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  1. So it has been mentioned that we should have a thread dedicated to personal investments in stocks, funds. ETF's, etc.   What are you investing in? Are you interested in investing but don't know where to start? I think we have a lot of people here who are interested in this so I just wanted to get the ball rolling.   As for me, I have several investments in the U.S. It is all part of my retirement plan along with a rental property in Munich. I don't think that I can give a whole lot of advice but would like to hear from others.   Currently, I am buying shares of GE while it is going down. I have been invested in GE since 2002 and since it hasn't been doing well lately, I am trying to get my cost basis down a bit. I am confident that it will get back up to at least $50 in the not so distant future. I picked up another 100 shares yesterday at $16.93 and have another order to pick up another 100 at $15.20.   What are the rest of you doing now with the almost 9 year bull market. Taking some off the table? Still investing? 
  2. What's got you flummoxed today?

    Color me not surprised. They tried to sell me all kinds of sick shit while I was trying to organize burying my son. i.e. some of his ashes in a glass necklace locket. Gross!
  3. Stephen Colbert returned from two weeks off the air to take on President Donald Trump’s latest racist rant on Twitter.    the rest
  4. Yes, diversity is key. What has helped my earnings grow the most is automatic dividend reinvestment on everything possible. I jokingly told my broker that I wanted to lived off of my dividends when I got old. Laughable at the time. It seems to be working because now that I'm withdrawing, my portfolio bottom line continues to grow or stay the same depending on the market. Of course, at times it dip down but keeps going back up.
  5. Did you ever wish you had not seen

      Your thoughts just brought up something personal for me and I went with it.
  6. Peanut butter shortage - help!, folks.   As long as you don't hate Amazon as much as you love PB.
  7.   I don't think so. Never thought about it.
  8. Twat of the day

    I just checked his images, too. They look like smug shots.
  9. Twat of the day

    Is Morgan's head still growing?
  10.   I pay quarterly fees based on the amounts I have in each account. I also pay commission when buy and selling certain products. Some things I have are commission free. My mom always told me to by no-load mutual funds. That means no commisssion on top of the fund's own fees. They all have fees included. I've tried to stick to that but not always easy. My adviser makes his money and he makes my money work for me.    I agree with RF about age. I'm at the stage of living off of my investments. I gambled a lot in my younger years. It was fun.
  11. Brexit: The fallout

      Looks fine to me. Knowing what I do of him, he would probably refuse hair and make-up.
  12. Anime and manga in Germany

    Do the likes of Amazon Prime, Netflix, etc. have what you are looking for? If so, simply subscribe. Maybe someone knows another legal source.
  13. Did you ever wish you had not seen

    I get your point but I have learned that I cannot make another person happy - even if I am super positive and nice to them. We all own our own happiness and it begins with self worth. Of course treating people nice can help. I find it is only unhappy people who treat others (and themselves) like crap. Been there,  got the t shirt.
  14. What made you smile today?

    Thanks. The shirt actually smelled like him until I broke down and washed it about 2 years later. It had a lot of tears and snot in it. It's all better now.
  15. Brexit: The fallout

    I've always liked and admired him.
  16. What made you smile today?

    I have that t shirt and sleep with it every night. It was the only thing I took from my late son's belongings. Reminds me of him.
  17. Got attacked by two Croatians in Unterhaching

      That's a different matter. The two men I was talking about had serious complications before and after the circumcisions.   When I had my boys, 1st at 19, circumcision was just the done thing. I didn't even know that I could have opted out. After learning more it was just a huge regret. We don't get do-overs in such things as with much of parenting.
  18. Need advice on damaged car

    No. I see a lot of cars on the road with similar damage.   Sorry you had such bad luck.
  19. youngtimers, modified ,British MOT

      Hard to say with Brexit coming.
  20. It is a good idea to diversify. I have both and also funds in my portfolio. I'm sorry that I cannot recommend one single stock. I would ask my broker/financial adviser. I could mention a few that have done well for me but that doesn't mean that they will continue to do so.  
  21. Complete FAIL

    A mother has taken car-pooling to a whole new level after she was caught driving her kids on the roof of her SUV, police say. Stunned officers in Dixon, Ill. were tipped off on Tuesday afternoon about the vehicle, which had a large inflatable pool placed on its roof. When officers from Dixon Police Department were dispatched, they allegedly found the white Audi with two young girls sitting in the blow-up pool. Pulling the vehicle over, they were told by the 49-year-old driver, Jennifer Yeager, that her two daughters were in the pool to keep it from blowing away, police said. The mother was arrested and charged with two counts of endangering the life of a child and two counts of reckless conduct.  
  22. Got attacked by two Croatians in Unterhaching

      Two out of my three husbands had to get circumcised later in life. Way before I was with them, mind you. Both reported horrific experiences.
  23. What made you smile today?

      Do tell. Is Amazon selling johnsons now?