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<<I will say, though, that I never, ever spout that silly junk about a home being an investment, etc. In fact, every time someone tells me that I should buy "for the tax deduction" or so I can "stop throwing money away on rent," hackles rise on the back of my neck and I find myself snappily correcting their retarded statements. This is generally not received well, I should mention. But, hey, they shouldn't offer their dumb financial advice if they don't want to find out how much I value it!


Heh, heh! Yes, the advice of frugal and cautius people is usually met with derisive dismissal by our financially adventurous friends, relatives and co-workers. My experience is that over a period of decades, the frugal and cautious person tends to roll up substantial accumulation of assets, while the adventurous person rolls up substantial accumulation of debts.

At the end of those decades, the adveturous person tends to be angry and envious of the "luck" of their more cautious and prudent friends.

Seattle Pioneer
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