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Old 08-13-2008, 04:53 PM
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I was thinking of bronzing my cash, the way we used to do with baby shoes, so I can remember what it was like when the bucks were actually worth something--and who knows, maybe the bronze will increase in value??
That much weight in your wallet is going to be a pain in the a**.
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Old 08-13-2008, 05:07 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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Dollar is low and expected to go lower. Savings interest at best is 2.75%. If you had $175,000 in cash sitting in the bank, what would you do with it?

No stock market for me. Been there, done that, got in March of 2000, tech stocks, everyone was doing it, right? Got out May of 2000 30% poorer, my first and last time, NUFF said on that.

I want a safe sustainable return, best I can get in this climate. House and all debts are paid-off in full. I'm hoping there is some safe way to get at least 5%? Any ideas?
Do a google search on "Indexed Investments".

20yrsinBranson
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Old 08-13-2008, 05:08 PM
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I here that the value of squat diddly is up though
The value of squat diddly lies in holding it out of production. I am getting $600 per acre from the federal government to let my 40 acres, previously planted in squat diddly, lie fallow. The last two heat waves, then the floods had reduced my yield to only 2 tons/acre, hardly enough to even feed my cattle. It certainly wasn't enough to make the payment on my new squat diddly combine (put on a credit card at 29%).

On top of that, most of the chain stores are buying a clone out of china known as "squirt" diddly. I guess I should consider myself lucky, since although I've hocked my "pot to pi** in", I do still have "a window to throw it out of".
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