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THE COFFEE HOUSE ((( SOCIAL - ROOM ))) / Re: Dow closes above 26K
« Last post by kathyp on January 20, 2018, 11:11:49 am »
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That is what sucks everybody in.  It is great until it blows up.  I like real estate.  Everyone has to have a place to live and is willing to pay for it.  The cash rolls in and in FL it isn't even taxed.  Real estate is very predictable.  You either flip it or rent it.  The only thing you have to watch out for is location.

It is a part of investing.  It should not be the whole.  Real estate is not 100% certain although you can make some money as a landlord if you are willing to do the work or can pay someone to do it.  The land itself is like stocks.  It's only cash if you sell it and you have to hold it long enough for value to go up enough to cover the cost of the selling and taxes.  capitol gains is a killer.  It also requires a huge initial outlay that many can't afford.  You can buy into funds for very little in comparison.

Anything can blow up.  property values in much of the country took a dump a few years ago and people were in a panic.  Many jumped ship when they didn't have to, and that's how I picked up the couple of rentals I have BUT they require a lot of time so I am willing to pay a management company to take care of them. 

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But until we get it into our bank account, it's just numbers in our account that go up one day and down the next.

Yeah, I have the dividends automatically put into a MM account.  It's marginally better than the savings account and out of sight, out of mind   :grin:


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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Bee genetics
« Last post by little john on January 20, 2018, 11:02:13 am »
[...] put some thought to campaigning for the removal of ALL managed Apis
for say 3 years (?) with a restocking program to begin then, using
only the local mongrels [...]

As the European Honey Bee isn't a native species within the Americas - from where do you think the local mongrels/ 'ferals' originated ... from managed colonies perhaps ?
LJ
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THE COFFEE HOUSE ((( SOCIAL - ROOM ))) / Re: Dow closes above 26K
« Last post by sawdstmakr on January 20, 2018, 10:45:41 am »
I like my score.

That is what sucks everybody in.  It is great until it blows up.  I like real estate.  Everyone has to have a place to live and is willing to pay for it.  The cash rolls in and in FL it isn't even taxed.  Real estate is very predictable.  You either flip it or rent it.  The only thing you have to watch out for is location.
Land in FL is not taxed!
Where? My property taxes are in excess of $5K for this farm.
Jim
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CLUB MEETING, CONFERENCES, GATHERINGS, SEMINARS and EVENTS / Re: Beefest 2018
« Last post by Acebird on January 20, 2018, 10:40:39 am »
Really?  How nice.  What works best, lures or live bait?
Brian,
I'm not a good fisherman.

He, he, neither am I.  Doesn't mean I don like it.
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CLUB MEETING, CONFERENCES, GATHERINGS, SEMINARS and EVENTS / Re: Beefest 2018
« Last post by sawdstmakr on January 20, 2018, 10:36:45 am »
Really?  How nice.  What works best, lures or live bait?
Brian,
I'm not a good fisherman. I have had several fishermen friends come over and catch the bass on worms and small fish lures. I used to catch a shellcracker and then catch the larger bass. Problem was only the shellcracker was hooked and the bass would release it at the dock. I just enjoyed the fight.
Jim
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Bee genetics
« Last post by eltalia on January 20, 2018, 10:31:15 am »
Bill,
3 years with no bees in the US!
No panic..
... not so bad when you consider the boom in the moonshine business, as
withdrawl kicks in, for some :-))))

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We would put our fruit growers out of business. We would only have imported fruit
at a very high price.
I know... "global good" and all that like, yeh :-))))
[polishes up the Aussie dollar]

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Jim

maaaaate, I say maaaaaaaate, the ferals will save y'all ;-))))

Bill
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CLUB MEETING, CONFERENCES, GATHERINGS, SEMINARS and EVENTS / Re: Beefest 2018
« Last post by Acebird on January 20, 2018, 10:27:04 am »
Really?  How nice.  What works best, lures or live bait?
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THE COFFEE HOUSE ((( SOCIAL - ROOM ))) / Re: Dow closes above 26K
« Last post by Acebird on January 20, 2018, 10:21:27 am »
I like my score.

That is what sucks everybody in.  It is great until it blows up.  I like real estate.  Everyone has to have a place to live and is willing to pay for it.  The cash rolls in and in FL it isn't even taxed.  Real estate is very predictable.  You either flip it or rent it.  The only thing you have to watch out for is location.
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DOWN UNDER BEEKEEPING / Re: Australian sugar ants
« Last post by eltalia on January 20, 2018, 10:16:33 am »
Ditto for moi, Jim... it is the greenants I have to keep an eye out for.
Another good reason to keep colonys in full sun, even at 40C+.

Bill

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DOWN UNDER BEEKEEPING / Re: Potential new apiary
« Last post by eltalia on January 20, 2018, 10:10:18 am »
@omnimirage
In all the hype around the "Beez are  Dying" message a lot of the practicality of
colony management is well simplified to the point of sheer nonsense... yet many
 believe, and wring their hands in angst
The lady most likely means well, as do a few others -  in a forum I only read -
where the cuddly-fuddly brigade think it will work out fine after they plant some
rose bushes to feed their $1200AUD investment in Saving the Bees. One guy has
his box (s) on the roof of his Unit block thinking the streetscape will feed his bees.
Likely will...from the dregs of Latte cups discarded at the bustops...heh
Seriously.
Maybe the address is wrong, or GE has it misplaced..?... it happens.

Bill

Bill


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