Bird Dog wrote:Redchaser wrote:Perhaps Bush would have left the economy in a little bit better state had he raised taxes. At least your stock portfolio is performing well while the economy does its best to rival a piece of dog shit. At least I have my gun and I'm getting $600.Spudnik wrote: When some liberal dick wants to take 95% of your pay check in 16 years, don't say I didn't see it coming. ........This line would apply to just about any of the candidates left on either side.
Bush is a huge dissapointment, ran as a conservative but sure is hell isn't one, but yes as you mentioned, my stock portfolio has done quite well (of course I can't touch most of it 'till I retire, and the rest when my kid goes to college).
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On that point, a quck nag for all of the young guys on here, as I know there are plenty. As soon as you get a freaking job, start throwing money in a 401k or IRA and forget that it's there, even if it's just a few bucks. Start young enough and you don't have to put up a bunch at a time, compounding interest is a beautiful thing. My wife and I have never made a hell of a lot of money, but we've been dilligent about putting away a little for retirement. Even if neither of us ever gets another raise, or otherwise increases what we are putting away, we are going to retire very comfortably, with considerably more income than we are getting as working stiffs. Same deal with college for the kid, 529 funds are great.
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