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Old 02-22-2016, 01:52 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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Originally Posted by organic_donna View Post
How old are you? From what I remember you telling us you are still young. This post doesn't sound true to your personal story.
Serious conversation is not Just conversation

 
Old 02-22-2016, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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The dead giveaway? The people who do this never realize it, and CERTAINLY never admit it!
That's what I thought when I read the op.
 
Old 02-22-2016, 02:06 PM
 
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Originally Posted by organic_donna View Post
How old are you? From what I remember you telling us you are still young. This post doesn't sound true to your personal story.


You are thinking of "Serious Conversation". This person is essentially a carbon copy with the same type of questions. Quite boring.
 
Old 02-22-2016, 02:12 PM
 
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If your only troubles in retirement are financial, you don't know "dismal"--which to me means certain types of serious medical problems that cam accompany aging. You are worrying about the wrong things.

I invested heavily in stocks and did fine.
 
Old 02-22-2016, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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Our friend Conversation is using a rarely seen literary device. He has employed the "Inverted Parody Hyperbole Statement" in which common sense is shown in the negative, and ridiculed with overstated exaggeration. To interpret his convoluted idea into something normal folks can understated, simply feed it into you Internet Troll Translator.......

"We invested in stocks vs. mutual funds/index funds. (Translation - Understanding the funds we selected produced long term gains.)

We ate out way too much.(We ate out a few times a month, but not to excess, and we cooked gourmet meals at home.) See what I mean ??

Spent a mint at Starbucks and local bar.(Never spent a dime at SBUX, but enjoyed a good cup of joe, and aged bourbon at our pleasure)

Sent all our kids to private school and small liberal arts colleges (Started a college fund the year our kids were born. Got them into top colleges and good degree fields.)

Never paid off our credit cards so ended up spending tons of money on interest. (Paid Credit Card in full every month, and haven't paid CC Interest since the first Bush was President.)

Last edited by FiveLoaves; 02-22-2016 at 03:18 PM.. Reason: spelling
 
Old 02-22-2016, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Loudon, TN
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Yeah, he seems a little too proud of his poor choices and expects some kind of serious discussion. Soooo... anybody else do everything wrong in life??

OP, you post a lot of strange threads where you just seem to want to stir the pot.
 
Old 02-22-2016, 03:21 PM
 
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You are thinking of "Serious Conversation". This person is essentially a carbon copy with the same type of questions. Quite boring.
i am still not convinced that just conversation serious conversation or emigration aren't the same
 
Old 02-22-2016, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Default Please absurd-not real-fake dude fake and lame too.

I could go on and on.
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Anyone else like us here?[/quote]
Uh no.
 
Old 02-22-2016, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Idaho
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When I officially retire, it will be dismal because my wife and I squandered our money when we were young.

We invested in stocks vs. mutual funds/index funds. (These wild cards did poorly.)
......

Sent all our kids to private school and small liberal arts colleges

Anyone else like us here?
J.C.

This is what you posted at another forum

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One of my sons finished his AA Degree at a local Community College and paid his $5000 tuition with money from a summer job. He continued living at home while attending the last two years of college at a local college and again paid for his $10,000 tuition with his part time job. No loans. NO problem. When he graduated he got a great job in Accounting that required a college degree.
I did not realize that a Community College could also be an expensive small liberal arts college ;-)

I don't think that there are many people here are like you!
 
Old 02-22-2016, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Jamestown, NY
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i am still not convinced that just conversation serious conversation or emigration aren't the same
Serious Conversation and Emigrations are the same poster. I don't think he's ever been anything but honest about that.

This Just Conversation poster seems like a troll.
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