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Old 07-12-04, 03:27 PM
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Originally posted by ILSA
So where's the problem?
This guy's got $1 mio.
Sure, you need to invest it for longer period of time to get this rate. I think it'll prolly jump up to 6% in the next couple of months.


Here's a cool link for the best CD rates in the nation:

http://www.money-rates.com/cdrates.htm


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I wouldn't invest any fixed income long term now. If you have extra cash, just put it into a money market fund or don't lock yourself into anything past a year cuz when interest rates hit 6% within 2 years, your fixed income with the lower rates will depreciate significantly. Plus, remember that the interest from CDs is taxable. (remember the inverse rule of bond prices and rates. As rates go up, bond prices go down).
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Old 07-12-04, 03:32 PM
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Originally posted by duy37
so yeah, how many dvds can you buy for a million anyways?
All of them.
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Old 07-12-04, 03:52 PM
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Originally posted by emhello
You must live where no one wants to live. The ghetto or the midwest?
Honestly, not everyone wants to live in the city. $500,000 would buy a heck of a house here, complete with acres of land, all in commuting distance to a big city, ski resorts, and small towns with character. Now, take that $500,000 to jackson, and it's a different story.

I hate artifical inflation.

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Old 07-12-04, 04:04 PM
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Originally posted by RDYoung
Honestly, not everyone wants to live in the city. $500,000 would buy a heck of a house here, complete with acres of land, all in commuting distance to a big city, ski resorts, and small towns with character. Now, take that $500,000 to jackson, and it's a different story.

I hate artifical inflation.

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People want to live 'close' to a nice city. Most of them are along the coasts. People want to live within commuting distance of their jobs and live in communities with good school systems and nice restaurants. There are huge differences b/w living in a nice suburb near San Francisco or Boston and living in a suburb near Austin or Indianapolis.
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Old 07-12-04, 04:57 PM
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hell, if I had $500,000 I could buy the shithole city I live in and make it ChrisLand or whatever I would call it.
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Old 07-12-04, 05:35 PM
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I'd wait for the next DDD 20% sale and REALLY buy some DVDs!
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Old 07-13-04, 01:48 AM
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Jesus chrrist, enough of the talk of being a house in your silly area. Holy damn.
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Old 07-13-04, 03:14 AM
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Originally posted by duy37
how many dvds can you buy for a million anyways?
At 20$ a piece = 50,000
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Old 07-13-04, 12:13 PM
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Here's Ken Jennings' web site listing his favorite movies from 1921-2003. (Credit goes to nny for finding the link.)
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Old 07-13-04, 12:14 PM
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Originally posted by fitprod
$500 K for a nice house? You must not live in California...

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Neither does the Jeopardy guy, he lives in Utah.
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Old 07-13-04, 01:21 PM
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My parent's 500k house in Irvine is pretty nice
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Old 07-13-04, 02:07 PM
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What do you think you have spent on DVDs so far WITHOUT winning a million dollars?

According to Quicken, I've spent about $5,000 on DVDs so far since I started in 1998.
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currently up to $1,022,460 since his run began on June 2ND.

Way to go Ken Jennings!
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Old 07-15-04, 11:58 AM
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500k wont' buy a nice house near most big cities I would assume. I know it sure wouldn't near Chicago, or Boston sadly
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Old 07-15-04, 12:21 PM
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Originally posted by Iron_Giant
http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=stor...pardy_winner_2

"She (his wife) asked me what we're going to do with all the money and I told her it's all going to DVDs. I don't think she thought that was too funny," Jennings said.

He was just joking!


What you would have to do to spend $1 Million on DVDs:
1. Buy a bigger house
2. Build a Small Movie theater room & a room to store the DVDs
3. Buy the high end DVD/Sound system
4. Buy all the DVD you have been dreaming of
5. Computer to keep track of where your DVDs are loacted at
Originally posted by Iron_Giant
I would be fun to a true movie theater in your home. It would have to be an HD System.

One more:
6. A candy and pop corn stand
If it were me I'd:

2. Build a Small Movie theater room & a room to store the DVDs - and laserdiscs (and adjacent game room with pinball machines) and charge family and friends $9.75 for admission..

3. Buy the high end DVD/Sound system - complete with Runco front projection DLP projector. 6.1 Dolby Digital/DTS-ES decoder and Polk speakers

5. Computer to keep track of where your DVDs are located at - better yet, hire a servant to find and track down all the DVD's that I would have scattered around the house in other parts of the house where DVD/TV's are: the kitchen, the bedroom, the guest room, the bathroom (which is next to the giant whirlpool).

6. A candy and pop corn stand - and bar, as well as ice cream and milkshake mixer.

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Old 07-15-04, 02:24 PM
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Originally posted by adumbc
What would you do if you had a million dollars?

"I'll tell you what I'd do, man. Two chicks at the same time, man."
cause chicks dig a dude with money.
....Well the kind of chicks that'd double up on a dude like me do.
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Old 07-15-04, 03:06 PM
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man, why do all these threads end up being nothing but office space quotes? You should all be sent to a Federal pound me in the ass prison
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Originally posted by glassdragon
man, why do all these threads end up being nothing but office space quotes? You should all be sent to a Federal pound me in the ass prison
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Old 07-15-04, 03:43 PM
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Originally posted by glassdragon
man, why do all these threads end up being nothing but office space quotes? You should all be sent to a Federal pound me in the ass prison
Well, like, that's just your opinion, man.
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Old 07-15-04, 04:28 PM
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Originally posted by Joe Molotov
Well, like, that's just your opinion, man.
Nihilists...I mean, say what you will about the tenets of national socialism, at least it's an ethos.
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Old 07-15-04, 06:45 PM
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wait i don't know these sayings but i do believe we switched quote tracks here lol


edit.. ahhh nevermind... great big lebowski quote switch
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Old 07-15-04, 11:16 PM
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For $500,000 I could build the big, spacious, log home of my dreams in wyoming or new england on a huge plot of land, and then I couldn't imagine spending more than $10,000 on dvds. I've spent probably less than $4,000 on dvds and have most of the movies that I have really enjoyed in the past, so I'd mainly be exploring old films and genres to see what is good and keeping up with new stuff and favorite tv shows on dvd. Life is too short to buy and watch things that are only ok.
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Old 07-16-04, 02:38 AM
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With that kind of cash, he can afford to get all the different versions of "Army of Darkness", and still have money left over!

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Originally posted by lucasorion
For $500,000 I could build the big, spacious, log home of my dreams in wyoming or new england on a huge plot of land, and then I couldn't imagine spending more than $10,000 on dvds. I've spent probably less than $4,000 on dvds and have most of the movies that I have really enjoyed in the past, so I'd mainly be exploring old films and genres to see what is good and keeping up with new stuff and favorite tv shows on dvd. Life is too short to buy and watch things that are only ok.
Yeah but who the hell wants to live in Wyoming!? Yeah I could get a mansion on several hundred acres in West Virginia or Alabama. So I'd be a king in the middle of nowhere surrounded by bible belt rednecks, trailer parks and fast food restaurants.
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Old 07-16-04, 08:38 AM
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Well that's too bad, someone will have to go inform them of the bad news that you won't be gracing them with your wonderful presence. I hope they can manage to go on living.
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