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Re: livesoft is almost at 50,000 posts...

Post by abuss368 » Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:47 pm

Livesoft,

You have surpassed 50,000 posts! Congrats! I personally have always enjoyed your posts and perspective.

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Re: livesoft is almost at 50,000 posts...

Post by Miriam2 » Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:55 pm

This is what I like about livesoft:

He is sweet and humble by nature and knows his modesty:
Me caustic? No way, no how.
Thanks for this thread, so that I can add to my post count.
You may also be interested in where you stand on the Effective Average Adjusted Livesoft Income tax rate.
He is a kind and compassionate family man who dotes on his loving wife (who still puts up with him) and nurtures his children into fine upstanding citizens:
FWIW, my careless kids are also on my car insurance. My oldest drives a car I own in another state with probably an expired registration and an illegal driver's license.
We are minimalists. For instance, our beds are never made except two days a month when the maids come. . . . When I cook, there is really nothing to clean up. I cannot say the same for my spouse who leaves the unused ingredients spread out all over the place.
In more than two decades of living here, we have not paid for pest control. I actually like spiders . . . besides, a germy house is better for one's immune system and makes one healthier.
His advice to a Boglehead to wanted to buy an iPhone - throw in the kids:
1. Ask for one for Christmas from your kids.
2. Have your kids put your phone on their family plan.
One day I will ask my kids for a new phone for Christmas and the family plan will go to their address, so I won't have any phone bills anymore.
His tip to new parents on his favorite and most challenging years of parenthood:
I will say that my kids were fun and easy to deal with from ages 0 to 23 years. It is after that when they had their own jobs and careers that I noticed they became irresponsible and difficult to deal with.
(And when asked to explain this he replied)
Oh, that's easy. Before my kids were age 23, I got a lot more sex than they did. After they were 23 it is the other way around.
His remedy on getting out of credit card debt:
I'd ask my daughter to use her summer earnings to help pay back some education money to help me pay off my credit card debt.
Livesoft is the quintessential index-fund-stay-the-course-no-market-timing Boglehead:
Yes, I do market timing. Yes, I am rich.
I rather enjoy big drops because I get to rebalance and make mo' big money without working up even a single bead of sweat.
I bought more bond fund shares today, too. I could have bought a couple days ago, but I felt the price was too high, so I market timed it.
He has a cozy relationship with the IRS:
I don't fear the IRS at all. They are really nice people.
My cover letter (to the IRS) was something like: "Dear IRS, I forgot to file this form back in 2001, so here it is now. Thanks."
He understands the travail the poor Edward Jones advisers go through to make their house calls and he treats them with the utmost neighborly kindness, inviting them in for coffee and cake:
A new EJ sales rep knocked on my door, so I invited him in. I asked him how long he had been with EJ and whether it was a good gig. I asked him what he did before and what his spouse did. Then I explained to him how EJ was ripping everybody off and if he put any of his spouse's retirement money in EJ that they would probably never be able to retire. I explained to him all about fees and expenses and how EJ was way way way overpriced. In fact, I told him that EJ was destroying the retirement dreams of many many people and that I would do anything to put EJ out of business. He left my house as white as a ghost.
Of course, we must confess that livesoft probably contributed to one of the most historical locks by LadyGeek on this forum when he offered his sage advice on the best nose hair trimmers:
I think you are supposed to be plucking these hairs whenever you are out in the car and stopped at a stop light. At least that's what I see all the time. . . . I also hear that rubbing cocaine powder on nose hairs works (but this is NOT medical advice!)
But livesoft should never have been banned from the Sunshine State by the Tourism Council for this wise suggestion on useful repellents for those who travel to Florida:
Buy some alligator repellent, fire ant repellent, python repellent, brown recluse repellent, rattlesnake repellent, cottonmouth repellent, mosquito repellent, etc. Oh, you mentioned beaches, so add shark repellent, jellyfish repellent, too. Presumably you already have tick repellent coming from CT. Get your shots for Dengue fever, St. Louis encephalitis, West Nile virus, Chikungunya virus. Don't forget about malaria and some of those other diseases, too.
He has never divulged how much he earned from coining this little ditty about financial advisers:
We turn your money and our experience into our money and your experience.
He gave unique advice to a Boglehead as to which dinnerware to buy to impress dinner guests:
Maybe you can buy something at an estate sale or garage sale? Your efforts to buy this stuff should make for interesting dinner table conversation. Try to find something from a convicted killer to make it more interesting. . . . There you go. Buy both sets from your mom and grandma. Have either one killed someone? Nevermind, just buying the dishes from them would make a good story.
Livesoft nurtures his body with biochemicals and oatmeal cooked in a microwave with Dr. Pepper, which gives him awesome abs:
I choose non-organic fresh spinach and non-organic roma tomatoes because they are cheaper. I'm a biochemist by decades of training, so I don't go for the organic hype. I love biological chemicals.
I want to report that oatmeal has given me awesome abs . . . that I am just as smart, rich, strong, handsome, and modest as jazztonight.
He is kind to all creatures great and small = his advice on trapping squirrels:
Set out your trap just before you go on vacation.
Actually, I do believe livesoft's words of wisdom reveal a "soft" inner soul:
But it's the internet, so live and let live as long as you do it in a soft way.
Thank you livesoft for your many posts of experience, education, explanation, wisdom and humor. 8-)

