I am asking here as I assume there are a lot of people like me who are
retired and dependent on whether the market goes up or down; so keep an
eye on what is going on.
Does any one know what the "Ukrainian Globalist" is that referenced
frequently on finical pages like?
I have Google it and only find its website, but nothing on where it
comes from or who is behind it.
Thank you. But you are the only ones I could think to asked this question.
Retired and dependent on whether the market goes up or down...... bad
stratagy or situation even under good economic times. If you cannot afford
to loose money in the market you should have no money in the market. I kept
telling my sister and her husband that 2 years ago....now they wish that
they had gotten out.
The story is that the song "The Gambler" was a common song among folks who
worked bars, etc. It was a common song. But nobody recorded it. Kenny Rogers
thought it was a good song and everybody kept telling him again and again
that the song would flop. He insisted it was a good song and finally got it
recorded. The rest is history. That song made his career.
On Tue, 17 Aug 2010 19:11:04 -0400, "Lee Michaels" <leemichaels*nadaspam* at
comcast dot net> wrote:
This seems to tell a slightly different story. His career took off long
before '79/79, too. I saw him in concert in '72 or '73 and he wasn't a newb
On Aug 17, 7:11 pm, "Lee Michaels" <leemichaels*nadaspam* at comcast
dot net> wrote:
Actually... I asked Mickey Newbury if that Patek Phillippe watch he
was wearing was an antique or more contemporary. He told me that Kenny
Rogers gave him that watch for writing Just Dropped In (To See What
Condition My Condition Was In). It was a huge hit for Kenny's group
The First Edition. (Jerry Lee Lewis had passed on that song) (Mike
Post engineered it and Glen Campbell made those weird guitar
sounds.)... but I digress...
You got an inside track to the CBC???
Find out when CBC Radio will be bringing back the Mystery Project, please.
Twist some arms if needed to speed up the return.
There are a lot of us out here who would love to hear some new episodes of
Midnight Cab (my personal favorite), or any of the series,, heck, even new
series. A terrific run of high quality shows.
Roy, in balmy Houston
I had nothing to do with CBC Radio. I worked out of CBC TV Special
Programming. Also, my last gig there was 1990 after a major overhaul
of their spending methods left no room for contract people in lower
All in all the CBC has created a plethora of quality programming over
the years but now they are so politically correct that you don't stand
a chance unless you're a lesbian from Nunuvit.... The place is a mere
shadow of its former self and many Canadians are getting really tired
of paying for it.
I am sick of the 'in-your-face' LGBDS2xXLMADDOW crowd catering
programming to us normal folk. Even their sports programming has
gotten weird. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86AJje3ElDc&feature=fvsr
If you have a 401k or are involved with a company provided pension you
are involved in the stock market, whether you like it or not.
The only retirement plan that is not effected by the stock market
directly is social security.
Well, you might want to do some research on that. Every 401k I have
been in had both equities and fixed income options so if you didn't
want to be in stocks you can just stay in the money market or other
fixed instruments. Yes, the market is one of the factors that drives
the base rates but it isn't volitile anything like the market.
"Allowed", yes...smart, very definitely not. Under age 59-1/2 there's
both the tax (federal and state if applicable as ordinary income
assuming it's pretax dollars going in) plus the 10% early withdrawal
penalty. There are a few ways to get around the penalty but they are
relatively onerous conditions to meet.
All in all, treating them as retirement $$ as intended is the smart
choice and in that case starting young and using cost-averaging
long-term strategy historically has yielded good returns...
Again, one has to factor in one's own tolerance for risk and evaluate
the real cost of inflation on an acceptable rate of return over the
expected lifetime in order to come to a specific decision individually.
As noted earlier, in a case of good health w/ a reasonable expectation
of a possibly quite long retirement time, too conservative an investment
too early could lead to early depletion of funds as well as too risky.
For that reason, as also noted earlier, I've made very little change in
the investment allocation at all since retirement as I figure I've still
got a 20+ year time frame to go, retired or no.
Everybody's situation is unique to at least some degree so while there
are some basic truths in the generalities, the devil is in the details
for each situation.
Believe it or not, an excellent investment is in automatic weapons. An M2
Carbine can be had for as little as $2000 and appreciates in value from ten
to twenty percent per year.
If you're REALLY concerned, another investment is ammunition...
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