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Posted: 1/21/2006 9:01:41 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/21/2006 9:07:30 AM EDT by mayday]
OK, Maybe its just me but I cant stand to listen to thier stupid-ass comercials anymore. In case you dont know or remember them, here's how one goes:

Commercial #1: Three or four people ride their pansy-assed motorcycles to a sea-side cliff; they all take off their helmets and start talking about how AWESOME it is to be a "trader". How they live for the rush and how awesome it is to make money and live on the edge and blaa...blaaa...blaaa.

Then one stupid-ass moron looks at the other "traders" and says: But "is that all there is?" Then the other stupid ass traders start to chime-off on what they "really" want to do. One moron turns and states how he wants to write a childrens' book...on ponies. Freeeaking ponies!!! Oh, how sensitive of him, I guess shuffling other people's money while making a tidy profit for himself isnt fulfilling enough. Booo hooo.

Then the other pretty-boy metro-sexual "trader" chimes in on how he also wants to do something else; something special. Which is to open up a "dance studio". Ahhhh how special of metro-sexual boy. I'm so freeeking happy for you. Oh and then he does a little dance step. Wow.

Then one by one they state their pathetic dreams, typical dreams for the unfulfilled, money-grubbing parasites they are: open-up restaurant, write a "book" [because we all care what a stupid trader thinks about] and so forth.

I have an idea, if you're so unfulfilled with your stupid job which involving creating nothing...then get a hammer and build something...dont write a stupid freaking book on ponies!

GOD I HATE THESE COMMERCIALS.

...ok, rant off. To hell with all off them....I'm going to Fuddruckers. God help me if I see any pretty-boy "traders" I'll kick them square in the mangina!


p.s. If someone could move this to general discussion, I'd be thankful. I thought I was there before I hit post.
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 10:08:22 AM EDT
I'm...not exactly seeing how this is related to ARs....


IBTL!
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 10:22:33 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/21/2006 10:23:39 AM EDT by SelectFire]
You must be referring to these guys:



IBTL
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 10:51:39 AM EDT
IBTL

Take it to GD please.
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 2:20:25 PM EDT
Mayday, thou speakest the truth.
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 2:33:25 PM EDT
wow
and i thought i hated the new brawney comercial with the fruity guy in plaid

Hanna
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 9:48:23 PM EDT
lol
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 9:52:20 PM EDT
IBTL / IBTM
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 9:57:24 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/21/2006 10:22:51 PM EDT by Creeper]
Fact is 85% of Americans don't make it through retirement, i.e. end up on Medicaid according to government statistics because they don't understand fully how inflation, capital gains taxes, COLA adjustments can impact their investments, with increasing costs of standard of living. Second they don't have a full concept of how to properly invest or even how much to invest since most idiots just chase returns, having no real concept of market fluctuations, asset allocation, efficient frontier portfolio theory, dollar cost averaging, etc. Third they don't know which investment vehicles to choose, why they need to choose them, since most Americans believe only they should be the ones being paid at their jobs, yet choose the absolute cheapest internal expense ratio type mutual funds (Janus Funds for one) or investment vehicles not realizing they are buying the hack investment products with fund managers who have little experience because the fund managers aren't being paid. Finally they don't respect that it takes years, perhaps the better part of a decade of dedication, education, and knowledge to form a good financial advisor investment consultant.

I hate the Ameritrade commercials since they cheapen the industry altogether, cheapen the dedication it takes for a financial advisor to truly be formed. Truth is a good financial advisor has probably invested more time in continual education with SEC regulations, tax law changes in regards to investment or estate tax law, NASD regulations, and general market fluctuations than anyone fully realizes on a daily basis. How many people spend nearly a third of their work week learning how to become more efficient at their job. Then again no one cares how much a doctor knows until he is operating on you, so choose your financial consultant wisely it's your future and if you don't care- well you still have to live through it anyway.

My advice- if you think you can do it on your own, well you'll find out later. If you don't have advisor, then get one but not from a bank. Any financial advisor that deals in individual stocks is not an advisor but instead just a broker who does not have your best interest at heart. Finally if are within fifteen years of retirement then I would suggest sitting down with someone and ask them to show you what your portfolio will look like, what your retirement will look like, what is your investment strategy, how much capital gains or inflation impacts your retirement dollars, showing you your actual income at retirement given all these things so that your lifestyle does not change. You better have more than just a pension and a few hundred thousand to hack it out at retirement.

