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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard EVO View Post
    But he could still stand to improve his English.
    in my defense. I do NOT have a native language. You would be surprised that English is my best language
    from 0-4, first language is English and Tagalog in Philippines' American school, then Taiwanese, then my Taiwanese elementary school fines me for speaking Taiwanese (it is as f** up as it sounds) anywhere on school ground (govt also ban Taiwanese language on TV), so it is Mandarin only when in elementary school. moved to Africa, where is is English and Afrikkans in school, and required to learn a 2nd language - French. In between all these, there were some required language as in Sotho and Swahili (lived in both countries).

    so I am really messed up in language department...... can't speak or write a single language well. and forgot 5 of the languages completely by now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bellwilliam View Post
    in my defense. I do NOT have a native language. You would be surprised that English is my best language
    from 0-4, first language is English and Tagalog in Philippines' American school, then Taiwanese, then my Taiwanese elementary school fines me for speaking Taiwanese (it is as f** up as it sounds) anywhere on school ground (govt also ban Taiwanese language on TV), so it is Mandarin only when in elementary school. moved to Africa, where is is English and Afrikkans in school, and required to learn a 2nd language - French. In between all these, there were some required language as in Sotho and Swahili (lived in both countries).

    so I am really messed up in language department...... can't speak or write a single language well. and forgot 5 of the languages completely by now.
    You think you've forgotten them completely, but I bet they are still in there somewhere. I thought I had forgotten all the spanish I learned in high school, then I met a cutie that only spoke spanish on the train. You'd be surprised how fast it comes back with the proper incentive.
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    A horny Spanish-speaking Platypus that crashes in ever race. Oy vey.
    The deposed former Sheriff of trackHQ . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard EVO View Post
    A horny Spanish-speaking Platypus that crashes in ever race. Oy vey.
    Ay caramba! *crunch*

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    Rick,

    If you have a natural talent for sales, you can be very rich. As Richard pointed out, there are businesses where sales commissions are EXTREMELY lucrative.

    As to your short term goals, you might want to look at working at an auto-brokerage firm like Cartelligent. The hours are more like office hours instead of dealership hours, and you can make a good living. From there, start to explore some of the more lucrative lines of sales. Pharmaceuticals, medical instruments, software - I think you'd be surprised how quickly you can learn the domain experience. That's the easy part - being a good sales person is the hard part.

    Cheers,

    Dean

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    I want to say I am very impressed with Rick. He has worked hard and saved a lot of money. That is amazing for someone in there mid-twenties. Most people in their 50s have not done that.

    I am also impressed that he is asking such an introspective question. We should all do that from time to time.

    When we are not doing the two things above, we should be just like William, but I am repeating myself.


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    that $100 I paid Oli last year sure went on long way !!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bellwilliam View Post
    that $100 I paid Oli last year sure went on long way !!!!
    I followed your advice and bought AAPL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Olitho View Post
    I followed your advice and bought AAPL
    I thought you followed his advice and joined AARP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard EVO View Post
    I thought you followed his advice and joined AARP.
    They are too liberal for William and I. Besides, we both still have about 20 years to go before we qualify.
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    I wear a bracelet with the letters WWWD for inspiration in most facets of life. If I could only answer the question right more often, I'm sure I'd be better off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red_5 View Post
    I wear a bracelet with the letters WWWD for inspiration in most facets of life. If I could only answer the question right more often, I'm sure I'd be better off.
    It usually involves a goat.

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    Also, don't keep $200k in cash. Put it to work. You can comfortably make 5% on it and with some greater risk, 10-20%.

    Beats the 0.05% bank apr (and that's if you are lucky).

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    Quote Originally Posted by hakeem View Post
    Also, don't keep $200k in cash. Put it to work. You can comfortably make 5% on it and with some greater risk, 10-20%.

    Beats the 0.05% bank apr (and that's if you are lucky).
    10-20%? Do tell!
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    Quote Originally Posted by redtopz View Post
    10-20%? Do tell!
    If your portfolio was heavily made up of any of the major ETF's (QQQ, SPY, etc) you would be having a good last few years! Obviously much higher risk, but QQQ (NASDAQ 100) is up around 20% YTD and about 26% on the 3yr.

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