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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Sat Apr 4th, 2009 at 03:03:40 PM EST
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It's too early to tell. We bought just under 9 acres - most of it wooded and with a stream (and under environmental protection) and are entering very early retirement on a shoestring with a moderate mortgage but no other debt. Our fear was that we would be entering a depression on massive debt and high leverage with a somewhat recession proof, but not depression proof form of self employment.

We did some talking with stock brokers who seemed to be of the opinion of:

  1. things aren't gong to get that bad
  2. things are better in Canada than the US and aren't going to get that bad.
  3. invest in stocks - they are a good investment and things aren't going to get that bad.
  4. even if things get that bad it will be soon over and you should invest in stocks.

The discussions in ET were of significantly higher quality.

aspiring to genteel poverty

by edwin (eeeeeeee222222rrrrreeeeeaaaaadddddd@@@@yyyyaaaaaaa) on Sat Apr 4th, 2009 at 03:43:09 PM EST
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