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Posted: 7/30/2005 6:59:28 PM EDT
Title says it all.
Link Posted: 7/30/2005 7:06:02 PM EDT
Overall, probably my house. Short term, definately machine guns!
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 5:41:29 AM EDT
In 1985 the mid-size telco where I worked was sold (along with me) to a smaller telco. I moved all of my retirement $$ from midco to smallco. Price of small telco at the time was $12.75/sh. I was able to purchase about 300 shares. That stock has split 5 times & is currently about $35/sh. Continued payroll deduction purchases + DRIP + 401k has put me in a position where I am able to retire comfortably at age 46.5. I keep working because the job pays pretty well, the work isn't hard & I want to buy more AR's
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 5:44:05 AM EDT
maybe my membership to ARFCOM.
I have saved thousands on ammo, rifles, and accessories.
plus the wealth of firearms info.
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 6:41:05 AM EDT
My 70 'Cuda I bought when 15 and other Mopar parts, I have about $4,000 invested, and it is now worth about $10,000-12,000.

Dosent amount to much in the long run, but I can wait 'til I am out of school and find out if all this money for tuition was worth it.
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 6:54:55 AM EDT
My first house, bought for $160K sold 12 yrs later for $420K, on investments, Corning ( GLW ) bought a bunch at $1.50 per share, up to around $18 now,
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 7:03:58 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/31/2005 7:07:21 AM EDT by AssaultRifler]
Nothing spectactular, houses in my area are lucky to appreciate 2-4% a year. Now I'm looking into turning $40,000 into $60,000 by going in a deal with my brother in law and sister by buying an empty lot, building a house on it, selling the house and sharing the profits.

ETA: brother in law is licensed builder with years of expierience, but little cash
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 10:32:35 AM EDT
Oil stocks ! I'm making a killing !Employee discounts from the Big Three will make me even more !
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 10:59:41 AM EDT
I bought some MOT Call Options ($19 strike) 3 weeks ago and sold them last week for a 161% return!

Not my best "investment" but to date it is by far my best trade.
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 2:05:48 PM EDT
The only solid money maker for me has been real estate. In fact, I've been thinking of real estate lately. Specifically, to buy a more expensive house.

That real estate is the only thing that has been a clear winner the last several
years. All my other investments are barely appreciating.
Even with the real estate market here along the front range of Colorado slowing
down as of late it seems to be a good move. Plus, when it rebounds like the way
its done in Phoenix, for example, I would be sitting pretty good.
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 2:17:19 PM EDT
our apartment building. bought at @240K, worth 550K plus. i got lucky. whew!

Link Posted: 7/31/2005 2:22:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/31/2005 2:24:13 PM EDT by themadhatter]
hand lotion
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 5:14:05 PM EDT
DELL (Before anybody knew who they were). The winnings bought me my house and my boat.....
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 8:52:12 PM EDT
My house and my deferred compensation plan.

I bought a humble enough home that I can still max out my deferred comp. I dont miss that money at all and it builds up fast. Will have over 100K in it next quarter and I'm only 34.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 11:07:09 AM EDT

Bought it at just over $20 after the war started and they were in the middle of that lawsuit business.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 11:14:24 AM EDT
My house. Bought it in 1992 for $189,00. Bought it again in 1996 for $210,000 . Turned down an unsolicited offer of $700,000 for it in 2001. It's probably worth a mil now.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 3:44:16 PM EDT
My house.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 4:12:25 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 4:19:27 PM EDT
I bought shares of Best Buy @$9 back in the mid-90's....and have not touched it to this day, on a hunch.

Here's the rub......I bought 100 shares only.

Originally Posted By killingmachine123:
Title says it all.

Link Posted: 8/2/2005 4:20:46 PM EDT

Yeah, I know it's a cliche answer but it's true.

Link Posted: 8/2/2005 4:24:42 PM EDT
an engagement ring.

i know it isn't true for most of the guys here, but it is for me.
Link Posted: 8/6/2005 11:45:02 PM EDT
disney stock. bought it in the 80's for @$40. sold it in the $40s, after stock splits that turned each share into 17. love that mickey!
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 4:09:56 AM EDT
Bought our house 4 1/2 years ago for $99K, put $16K into it, and now have realtors wanting to sell it for $200K.

$115K for $200K. Not bad.
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 5:33:19 AM EDT
Probably paying for my kids college education. Two of them have masters degrees and I paid for everything.

Link Posted: 8/9/2005 9:44:04 AM EDT
My first bike. 1992 EX500 (ninja)

Bought it used with 7K on it and paid $1,800. Rode it 15,000 miles, lowsided it once (pretty bad) and turned around and sold it for $1,500 cash. Basically a 2 year rental bike that I put 15K on it, dumped it, and it only cost me $300 to rent.

Link Posted: 8/9/2005 10:00:00 PM EDT
birth control
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