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Kim Metzger  Identity Verified
Mexico
Local time: 18:16
German to English
Mar 18, 2004

This is a day late, but it's valuable information for translators thinking about retiring.

Retirement Planning Advice from St Pat

If you had purchased $1000.00 of Nortel stock one year ago, it would now be worth $49.00.

With Enron, you would have $16.50 left of the original $1,000.00.

With WorldCom, you would have less than $5.00 left.

But, if you had purchased $1,000.00 worth of beer one year ago, drank all the beer, then turned in the cans for the aluminum recycling price, you would have $214.00.

Based on the above, current investment advice is to drink heavily and recycle.

It's called the 401-Keg Plan


[Edited at 2004-03-18 17:44]


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Robert INGLEDEW  Identity Verified
Argentina
Local time: 21:16
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VERY INTERESTING... Mar 18, 2004

[quote]Kim Metzger wrote:

But, if you had purchased $1,000.00 worth of beer one year ago, drank all the beer, then turned in the cans for the aluminum recycling price, you would have $214.00.

Based on the above, current investment advice is to drink heavily and recycle.

It's called the 401-Keg Plan


Very interesting... Were you lucky enough to go for that investment?

In any case, I am not retired, I am only tired...

[Edited at 2004-03-18 17:49]


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NancyLynn
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Happy belated Paddy's Day, Kim Mar 18, 2004

Out with the reptiles and in with the beer, that's what I always say
Nancy, who naturally wore green yesterday (today too, for that matter)


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Textklick  Identity Verified
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CAT Tools - SDLX Mar 18, 2004

...and if you had bought 1,000 shares in SDL one year ago, you would have noted that they cost about £ 0.30 and are now running at well over £ 1.20. Prost

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