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Re: livesoft is almost at 50,000 posts...

Post by livesoft » Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:12 pm

Wow, that was a lot of work. Thanks!

I'd hate to see your list of what you don't like, but it's probably longer and would take a lot more work, so maybe I'm safe that it won't be posted. :sharebeer
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Re: livesoft is almost at 50,000 posts...

Post by TomatoTomahto » Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:14 pm

Thank you Miriam2 for the Greatest Hits Live(soft) album.

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Re: livesoft is almost at 50,000 posts...

Post by BlackStrat » Tue Dec 06, 2016 1:46 pm

my first exposure to Livesoft was one of his snarky, annoying and destined-to-be-DOB'd-by-the-moderator posts.

I liked him immediately! :D

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Re: livesoft is almost at 50,000 posts...

Post by TheTimeLord » Sun Dec 11, 2016 10:17 am

I guess this finally answers a question I posted a while back. What do Bogleheads do when they retire? Besides having to purchase an inordinate amount of replacement keyboards, Livesoft's expenses are probably very well contained. As of this post I believe the current post count is 50,207. Livesoft and prosper.

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Re: livesoft is almost at 50,000 posts...

Post by hornet96 » Sun Dec 11, 2016 10:41 am

TheTimeLord wrote:As of this post I believe the current post count is 50,207.
To put this into context, SINCE his 50,000th post, he is already approaching my own TOTAL post count during the entire time I've been hanging around this site - 5 years or so.

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Re: livesoft is almost at 50,000 posts...

Post by sco » Mon Dec 12, 2016 12:38 am

TheTimeLord wrote:I guess this finally answers a question I posted a while back. What do Bogleheads do when they retire? Besides having to purchase an inordinate amount of replacement keyboards, Livesoft's expenses are probably very well contained. As of this post I believe the current post count is 50,207. Livesoft and prosper.

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Post by jdb » Mon Dec 12, 2016 8:13 am

sco wrote:
TheTimeLord wrote:I guess this finally answers a question I posted a while back. What do Bogleheads do when they retire? Besides having to purchase an inordinate amount of replacement keyboards, Livesoft's expenses are probably very well contained. As of this post I believe the current post count is 50,207. Livesoft and prosper.

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Re: livesoft is almost at 50,000 posts...

Post by TheTimeLord » Mon Dec 12, 2016 9:03 am

sco wrote:
TheTimeLord wrote:I guess this finally answers a question I posted a while back. What do Bogleheads do when they retire? Besides having to purchase an inordinate amount of replacement keyboards, Livesoft's expenses are probably very well contained. As of this post I believe the current post count is 50,207. Livesoft and prosper.

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Re: livesoft is almost at 50,000 posts...

Post by sco » Mon Dec 12, 2016 3:24 pm

TheTimeLord wrote:
sco wrote:
TheTimeLord wrote:I guess this finally answers a question I posted a while back. What do Bogleheads do when they retire? Besides having to purchase an inordinate amount of replacement keyboards, Livesoft's expenses are probably very well contained. As of this post I believe the current post count is 50,207. Livesoft and prosper.

