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'Are you keeping pace with spending predictions?'
'I have the results of your stress test, and to be on the safe side, I want you to stop looking at your 401k.'
'Hardly worth blowing down.'
'I'm in equities and mutual funds. You?'
'That's it! That's the chart we've been looking for.'
Thursday, August 2, 1990, Early in the Morning, the Watternods' Dog Ponders the S. & L. Mess
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"By the time we got him in here, he had already lost an awful lot of liquidity."
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"We'll be paying for the prairie, the forests, and the streams with this credit card, which is just as good as—if not better than—trinkets."
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"If I won the lottery, I would go on living as I always did."
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"C'mon. I've been saving for a rainy day.''
"Well, I guess the bubble has burst over at Phillips Rodny Associates."
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'So, how much can you lend me?'
"And now, if I may, I'd like to put You on hold for a moment while I have a few words with Mammon."
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'Our financial troubles are over, Edna. The fellas and I have formed a boy band.'
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"What's wrong, Dear—M-1,M-2, M-3 or Me?"
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"I hate check writing, but, hey, it pays the bills."
'As your financial adviser, I see nothing wrong with putting all of your eggs in one basket.'
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'We are prepared to make you a loan, but first you have to prove that you really don't need it,'
"Lucky for you, you died during a bear market."
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Tired of constantly sending her money, Jill's parents installed an ATM in her dorm room.
'Oh, that reminds me...any word from the bank on our application for a mortgage re-fi?'
"The Crandalls wish us a Merry Christmas, and add that they're now worth over two million."
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"We have a new financial model where you don't get paid anything."
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