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by FMO
Mon May 26, 2003 5:23 am
Forum: FIRE Board
Topic: The Great SWR Investigation - Part 1
Replies: 125
Views: 40416

hocus: I am surprised to hear that the data shows this. Perhaps it is because I have lived in the DC metropolitan area for so long. I believe that housing prices in this area have done better than the overall data suggests, at least in my lifetime. That particular experience has probably informed m...
by FMO
Mon May 26, 2003 3:45 am
Forum: FIRE Board
Topic: The Great SWR Investigation - Part 1
Replies: 125
Views: 40416

hocus: I do not know what the data says on this particular point. I just haven't looked into it, so I do not know. I obviously have gotten a lot better than a 4 percent real return on my home in the years since my August 200 "retirement." But I make no claims as to what I can reaonably ex...
by FMO
Thu Apr 24, 2003 1:27 pm
Forum: Town Center
Topic: Subtleties and hocus's book
Replies: 37
Views: 18159

you think i'm kidding. iirc, post #612, by FMO, was where he first started addressing TheGreatDoorstop's propagation of that myth. The first of many "debunkings" in his illustrious future (TGD's, not FMO's, that is ). Hilarious! I was laughing because in the short time I've been watching ...
by FMO
Sun Apr 20, 2003 3:47 pm
Forum: Town Center
Topic: hocus prevails
Replies: 7
Views: 5730

It would ruin the trick ending if I were to tell you what is written on the final page. If I am anywhere close to being right, it will be spectacular. Quite a buildup. The suspense is killing me.
by FMO
Wed Jan 22, 2003 3:49 pm
Forum: Town Center
Topic: hocus makes gutsy offer
Replies: 18
Views: 10335

Not a single public response to Hocus's generous offer so far. Amazing. The real class of TMF.
by FMO
Mon Jan 06, 2003 12:21 pm
Forum: FIRE Board
Topic: Hypothetical Y2K retiree update
Replies: 12
Views: 5084

raddr: Not a pretty picture. I feel sorry for anyone who bought the nonsense pedaled over at the REHP 3 or 4 years ago. When looking at retire early scenarios, I always use the "significant other" test. I imagine what the response of my wife would be to the volatility inherent to any give...
by FMO
Sun Dec 22, 2002 5:02 am
Forum: FIRE Board
Topic: For Hocus
Replies: 38
Views: 12687

hocus writes: FoolMeOnce made a great point in a post he put up at the REHP board shortly before taking his leave. He noted that, as new information comes out, the SWR for high-stock allocations can go down, but it can never go up. That's because the concept requires reference to the worst-case scen...
by FMO
Sat Dec 21, 2002 4:33 am
Forum: FIRE Board
Topic: For Hocus
Replies: 38
Views: 12687

Well Selected!

raddr posts: Here's the analogy I'd use. For me choosing to go from here back to REHP would be like choosing to live in a crime-infested inner-city ghetto rather than a nice new suburb just because the ghetto neighborhood used to be a nice place and has been around longer than the suburb. Keep those...
by FMO
Thu Dec 19, 2002 5:36 pm
Forum: FIRE Board
Topic: For Hocus
Replies: 38
Views: 12687

For Hocus

I thought you might find this interesting. I wrote this in September 2001. it may be the earliest example of a post which questions the purpose of the TMF "Speaker's Corner" boards and the role and responsibilities of board moderators/leaders. It is unimportant to me what intercst invests ...
by FMO
Wed Dec 18, 2002 7:52 am
Forum: FIRE Board
Topic: Of tainted history, data torture, and faux SWR's
Replies: 26
Views: 10103

hocus writes: The problem, from a board culture standpoint, is that the group that wants to hear both sides has been intimidated by the tactics practiced by the segment that does not want both sides of the story to be voiced. Your post from last night showing what someone over there said about FoolM...