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General Survival Discussion / Re: Financial Prepping
« Last post by Darkpriest667 on Today at 09:53:49 AM »
Well, since this is in the survival forum.......

I don't hold any of my retirement in cash, but I do have cash stashed in the safe for emergencies.
I have some physical gold and silver for the same reasons. - also not included in my retirement planning, it's just there.

If I would have been smarter when I was younger, I would have created my own retirement investment portfolio, that would allow me more control,
however, at this point (approaching retirement) I'm mostly stuck with a 401k through work, and the investment options are limited.

My 401k has done pretty well in stocks over the years,
in 2008 when stocks took a nose dive, some of my co-workers moved their 401k money out of stocks and into bonds, and realized the loss,
but I doubled down and increased my contributions, rode it out and ended up ahead. - last couple of years have been very good to me.

The tricky part is always trying to time the move to more conservative (read: safer) investment options before retirement and before another serious market downturn.

ETA: Gold has turned out to be a better (read: more stable) investment than silver. 

For emergencies you should always keep cash gold and silver on hand. Very good advice. It's not for investment it's for an emergency and I totally support that.

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A Halloween yard display from a galaxy far, far away lands in Parma


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PARMA, Ohio - One man's quest for the ultimate Halloween decor has led to an “out of this world” yard display that has people talking from France to the UK and all across Ohio.

Pictures of the structure almost immediately went viral after it was erected on Luelda Avenue in Parma last week.

Cars line up in front of the home day and night.

“It’s pretty constant, it’s a parade down my street all day,” said Nick Meyer.

Meyer and some friends built a 20 ft, two-story, 1,000 lb, replica of a Star Wars AT-AT Walker, as seen in The Empire Strikes Back.


http://fox8.com/2017/10/16/a-halloween-yard-display-from-a-galaxy-far-far-away-lands-in-parma/?utm_source=fark&utm_medium=website&utm_content=link&ICID=ref_fark
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thank you
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Outdoors / Re: ..never thought I'd utter these words, but..
« Last post by Tango on Today at 09:00:05 AM »
Go USAF, Army, Navy & Marines!

yes, "go" back home to the US - outta the armpits of this screwed up world
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Outdoors / Re: ..never thought I'd utter these words, but..
« Last post by TXAZ on Today at 08:51:47 AM »
Go USAF, Army, Navy & Marines!
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Happy Birthday, man.

and it sounds like a great dinner.
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General Survival Discussion / Re: Financial Prepping
« Last post by JohnnyDollar on Today at 08:30:58 AM »
Well, since this is in the survival forum.......

I don't hold any of my retirement in cash, but I do have cash stashed in the safe for emergencies.
I have some physical gold and silver for the same reasons. - also not included in my retirement planning, it's just there.

If I would have been smarter when I was younger, I would have created my own retirement investment portfolio, that would allow me more control,
however, at this point (approaching retirement) I'm mostly stuck with a 401k through work, and the investment options are limited.

My 401k has done pretty well in stocks over the years,
in 2008 when stocks took a nose dive, some of my co-workers moved their 401k money out of stocks and into bonds, and realized the loss,
but I doubled down and increased my contributions, rode it out and ended up ahead. - last couple of years have been very good to me.

The tricky part is always trying to time the move to more conservative (read: safer) investment options before retirement and before another serious market downturn.

ETA: Gold has turned out to be a better (read: more stable) investment than silver.  :P
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Outdoors / Re: ..never thought I'd utter these words, but..
« Last post by Tango on Today at 07:51:35 AM »
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I think I'll "take a knee" on this one.....

sorry.....even tho I've been in the houston area since '86 I always "root" against any of their teams (football, baseball, jungleball and I don't even know what soccer is..) (some of it I attribute to hearing about it on the "news", over and over and over and.....)

'course I'm not a fan of any sports anymore, at any level (pro or otherwise)

different strokes.....
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General Survival Discussion / Re: Financial Prepping
« Last post by Darkpriest667 on Today at 07:42:28 AM »
Even the worst ETFs during the great recession still made 2 to 5% very few lost value on investment. Also, the last time the United States had a deflationary event was 1933. CPI was 0 in 2015 but the core index (index without volatile goods) was a healthy 2.8%. 

No one on this board was old enough to invest the last time deflation struck investments and I'd talk to another financial advisor if they tell you to keep any part of your portfolio in liquid cash. It earns you nothing.

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Outdoors / Re: ..never thought I'd utter these words, but..
« Last post by Domineaux on Today at 07:02:41 AM »
Oh hell no! Go Stros!
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