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Old Yesterday, 05:34 PM
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Originally Posted by mathjak107 View Post
a business that generates tax free cash ????? hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm ...what does that mean ? it sure don't sound legal .
Sorry - I forgot to use the sarcasm font. My bad.
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Old Today, 11:00 AM
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Originally Posted by jmp61616 View Post
The wider question posed by the OP seems to be looking for a business. I am sure there are ones out there, but for me I'm not working when I retire. So a real estate REIT might be something I put some funds in. Right now I already have ETFs in healthcare and technology. But whatever helps you sleep at night.
Exactly. The OP represents a wider culture, which contends that only direct participation in some enterprise - such as business or real-estate - is stable, honorable and properly lucrative. Passive investment, be it in stocks or REITs, smacks of the con-job, the pyramid scheme, the lousy and the devious.

For me, the point isn't about working vs. being a rentier... though I'd much rather be a rentier. Rather, the point is, that the more distant I am from the actual mechanics of how cash is generated, the greater the likelihood of success.
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Old Today, 11:15 AM
Location: Somewhere in deep in Maine
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My uncle lived in Nevada. He bought part ownership in a brothel and made good money---for awhile. But that all ended when his wife got suspicious of his business trips to Reno. She hired a private Dick, and discovered the fringe benefits to his passive income.
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Old Today, 11:29 AM
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Originally Posted by jasperhobbs View Post
I think drug dealers generate tax free cash.

So do panhandlers.
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