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by Bookm
Mon Oct 31, 2005 10:11 am
Forum: Town Center
Topic: ES to be executed?
Replies: 30
Views: 27986

Greetings ES. The good news is I haven't made any lately. Knock on wood. That may be due to the fine individuals we now have on the admin board working as a team. :wink: Or is it because we are merely ES's puppet regime? :lol: Bookm
by Bookm
Wed Oct 26, 2005 3:37 am
Forum: Town Center
Topic: ES to be executed?
Replies: 30
Views: 27986

It wasn't Pat Roberts was it? :P :lol: That may be a very good suspect, as Pat has called for the "offing" one dictator, and sharp minds have also surmized ES is the NFB dictator behind-the-scenes. :wink: As Ren once said to Stimpy, "Your wealth of ignorance astounds me!" Bookm
by Bookm
Sun Jul 03, 2005 1:53 am
Forum: Town Center
Topic: Rob Bennett's web site
Replies: 18
Views: 13906

bpp wrote:
Do we need to dredge this stuff up again?

What stuff? I have no memory of that stuff any longer. 8)

Bookm
by Bookm
Fri Mar 11, 2005 10:29 am
Forum: Town Center
Topic: Community
Replies: 7
Views: 6260

Hello arrete: I hope you realize that I didn't mean the Index Forum when I said stuck on one topic. In fact, I think the Index Forum discusses a variety of things - I was using it as the example of a healthy forum. At least I was trying to. Oh, forgive me for misunderstanding you. :oops:Chalk anothe...
by Bookm
Fri Mar 11, 2005 6:32 am
Forum: Town Center
Topic: Community
Replies: 7
Views: 6260

arrete said: The most vibrant boards have a variety of postings, anywhere from costs in retirement life to lively discussions about favorite movies. A board that is forced into one mode or one topic is going to have trouble growing. A single topic just can't be that interesting to the majority of me...
by Bookm
Tue Mar 01, 2005 8:20 am
Forum: FIRE Board
Topic: Quick introduction
Replies: 42
Views: 22594

Greetings arrete: Ah, well. Time to teach Bookm unclemick's Kayak defense he developed on Dory36's board. For hijacked threads and posters who can't take a hint. :lol: Thank you for the example, and also to SG for a firsthand glimpse of kayaking. However I don't think I can do it, I've never kayaked...
by Bookm
Mon Feb 21, 2005 9:20 am
Forum: FIRE Board
Topic: Hocus homepage now up and running
Replies: 6
Views: 5496

ES wrote:
But I have to wonder how many message boards we need like this? 10? 20? 1000?

Not this damn many, that's for sure. :?

Bookm
by Bookm
Mon Feb 07, 2005 4:49 pm
Forum: FIRE Board
Topic: A New Vision of Retirement
Replies: 6
Views: 5271

This article presents anothers view on how to retire - DON'T. Safire says that you should start preparing fairly early for what you will do in your next career. Pick an activity that interests you, something that you may know something about, something that can use your skills and grows out of what ...
by Bookm
Fri Feb 04, 2005 10:47 am
Forum: FIRE Board
Topic: Goals in Retirement
Replies: 24
Views: 14513

Heck I don't need to draw a tree to determine my goals in retirement. Jus gimme enuff money to buy a lazyboy with a built-in fridge to keep my non-stop supply of beer cold, my remote and sit back for 20 years. :wink: Seriously, thanks for the leisure tree concept, karma. Similarly, it has always hel...
by Bookm
Mon Nov 15, 2004 6:56 am
Forum: SWR Research Group
Topic: Historical Returns with Dollar Cost Averaging
Replies: 59
Views: 19680

"I officially, and for the record, recognize your contribution. Feel better?" then Hocus responded: I appreciate the statement, ES. It is certaintly a help. I would be grateful, though, if you would spell it out a bit more. Ok. I have solution so the desired level of appreciation is satis...
by Bookm
Sat Nov 13, 2004 4:45 pm
Forum: Town Center
Topic: Did the DCMs burn down our FIRE board?
Replies: 26
Views: 14497

Hello John: The essence of Safe Withdrawal Rates has to do with making predictions, estimating future risks and assuring portfolio survival. Historical survival information assists us, but it has never been an end in itself. But if you're using historical returns (in the past), and then what withdra...
by Bookm
Wed Sep 08, 2004 10:45 am
Forum: FIRE Board
Topic: What is the Complaint?
Replies: 20
Views: 12471

NeuroFool, I apologize for blabbing without knowing all the facts. BTW, that was an excellent post.

Bookm
by Bookm
Wed Sep 08, 2004 10:18 am
Forum: FIRE Board
Topic: What is the Complaint?
Replies: 20
Views: 12471

Here's just one passage from it that I like: "Where the argument falls apart is when we take these explicit facts and cross the boundary into drawing a conclusion that could only be implicitly argued. The presenter of the argument is asking you to accept his inferences, things that are not pro...
by Bookm
Tue Sep 07, 2004 3:01 pm
Forum: FIRE Board
Topic: What is the Complaint?
Replies: 20
Views: 12471

It really was unfortunate that Neurofool learned a lesson with his own money, yet fortunate that the amount involved wasn't a larger percentage of his portfolio. From John: My interpretation is that supporters of the Foolish Four very much wanted it to be as good as advertised but could not defend i...
by Bookm
Mon Sep 06, 2004 6:19 am
Forum: FIRE Board
Topic: What is the Complaint?
Replies: 20
Views: 12471

What the FF originated from does have some semblance of a solid theory. Yes the Dow is full of high quality stocks (for the most part). And those that pay a solid dividend are (generally) healthy companies with lotsa cash in their coffers. But past that, there has never been any explanation why the ...
by Bookm
Tue Aug 17, 2004 1:00 pm
Forum: FIRE Board
Topic: Handling emotions during early retirement
Replies: 11
Views: 6805

Hey Alec, do you know if the return in Ferri's chart is annual? If so, you would have gained an extra 1% annually during the time period stated had you followed threshold rebalancing versus annual rebalancing, yet risk increased less that .1%. And even comparing threshold to every 2 years, you again...
by Bookm
Tue Aug 17, 2004 11:34 am
Forum: FIRE Board
Topic: Handling emotions during early retirement
Replies: 11
Views: 6805

Greetings all. Ben's quote: mechanical re-balancing. This should also take the emotions out of buying and selling - I am still setting the rules for this - but believe a 10% drop/gain in single asset class could be the kicker - combined with a yearly re-balancing(not sure needed though). I added the...
by Bookm
Sat Jul 31, 2004 7:15 am
Forum: Town Center
Topic: Some people are jerks, but you never knew it ;-(
Replies: 41
Views: 22120

Greetings all. ES said:
Despite the flood of recommendations coming in, this thread will not be the Post of the Week.

:lol: I had no misconceptions otherwise my friend. :wink:

Bookm
by Bookm
Sat Jul 31, 2004 4:36 am
Forum: Town Center
Topic: Some people are jerks, but you never knew it ;-(
Replies: 41
Views: 22120

Greetings ataloss: I am not particularly interested in posting anything here about withdrawal rates or early retirement since a serious discussion isn't possible in the presence of the trolls There are plenty of other topics to discuss. I'd bet I couldn't even count on one hand my posts dealing with...
by Bookm
Sat Jul 03, 2004 9:37 am
Forum: SWR Research Group
Topic: From Chapter 4
Replies: 7
Views: 4635

Greetings mickeyd: In another passage in the book (I can not locate it at this time) Mr. Bogle indicates that international investing should not be more that 20% of your position and can be as low as zero. It's actually on the next page: My best judgement is that international holdings should compri...