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not a newsletter I don't NEED!!!!

Ok, maybe I woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning. I was able to sleep in a little and was deciding between comatose and consciousness when I heard the trash truck three houses away and realized I hadn't put the trash out! I got the trash to the curb just as the guy was dumping the trash from across the street, so at least the garbage is gone.

Then, being mostly awake, I decided to check my email. There, in my box, was an e-mail from TMF asking if I was too dumb to not realize how much I "needed" their newsletter. It reminded me of the post card I got last month from the cable company asking the same thing about cable Internet service. Both times I said to myself that I'm not dumb, I just don't want to pay that much money for their services. $25/month for the cable service and $50/year for an investment newsletter is about my cost point. Over that, and it is beyond my "perceived value."

I don't have the kind of investing capital that makes $250 a year a minor investment cost. That's the cost of a new DRIP through direct purchase. Or maybe I would finally buy into JNJ... But not a newsletter telling me to buy a bunch of stocks I am not going to buy!

Part of the fun I have had the past year is finding information on companies and developing my own criteria for investing in them. I don't need to pay anyone else tell me about companies. I find enough free suggestions in all the reading I do.

Rant Off..... now to pay my bills and see if I want to buy JNJ THIS month!

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