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Old 12-08-2013, 09:16 AM   #61
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"Alf...are you there Alf. Your going in the right direction. You need it all the options this time. You don't want Jim to out show you. I'll make you a deal. Just let loose of all your money and I'll make you the envy of all crowd at the next 2014 Niagara Wine Escape. Get it all Alf...you need it. And get red graphics this time. I like red."
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Old 12-08-2013, 09:31 AM   #62
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"Alf...are you there Alf. Your going in the right direction. You need it all the options this time. You don't want Jim to out show you. I'll make you a deal. Just let loose of all your money and I'll make you the envy of all crowd at the next 2014 Niagara Wine Escape. Get it all Alf...you need it. And get red graphics this time. I like red."
Hi: daveandsandyclink... I too like to play "Devils advocate"...but I'm more of a "Golden stripe" type!!! Alf
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Old 12-08-2013, 09:39 AM   #63
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All, we bought the 19 three years ago and thought it would be our last trailer, we loved it, but seven weeks traveling was max. We are travelers, not campers. When we saw the 21, it was just enough larger that we plan on longer trips now, the bath is larger, we can both be in the center area of the trailer and larger holding tanks, plus. Now we plan on going to Texas, then to BC, Montana, Oregon and then down the coast to home. At least 8 weeks or more and we should enjoy it more. The difference to buy was not so much since resale was good, everyone wants an Escape it seems.
I retired in 94 from a good job that I had liked until shortly before that time and we have been going since. We always did travel, part of the job, now we can't stop and the kids have the same problem, where to go next.
We hope to see you at one of the rallys this next year as we Escape the heat.
Jack and Nancy of Tucson ( it's cold here now, 30's to 40's at night)
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Old 12-08-2013, 10:03 AM   #64
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Sorry Alf, I am having fun with this. I didn't want to send it but the devil said I owed him. I mean no harm. As you would say. "Don't take life too seriously. Investment should be on the banded subject list. It's up there with firearm ownership.
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Old 12-08-2013, 10:43 AM   #65
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Hi:daveandsandyclink... No probs!!! Canadians aren't allowed hand guns... only long guns with a ton of "Red Tape" Heaven forbid we might hurt some criminal!!!Alf
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Old 12-08-2013, 11:06 AM   #66
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Those who have live within their means, worked hard, who save money all their life will have trouble turning lose of acquired wealth to enjoy their retirement. Instead passing it on to others in the end.
I suggest being very careful of generalizations.

My parents always worked hard, have saved money all their lives, never borrowed for anything but a house, and have been enjoying retirement for many years, complete with travel around North America and once to Europe. They are enjoying the product of their working lives, but in a reasonable manner. I have already been told not to expect any inheritance, but at the same time I'm sure they'll manage their funds to not run out prematurely.

I do agree that people who spend their whole lives in one place are unlikely to suddenly become globetrotters at retirement, but life is rarely so clear and extreme.
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Old 12-08-2013, 11:18 AM   #67
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Presently I'm in the middle of a kitchen remodel... There are way too many ways to spend money on what primarily is simply food preparation. I'm sure I am going to enjoy the final product, but at times, like early in the morning when I'm the only one up, I get a strong case of second guessing the expensive decisions already made.
Right - when did granite become the lesser second choice (to quartz) for countertops? Plastic laminate served fine for decades, at a small fraction of the cost, but the fashion - promoted on 24 hours per day of home renovation TV shows - demands nothing than a countertop which costs as much as all of the cabinets.
(The real joke is that the "quartz" is stone chips, bonded together in plastic, so it isn't even real stone)

Things which become assets of valuable do need to be saleable to the next person, but other than that if an expenditure doesn't make your life better, it is wasted. If it is to keep up with the neighbors (and in today's world of communication, everyone on the planet is a neighbor to compete with), then it had better make you very happy to match those neighbors!
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Old 12-08-2013, 11:19 AM   #68
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In most cases the Blue Chip stocks that fell in '08 are , today, doing fine. You don't really lose until you sell.
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Old 12-08-2013, 11:23 AM   #69
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Great post Jack. After 40 in the oil patch, I am ready to travel with the wind direction. I have been weaning them off my knowledge and experience for the past two months. Your travel plans sound great. We are planning similar excursions in 2014.
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Old 12-08-2013, 11:40 AM   #70
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"Alf...Don't listen to that devil. You've got a good trailer just the way you want it. What if the new 5.1 is flawed? Use that cash for travel expenses. Besides I love those golden graphics. Don't do it Alf."
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