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Subject:  Re: OT: KISS Date:  8/11/2002  10:08 AM
Author:  galeno Number:  73468 of 888043

GWM wrote:
I got to ER at a younger age than you, and stocks werent what delivered the prize.

Since [as you've said] you're so smart, I must be a frickin' genius. <do you really believe the things you say?>

And if I followed your logic, and since I outperformed you, then my way must be the only way, and you're just a FIRE wannabe. <grin>

GWM, unless you have between 50 and 100 times (or more) your annual expenses in income producing assets to support you thru FIRE, I'll guarantee you one thing, your FIRE will not last unless you are exposed to stocks.

With $30 million cash in cardboard boxes in the cellar and $60K per year in expenses, ANY IDIOT can FIRE. Just ask any successfully retired drug dealer <grin>.

BTW, I'm STILL smarter than you because I FIRED in a much more difficult environment than you did. Almost anybody with 1/4th a brain can retire early int the USA. If I "did my thing" in the USA, I'd be a member the Forbes 500 <grin>.
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