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post #22726 of 24087
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

I know this post might get certain members riled up--maybe MrG or Piobaire--but I don't get Temple of the Dog. Everone is like "Oh my God Temple of the Dog is reuniting for a tour celebrate their landmark album of 1991 I have been waiting for this my whole life!!!!" Sorry for honesty but the album is unlistenable don't want to hear those songs played in live setting.
They sound like a screaming contest to me.
post #22727 of 24087
No Eddie Vedder in the line up? Think he contributed to vocals on about half of the songs on the only album (HAH! Album...) they released.
post #22728 of 24087
I'm goin' hungray-yaaaaaaaaaayeeeyaaaaaa!

The video also looks like a bad parody of the 90s grunge look.
post #22729 of 24087
You'll get no outrage from me on this one, L'Inc. I liked "Hunger Strike" when it came out and probably still would if I heard it today, but I recall borrowing the CD when I was in ninth grade (pretty much the height of grunge) and thinking it sucked pretty hard. I haven't looked back since.
post #22730 of 24087
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Originally Posted by lawyerdad View Post

Not such a bad strategy, given that in the last five years the Dow has gone from about 12,500 to about 18,500.

The securities fund is at 10% growth over the last five years, vs ~56% for the index funds.


I'm lazy and just have everything in one of those lifecycle index fund mixes that convert over with time. My IRA has some more aggressive stuff. All my IRA funds get killed on expense ratios relative to the TSP though, hard to compete with 0.029% on the TSP.
post #22731 of 24087
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Originally Posted by Gibonius View Post

The securities fund is at 10% growth over the last five years, vs ~56% for the index funds.


I'm lazy and just have everything in one of those lifecycle index fund mixes that convert over with time. My IRA has some more aggressive stuff. All my IRA funds get killed on expense ratios relative to the TSP though, hard to compete with 0.029% on the TSP.
True dat. And it's neen a while, but as I recall TSP has only like 3-4 options beyond the lifecycle funds.

At first glance I thought you said the securities fund had returned negative 56% ...
post #22732 of 24087
If Nirvana got back together I'd see them.
post #22733 of 24087
I dunno. That sounds great in theory, but I heard Cobain's voice is shot.
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TOO SOON BRAH
post #22735 of 24087
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Originally Posted by Gibonius View Post


I see that with friends of mine that live in DC. They're constantly going to events, eating out, going for drinks. I have no idea how they afford it, since they're all on the fed pay scale too. They're always doing 3-4 international vacations a year too. Even with miles from work travel, $100k/year doesn't go that far when you're paying $2k/month in rent and doing dinner/drinks 3-4 times a week in an expensive city.

 

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Originally Posted by MrG View Post

D.C. is insane. My brother lives up there, and I'm consistently amazed at how much his family pays for things. I know they may way more than we do, but you'd never know it based upon standard of living.

 

One of my best friends lives there and he's making out like a bandit allegedly.  He bought a condo last year, and he's refinancing this year because it has appreciated 20%, so now he can get rid of PMI.  But I was talking to him about this potential job in NJ, and I mentioned I couldn't believe the price of housing, and he laughed and said it was super low.

post #22736 of 24087
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

TOO SOON BRAH

You're right. I shouldn't joke about such matters. I'm sure it would be a blast.
post #22737 of 24087
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Originally Posted by MrG View Post

I dunno. That sounds great in theory, but I heard Cobain's voice is shot.

Weird Al could back him up.
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post


Weird Al could back him up.


I just saw Weird Al in concert.  He puts on a great show.  Plus, I can't believe how long he can hold a note.
 

post #22739 of 24087
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Originally Posted by brokencycle View Post

One of my best friends lives there and he's making out like a bandit allegedly.  He bought a condo last year, and he's refinancing this year because it has appreciated 20%, so now he can get rid of PMI.  But I was talking to him about this potential job in NJ, and I mentioned I couldn't believe the price of housing, and he laughed and said it was super low.

The market's terrible. My parents' old house is listed for $5k more than what they sold it for 10 years ago, and the current owners made major improvements (including adding bedrooms and bathrooms which theoretically should be $$$). Same deal with the neighbor's house.
post #22740 of 24087
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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post

The market's terrible. My parents' old house is listed for $5k more than what they sold it for 10 years ago, and the current owners spent made major improvements (including adding bedrooms and bathrooms which theoretically should be $$$). Same deal with the neighbor's house.

The people I bought my house from bought in 2005. They put on an addition, redid the kitchen, finished the basement, new roof, new AC, new electric. Ended up selling it at about a 10% appreciation (after owning for 10 years). They must have lost at least $50k, probably more.

Timing is everything, I suppose.
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