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Riding Out the Recession- How Will You Do It?

 
 
Thomas
 
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Reply Sun 26 Oct, 2008 02:36 pm
Here's one gripe I have with the recession? Couldn't it have hit a little earlier?

Just over three years ago, on October 10, 2005, I entered a bet with Walter Hinteler and Steve (41oo) "that the price of Texas light crude is higher in real terms (inflation adjusted) at close of trading on NYSE on 10 Oct 2008 than today." I just lost that bet. But if the cutoff date had been this past Friday, I would have one. Arrrrrrgh!
Thomas
 
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Reply Sun 26 Oct, 2008 07:44 pm
@Thomas,
"would have won". My sense of language has officially left me.
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squinney
 
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Reply Thu 30 Oct, 2008 05:43 am
@Thomas,
Have you paid up yet?

Went to the mall the other day to sit in Barnes & Noble and read / chat/ have coffee with the kids. The Christmas decorations are up! Two weeks before Halloween the Christmas decorations are up! Everyone was having a sale. Most were advertising 60-70% off.
Thomas
 
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Reply Thu 30 Oct, 2008 08:04 am
@squinney,
The bet was for a dinner. Neither of the two has showed up in the New York area to claim his prize yet.
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Mon 1 Dec, 2008 11:32 am
@squinney,
according to the National Bureau of Economic Research, we've been riding it out since december of last year...
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farmerman
 
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Reply Mon 1 Dec, 2008 11:44 am
One of the small things weve done is to skip many of the Christmas Parties that , wjhile invitational, still require shelling out big bucks. Ive sent regrets to several cultural orgs about "We are closely watching our finances and discretionary funds must be monitored closely at this time"

Admitting that one isnt made of money isnt so bad. It makes me aim higher. Funnt thing is, eve had several orgs get back to us letting us know that they are thinking of dropping their party ticket prices. Like thats supposed to make me feel like I was not being gouged before.




OH YEH, heres another one, just think about it.
BULK GENERIC CEREAL. For some of you that can add up.


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Cycloptichorn
 
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Reply Mon 1 Dec, 2008 11:48 am
Riding Out the Recession- How Will You Do It?

Breakfast for dinner. Also, not owning anything. My lack of possessions never devalue.

Cycloptichorn
OGIONIK
 
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Reply Mon 1 Dec, 2008 12:03 pm
@Cycloptichorn,
cycloptichorn, i dreamt i found your name in a book about dogs,

weird, anyways, i will get thru this like i have the rest of my life, pure and unadulterated willpower.
Cycloptichorn
 
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Reply Mon 1 Dec, 2008 12:10 pm
@OGIONIK,
OGIONIK wrote:

cycloptichorn, i dreamt i found your name in a book about dogs,

weird, anyways, i will get thru this like i have the rest of my life, pure and unadulterated willpower.


Interesting, was I a breed?

Cycloptichorn
Gargamel
 
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Reply Mon 1 Dec, 2008 12:47 pm
My recipe for financial security:

1. Appear busy at work
2. Wear a condom
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OGIONIK
 
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Reply Mon 1 Dec, 2008 12:54 pm
@Cycloptichorn,
yes, it was called cyclopticH

you werent the breeed i think , i think you were the person who created it.
OGIONIK
 
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Reply Mon 1 Dec, 2008 01:53 pm
@OGIONIK,
well i have alawys saved 20% of my paychekcs, until i had to start paying 300 a month in rent for a spot on the floor and got laid off, then it was all downhill.

-yeah so im gonna save 20% of my checks

-shop at thrift stores

-bargain buy, coupon collect

-do it myself, fixing things, cars, washing machines etc..

-buy in bulk

-not spending any money on entertainment

-some other ****

-network

-streamline my consumption, effiency is key!

So pretty much, im gonna be doing what ive been doing my whole life, heh.
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