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Money
    #2885235 - 07/13/04 10:40 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)


im at a point in my life where i cant think of anything more worthwhile to do than build good credit history and academic rapport. it's the only thing i can do that will foster actuall change in my life.


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Re: Money [Re: Grav]
    #2885504 - 07/13/04 12:25 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

be ye therefor in the world, but not of it...


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Re: Money [Re: Grav]
    #2885924 - 07/13/04 02:02 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

Ummm what about finding a method of self-improvement and practicing it every day?


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Re: Money [Re: gnrm23]
    #2885949 - 07/13/04 02:09 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

Quote:

gnrm23 said:
be ye therefor in the world, but not of it...




True ....

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Re: Money [Re: Grav]
    #2885983 - 07/13/04 02:17 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

You should read The Anarchist Banker.
This tiny little book is a masterpiece. The afterlunch chat between the narrator and his friend: a banker, investor, speculator, anarchist... The overwhelming power of the argument that turns a true anarchist into a true (anarchist) banker, by the foremost 20th Century portuguese writer, Fernando Pessoa.

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Re: Money [Re: MAIA]
    #2885992 - 07/13/04 02:18 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

hey man do what you think is best.

To me that seems a bit like betting your life savings on a 90 year old horse.

By which i mean, your gonna feel mighty ripped off if the establishment crumbles right around the time you graduate and the banks fail just as you deposit your first million.

Than again, maybe I'LL feel mighty ripped off when im 30 years old in mexico coverd in dirt and a raggedy poncho looking in the window at a happy family eating a nice meal...


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Re: Money [Re: Moonshoe]
    #2886137 - 07/13/04 02:52 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

lol moonshoe, quite the dilemma ey?


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Re: Money [Re: Grav]
    #2886178 - 07/13/04 02:59 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

That's what im talkin about though.

You play society's game and advance through the social ranking to get what you want, or you work a shitty job or no job at all and tell yourself that you are spiritually balanced or whatever. And maybe you are, but maybe you Aren't, and one day you might stop believing yourself and realize your stuck in a life that you don't want to be in, and regret not leaving while you had the opportunity...


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Re: Money [Re: Grav]
    #2886389 - 07/13/04 04:05 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)



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Re: Money [Re: Grav]
    #2886871 - 07/13/04 06:39 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

Quote:

im at a point in my life where i cant think of anything more worthwhile to do than build good credit history and academic rapport.




To reach what end?


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Re: Money [Re: Moonshoe]
    #2887001 - 07/13/04 07:17 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

To me that seems a bit like betting your life savings on a 90 year old horse.

The average life span of a quarter horse is 25-30 years.


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Re: Money [Re: Grav]
    #2887115 - 07/13/04 08:03 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

In the long run, it's better to get in the habit of saving than to practice borrowing (build a good credit history) - although having a good credit rating is not a bad idea, just don't live on debt.


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Re: Money [Re: Evolving]
    #2887194 - 07/13/04 08:35 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

is it a good idea to borrow money to save and invest?


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Re: Money [Re: Grav]
    #2887330 - 07/13/04 09:27 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

we have become dependent on money.  few people can grow their own food, and fewer can even hunt for it, even fewer can build their own homes since people "own" land now.  so you have to work for it so then you can buy it.


at the same token though, don't judge your whole life based on your work.  A lot of reality is more towards how you feel rather than what you do.  :sun:


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Re: Money [Re: Grav]
    #2887361 - 07/13/04 09:35 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

There is much more to life, but these things are important to your security.


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Re: Money [Re: Grav]
    #2892139 - 07/15/04 03:39 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

Money is silly. Sure it's nice to be able to buy nice stuff, and yeah everyone needs money to get by, but in my opinion it shouldn't be what makes you happy. Just spend your time doing something you like and thing's work out fine.


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Re: Money [Re: Grav]
    #2892296 - 07/15/04 05:24 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

"i cant think of anything more worthwhile to do than build good credit history and academic rapport. it's the only thing i can do that will foster actuall change in my life."

GOOD IDEA. If you get this stuff set up earlier in life, you can spend your later years fucking around.

Most people (including myself, which makes this post completely hypocritical) try doing this the other way around, where they spend the early years fucking around, and then have great difficulty integrating their lifestyle into the machine.


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Re: Money [Re: Grav]
    #2892388 - 07/15/04 07:32 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

could have, should have, would have. Just play the hand you have been dealt.


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Re: Money [Re: Scarfmeister]
    #2892443 - 07/15/04 08:04 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

I've been dealt 4 aces.
The dilemma for me is believing whether or not I can play them.


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Re: Money [Re: Grav]
    #2892750 - 07/15/04 10:22 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

you can clobber the competition with four aces!!!


:cool:


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