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post #226 of 42034
Trotter,
Did you do them yourself or have someone else do them? I'm kind of interested in learning how to detail just out of lack of things to do on weekends.

JB
post #227 of 42034
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Trotter,
Did you do them yourself or have someone else do them? I'm kind of interested in learning how to detail just out of lack of things to do on weekends.

JB

have to chuckle over the "lack of things to do on weekends" bit.

no, I took them in. my sons school had a fund raiser, so I bought a certificate to have one car detailed and took the other one in as well. I have no idea how they got them so clean.
post #228 of 42034
My weeks are usually full, I don't have any time for anything. I figure if I have time to burn at the station on the weekends I can sit outside and wash/wax the urban assault vehicle

JB
post #229 of 42034
I turned 21 on Feb 15, and was told by my HR dep't that my first 401(k) contribution couldn't be made until the next full pay cycle in March. So today was my first ever contribution to my 401(k). It was a relatively measly amount ($75/paycheck) but it makes me feel a lot of pride and I also feel more responsible and mature than I have in quite a while.

Very cool, indeed.



Also-- I do have a few serious questions about it, so if anyone here is an expert or well-versed in 401(k), please PM or email me.
post #230 of 42034
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I turned 21 on Feb 15, and was told by my HR dep't that my first 401(k) contribution couldn't be made until the next full pay cycle in March. So today was my first ever contribution to my 401(k). It was a relatively measly amount ($75/paycheck) but it makes me feel a lot of pride and I also feel more responsible and mature than I have in quite a while.

Very cool, indeed.
That's great. And now it's worth $74.... 73....

post #231 of 42034
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That's great. And now it's worth $74.... 73....




On the plus side..... isn't it good for me to contribute when the market is down, and then hopefully in 40+ years when I retire, have the market be higher? (Someone please validate that to make me feel better)

I really don't know much about it, but I've got some books coming. I figured it's better to at least start saving for retirement regardless of my knowledge on the subject, although I do plan on expanding that.
post #232 of 42034
Yes. Buy low, sell high is the best strategy

I was just yanking your chain 401k are by definition very long horizon investments so you should put your $ in assets that yield the best long-term risk-adjusted returns, i.e. highly geared towards equity
post #233 of 42034
kwilk: marry my ex-wife and you won't have to worry about your retirement account; she'll see that it is vaporized. Then dollar-cost-averaging and time-value and all that will be completely removed from your consciousness. Much easier that way.
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kwilk: marry my ex-wife and you won't have to worry about your retirement account; she'll see that it is vaporized. Then dollar-cost-averaging and time-value and all that will be completely removed from your consciousness. Much easier that way.

If that's not a compelling argument, I don't know what is


Okay, I'm convinced. What's her phone number?
post #235 of 42034
50 degrees here today, so I went down to the storage locker and dug out the old bikecycle. Stomped on the pedals around the lakefront, was great to get out after a long cold winter.
post #236 of 42034
Getting off the chair lift, strapping into your snowboard, and going to the edge of a massive drop that's about to loosen your bowels.

Just before so,

lying on your back in the fresh powder, lighting a cigarette and enjoying the view.

... this is nirvana for me.
post #237 of 42034
I'm having a really great conversation right now. And it pleases me.
post #238 of 42034
Listening to Kind of Blue for the first time in years on JM Lab Utopias purchased this morning Sushi and a good bottle of wine 5000 pages of material to review for certification test in a few weeks.
post #239 of 42034
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took a flight on a new AA 777 configuration - not as good as most of the asian carriers, but probrably even better than LH, and certainly better than any of the another US based airlines. good storage, 180 degree seat, good entertainment systmem. I even had some very friendly stews - not young and hot, like they might be in other countries, but at least friendly.

transited through heathrow, which has improved drastically in the past year or so. security wasn't too bad, and getting through the airport wasn't bad.

got into dubai late sunday, had a water pipe on the roof of my hotel.


all in all, life is very good.
post #240 of 42034
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Originally Posted by globetrotter View Post
took a flight on a new AA 777 configuration - not as good as most of the asian carriers, but probrably even better than LH, and certainly better than any of the another US based airlines. good storage, 180 degree seat, good entertainment systmem. I even had some very friendly stews - not young and hot, like they might be in other countries, but at least friendly.

transited through heathrow, which has improved drastically in the past year or so. security wasn't too bad, and getting through the airport wasn't bad.
That's good to hear, I hope to be on one of the new-configuration jets when I do Miami-Heathrow next month.

JB
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