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  1. Yes, I'm with you Greg Fokker .. Over the last 20+ yrs I've worked my way through inheritances, superannuation, insurance payouts, etc. Just as well I own the roof over my head and have no debt or dependents. I'm not blaming the way the market performs: rather it's my own weaknesses and an over optimistic view of my abilities. I have worked hard to correct these and I think I see light at the end of the tunnel. Mind you I have said this before. In the meantime I pick up recyclables and cash them in, rent out rooms in my house on a casual basis and have a very modest lifestyle. I am elig
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  2. I believe my grandfather was also a wealthy man around the same time - also as the result of residential real estate. Eventually thereafter, however, according to my father born in 1923, the two would stand together in breadlines. Then, when things got worse, my father and his younger brother were shipped off to a pair of aunts who lived in the country, where he cleaned the chicken coup, but was properly fed. There's also an apocryphal story of his father piling the family into a car in the night and relocating from Detroit or Cleveland to Pittsburgh, as my grandfather sought to stay one ste
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  3. As I get on in years, after 30+ years of trading, sometimes almost fulltime, sometime successfully, most often not, I can say that the markets are the most fascinating of all human creations. Life would be so, so much better, if only I could have traded consistently. If I could have traded like I play pool, or do a few other things, my life would have been easier, simpler, healthier- just better. Then imagine everyone in the whole world with two nickels to rub together is trying to do the same thing, mostly for the same reason. And yet the market somehow manages to defeat most particip
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  4. Regardless of who wins, America is lost, simply on the basis of the number of people who voted in favor of racism, misogyny, corruption, and demagoguery.
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  5. With Tea of course........😀
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  6. My grandfather kept his grocery store. Each day at 3 PM he would set up plywood barriers outside so that the hungry would line up in an orderly fashion. He made and handed out bologna sandwiches until all were fed, each day for many months.
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