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Author: SpeleoFool Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 311074  
Subject: Re: SpeleoFool's Rules - Emergency Plans Date: 12/14/1999 4:08 PM
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DHatch posts a list...

Ut3r and others rebut...
"Some of us enjoy Speleo's opinion, and I for one don't want him (him? I think it's him not her; gosh, I should read the profile!) to stop posting for fear of a juvenile verbal drubbing."

Far from it, Ut3r, though it looks like I picked an interesting week to be out for training ;) Oh, and it's "him" for the record. I don't think it says in my profile.

As far as the list goes, DHatch, I'll agree with you on #'s 1, 2 and 4. I am an optimist, I do rationalize everything and I really don't know much at all about selling timeshares.

However, I'll have to disagree with the second half of your list. I don't consider myself financially immature or unrealistic. OK, maybe I'm a bit lucky. But most of all, I simply believe in myself to a degree I haven't seen in many other people. I know how to make stuff happen, and I have a very high tolerance for risks.

One thing I've left out of my posts is that I've managed to grow my Net Worth from -$14,135.43 on January 1 of this year to a little more than +$31,000 today. And this with more than $50,000 of loan and CC debt over my head. I state this as a matter of fact and not to thumb my nose at anyone. I've made a lot of progress this year, and I think it's only natural to wonder if maybe I've got something here. At least I know I have an approach that might help others, so I may as well try. And meanwhile, being my rational self, I'll even keep an ear out for reasons why I may want to refocus my thinking.

Thanks to those of you who found my post thought-provoking. That's really the ultimate compliment, whether or not you agree with my approach.

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