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He drowned out anyone who disagreed with him or was interested in other investments including real estate to build wealth. Many people have subsequently found that 4% if far too optimistic in the current environment where many including Warren Buffett say expect no better that 6-7% over the next decade.

If you consider his occasionally saying "I couldn't find historical data therefore I cannot include it in the study" to be drowning out the HUNDREDS of discussions of real estate that have occurred on this board over the past couple years, then yes, he's drowned out other investments.

oops, bit of a mistake on my part. The real-estate discussions I was referring to were on the "retire early home page" board.
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