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re: Kleve Germany - Spirit of Dunson
How long will you be there? Do you have a car? It is right on the dutch border, so you could go down to Duesseldorf or Cologne in germany, or across to Amsterdam in the Netherlands. Not much reason to go to Kleve... will you be at the base there? ...
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re: 50,000 Dow - Spirit of Dunson
[quote] I expect to see Dow 50,000. I also expect that we might see Dow 15,000 (or thereabouts) at some point. [/quote]I think this is a failure of imagination on the potential downsides. I also expect to see at least 50k, but I also can imagine 10k. It is similar to the oil price. I keep hearing a...
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re: Should I Rent My Home or Sell It? - Spirit of Dunson
Sounds like your mind is made up. Sell it, don't look back, and enjoy the freedom of living in Europe with no strings. I assume you will be in germany, Kraut... what area will you be in? ...
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re: Should I Rent My Home or Sell It? - Spirit of Dunson
I understand. I think renting is highly underrated. But since we aren't tied down by the house, I don't mind. ...
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re: Should I Rent My Home or Sell It? - Spirit of Dunson
[quote]Or 4 years where your money is stuck rotting where can certainly be invested elsewhere for a gaurenteed profit [/quote] I get that, but my renters cover the mortgage, taxes, and fees. My house is in an attractive area, and we bought it at a downpoint in the market. We are expecting it to c...
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re: Should I Rent My Home or Sell It? - Spirit of Dunson
Iwould still keep it. We got a local property management company (a friend) to manage the renters, so it is pretty easy. Even if we return to the same town, we will change homes (our family has gotten bigger overseas), but we will keep the house as a decent rental income. How long will you be ove...
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re: Should I Rent My Home or Sell It? - Spirit of Dunson
Just to add an opposing view... I have lived overseas for 3 years now. We chose to keep the house and rent it out for a few reasons... First, even if we just break even or close to it for a few years, that's 4+ years of continuing to build equity. Secondly, we doubt we will return to the US in the s...
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re: Paying for a vacation rental though PayPal - Spirit of Dunson
It is pretty standard with online rentals in Europe to pay via paypal. I've done it about 6 times with no problems....
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re: Gonna be on JIM CRAMER'S show today (UPDATE: FULL Video on Pg. 15) - Spirit of Dunson
I typically try to separate TD from real life, and I would not likely voluntarily self associate myself with this site in a public setting. But that was fricking awesome. OP delivers. We may need to create a new droppie category just for this, and then retire that droppie. ...
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re: So Eddie Izzard is an "it" now? - Spirit of Dunson
Cake please. Seriously though, Dress to kill is one of the best stand up acts ever. I still laugh out loud remembering some of those bits 20 years later. Highly recommended. ...
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re: Working overseas in Saudi Arabia for Aramco. Anybody here with experience? - Spirit of Dunson
I have no direct experience with Saudi Arabia, but I work for an E&P company with operational bases in the middle east and North Africa. We treat our staff very well, great benefits, and the "camps" are very nice. Maybe too nice! Most of our ex-pats have moved their entire families with them, but no...
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re: Are you interested in survival tips? - Spirit of Dunson
He said you survive 100 days, you get $250k. I guess he is really all in on being on this game show. It appears to be his life goal. This dude is like Gloria in White men cant jump. ...
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re: Are you interested in survival tips? - Spirit of Dunson
I dont know this show "alone," but I would tune in if this guy was on it. ...
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re: Looking for parental advice from the ot re: kids travel ball - Spirit of Dunson
I always love these threads. It makes me so thankful that my kids aren't super athletic. I'm sure glad there's no travel lego league. ...
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re: Anyone been to Croatia? - Spirit of Dunson
We went last August. 3 days in dubrovnik then 5 days near Bol. I would have loved to hit the national parks, but it was tough with 3 kids, and we really wanted a vacation without too much moving around. The beaches and water were amazing, and we would definitely go again. I have several friends th...
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re: Why is there a negative stigma about eating horse in the US? - Spirit of Dunson
The last town I lived in had a horse butcher and I tried it a few times. I made horse chili first which wasn't too bad. Then I made horse steaks which were pretty damn good. Very lean so it would be easy to overcook them. ...
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re: Age when you first made 100k at your job - Spirit of Dunson
[quote]Business or pleasure? [/quote] both. London for pleasure, Buenos Aires for business. [quote] travel board update. [/quote]meh. I like the travel board, but don't see what value I can add with an update or review... "went to London, saw big ben. Went to Argentina, ate a lot of steak...". Tha...
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Tips for travelling runners? - Spirit of Dunson
I am a runner that travels a lot. In fact I always enjoy running in new cities as it serves as a good way to see a lot of the city in a short period of time and usually with no crowds since I run early in the morning. That's the good bit. However running while on vacation means packing extra stuff...
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re: Age when you first made 100k at your job - Spirit of Dunson
[quote]gloating[/quote] :lol: I've been reluctant to post in the retirement age/income threads. Regardless, there are a number of posts about folks hitting 100k in their twenties, so I think it is par for the course. [quote]page 8 of a thread[/quote]I would have posted earlier, but I've been trav...
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re: Age when you first made 100k at your job - Spirit of Dunson
I was 30 when I first hit 6 figures - but that included a 5 year PhD program. My wife was 26 when she hit 6 figures (lawyer). As mentioned earlier, it is all relative. My wife made a lot of money early, but we lived in Manhattan. The cost of living there isn't as exorbitant as most make it out t...
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