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  • Date: 4/8/11 12:38 PM
  • Number: 204
  • Recommendations: 2
Hi Prep2Retire,

Robert has supplied you with the links I know about. My experience was that it required direct contact, in person or by phone, to get the info I needed to 1) determine that a UL/LTC hybrid was a good choice for us and 2)
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  • Date: 9/24/10 8:57 AM
  • Number: 2511
  • Recommendations: 2
Yesterday Vanguard founder John (Jack) Bogle expressed his views on capitalism, the markets, and the economy:

The only way I can define capitalism right now is casinoism!

The rampant trading that goes on is just foolish and

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  • Date: 9/15/10 4:24 PM
  • Number: 2507
  • Recommendations: 0
Thanks Hockeypop!

I haven't watched Casablanca in years, so I've just added it to my Netflix queue. Too bad it isn't available for streaming, or I'd be watching it tonight.

Cheers,
Doug
RYR Home Fool
  • Date: 9/15/10 2:02 PM
  • Number: 2505
  • Recommendations: 2
Here's an quick overview of a study just release by Center for Retirement Research (a Boston College think tank):

Retirement on Hold: American Workers $6 Trillion Short
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  • Date: 9/1/10 12:16 AM
  • Number: 2471
  • Recommendations: 1
Hi Hockeypop,

Note the parenthetical phrase in the opening of the September performance article:

...(and in the spirit of market trivia)...

Still, I think there are some very interesting implications in the final
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  • Date: 8/31/10 2:30 PM
  • Number: 2468
  • Recommendations: 5
On this last day of August in anticipation of September (and in the spirit of market trivia), let's survey the behavior of the months in the S&P Composite since 1928. The Composite is a spliced index of the earlier S&P 90 with the S&P
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  • Date: 8/29/10 3:45 PM
  • Number: 40
  • Recommendations: 0
She has a unique internal GPS system.

Very interesting! The maps/directions paragraph was the section that caught my eye. Yes, I'm better than my wife at reading a map, but she's far better than I am at finding her way when driving.
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  • Date: 8/6/10 8:39 PM
  • Number: 566
  • Recommendations: 3
Here's an article from the NY Times that addresses a topic we'll be hearing a lot about in the next few years:

Battle Looms Over Huge Costs of Public Pensions
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  • Date: 8/4/10 10:10 PM
  • Number: 750
  • Recommendations: 0
Sorry, Dave, I called you by that other Fool's name :-)

Cheers,
Doug
one of the other Fools
  • Date: 8/4/10 10:07 PM
  • Number: 749
  • Recommendations: 1
Hi Phil,

Congrats to you and your primary care physician for a brilliant collaboration with the ideal outcome.

I think we're all in the process of building memories throughout our lives. But we only become aware of the process
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