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Re: livesoft is almost at 50,000 posts...

Post by siamond » Mon Dec 12, 2016 3:33 pm

Miriam2 wrote:This is what I like about livesoft
Oh Miriam, those were absolute jewels, my neighbor came knocking at the door wondering why I was laughing so loud (no, she did not, but that was close). :D :D :D

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Re: livesoft is almost at 50,000 posts...

Post by Miriam2 » Mon Dec 12, 2016 9:06 pm

siamond wrote:Oh Miriam, those were absolute jewels, my neighbor came knocking at the door wondering why I was laughing so loud (no, she did not, but that was close). :D :D :D
The forum is full of more livesoft jewels - but there aren't enough hours in the day to pull them up and post them 8-)

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Re: livesoft is almost at 50,000 posts...

Post by Finridge » Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:59 pm

livesoft is always worth reading.

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Re: livesoft is almost at 50,000 posts...

Post by oldzey » Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:35 pm

Finridge wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:59 pm
livesoft is always worth reading.
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Re: livesoft is almost at 50,000 posts...

Post by Small Law Survivor » Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:59 pm

nyblitz wrote:
Wed Nov 30, 2016 2:56 pm
He has helped me with my marriage, children, job, neighbors, pets, cars, exercise, travel, houses, finances (well, it IS a financial website, so I guess that's a given).
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Re: livesoft is almost at 50,000 posts...

Post by abuss368 » Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:17 pm

At the current rate, when will livesoft hit 500,000 posts?
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Re: livesoft is almost at 50,000 posts...

Post by Glasgow » Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:36 pm

abuss368 wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:17 pm
At the current rate, when will livesoft hit 500,000 posts?
When he hits RMD :D

I do enjoy many veteran posters here and livesoft is one of them! It's my daily forum since I joined and a big thanks to moderators who keep posts in check.

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Re: livesoft is almost at 50,000 posts...

Post by abuss368 » Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:59 pm

Glasgow wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:36 pm
abuss368 wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:17 pm
At the current rate, when will livesoft hit 500,000 posts?
When he hits RMD :D

I do enjoy many veteran posters here and livesoft is one of them! It's my daily forum since I joined and a big thanks to moderators who keep posts in check.
Well said.
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Re: livesoft is almost at 50,000 posts...

Post by Pete12 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:12 pm

Wow this thread is almost two years old- looks like livesoft will be at the 70,000 mark soon.

Wouldn’t it be nice if the S&P 500 kept going up in the same way...?

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Re: livesoft is almost at 50,000 posts...

Post by Nicolas » Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:29 pm

abuss368 wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:17 pm
At the current rate, when will livesoft hit 500,000 posts?
If his first 50 took ten years then the next 450 will take another 90 years. And since he’s at 62 now I estimate it will take place in the year 2107.
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Re: livesoft is almost at 50,000 posts...

Post by arf30 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:36 pm

It's less impressive when you consider livesoft earns 5x the posts by posting with the Bogleheads Sapphire Reserve card.

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Post by Mr.BB » Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:40 pm

arf30 wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:36 pm
It's less impressive when you consider livesoft earns 5x the posts by posting with the Bogleheads Sapphire Reserve card.
LOL! :D
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Re: livesoft is almost at 50,000 posts...

Post by HueyLD » Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:13 pm

Look forward to the next 70,000 posts by the one and only Livesoft.

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Re: livesoft is almost at 50,000 posts...

Post by abuss368 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:31 pm

Nicolas wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:29 pm
abuss368 wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:17 pm
At the current rate, when will livesoft hit 500,000 posts?
If his first 50 took ten years then the next 450 will take another 90 years. And since he’s at 62 now I estimate it will take place in the year 2107.
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Re: livesoft is almost at 50,000 posts...

Post by whodidntante » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:57 pm

abuss368 wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:31 pm
Nicolas wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:29 pm
abuss368 wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:17 pm
At the current rate, when will livesoft hit 500,000 posts?
If his first 50 took ten years then the next 450 will take another 90 years. And since he’s at 62 now I estimate it will take place in the year 2107.
:beer
Livesoft 2.0 will achieve this objective approximately one day after being brought online. It's easier to post when you don't need sleep or a keyboard.

You didn't actually believe his username was a play on diehards, did you?

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