You do the math. Pay a financial advisor $1,000 to $1,500 a year for continual advice to develop comprehensive plans to show you exactly where you stand at retirement given inflation, medical cost increases, capital gains, distribution of investment strategies, or find out at retirement you are $300,000 short of maintaining even a remote standard of living because all you had was a 401K that you only stuck 12% in over the last 20 years or believe somehow a pension will payout enough while not having a full concept of where you need to be.

My advice- pay someone for advice, get a good financial advisor.

Creeper

Sorry I work in the industry- Financial Advisor, Comprehensive Investment Planning Specialist
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 5:03:24 AM EDT
aaaah... ok? so... how meany ar 15 do I need to retire on?
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 5:13:33 AM EDT
Do they make tactical vests?
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 5:18:36 AM EDT
Im investing in machinegunes, for my childrens future.
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 5:38:28 AM EDT
I don't plan on living to retirement, it's for pussies...

Live FREE Die HARD!!!

Link Posted: 1/22/2006 5:40:13 AM EDT
It doesn't take much to piss you off, does it...

South America is going communist, Europe is getting overrun by liberals, and the chinese are busting their asses and working like ants to become the next superpower.

And you're bent about a freaking commercial.
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 6:56:57 AM EDT
Okay I'm confused....

WHY IS THIS STILL HERE????? This is the fricken AR15 section!!! Not "some stupid commercial you saw" section!! Can we get a mod in here?


And South America is going communist...? Since when...? (don't watch the news)
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 6:59:55 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/22/2006 7:01:32 AM EDT by pun]
Im concerned about my future too but can we keep it AR related....how about how many more you can buy when you retire,hell at least with ARs when they play around with my retirement checks my only recourse wont be the complaint linethats why Im building a light weight rifle...not gonna be able to carry the HBAR at 70South America going commie...Red Dawn here it comes and at that point the only investment that will matter is how much you invested in ammo,firearms,mags and training
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 7:14:58 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/22/2006 7:19:38 AM EDT by MADM16A1]

Originally Posted By Blanco_Diablo:
Okay I'm confused....

WHY IS THIS STILL HERE????? This is the fricken AR15 section!!! Not "some stupid commercial you saw" section!! Can we get a mod in here?


And South America is going communist...? Since when...? (don't watch the news)



Since powerful and charismatic Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez (Fidel Castro's revenge)successfully spread his leftist propaganda throughout the continent. Recent and upcoming electrions in almost every country have gone or are going sharply left.

Remember Marielitos, when Cuba sent all its criminals, mentally ill, and undesirables to Miami? Well, envision the same situation with the entire continent of south america.
We will really be relieved to have our AR15's when that time comes. And considering the US is doing nothing to counteract, the time WILL come.

There, the thread is officially AR15 related now.
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 7:30:27 AM EDT

Originally Posted By MADM16A1:

Originally Posted By Blanco_Diablo:
Okay I'm confused....

WHY IS THIS STILL HERE????? This is the fricken AR15 section!!! Not "some stupid commercial you saw" section!! Can we get a mod in here?


And South America is going communist...? Since when...? (don't watch the news)



Since powerful and charismatic Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez (Fidel Castro's revenge)successfully spread his leftist propaganda throughout the continent. Recent and upcoming electrions in almost every country have gone or are going sharply left.

Remember Marielitos, when Cuba sent all its criminals, mentally ill, and undesirables to Miami? Well, envision the same situation with the entire continent of south america.
We will really be relieved to have our AR15's when that time comes. And considering the US is doing nothing to counteract, the time WILL come.

There, the thread is officially AR15 related now.


Luckily I'm in North Florida. lol. but yeah I'm sure it'll spread to up here. We'll probably get some in Jacksonville (30 miles away) if something like this happens. It's times like these that make me glad I have my AR...and the new promise of upcoming attacks from Bin Laden (he supposedly released a new audio tape saying that there were attacks being planned and put into place in America right now and he would attack if we didn't take the truce he offered...I believe...) doesn't make me too comfortable.
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 7:41:19 AM EDT
Well, things happen for a reason, you and I can do little to direct the destiny of humanity. Worrying serves no purpose, but being ready and knowing what to expect does.

I do have a little piece of advice: gay commercials should be very, very low on your list of priorities
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 8:45:01 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/22/2006 8:45:25 AM EDT by redfisher]
I agree with all of these posts

Especially Creepers.

But to the thread starter.............so do I!!

How F**ing ghey.

Like we all tool around on our Harleys pretending to be someone we are not, or joking with our 'boys' about how to spend Daddy's money next.



Just Fuck me with a board!
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 9:04:42 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/22/2006 9:04:42 AM EDT by new-arguy]
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