the almighty dollar is getting boring. But carry on.
I don't think folks are as focused as forum posting might seem. That is what they care to talk about in retirement forums. We have little idea how most of us spend our days etc. I doubt if many want to hear about most of our daily activities. We all respond to thread titles that interest us and not to those who don't. I assume those participating and reading threads about finances are themselves also interested in finances and the discussion of. I would agree that real life discussions are about things other than money unless one chose to attend a financial planning course or a financial forum/seminar.
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Old 08-21-2014, 06:47 PM
 
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I agree, i can spend endless amounts of time on financial forums but my actual daily time is spent with the grandkids and our photography.

We just got back this week from a photography trip to montreal. It was just fabulous.
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Old 08-21-2014, 06:53 PM
 
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I agree, i can spend endless amounts of time on financial forums but my actual daily time is spent with the grandkids and our photography.

We just got back this week from a photography trip to montreal. It was just fabulous.
Yup, no beach today bad storm and in between to darn hot and humid. Tomorrow should be worse along with Saturday. Fall is coming and school starts Monday so the crowds are down and big time next week and really big after Labor Day. Oh well I am the thread OP so I better get back on topic. To bad the photography thread is no longer a sticky. Really enjoyed your photo's.
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Old 08-21-2014, 07:01 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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Curmudgeon, I think I love you. Oooops, you are taken. So am I.

But I am constantly surprised by the number of people who seem obsessed with money money money and the ups and downs stock market. I NEVER come across this in real life. In real life people talk about gardening, food, tv, books, pets, travel, vacations, so many things, including little things in their daily lives. This obsession with money and looking down on people who don't worship the almighty dollar is getting boring. But carry on.
::::sigh:::: Yup. Taken is us! I only ran across it with two people in my life which out of about 60 years at the time isn't a lot. Although, come to think of it, I believe my father rather obsessed over it but since we never really talked I can't say for sure. He never said anything and never taught me anything so who knows?
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Old 08-21-2014, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Curmudgeon, I think I love you. Oooops, you are taken. So am I.

But I am constantly surprised by the number of people who seem obsessed with money money money and the ups and downs stock market. I NEVER come across this in real life. In real life people talk about gardening, food, tv, books, pets, travel, vacations, so many things, including little things in their daily lives. This obsession with money and looking down on people who don't worship the almighty dollar is getting boring. But carry on.
It's not always about money.
Some follow it because they like the world of finance.
It's interesting.

I used to read the Wall Street Journal daily while riding the train to work in NYC.
I still like to read Barrons every now and then.

It's not always about money.
It's part of the bigger "finance" world.
I like to read the BLS reports and the Fed minutes.

And in real life people do talk about the stock market.
But it wasn't from a money, money, money aspect.
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Old 08-21-2014, 07:27 PM
 
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^^^^^^^ Some just want a more detailed knowledge base of what drives so much of life's events. As said many times in this forum economic events have disrupted many of our lives. Best to understand and try to avoid what you can and understand how to best recover when poop hits the fan. I think all of this is compatible with In NewEnglands comments as most of those things cost money.
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