I've trained my wife well. (What stories do you have?)

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I've trained my wife well. (What stories do you have?)

Postby dandan14 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:48 pm

Last night my wife surprised me. I mentioned that I hated to sell a bunch of our kids' DVDs on craigslist for just $25.
She said "Look at it this way, in 20 years, those DVDs will be worth nothing, but that $25 will have grown to $75."
I couldn't help but laugh at that. She's using my own logic against me!!!

I'm curious. What bogelhead-isms has your significant other used against you?
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Re: I've trained my wife well. (What stories do you have?)

Postby Mill » Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:51 pm

Im still waiting to find a significant other who is interested in Boglehead-isms.
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Postby cheese_breath » Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:04 pm

She's very frugel when it comes to whatever I want to buy.
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Postby BillyG » Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:29 pm

cheese_breath wrote:She's very frugel when it comes to whatever I want to buy.


Epsecially dictionaries. :D :D :D
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Postby HueyLD » Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:35 pm

Maybe your wife was trying to train you well.
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Postby Jay69 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:27 pm

So you gave your wife $75 today, well done 8-)
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Postby reggiesimpson » Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:35 pm

"You're not gonna live forever so start spending some of it"
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Re: I've trained my wife well. (What stories do you have?)

Postby MN Finance » Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:38 pm

She'll train you to sleep on the sofa if you show her the title to your thread
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Postby dandan14 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:42 pm

MN Finance wrote:She'll train you to sleep on the sofa if you show her the title to your thread


Yeah....I just mentioned to her that I posted that to bogleheads...she sort of laughed and said "you did NOT!"
Definitely not dog house worth though. Its just a misdemeanor. :-)
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Postby grap0013 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 4:13 pm

MN Finance wrote:She'll train you to sleep on the sofa if you show her the title to your thread


LOL!

I was thinking that divorce was going to cost him more than the $50 dollars in future profits! :P
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Postby SSSS » Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:50 pm

dandan14 wrote:in 20 years ... that $25 will have grown to $75.


That's about a 5.5% annualized return. How are you planning to invest that $25 to accomplish that?

For a term of exactly 20 years, EE bonds spring to mind, but that would only get you $50.

Maybe you could find a 20-year zero-coupon bond that would do the job?
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Postby obgraham » Thu Jan 31, 2013 6:01 pm

Wives are definitely not trainable. Mine's been nattering about my same bad habits for 48 years.

(However, I'll admit that could mean that husbands are not trainable.)
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Postby LadyGeek » Thu Jan 31, 2013 6:09 pm

MN Finance wrote:She'll train you to sleep on the sofa if you show her the title to your thread

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